The Mind Mirror Software

The Mind Mirror - Awakened Mind Pattern
Awakened Mind Pattern

The Mind Mirror 6 software is both unique and unparalleled in its power, accuracy and versatility. It offers sophisticated features, innovative user controls, advanced data analysis tools, and a revolutionary at-home self-training program for attaining the ideal Awakened Mind pattern shown at right, as well as other pre-programmed and adjustable patterns associated with meditative and other states of consciousness which heighten creativity, insight and healing.


Built on the foundational pass band filters of the classic Mind Mirror, the Vilistus Mind Mirror 6 has advanced the original Mind Mirror with the best of neurofeedback and biofeedback technology.


The software is customized to the ideas and needs of Awakened Mind practitioners, self-trainers, and researchers around the world. Our biotechnology is continually growing, evolving and receiving accolades and awards. The most recent is an international TransTech 200 award for the Mind Mirror's innovative contribution to the mental and physical well-being of humanity.


What makes the Mind Mirror so unique?

Nothing else like the Mind Mirror existed when Max Cade and Geoff Blundell invented it in 1976, and there is still nothing else like it today. 


In the years following its creation, our engineers have exponentially increased the power of the Mind Mirror. Today we have the best of all worlds: the classic Mind Mirror software operating on a state-of-the-art neurofeedback and biofeedback device. Offering affordability, versatility, and ease of use, the Mind Mirror 6 stands head and shoulders above all other (real) electroencephalographs. The Mind Mirror 6: 

  • monitors the interrelationships of brainwave frequencies and categories in a unique composite pattern
  • displays both sides of the brain for training hemispheric symmetry and synchronization leading to higher states
  • measures the activities of the mind in frequencies ranging from 0.5 to 100 hertz
  • displays these frequencies in horizontal bands which cluster into beta, alpha, theta, delta and the entirety of gamma
  • provides an interrelated, composite pattern that can be read, interpreted and adjusted for optimal brain function
  • allows self-trainers to hook up and relax while their brains adjust to audio cues for selected patterns which scientifically develop the power and potential of the brain and consciousness. 

The Mind Mirror's clear, accurate reflection of brain activity and states of consciousness led to its 2016 award as a Transformative Technology contributing to the well-being of humanity. Over the past 40 years, the Mind Mirror has been the global leader in consciousness research and development. Today, through the work of certified Awakened Mind Consciousness Trainers and our collaboration with other TransTech innovators, we are still key players working at the forefront of global mind research.


Using the Mind Mirror EEG,  the Institute for the Awakened Mind and its international consortium of Awakened Mind practitioners and self-trainers are dedicated to personal and planetary transformation.


What can this software do for me?

Is it too complex for a non-technical person?

The Mind Mirror 6 is easy to operate: just a few keystrokes and you're in full command of the software.  We show you how through a comprehensive, detailed user manual and self-training guide, free instructional videos, and monthly webinars with a vibrant online community of Mind Mirror owners. 

How does the self-training program work?

Self-trainers use the audio-visual cues in the program as direct feedback for the development of three brainwave patterns used over the past 40 years to scientifically optimize consciousness: deep, profound silent meditation, the awakened mind of creative flow and peak performance, and the evolved mind pattern of whole-brain synchrony, nonduality, bliss, and transcendence.


Any normal person can develop their brainwaves with the Mind Mirror's self-training program. If you are new to meditation, you could start with our preliminary patterns: Beta Reduction, Alpha-Theta Training, or Delta Generation. New and seasoned meditators use the meditation tips and techniques included in the Self-Training Guide to deepen into the classic Meditation, Awakened Mind, or Evolved Mind pattern.


People with advanced meditation skills enjoy the new Enhanced Awakened Mind Pattern (less beta), Alpha Synchrony, the Evolved Mind, and Gamma Synchrony. All of our self-training patterns ensure that you reach deep meditation and creative flow at the very least.


The Mind Mirror's wide variety of instrument displays and the one-keystroke EEG Summary, providing a statistical column chart, time plot, and average brainwave display, enable you to chart and track your pattern development easily and precisely. People who enjoy the scientific approach to brainwave monitoring and on. You're going to love what the Mind Mirror can do!

New Features and Varied Views

Classic and new views with an optional gamma screen.

The classic Mind Mirror pattern has 14 frequency bars ranging from 0.5-44 Hz. In addition, a keystroke command or right-click menu option activates two additional bars of gamma frequencies (44-54 and 54-64 Hz). 


The Mind Mirror display may be switched from horizontal bands to an outline pattern or an outline pattern with a fill. Three color schemes are available: dark blue bars on a black background, yellow bars on a medium blue background, and multicolor. The multicolor display is easily customized, per band, with a full array of color choices.


At the bottom of the Mind Mirror display (see below) is a green sEMG bar that measures muscle tension in the head, neck, and shoulders to alert the user to the existence of frequency-distorting muscle artifact.  


In addition to the Mind Mirror display, brainwave production may be viewed in a variety of ways. Below, at right, see the 2-45 Hz raw trace and vertical bars. Yellow bar graphs can be used to monitor, for example, theta, alpha, SMR, beta and gamma activity.


The Mind Mirror Visual Cues
The white outline is a visual cue for eyes-open self-training.
 Mind Mirror Data Window
Mind Mirror (or neurofeedback) data windows shown as raw trace, a vertical display or bar graphs.

EEG with Integrated Physiology Meters

The Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) and Blood Volume Pulse (BVP) meters shown on the Hardware page and included in the Practitioner Kit are used to monitor and self-regulate physiology.  


Used alone or in combination with EEG, the GSR and BVP meters deepen our understanding of the body-mind connection and how to profoundly relax in order to reduce stress, improve health, and expand the mind's consciousness.   


The GSR can be used without EEG to extrapolate the Meditation, Awakened Mind, and Evolved Mind patterns of consciousness, thanks to Max Cade's correlation of ESR/GSR measurements with brainwave production. The screen capture below shows Lesh State 5 and its associated Awakened Mind brainwave pattern.


In the same screen capture, post-session summary view windows for GSR and BVP enable the user to correlate mind-body relationships and master each. The red trend lines and vertical white markers, used in conjunction with a timer clock, pinpoint notable body-mind events with revealing precision.


Session markers are objectively anchored to internal landmarks for greater self-understanding and self-mastery.


Awakened Mind brainwave pattern
Lesh State 5 (middle right) and its associated Awakened Mind brainwave pattern at left
The Mind Mirror Summary View Window
GSR arousal/relaxation post-session summary view window displays the data and trend lines on a printable white background
BVP summary window shows Heart Rate, HRV Index, and Stress Index.
BVP summary window shows Heart Rate, HRV Index, and Stress Index.

More on the self-Training Program

The Mind Mirror Self-Training

The Mind Mirror's revolutionary self-training program provides direct audio-visual feedback for training the Meditation, Awakened mind, and Evolved mind brainwave patterns. In addition, we have developed the preliminary patterns and more advanced patterns including Alpha Synchrony, Gamma Synchrony, and an Enhanced Awakened Mind.


For people who enjoy experimentation, a new Pattern Modifier allows the meditator to increase or decrease category amplitudes.


Self-trainers simply attach the electrodes, select the pattern to be trained and the training level, activate the white outline, and press Record. The brain adjusts itself to receive the musical rewards and thus attain the pattern.


The Mind Mirror Summary provides an average brainwave pattern for the session. The Summary's Statistical Column Chart tracks pattern attainment scores for 10 variable challenge levels and suggests your best training level. The Summary Plot shows on a second timer clock when you attained your best patterns. 


In the screen capture above, the meditator is replaying an evolved-mind training session (the circular white outline) in a Mind Mirror window with two bands of gamma (44-64 Hz). Left- and right-brain spectrograms numerically track the array of frequencies produced by each brain hemisphere. At top left and right, post-session summary view windows for Gamma Amplitude show a distinct gamma-wave increase, identified by a rise in the red trend line.


The Mind Mirror Summary at bottom right shows a well-developed Awakened Mind pattern. The statistical column chart indicates that the meditator is ready to train the Awakened Mind pattern at Level 4; the Evolved Mind pattern at Level 4, and the Meditation Pattern at Level 3.  


The Awakened Mind practitioner, self-trainer or researcher uses other post-session summary windows to check signal quality, sEMG artifact, and amplitude changes in beta, alpha, theta, and delta. The Dominant Frequency summary window shows the rise and descent of consciousness via the frequencies with the strongest amplitudes.


Viewed separately or together, post-session summary windows for EEG, GSR and BVP provide new insights into brain function and the mind-body connection. This easily read information significantly increases the speed of consciousness development, especially when linked to internal landmarks. Internal landmarks play an important role in biofeedback and neurofeedback training.


Direct audio-visual feedback helps the meditator to find internal landmarks, or anchors, that represent the state of consciousness. Consciously recreating a landmark causes the brain to reproduce and condition the associated brainwave pattern. Re-imagining internal landmarks and viewing the training pattern's white outline with the eyes open teaches the meditator to maintain the ideal awakened mind pattern of lucid awareness in waking life.    

Group Brainwave Training Capability

The Mind Mirror 6 facilitates group brainwave training with a new level of affordability and ease.  Previously, only a few awakened mind trainers with specialized equipment could hook up more than one person at a time. Today, the four inputs in the Vilistus digital sampling unit accommodate up to four EEG sensors or a mix of EEG and physiology meters.


The screen capture below shows four people hooked up to one Vilistus DSU at the same time. Instrument windows include the Mind Mirror, signal quality (the optimal 1.00), and sEMG artifact. Each of the four Mind Mirror windows can be adjusted in the many ways explained here and on the User Controls page.


The Mind Mirror 6 accommodates group brainwave trainings
The Mind Mirror 6 accommodates group brainwave trainings

Neurofeedback Training

 Mind Mirror window (top left) and the BrainMirror (top right)
Mind Mirror window (top left) and the BrainMirror (top right)

The Mind Mirror 6 operates on a multi-modal research- grade neurofeedback and biofeedback instrument used by professional therapists and hospital and university researchers.


Neurofeedback trains brain frequencies in specific locations to improve mental functioning.


The Mind Mirror's dual-channel sensors can be exchanged for or used as single-channel sensors. Direct audio-visual feedback is available in the free Vilistus Pro software. Raw trace, vertical bars, and bar graph data windows are available for 2-45 Hz, Gamma, Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta Amplitude, SMR, Alpha-Theta (meditation) and Theta-Beta (peak performance). 



Shown in the screen capture above are a Mind Mirror window (top left) and the BrainMirror (top right). The BrainMirror is a dual-hemisphere display of individual brainwave frequencies used primarily for research and to train symmetry. At center, the red arrows in left- and right-brain alpha-theta windows seek to rest in the meditative "still point" between the vertical white lines. The brain adjusts itself to win the audio-visual reward, as in the Mind Mirror's self-training program.   


Software Advances and Free Updates

Like the brainwaves it mirrors, the Mind Mirror 6 is continually evolving. Our software developers work closely with worldwide self-trainers, Awakened Mind practitioners, and consciousness researchers to develop new features that advance and enhance the software and the experiences of its users.


Software updates are provided free of charge. Software support includes comprehensive manuals, videos, webinars, and 24/7 online help.