I-Doser made nationwide headlines when two things happened: Wired.com mentioned the company in their Threat Level release, and Oklahoma’s Mustang Public School sent out a letter to parents warning them of the new craze (covered in a news 9 video). Let’s set the record straight right now…
I-Doser.com will never refer to their products as “digital drugs” for one reason. By labeling the products “Drugs” there’s obvious negative connotations (that local news loves, of course – scare reporting at its finest). While I-Doser.com does sell sequences intended to simulate the effects of recreational narcotics, that is just a small portion of the hundreds of sequences they sell including study aids, sleep support, sexual assistance, meditational and spiritual tracks, and so so much more. I-Doser tries very hard to market its products as able to integrate into almost every aspect of your daily life. Through meditation, relaxation, and the effects of specialized binaural sequences, it IS TRUE: You can achieve some amazing effects. Of course, this is achievable without the negative and harmful effects of street drugs.
What of Oklahoma’s Mustang Public School and their concern for the kids? Let’s hear it from them, first:
I’ll defend I-Doser in two ways here. First, I-Doser requires you be over the age of 18 to purchase their products. They have stated publically that, while using meditational sequences is completely safe, you are working with the subtle modification of your mood. Astral travelers should be old enough to take this process serious. Second, I feel completely symphonic of these kids. Oklahoma’s Mustang Public School sent home warnings to their parents and banned iPods and cell phones. Granted, one would question the use of either in a learning environment, but this is the wrong reason for such drastic action. Boiled down, these sequences are music intended to elicit a feeling. One could say the same for Pink Floyd. I’ve also heard this referred to as a gateway drug. Again, one could say the same for Pink Floyd, but honestly, anything keeping these kids away from harmful substances, be it meditation, or music, or relaxation, so be it.
I will end with this. I am glad I-Doser is bringing the process of meditation and binaural brainwave modification to the masses. They explain it in a clear manner with mass-market appeal, and that’s what was always missing from other vendors in this space. Best of all, they socialize with their extensive Forums and detailed Experience Reports. Even more impressive is this product line – ranging from an mobile App, a PC Program, and a whole line of CDs and MP3s. There is something for the beginning traveller or an experienced cadet.
I am a true advocate of owning your body, including how you feel, and their wide range of products do help to achieve a simulated mood or experience.