This isn’t a book, but we’re sure you’ll forgive us and share our excitement when you read about it.
The Journey to Wild Divine is a biofeedback computer game, taking you on a mystical journey, where you’ll meet guides and learn to consciously relax. Oh, and you’ll create some magic on the way.
So how does this all work? You wear three biofeedback “rings” that monitor your skin resistivity and heartrate variance, and in your journey through the game’s environment you’re asked to perform various tasks, learning in the process to change your physiological and mental states. For example, in one of the earlier warm-up exercises you have to juggle three brightly-colored balls; you do this by generating a state of energetic arousal. And one of my favorite exercises is encouraging birds to fly in wider and wider circles in the sky by relaxing the body and calming the mind. When you do this you really do feel like you’re performing magic! And it’s fun!
Through these exercises, which take place in the context of a mythic quest, you’ll learn to alter your physiological and mental states at will to bring about states of relaxation, calmness, and energy. I’ve played a few computer games before, but never one that has left me feeling so refreshed and calm, and I think this is an easy way in to experiencing something of the potential that meditation has to offer. While the game seems to be aimed at adults, I think it would be very beneficial for kids as well — one of the few computer games that actually help to develop calmness and concentration rather than ADD.
The game is beautifully presented and the graphics are lovely. Below you’ll see one of the guides who will teach you to use your mind more effectively.
We’ve had hours of enjoyment on the journey to Wild Divine, and highly recommend this unique way of learning to relax and calm the mind.
WildDivine can be played on a PC or Mac.