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Lucia #3

The Lucia Light Machine

The Light Projekt is a Barcelona initiative centred around the Lucia No.3 Hypnagogic Lamp developed by clinical psychologist Dr Englebert Winkler and specialist in Neurology Dr Dirk Proeckl.

The Lucia No. 3 is a stroboscopic lamp controlled by a dedicated software system that has the effect of inducing in the experiencer various states such as deep relaxation, meditative or dream-like states and various transcendental experiences. It is increasingly used in therapeutic settings as well as in research environments relating to entheogenic or perceived near-death experiences.

Austrian clinical psychologist Dr. Engelbert Winkler and his research partner, neurologist Dr. Dirk Proeckl first developed the Lucia Hypnagogic Light device arising out of research into Near-Death Experiences and the realization of the health and psychological benefits that often were a result of such experiences. Looking at ways of replicating the benefits of the NDE they hit on the idea of simulating one of the key motifs of the experience – interaction with light - and developed Lucia as a means of stimulating the brain via an external stroboscopic light source. The resulting EEG brain-wave patterns and mental states have been shown to be equivalents of the measured reactions of subjects who are meditation practitioners of many years experience.

Lucia No.3 as a neurostimulator therefore is capable of inducing experiences that can be compared to deep relaxation and meditative states, mystical experiences, simulations of the Near-Death or Out-of-Body experience and realities experienced under entheogenic substances such as DMT.

A full account of the development and current usage in practice of the Lucia device may be found at the Lucia website and below is part one of a video interview with Lucia’s inventors Dr Englebert Winkler and specialist in Neurology Dr Dirk Proeckl.

An Interview with the inventors of Lucia No3



Author and researcher Anthony Peake on Lucia



Author Graham Nicholls



The following links are a selection of articles on the Lucia No.3 and various subject’s personal experiences.

Vice Magazine
Creator’s Project
Smith’s Magazine
Another Youtube video on Lucia
Meditative Mandalas