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Cranial Sacred Theremutics

(What is psychoactive music and how does it work?)

Flute Music
Psychoactive Theremin Music

Soundscape Visualizations

Visual Mantras
(Healing Mandalas)

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Cranial Sacred® is Mad Dog Friedman's project to produce music that is truly psychoactive. Put simply, this music is designed to help you experience higher consciousness. Even though the general benefits of sound therapy are widely known (enhanced focus, increased creativity, deep relaxation, mindfulness and heightened body awareness), we are just beginning to understand how this music can be specifically tuned to promote restful and healing deep (dreamless) sleep, trigger lucid dreaming and/or induce altered state of mind. This music honors the shamanic impetus behind indigenous music and sacred traditions while simultaneously exploring powerful new understandings of how music affects our well being. There is a bit of magic afoot here, magic that can rejuvenate the weary, soothe the forlorn, help mend the deep wound and illuminate the always journey.

THE ASTRAL PROJECT is a performance ensemble dedicated to creating mindful music live in the moment. Our music is all spontaneous compositions drawn from the love in the room and often have healing intent. To find out more about T.A.P., please visit our website at



For just $15 a year you can now join my subscription community on Bandcamp! Get any new music I make delivered instantly to your mobile device, plus download 16 full releases from my back-catalog (over 150 tracks representing over 15 hours of psychoactive music), and supporter-only exclusives. Read all about it here. This is a place to not only listen but to interact. Please let me know how these tracks effect you and to what uses you have put them. This includes my newest album which I have not yet conceived, coming out sometime next month. As a member of our subscription community you will, of course, have instant access to any new tracks as soon as they are posted! Also you may commison a piece of your own as top level supporter on Patreon.

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How does brainwave synchronization work?  When the brain experiences pulses of sound resonant with the brain’s natural frequencies, the brain tends to to fall into step with the frequency of that stimulus.  This phenomenon is called ‘frequency following response’ or 'brainwave entrainment'.  With brainwave synchronization you can explore altered states of consciousness and access more of your holistic potential.

Really, music that is "truly psychoactive?" Combined with tone modulation, audio filtering, deep dissonance and pulsing resonance, the strategic use of special healing frequencies and attention to the opening of chakra vibrational centers, Cranial Sacred® music is an intuitive sound therapy approach that utilizes live Theremin improvisations and polyphonic synthesis techniques (complex spontaneous and responsive electronic tone generation and harmonic modulation). In addition, The Astral Project album embeds binaural beats targeting specific states of consciousness such as relaxation, lucid dreaming, meditation and deep sleep. Recent additions to the catalog utilize the organic pulsing of wooden flutes to produce similar sedating effects in a form that is quite pleasing. All of this is free for you to enjoy at

Do you have videos that are also psychoactive? Cranial Sacred® Soundscape Visualizations combine the added power of video to promote a more synaesthetic experience that can often amplify the psychoactive effects of the music.

What are the benefits? The enjoyment of this music on a regular basis can provide a lasting benefit to your overall health and well being. In addition, this music can stimulate right brain activity and intrinsic creativity, and may be used by artists to help get into and maintain a creative mental state while working. In addition, it can help create deep relaxation, support optimal wellness, awaken your inner awareness and help with life's transitions.

How do I find out more? For more information about Cranial Sacred®, New Edge Music or to schedule a live performance, please contact Markiah Friedman (aka Mad Dog) at markiahfATgmailDOTcom.

This is really cool. How can I get involved? If you find this music helpful, please consider joining my subscription community as the most economical way to have unlimited access to all of my psychoactive music and the most direct way to have a voice in shaping and supporting the future music I make. You can even subscribe at levels 2 or 3 and have a composition or album produced around your own personal theme or intent. Also if you have know of other artists or if you yourself are involved in producing psychoactive music, please use our Open Play List to share your favorite New Edge Music videos with our community.

Where can I listen for free? I feel that due to the shamanic intent of this music and to the fact that this music comes through me as a gift from the creative source, this music needs to be made available to anyone who might enjoy or benefit from it at no cost. Birds do not stop singing when there is no one to pay them. It is all about the joy and beauty of being of a part of this flow of connection, healing and love. Just click the album links below or go to All of our synaesthetic videos are available through our YouTube "Visual Soundscape" Playlist, where you may also subscribe for automatic update notices about newly posted videos and/or interact with your comments at no cost. If you don't mind the ads, all of the older music is also available on Spodify, iTunes and other streaming services.

What are the options for unlimited access to this music? All Cranial Sacred® audio recordings are available for purchase through our Bandcamp music page or through subscription to our Bandcamp community page.

Where can I find more folks into this stuff? If this all sounds interesting, please join our Facebook Community to share your ideas on related projects or stay posted on everything Cranial Sacred®.

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Please help us spread the word to any it may help and feel free to share your ideas and creations with the Cranial Sacred® FaceBook community.

Enjoy my entire New Edge Music catalog for free and read about specific albums by clicking here.

Post your own favorite New Edge Music videos to our Open Play List and become part of this amazing music revolution. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Log into your YouTube account.
  2. Click on this special link.
  3. Find a New Edge Music video you would like to share from YouTube, on the video player page (of your chosen video) you will see an "+ Add to" button. When you click on this button you will see a "New Edge Music - An Open Playlist" check box. Click on this box to add a check mark. This should add your video example of New Edge Music to our Open Play List.

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What people our saying about Cranial Sacred® and New Edge Music:

Touched by Mad Dog Friedman has to be one of the most original and organic albums I have heard for many months, birthed from the heart, mind and soul, here is a solo Native American style flute release that will delight fans of the genre, an album, that if you allow it do so, will take you away to a place of tranquillity and calm, to breathe again. - Steve Sheppard, presenter (DJ) at One World Music Radio (READ FULL ALBUM REVIEW).

I had a wonderful experience. It was positive and reinforcing. I think that the music is what moved me the most and helped me connect. I was able to experience a state of concentration and relaxation, while stimulating the creative part of my brain. I think the different sounds and frequencies made this happen. I believe our brain is more powerful than we know and it has the ability to control everything in our body. I look forward to experiencing this again soon. Thank you so much. ~ Annette Cannon

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