Robert Monroe is well known for his research into the out of body experience.
Monroe had many such experiences and wrote about them in his
He is also known for establishing the Monroe Institute that
promotes self improvement and mind expansion through binaural
Background of Robert Monroe
Robert Monroe was born on October 30,
1915 in Indiana. His mother was a doctor and his father was a college professor.
He grew up in Lexington, Kentucky and attended college in Ohio.
degree was in engineering, he worked as a broadcaster and writer, producing
weekly radio shows. Robert Monroe and his production company became quite
successful and branched into to other areas such as cable broadcasting. The
company also started a research division to study how sound affected human
consciousness and whether learning could occur during sleep. Monroe often used
himself for a test subject on his research projects.
development occurred in that Monroe felt a shift in his consciousness and called
it an out of body experience. The term has since become well known in
consciousness research. The experiences changed Monroe's life forever and
altered the direction of his career. Monroe focused more of his efforts on
researching human consciousness and wrote about his experiences with out of body
More and more books are also becoming available as ebooks and
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The Books Of Robert Monroe
"Journeys Out of the Body
was first published in 1971. Robert Monroe used this book to chronicle his out
of body adventures. He revealed to readers how he was able to travel beyond
time, death, and space. This book attracted a lot of attention from other
researchers and professionals, but it was also warmly received by individuals
looking for answers to paranormal events, or for comfort after losing a loved
" was published in 1985 and reflects another decade
of research into non-physical reality. Robert Monroe updates readers on his
further adventures into outer consciousness and the wonders of the human mind.
" was published in 1994. It was the long awaited sequel
to his other works. In this book, Robert Monroe explains the purpose and meaning
of life, and hints at what lies beyond our physical existence. One of the more
unusual personal development books written, Monroe comforts those who have lost
loved ones and sparks the imaginations of those seeking answers to what lies
beyond the veil
Robert Monroe and The Monroe InstituteThe Monroe
was founded so others could experience expanded
consciousness. The Institute was established in the 70s, and
even though Robert Monroe died on March 17, 1995, the
Institute remains in operation today.
It is dedicated to the
exploration of human consciousness and offers what is called
the Gateway program for mind explorers. Students who can't
attend the residential learning experiences can buy various
audio programs and expand their minds at home. Trained
instructors also provide authorized workshops in various
cities around the globe.
The Gateway program utilizes
binaural soundtracks to induce altered states. These programs
are so effective they have been used by military personnel.
The Gateway program has many practical uses. Studies have
shown it shortens hospital stays and helps alleviate pain.
The Monroe Institute also produces videos and books in
addition to its audio programs on such diverse topics as
remote viewing, astral travel, chakra attunement, and
Robert Monroe And His Research
Robert Monroe was initially drawn into mind expansion because
of his out of body experiences. However, he quickly developed
an interest in related fields as well.
For example, Monroe
studied phenomena such as spirit guides and channeling.
Although his interests were on the fringes of mainstream
science, he tried to maintain strict scientific guidelines
during his research so his work would be taken seriously. He
had the opportunity to work with notable researchers such as
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Russell Targ, Stanislav Grof, and Edgar
Robert Monroe based his early research on
the work of H.W. Dove who had discovered that tones of
different frequencies were perceived by the brain as a
wavering sound. When this phenomena takes place while wearing
headphones, a third phantom sound is produced that is called a
binaural beat. Brain researchers realized binaural beats could
help them understand how the brain processes information.
Robert Monroe took the beats a step further and used them
to induce altered states of consciousness. He called his
process Hemi Sync
and based the workshops at the Monroe
Institute on exercises using his technology.
Of Robert Monroe
While his personal development books
are unconventional, they have helped thousands of people
around the world by offering them hope and comfort in the fact
that life goes on after death.
In addition, the science of binaural beats and hemi sync technology continues to be
refined and used in many applications as researchers become
more aware of the powers of the human mind. The mind can be
used to control pain, improve health, increase focus, promote
success, and overcome limitations.
The work started by Robert
Monroe decades ago continues to improve the lives of many
people who read his books and attend the workshops based upon
his mind expansion techniques.
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