Far Journeys




I. Near Reaches 1

1. Old Local Traffic 3

2. Hemi-Sync et al. 16

3. The Gateway Program 26

4. Explorer Team I 37

5. New Associations 50

6. Segue 63

II. Far Reaches 75

7. Surveys and Schematics 77

8. Contact Point 91

9. Rainbow Route 107

10. Newfound Friend 124

11. Rescue Mission 144

12. Hearsay Evidence 157

13. Shock Treatment 173

14. One Easy Lesson 182

15. Promised Plan 205

16. The Gathering 228

[III.] Epilogue 238

[17.] End Game

[IV] Appendices 265

[18.] Appendix I 265

[19.] Appendix II 271

Capp. 1-5


pp. 52-4 (cap. 5) subhuman and human-form levels {"human form" is also designated (by other authors) as "human mould"}; after death; divine worlds touch human worlds




"plants exist on levels one

through seven. They are on a vibrational rate on the levels one through

seven. It is the same pattern. Animals exist on the levels eight through


fourteen, and when a person attains, when a consciousness attains level

fourteen, it can no longer go any higher unless it is willing to change its

form of consciousness. Levels fifteen through twenty-one are what you

call human life on this earth. When a person progresses to level twenty-one, he then has the choice of going higher or staying within the realm of

human form, but he cannot go higher unless he is willing to give up

human form. ...

Levels twenty-two through twenty-eight are your bridge.

They are your levels that you enter upon death."


"Our planes do touch since yours is an

ascending spiral—an ascending, what is your word for that?" {/helix/}

pp. 18, 29, 31-2, 52 superior human foci/levels



Focus #



"Focus 10 is a state

where the mind is awake and the body asleep."



"Focus 12, where

all physical-data input is shut off and the consciousness can reach out and

begin to perceive in ways other than through the five senses."



"with Focus 15 on increased

vibrations: I felt the energy flow going slowly up on one side and down

on the other side of my body, then faster and faster. I felt I would become

a spiral, then a point, and so I did, and as a compact unit I was flying

higher and higher".



"Focus 15 blue 'door.' Finding nothing there, I

proceeded through red, yellow, pink, green, purple, and finally into white.

Using white as 'Level 21,' I continued to '26,' where I then (and have

since) received messages for other people in the program. I later moved to

'27,' where I had previously found my father."



"Twenty-one, all

appear very comfortable, but very different. The sense I have like a rainbow going before me of colors ...,

but they are all going at different beats and moving. It is

like I see a spectrum of 22 through, I don't know, through 28, something

like that and they are all interwoven."


1. (pp. 3-15) "Old Local Traffic".

p. 3 definition

"an out-of-body experience (OOBE) is a condition

where you find yourself outside of your physical body, fully conscious and

able to perceive and act as if you were functioning physically—with several exceptions. You can move through space (and time?) slowly or apparently somewhere beyond the speed of light. You can observe, participate

in events, make willful decisions based upon what you perceive and do.

You can move through physical matter such as walls, steel plates, concrete,

earth, oceans, air, even atomic radiation without effort or effect. ...

You can visit a friend three thousand miles away. You can explore the

moon, the solar system, and the galaxy if these interest you. Or—you can

enter other reality systems".

p. 4 terminology

"In earlier literature, it was commonly labeled "astral projection." I began by refusing to use this term, as

it had an occult connotation and was certainly nonscientific by our standards. Charles Tart, a psychologist friend, popularized the term "out-of-body experience" when we were working together in the sixties."

{Actually, the term "out-of-body" is a misnomer (and certainly an unscientific misusage) when applied to being in another (non-material) body. That non-material body is commonly labeled "astral body", and to be in it is indeed an "occult" circumstance.}

p. 4 initial out-of-body experiences by the author

"Without any obvious reason, I began to "go" out of my body in the fall

of 1958. ...

Several years ago ..., I commented that the reason why

they began was still obscure. ...

"The roof. ... It's a perfect pyramid. Moreover, it's covered with copper just like the tops of the big ones in Egypt

before the looters took over. ...

Pyramid power ... . You were

living in a pyramid. That did it!""

p. 8 immunity to (non-effect from) psychedelic drugs

"We tried "laboratory"-quality mescaline and LSD on my system.

Nothing happened."

{I have likewise experienced no effect from such drugs as I tested by consuming (tobacco, marijuana, cocaine).}

p. 8 former incarnation

"I asked a nonphysical friend if I had been in a physical

life existence in the recent past. It was one of the few clear verbal answers

that I received:

"Your last human life was spent as a monk in a monastery in Coshocton,

Pennsylvania."... .

... there really was a monastery in a place

called Coshocton, Pennsylvania."


2. (pp. 16-25) "Hemi-Sync et al.".

p. 19 attainment of the out-of-body state

"Subjects began to locate within their nonphysical perception a

pinpoint of light. When the subject learned to "move" in the direction of

the light until it became larger and larger, and then move through it, the

OOBE state was achieved. In slow motion, it "felt as if one were going

through a tunnel to get to the light," a classic description that has been

brought forth by many who performed the OOBE inadvertently or in a

near-death situation."

{I used once a pinpoint of light in the non-physical visual field to initiate a WILD (wake-induced lucid-dream).}

pp. 21-24 medical uses for the audial tone-differential "Hemi-Sync (short for hemispheric synchronization)".


3. (pp. 26-36) "The Gateway Program".

p. 30 survival after death

"The individual, of his own accord, without suggestion but through direct experience, begins to know, rather than believe, that he does survive

physical death. It doesn't make any difference what he does during his

physical life, what he believes; he will go on after his physical body dies.

Survival beyond physical death is not a belief system, therefore, but a

simple fact as natural as being born"

p. 34 assertion by a woman-participant about men- participants

"a few of the men in our group

had found themselves fantasizing about me during their own tape experiences—hence all the sexual thought vibrations I was picking up. He also

told me that, having a hard time dealing with their sexual attraction, they

were putting me in their 'energy conversion box' (a place to leave problems behind) before embarking into their other states of consciousness.

They had all helped put me in my black void so as not to distract them!

At first I was annoyed at this. ...

How dare their sexual energy have that much control over me! I still

marvel at how powerful thoughts are, and three men's directed at me was


p. 35 description by same woman-participant of her melding with a man

"All at once I had an all-knowing, as I seemed to float over him, that

his vibrations were my vibrations. I had an overwhelming desire to meld,

to feel a part of him—to become one. It was truly one of the sharpest and

clearest of experiences.

"I gave to him both my body and soul until there was this tremendous

energy surge that rocked and exploded in us. ...

It was like two energies in perfect unison becoming one at last. ...

"Memories of past lives together came rushing in like flashes of light."


4. (pp. 37-49) "Explorer Team I".

p. 38 tunnel

"I am going rapidly now through a tunnel—I was standing straight up

and now I am just sort of sucked up through this tunnel. It is very narrow

and I am rapidly shooting through this tunnel. Now I can see a point of

light at the other end. I am traveling rapidly to this point of light. It is

like I am on some type of light beam that is helping to propel me. I am

coming out."

p. 39 encountres with intelligent beings on other worlds

"we took to sending our Explorers

out beyond the solar system at what appeared a near-instantaneous change

of locale. The instruction was to keep going until he or she perceived

something worthwhile. They passed by the other suns, found other planets, but no intelligent life. It seemed to us a sterile universe.

The change came in 1974. It took place in all of our Explorers within

several weeks. Some had never met one another, so there was no crosscommunication. In looking back to examine the reason for this massive

change, the only thing that we could find was: we had inserted the affirmation developed for the Gateway Program at the beginning of each experimental session in the lab. Other than that, we made no significant changes

in Hemi-Sync frequencies, basic environment, or methods of presentation.

It may have been the second part that was the catalyst :

. . . Also, I deeply desire the help and cooperation, the assistance, the

understanding of those individuals whose wisdom, development, and experience are equal to or greater than my own. I ask their guidance and

protection from any influence or any source that might provide me with

less than my stated desires.

It was suddenly as if a curtain had been lifted. Almost every time one of

our Explorers went into the out-of-body state or simply into an advanced

Focus 12, they encountered intelligent beings who were more or less willing to communicate—and could do so."

pp. 42-3 instances of encountres with intelligent beings on other worlds




"I am talking with my green man and practicing going up and down to

where they are . . . and found out why he has this green robe. He said

that he did not need it but that I needed it to make me more comfortable

with him. And he said that I still have some fears, so he still wants me to

feel more comfortable with going in and out of my body."


"I then asked about geological

conditions in the next ten years.

He picked data up from my mind and

knew what I was thinking about and said, 'I didn’t know that information was available.' He was surprised that this information was given out

or had been released. He was not aware that such information was being


p. 44 instance of a possessing-spirit speaking about arrival (through other subplanes-of-existence) in the woman being possessed

"New Voice: "It is hard to get here."

Monitor: "What is the difficulty?"

New Voice: "There are many layers to penetrate."

Monitor: "We are very, very grateful that you did penetrate the layers to

us. We will help in any way that we can.""

p. 45 instance of spirit-helpers lifting the astral body out of the physical body

"I was watching what happened and experiencing at the same time.

The four helpers just helped to lift, as this energy body just came to my

physical body. The four helpers helped to lift my energy body out ... . ...

One person was just talking about how

they could or would like to experiment in trying to use my body sort of

like a transmitting set between dimensions."


5. (pp. 50-62) "New Associations".

pp. 50-1 amicable association with otherworldy deities




1. Whatever they may be, such nonphysical third parties have the ability to radiate a warmth of friendliness that evokes complete trust—even

with their lives—on the part of the Explorers.

2. Such beings are first of all totally solicitous as to the well-being of the

E x p l o r e r a n d s p e n d mu c h t i m e i n a t t e mp t i n g t o a d v an c e t h e b e s t

me n t a l and phys ic a l s ta t e of the human be ing w ith whom they a r e


3. A being usually appears to the Explorer in the form of a hooded

figure whose face is hidden in shadow and apparently invisible to the

Explorer. Once the Explorer becomes completely familiar with the


"feel" of the entity, the hooded robe is discarded and the Explorer can

perceive nothing, but still senses the radiation that is the entity.

4. In speaking to the Explorer, the being is limited in vocabulary to

that in the memory bank of said Explorer. Therefore it often shows

hesitation in searching for the correct word to express what needs to be

de s c r ibed—and of t en th e r e i s no such word in th e m e mo ry of th e


5. During visits by certain of these beings, especially when they use the

physical body to speak through, there is a change in body voltage and

other biomonitoring data in the Explorer."

pp. 60-1 a divine preachment (almost entirely quoted from the Bible), spoken by a possessing-spirit through a spirit-medium

p. 60

"Blessed are they who seek me. ...

Let him who has ears to hear, let him hear, now. ...

I am the still small voice ... . ...

l am the light that illumines the minds of men. ...

Do not despair, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee, nor can you

truly forsake me, for we are one. ...

p. 61

I live and move and have my being in all there is. ... .

... know that nothing exists that does not contain me. ...

Have you not known that I am eternal life? ...

I stand in the light, as you stand in the light. ...

I neither slumber nor sleep ... . ...

This is the power that makes you one with all things. This is

the power that will set you free.

My children, abide in me."


Robert Monroe : Far Journeys. M A I N S T R E E T (an imprint of DOUBLEDAY, a division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.), NYC, 1985.