Ultimate Journey, 1-4




















The Variable

The Long, Long Trail

Along the Interstate

Hail and Farewell

Recoup and Regroup

Inside and Outside

Tour Guide

Recall and Review

The Hard Way

Detached Retinue

Turning Inward

Inside the Inside

Fine Tuning

The Sum and the Parts

Long Trail A-Winding
















16 The Roadside View

17 More Work in Progress

18 The New Direction

19 Taking Timeout


The Monroe Institute

Research Papers and Reports

Going Home Series










1. (pp. 1-14) “The Variable”.

p. 5 variability of one's shape while projected

In the early stages of OBE activity, you seem to retain the

form of your physical body—head, shoulders, arms, legs, and

so on. As you become more familiar with this other state of

being, you may become less humanoid in shape. ... When this

happens in an OBE, it takes only a thought for you to become

totally human again in shape and form.”

p. 8 commonality of projection

One of the very few relevant surveys

in the past ten years showed that over 25 percent of our national

population recall having at least one spontaneous out-of-

body experience.

p. 10 survival of the soul after death

A controlled out-of-body experience is the most efficient

means we know to gather Knowns to create a Different Overview.

First, and perhaps most important, among these

Knowns is survival of physical death. If there is a better way

than the OBE of knowing that this takes place—not just hoping,

having faith, or believing, but knowing—we are unaware

of it. All of those who become only mildly proficient in the

OBE soon reach this stage of knowing. In addition, such survival

takes place whether we like it or not, and without any

consideration as to what we do or are in physical life. It makes

no difference. Survival of self beyond physical existence is a

natural and automatic process.

p. 11 unemotive truthfulness while projected

Most important, the mind-consciousness present in the

out-of-body state is significantly different from that in physical

wakefulness. ...

Conversely, the emotional extremes of the symbolic right

brain are often totally absent and are usually more difficult to

activate. (Love in a strict interpretation is not considered an

"emotion" in this context.)

In the out-of-body mind-consciousness, all of what we

are shows "up front" and out in the open, so to speak. There

is no sub- or nonconsciousness hidden under layers of restraint.

Thus there cannot be any deceit or deviousness because

all of us is on display. Whatever we are, we radiate the


It is perhaps equally important that we learn in the OB

state just how much more we are than our physical bodies.

The answer to exactly how and why we exist is readily available

if we have the desire and courage to find out. When we

search for information we may not like the answer we receive,

but we know we have the correct one.

p. 13 distant travel via projection

You can go anywhere

on Earth, or in it and through it. You can move outward and

play around the moon and the solar system. ... Thus we saw

and knew the other side of the moon before the NASA probes

took their pictures. It was the same with Mars”.


2. (pp. 15-27) “The Long, Long Trail”.

p. 16 type of knowledge achieved through OBE

I knew where I came from, how I got here and became a

human, why I hung around, my final departure schedule, and

where I would go when I left.”

p. 16 speaking with a deity through a spirit-medium is trumped by speaking to one directly

It was one thing to talk with such mind-consciousness in

sessions in a laboratory, as simply a voice speaking through

someone physical that you knew well. It was something quite

different to encounter one face to face. Either in fun or fact,

we had chosen the acronym INSPEC (for Intelligent Species)

to identify this energy form, which implied that we Human

Minds were something less.

p. 17

The H Band Noise is the peak of uncontrolled thought that

emanates from all living forms on Earth, particularly humans.

... The amplitude of each

segment of the band is determined by the emotion involved in

the thought. ...

To study it objectively, if one is so foolhardy, as to want

to do so, all one needs do is move to that state of disassociation

just beyond the last vestiges of any direct Earth-related

Human Mind activity in the nonphysical There. It appears

much like a reflective layer, beyond which the effects diminish


p. 20 telepathic communication from INSPEC

This is what we have . . .

I was filled, almost overcome, with a surge of enormous energy,

an immensely powerful vibration of very high frequency.

This I knew as a ROTE, short for Related Organized Thought

Energy, a sort of ball of condensed thought and ideas.

p. 23

Late at night I phased out of my body and

headed for our usual meeting site beyond the H Band. Just out

in the clear, the shining figure was waiting at our contact

point. The INSPEC knew my thoughts instantly.

Your wish is to return Home. Yes, that is a different goal.

After this life, I will stay at Home and return to being human

for one last time, some thousand or more years from now.

After that, I will return Home to stay.

p. 25 {cf. multi-colored clouds in Taoist heavens}

I thought of Home as strongly as I could, and released as

the INSPEC told me. There was sensation of movement . . .

a sound like the wind flowing around me. Before me . . .

around me . . . the scene came into view . . .

. . . many-hued cloud towers, just as I remember, only

they are not clouds . . . flowing in shades of glowing color,

every color I ever thought of and some I only remember but

can't express . . . let me just stop in the cloud and watch,

feel . . . not seeing, but feeling . . .

. . . and there is the music . . . a thousand instruments,

thousands of voices . . . melody weaving upon melody

. . . perfect counterpoint, the harmonic patterns I know

so well.”


3. (pp. 29-46) “Along the Interstate”.

pp. 31-2 a visit to world of INSPECTs

p. 31

I was escorted

on a short visit to the fringes of INSPEC space at my request. ...

p. 32

There was even a flow of newcomers joining this community

which I felt as Layered Intelligence-Forming Energy (LIFE).

The strange part was that it seemed like a new home to me, as

if I already knew the residents. Yet it was more than knowing.

It was as if I were a part of them and they of me.

The combination of excitement and serenity there left me

bemused. Why could there not be some way that humans

living on Earth could exist in such harmony? At the next

meeting, I brought the question to my INSPEC friend as we

drifted beyond the outer edge of the rings that make up what I

was later to realize were the Belief System Territories, parts of

the (M) Field spectrum adjacent to the Earth Life System

where many Human Minds reside after completing physical

life experiences. We could perceive the Earth in the center

with semitransparent radiant globes around it, each larger

and thinner as the distance increased. It took some effort to

recognize that we were "seeing" the nonphysical energies in

the structure rather than electrons and molecules.”

pp. 33-4, 36-9, 41 INSPEC as spirit-guide guiding to another world

p. 33

It might be helpful to you to

visit the potential of states of being that are very different

from the one you are experiencing. For example, to visit an

era where human organization is different and conforms more

to the way you believe it should be. ...

You are right. If you lead, I will follow.

The glowing figure began to move. I stayed close by until

suddenly it started to dwindle. My response was automatic.

The energy pattern of the Earth dissolved into blackness . . .

p. 34

then out of the blackness a landscape emerged. Just ahead of

me, the glowing INSPEC waited motionless. ...

Directly below us was what appeared to be a large settlement

stretching nearly to the base of the mountains. ...

p. 36

Walking rapidly toward us were four people. They seemed

about five feet tall, each with a different tone color of hair and

skin. Their hair was uniform in length,.just below their ears.

Their faces and bodies were those of active, athletic thirty-year-

olds ... . Two were men and

two were women. It was easy to tell, because they wore no

clothes. ...

p. 37

I had found a

new friend who could read minds, probably every last bit of

what I thought or felt. From then on, all of the talk was

mental—thought transference, you might call it. ...

p. 38

... As for being killed

. . . we stopped what you call dying long ago.”

... reproduction?"

"Oh yes. And as for the rest of that thought—we still

enjoy the ritual!" ...

p. 39

A series of different whistles sounded in my head, like

songs of birds, almost a form of music. Out of the trees came

several kinds of animals, large and small, all bounding up to

the four people, who rubbed and patted them. Some resembled

cats, others were reptilian, like small alligators and large

snakes. Others were monkey-like, and still others could have

been deer, but with long manes and tails. A swarm of huge

bees surged out of a tree ... . ...

p. 41

"We received the Signal nearly a hundred years ago. We

had waited several thousand years for it, and it finally came.

... We have experienced and known all

the patterns of change in our part of this physical universe.

We have gone to the stars and back, moving just the way you

are doing. ... " ...

"What is this Signal? Can you describe it?"

"It is made by arrangement. ...

With one of us who went ahead. They all agreed to send

us the special Signal when it was time for us to follow. One

finally did so after these many years."

"He was . . . you are . . . like an explorer, looking

for new worlds to ... be in and to understand."

pp. 43-4 a visit to still another world, with same INSPEC as spirit-guide

p. 43

The bright figure began to dwindle rapidly and I was

right behind, using the method I had learned to keep up, and

homing in on his energy field. It could have been an eternity—

or only an instant—that period in the blackness with just the

pinpoint of light ahead of me. Then there was an explosion of

bright colors in tiny dots which formed what appeared to be

several irregular shapes . . . first bright green . . . then yellow

. . . and then I was pulled into one that was bright or-

p. 44



4. (p. 47-58) “Hail and Farewell”.

pp. 48, 50 on board a flying saucer

p. 48

Just twenty feet above me and stretching

for what seemed to be miles was a huge, circular, saucershaped

object, a typical "flying saucer" as so often described,

but a thousand times larger. Much too big to credit—but as I

had that thought, it shrank instantly to some two hundred

feet in diameter. Then a door in the bottom slid open and a figure . . . a

man . . . ...

He invited me aboard, and showed me into what appeared

as a large, domed room with pictures on its walls of

every comedian I had ever heard of, and many more of whom ;

I hadn't, together with thousands of scribbled jokes and cartoons.

He described all this as his cargo. ...

p. 50

[The figure explained the cargo :] “It's a one-in-a-million product and you humans have it.

A sense of humor! Jokes! Fun! The best tonic there is for

overloaded mind systems.


Robert A. Monroe : Ultimate Journey. Doubleday, 1994. https://www.dmt-nexus.me/doc/Ultimate_Journey-Robert%20A%20Monroe.pdf