Robert Monroe, fully Robert Allen Monroe

Monroe, fully Robert Allen Monroe

American Businessman, Radio Broadcasting Executive, Altered Consciousness Researcher and Author of "Journeys out of the Body", Founder of The Monroe Institute

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There are many other consciousness growth centers throughout what you know as the physical universe.

There is a special "energy" called "loosh" which is precious and wanted by some somewhere. One of them who collect this energy created a place to grow this energy: The earth. The evolution that has taken place on earth is just modifications this creator did to get more and higher quality of loosh. This was provided by animals who are fighting, during a fight for life, and when ending a life span, loosh can be harvested. But the most loosh can be gotten from the humans; the creator had implanted a part of his own into these humans. When they have feelings like lonelyness, desire, parent's love, grief etc., the highest quality distillated loosh can be harvested, which is by far better than any other raw loosh.

There is no beginning, there is no end. There is only change. There is no teacher, there is no student, there is only remembering. There is no good, there is no evil, there is only expression. There is no union, there is no sharing, there is only one. There is no joy, there is no sadness, there is only love. There is no greater, there is no lesser, there is only balance. There is no stasis, there is no entropy, there is only motion. There is no wakefulness, there is no sleep, there is only being. There is no limit, there is no chance, there is only a plan.

This technology can produce a beam of energy, which is first translated as light, through which the human energy essence can travel back and forth, information can flow, and the operators of such technology can enter time-space earth environments. Once properly perceived, they can endow the human mind with the ability to create (enhance?) such a beam of energy.

You are being human at your own option in the strictest sense.

Emotion is the key to and the driving force underlying every thought and action in human existence.

Relax, breathe evenly?the beginning of differential phasing?the fading of physical input as phase separation deepens and nonphysical sensory mechanisms begin to take over?this is much the same as going to sleep but without the loss of consciousness. The paradox attached to such vital energy, emotion as you call it, is the opportunity for growth it provides and the simultaneous possibility of stasis and retrogression. Control and direction thereof thus becomes a prime purpose in the evolving human experience. Understanding and comprehension is the resultant and flows without effort. At no point is the goal to repress or suppress such energy. Instead, it is enhanced when directed and focused into the channels for which it was originally designed.

Emotion is what makes the game seem so wild, but it is the game, the one game in which all other games are played. The others feed score to the big game in the form of emotional energy. The big game is to control and develop this emotional energy to its most effective condition, which is vaguely set by humans as love, until we graduate. The more we score, the more fun it becomes.

Such events have been termed traveling clairvoyance, astral projection, or, a more scientific term, out-of-the-body experiences (OOBEs). We can formally define an OOBE as an event in which the experiencer (i) seems to perceive some portion of some environment which could not possibly be perceived from where his physical body is known to be at the time; and (2) knows at the time that he is not dreaming or fantasizing. The experiencer seems to possess his normal consciousness at the time, and even though he may reason that this cannot be happening, he will feel all his normal critical faculties to be present, and so knows he is not dreaming. Further, he will not decide after awakening that this was a dream. How, then, do we understand this strange phenomenon? If we look to scientific sources for information about OOBEs we shall find practically none at all. Scientists have, by and large, simply not paid any attention to these phenomena. The situation is rather similar to that of the scientific literature on extrasensory perception (ESP). Phenomena such as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis are "impossible" in terms of the current physical world view. Since they can't happen, most scientists do not bother to read the evidence indicating that they do happen; hence, not having read the evidence, their belief in the impossibility of such phenomena is reinforced. This kind of circular reasoning in support of one's comfortable belief systern is not unique to scientists by any means, but it has resulted in very little scientific research on ESP or OOBEs. In spite of the lack of "hard" scientific dfcta, there are still a number of definite conclusions one can make from reading what material there is. First, OOBEs are a universal human experience, not in the sense that they happen to large numbers of people, but in that they have happened all through recorded history, and there are marked similarities in the experience among people who are otherwise extremely different in terms of cultural background. One can find reports of OOBEs by housewives in Kansas which closely resemble accounts of OOBEs from ancient Egyptian or oriental sources. Second, the OOBE is generally a once-in-a-lifetime experience, seemingly experienced by "accident." Illnesses sometimes bring it about, especially illnesses which are almost fatal. Great emotional stress sometimes brings it about. In many cases, it simply happens during sleep without our having any idea of what might have caused it. In very rare instances it seems to have been brought about by a deliberate attempt. Third, the experience of an OOBE is usually one of the most profound experiences of a person's life, and radically alters his beliefs. This is usually expressed as, "I no longer believe in survival of death or an immortal soul, I know that I will survive death." The person feels that he has directly experienced being alive and conscious without his physical body, and therefore knows that he possesses some kind of soul that will survive bodily death. This does not logically follow, for even if the OOBE is more than just an interesting dream or hallucination, it was still occurring while the physical body was alive and functioning and therefore may depend on the physical body. This argument, however, makes no impression on those who have actually had an OOBE. Thus regardless of what position one wants to take on the "reality" of the OOBE, it is clearly an experience deserving considerable psychological study. I am certain that our ideas concerning the existence of souls have resulted from early experiences of people having OOBEs. Considering the importance of the idea of the soul to most of our religions, and the importance of religion in people's lives, it seems incredible that science could have swept this problem under the rug so easily. Fourth, the OOBE is generally extremely joyful to those who have it. I would make a rough estimate that between 90 and 95 per cent of the people who have this experience are very glad it occurred and find it joyful, while 5 per cent are very frightened by it, for the only way they can interpret it, while it is happening, is that they are dying. Later reactions of the person as he attempts to interpret his OOBE can be rather negative, however. [Charles Tart Intro to Far Journeys]

Energy does not exist until expressed.

The depth of learning is in direct relation to the intensity of the experience.

Energy focused is exponential.

The dominant waking consciousness is only a part of the various forms of consciousness available to man.

Enjoy your life in the System, maximize your highs and lows--but don't become addicted.

The greatest illusion is that mankind has limitations.

every time I give a speech on this subject, someone comes up to me afterward and thanks me for talking about it They had had the experience some time before, but had no way of explaining it, and worried that they were going "crazy." Fifth, in some instances of OOBEs the description of what was happening at a distant place is correct and more accurate than we would expect by coincidence. Not the majority, by any means, but some. To explain these we must postulate either that the "hallucinatory" experience of the OOBE was combined with the operation of ESP, or that in some sense the person really was "there." The OOBE then becomes very real indeed.

The major reasons (or only) for attending the human experience school are first, to learn to translate the original Prime Energy ("Super Love") into discernible form and second, to become a first-order generator of the original Prime Energy.

A form of dynamic energy, so far unidentified, is present in all carbon-based organic life. It enters the body before birth and leaves it at death.

Exercise your Human Mind as full as possible, knowing it is only an exercise.

The next outward layer is what we think others think of us. Attempting to keep up, or leading a totally reactive existence--which is what many people do--can if you allow this lifestyle to take over, lead to a veritable hell on earth.

A very complex and rugged curriculum, this Human School of Compressed Learning.

From the work of the Explorers and their contacts has emanated an underlying mosaic of action that on examination becomes an astounding potential. It is the display and application of a science?or technology? that is totally absent from human culture. To this Monroe adds, ?the application of this technology seems totally benevolent.?

The only way you can obtain [love] is through shared life experience, and even then there is no guarantee. The deeper, more intense the shared experience, the less time it takes.

Advanced souls know that they cannot change the system and they don't wish to. They are content to enjoy themselves in the Earth Life System and the only influence they exert is to maximize their experience.

Honesty is the best policy because there can be nothing less.

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American Businessman, Radio Broadcasting Executive, Altered Consciousness Researcher and Author of "Journeys out of the Body", Founder of The Monroe Institute