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Far Journeys Paperback – December 1, 1992
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There is one aspect of this book that Monroe touches upon very briefly but is of utmost importance to understand. Once you master the OOB experience, you become psychic, telepathic and the body is less likely to suffer physical trauma as a result of accidents. Monroe clearly describes two incidents where he fell down a steep flight of stairs head first and landed smack on his head both times. However, he said that his head touched the ground gently, like a feather, while his legs remained dangling in the air. His legs then gently draped down onto the stairs and he suffered no pain and developed no bruises. It is because of these "side-effects" of lucid dreaming, that Toltec sorcerers and Shamans sought to practice and perfect OOB techniques. For more information about this aspect of the OOB experience read 1) The Art of Dreaming- Carlos Castaneda; 2) The Path- Esmeralda Arana.
In this book he uses a lot of new terms which he uses to describe the Non-Verbal Communication (NVC)(similar to telepathy) and Ideas he experienced and communicated in the out of body state, into verbal language (English) which we use to make sense of things. Spirits don't use languages like humans do, since language is a human creation!! That is the reason why he used many unusual terms, to generally describe the NVC to the reader. It actually isn't that hard to read, you just have to flick the pages and refer to his word list (only about 15 words) to look up what it means.
_In the many accounts given of exploration and contact by Monroe and his associates it must be kept in mind that these are transcripts of translations from NVC (Non Verbal Communication) into human words. Human language is a very restricting form of communication and is not used at higher levels. There is also the fact that Mr. Monroe was a radio engineer and that much of his terminology reflects his training and colors his interpretations.
_The epilogue is especially informing- it is a concise and well-organized outline of the entire system of existence through all the various levels. The first appendix gives an excellent set of questions and answers. The second appendix is an independent scientific study the OBE Psychophysiology. In the conclusion of the latter it is pointed out that Plato believed something very similar to this system. It also struck me as very similar to some of the more satisfying Gnostic beliefs.
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This book by Robert Monroe takes one to the limit of belief..It brings revolutionary knowledge to this spiritually starved world.
Beautifully clothed in 21st century language. Read more
I am still reading this. It's slow going and very technical. I didn't think it would be so techie; I may not finish it.Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
I just could not get into this book. I think Robert Monroe is an incredible person. I love the whole idea of the Monroe Institute and what the people do there. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Francie Nolan
Really like his other books but this one is loaded with dialog that is too hard to follow. I plan to see Robert Monroe on the "other side" when I get there to thank him for... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gary N. Crane
This book answers many questions for me. I love reading about Monroe's OBE adventures. His Journeys Out Of The Body is a great precursor to Far Journeys. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Seth Ryan
Absolutely amazing! I love this type of stuff and reading about Roberts experiences makes me feel like I am living them myself. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Claudiu Crisan
For those who have never heard of OBEs a great way to find out...
For those who have ...Much information/