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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 wasn't what I expected and I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would, based on the reviews I read. Seemed to rehash other books he's written.Published 1 month ago by M. E. Moore
The father of OOBE, Robert Monroe, gives yet another glimpse at our infinite nature.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
The stories told be Mornoe about his exploration really shock me. He went into deep exploration making a great Job documenting it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Juan Bendeck
This will stretch your imagination and open up new possibilities. Not as easy to read as his other two books, but very detailed about his travels in time and space and other... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mark Russell
I wonder how much of this is opinion or point of view interpretation. Do all sleepers go through this process? Also, the structure and titles and jobs, all seem governed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Johnny Gautam
Awful!!!!! I really enjoyed Robert Monroe's first book but I couldn't even get through this one. It rambles on and is extremely difficult to comprehend. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Thomas P. Barnes