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Ultimate Journey Paperback – August 1, 1996
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Over the years I have been fascinated with Mr. Monroe's books. Here was a thoroughly left-brain type of individual (a successful engineer and business man) with an open mind. He wasn't a "convert" to the perrenial philosophy, no, he just totally reconstructed the core of metaphysical truth FROM SCRATCH. Or rather, he remembered. Mr. Monroe was no student of religion or metaphysics yet he reached a model of existance that is fully compatible with neoplatonism. We originate from a Creator beyond space and time, we descend into the holographic dream of space-time, we gain experience (along with our kindred sparks) through a varying number of lifetimes, our more evolved "higher selves" reach back through time and space to help ourselves at crucial moments, and we finally return back to the Creator bearing our hard-won gifts. He didn't get this from Plato, Plotinus, or the Upanishads- HE FOUND IT OUT FOR HIMSELF THROUGH DIRECT EXPERIENCE.
Oh yes, he even came to an understanding of M-field energy and manipulation techniques ( most call it magic and correspondence theory.) He also realised the truth of the rare few who "can do covertly anything imaginable- and much that we cannot imagine."
Well done, wanderer, well done....
However, to truly appreciate and understand this book, readers should first familiarize themselves with his previous two works. Despite an introductory chapter intended to acquaint unfamiliar readers with his history and experiences with OBE's, Monroe quickly plunges into charting new territory and insights. This is not a how-to book but the author's firsthand experiences traveling out-of-body. Understanding these experiences are difficult enough to grasp by the initiated reader but they may be indecipherable to the unfamiliar. The author's writings are also heavily laden with his own terminologies for describing reality in "the other side." If not familir with his his style and his vocabulary, one could find him or herself a bit perplexed.
Now he has behind him more than thirty years of experience in astral travel which is clearly reflected in this narration. This last book of the trilogy is the best compare his first two kind of rudimentary works.
Monroe says there will be complete astral freedom in the 35-century for himself, and the group of souls that comprises his oversoul. "you make your own reality" and Monroe proved it while discovering reality is a hologram type of illusion one hundred percent mentally created.
Eventually we all evolve to a merger with our oversoul whom as well is in an endless journey of progression.
While a good read that held my attention (read it in 3 days, and Im a slow reader), some things irked me about his third book in the trilogy, and IMHO, was not quite as enjoyable as the previous two books.
(1) We all must remember that what he saw, what he experienced, was filtered through his own beliefs and mental structures, and are not necessarily an accurate representation of the "objective" reality that was being perceived, if there even is any such thing as an "objective" reality. One big irk was that I do not believe he saw his own perceptions as subjective, but rather as objective in nature, and did everything but explicitly claim that his perception was the correct one. I would advise against anyone accepting his personal interpretation of things as the "objective" way things are. As much as he derides belief systems, he sure built up a good one in this book and less so in the prior two.
(2) I felt this third book was a little scattered in its writing as well. It did not flow as smoothly as the previous two.
(3) The technical parts, as I call those parts where he explains the general mechanics, as he sees them, of the Great Beyond, were not enjoyable. Unfortunately, these technical sections could last for chapters at a time, and read like a technical manual (I am also critical of this with other authors on the subject as well, such as Robert Bruce).
(3.5) I also noticed that most of his personally coined terms were generally synonymous with many New-Age and/or Eastern terms.Read more ›
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Strange stuff happened as I purchased this book. The book explained a lot. Thought I was going crazy, but pictures. So, this book was very helpful. Read morePublished 15 days ago by TheMindGlitch
Excellent book, and an easier read than his second book -FAR JOURNEYS. Will stretch your brain.Published 23 days ago by Mark Russell
The Monroe Institute is an amazing philosophy. i have taken courses and read many books written by and about Robert "Uncle Bob" Monroe. Read morePublished 4 months ago by ClevelandMuse
All 3 books were fascinating and very
informative. Writing style is appealing
Read them in order. Read more