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Skip Atwater talks about Robert Monroe

Skip Atwater has the perfect background to be the President of The Monroe Institute.

During his time in the US military as a U.S. Army Counterintelligence Special Agent, he visited the Institute and had his first experience with Hemi-Sync and what was known as the gateway Voyage, TMI’s in-house program. It is this program that has become the home study course called The Gateway Experience.

Skip talks about this first meeting with Robert Monroe in this short video.


F. Holmes “Skip” Atwater has had a long association with Robert Monroe. Like others before him, he migrated to the Monroe Institute from the STARGATE Project, which was the CIA directed experiment and application of remote viewing in counter espionage, conducted during the late 1970’s and 1980’s.

For ten years Skip Atwater was the Operations and Training Officer for this secret remote-viewing program. He recruited and trained an elite cadre of professional intelligence officers to do remote viewing for the Department of Defense and various members of the national intelligence community. He planned, conducted, and reported thousands of remote viewing intelligence-collection missions.

His upbringing in a spiritually oriented family environment, allowed a young Skip Atwater to experience many extraordinary psychic adventures. Subsequently, these childhood experiences allowed him to thrive in the STARGATE Project when he entered it as a young adult.

In 1977, as a representative of the military on a fact-finding mission, he first met Robert Monroe, who introduced him to the Hemi-Sync® technology in one of his laboratories. With headphones on and music playing in his ears, Skip went into the “body asleep/mind awake” state where he had quite an unusual and extraordinary experience, as he felt the bed rise up he was laying upon.

“After a period of time.. my entire perspective changed and I was in a boundless, open white space watching myself,” he described of that eventful day.

“And it was very meaningful, like, ‘wherever you go, there you are’. At that time, in this state of consciousness, it was (as if) I’ve come all of this way to find out I am already here,” he said of this revelation he felt. “I was so involved in this journey, I had completely forgotten about Mr. Monroe. I felt so embarrassed.”

After retiring from the Army, Skip Atwater began to work with Robert Monroe and participated in experiments and research into the realms of human consciousness which led him to adopt a spiritual perspective in his own life. Eventually, he was appointed as Research Director of the Monroe Institute.

In his roll as Director, he published technical research on methods for expanding consciousness, and authored the inspirational book, “Captain of My Ship, Master of My Soul: Living with Guidance” in 2001, now available as an e-book.

He has assisted hundreds of individuals in experiencing and exploring expanded states of consciousness through the Hem-Sync® and other technologies, pioneered and invented by Robert Monroe.

Today, Skip Atwater guides the Monroe Institute boldly into the future as its President and Treasurer.

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Welcome to the Gateway Experience!

These are exciting and challenging times and we can use all the help we can get to move onward.

One of the most important resources we have, that we often overlook, are our incredible minds. The Gateway Experience is all about developing this resource. It is about finding a place in ourselves that can provide us with guidance through our lives.

The ability to ask a question, or ask for the solution to a pressing problem, to a part of us that is just waiting to give us the answer, is a powerful ability to understand and develop.

This is just part of what you will be doing in The Gateway Experience!

You can start with Wave I – Discovery and continue the journey at your own pace.

Explorer: David Morehouse


At one time, David Morehouse was one of America’s top psychic spies for the CIA. For over five years, he served in the CIA’s remote viewing program, “Sunstreak” conducted out of Fort Meade, Marlyand.

He was transferred into this classified unit of the CIA in the 1980’s, after serving as a commander for the Army Rangers in the Middle East, when he suffered a serious head injury. During his recovery, he discovered he had apparent and exceptional psychic powers.

Now, Dr. David Morehouse, PhD, has become one of the leading experts in the world on remote viewing and has authored four books and conducts workshops and training seminars across the country.

His books include “Nonlethal Weapons, War Without Death”; the international bestseller, “Pyschic Warrior: Inside the CIA’s Stargate Program: The True Story of a Soldier’s Espionage and Awakening”; and “Remote Viewing: The Complete User’s Manual for Coordinate Remote Viewing,” published in 2007.

He also is the subject of an upcoming movie based on his first work of fiction entitled, “The Deceivers,” which was recently purchased by Paramount Pictures with Mace Neufeld producing and Simon West directing..

“Remote Viewing is a tool for transformation, a doorway to another world, a world within. You can live life without the illusion of yesterday or tomorrow; you can see past the suffering and fear to an existence of infinite promise and possibility,” David Morehouse writes.

During his days in Project Sunstreak, then onto another secret program the “Stargate Project,” David Morehouse worked on hundreds of cases, from searching for a Soviet jet that crashed in the jungle carrying an atomic bomb, to tracking suspected double agents.

By far his most famous case was helping to determine the cause of the downing of the Pan Am flight #103, that crashed in Locherbie, Scotland in 1989.

“I was sent to a special access program, code named Sunstreak at that time and trained to be one of America’s top secret psychic spies, called remote viewers,” he recalls.

Project Stargate was the code name for one of several sub-projects established by the U.S. Federal Government to investigate the reality, and potential military and domestic applications, of psychic phenomena, particularly remote viewing. By employing their unique and gifted abilities, participates in these programs were able to psychically “see” events, sites, or information from a great distance.

These projects were active from the 1970s through 1995, and followed up early psychic research done at The Stanford Research Institute (SRI), The American Society for Psychical Research, and other psychical research labs.

“Exactly what remote viewing is allowing someone to do is to see is persons, places or things, distant in space-time. And to gather information about that and to be able to describe that in very interesting and very wonderful terms,” Dr. Morehouse says.

These days, David Morehouse spends his time training tens of thousands of others in remote viewing techniques. He has also produced a series of audio products including the “Remote Viewing Home Study” course.

A very diverse cross section of people are drawn to David Morehouse’s training seminars including medical doctors, researchers in science, medicine and technology, engineers, homemakers, physicists, students, artists, and alternative practitioners, to name just a few.

His teachings and writings have been especially well received throughout Europe, where his reputation and his evolving humanistic philosophies have earned him countless accolades in the European Press where he is routinely described as “one of Europe’s leading new metaphysicians.”

David Morehouse’s work is fascinating and engaging and offers a glimpse of what can be possible when remote viewing techniques are used, not only by government spies, but in normal, everyday applications within your own life.

Explorer: Bruce Moen


Bruce Moen is a an explorer of the vast, uncharted territories beyond our existence as physical beings. Into the afterlife. He insists that despite our beliefs to the contrary, discovering the truth about our afterlife through communication with the deceased is really quite easy.

Trained as an engineer, Mr. Moen has created a systematic yet simple set of concepts, techniques, and exercises that people around the world have successfully used to gather their own firsthand evidence about the afterlife through contact and communication with the deceased.

As an author, teacher and consciousness explorer, Bruce Moen is man with a humble, yet profound philosophy towards life, death and what lies beyond.

“I’m just an ordinary human being whose curiosity about human existence beyond death led me to extraordinary experience. . . . If there is any difference between you and me it is only that my curiosity has already led me to explore and know what lies beyond death in the Afterlife,” he states.

As a former engineer with the Coors Brewing Company, he later became a disciple of Robert Monroe, where he voyaged past the edge of life, using many of the the techniques he learned at the Monroe Institute.

In his application of the Monroe groundbreaking methods, Bruce Moen often project himself out of his body to travel beyond death into new realms of existence. His travels allow him to access knowledge available only to brave out-of-body explorers.

Through his books and his lectures, he takes his audience to places where he ventures to the center of the Earth, to develop a unique understanding of how astrology really works, and even make contact with extraterrestrials.

You will also find Mr. Moen relates numerous incredible experiences of discovery such as meeting his dead grandmother, aiding lost souls to find their way to the afterlife, beginning a “ghost-busting” service, and gaining a fuller, more complete understanding of the regions of the nonphysical, to name but a few.

He has even encountered now-deceased Robert Monroe in his travels into the beyond, which made for thrilling adventure into the unknown.

Bruce Moen has built a career assisting others to profoundly understand the death process and what can be discovered on the other side. On about ten to fifteen occasions annually, he travels around the world to lead devotees in his Afterlife workshops, teaching others the proven techniques shared in of his many books.

“The most important thing I discovered,” Bruce says, “is that human beings with curiosity can learn to explore the Afterlife and find the truth for themselves.”

Bruce Moen has authored six books to date which include:

• Voyages into the Unknown (Exploring the Afterlife Series, Vol. 1)

• Voyage Beyond Doubt (Exploring the Afterlife Series , Vol. 2)

• Voyage into the AfterLife (Exploring the Afterlife Series, Vol. 3)

• Charting Unknown Territory

• Voyage to Curiosity’s Father (Exploring the Afterlife Series)

• AfterLife Knowledge Guidebook: A Manual for the Art of Retrieval and Afterlife Exploration

Explorer: Ken Eagle Feather


Ken Eagle Feather

Ken Eagle Feather

Ken Eagle Feather, is an explorer from Richmond, Virginia who has probed the depths of what Robert Monroe called the “body asleep/mind awake” state of being. Only he refers to this state as dreaming-awake, or “dreaming while awake,”or heightened awareness.

Ken Eagle Feather, also known as Kevin Smith, is an author, teacher, speaker and communications director for a medical science research organization. Thus far he has written six books which take readers on magnificent journeys through the philosophies of Carlos Castaneda, to the Toltec spirituality, to Native and Mesoamerican shamanism, to the teachings of Yaqui shaman don Juan Matus, a central figure in the Castaneda series of books.

In fact, his book “A Toltec Path”, is a users guide to Toltec teachings and an overview of the work of Carlos Castaneda. It is considered to be a classic in the field of Toltec studies revealing the entire system from theory to practical exercises as it was written on don Juan’s instruction to expound upon the Carlos Castaneda material.

Many well-known anthropologists such as Carlos Castaneda have written about dreaming-awake, as have psychologists Arnold Mindell. It is a dynamic state of awareness that allows you to directly experience the creative interplay between personal and environmental energies. As a result, your daily life literally becomes a dream. Your senses are sharper and clearer, and you feel more alive as your world springs more to life.

His other books, such as “Traveling with Power” offers stories, perspectives and how-to exercise about exploring the world of dreams. While “The Dream of Vixen Tor” is a true story about how the world can turn into an adventure when a person steps into a heightened awareness.

Ken Eagle Feather conducts workshops around the world where he guides his students to experience first-hand an altered state of consciousness. Along the way he shows how to perceive auras and waking-dream states, which are the beginning steps into the world of energy and the other realms of consciousness.

Ken Eagle Feather has written six books which include:

• Traveling with Power: The Exploration and Development of Perception

• A Toltec Path: A User’s Guide to the Teachings of Don Juan Matus, Carlos Castaneda, and Other Toltec Seers

• Tracking Freedom: A Guide for Personal Evolution

• The Dream of Vixen Tor: A Restoring the Crown Book

• On the Toltec Path: A Practical Guide to the Teachings of don Juan Matus, Carlos Castaneda, and Other Toltec Seers

• Toltec Dreaming: Don Juan’s Teachings on the Energy Body

Explorer: Frank De Marco

Frank Demarco

Frank Demarco



Author, publisher and explorer, Frank DeMarco had an experience to remember at the Monroe Institute in 1992, that forever altered his life’s path. While attending a Gateway Voyage event, he found that his psychic abilities began to flower.

This deeply profound experience led him to engage in a first hand exploration of the nature and limits of all things psychic, especially in such areas as healing and guidance, direct access to knowledge, communication with past lives, and the integration of the spiritual dimension into everyday life.

He wrote about his experiences at the Monroe Institute in his autobiographical work “Muddy Tracks: Exploring an Unsuspected Reality”. In this book, published in 2003, he describes the first stages of his discovery of the key to expanded awareness, and offers pointers for those just beginning their quest.

Frank DeMarco holds an M.A. in History from the University of Iowa and a B.A. in History from George Washington University. For fifteen years, his work as co-founder and chief editor of Hampton Roads Publishing Company brought him into close association with many brilliant and insightful minds, including psychics, remote viewers, channelers and mystics, and showed him the human side of extraordinary abilities.

In his weblog,, he shares the journey and the results of continuing explorations. His blog investigates what individuals can know first-hand about the purpose and conduct of life.

Frank DeMarco also penned the novel “Messenger”, as a sequel to James Hilton’s “Lost Horizon”.  In this fictional work, published in 1994, he presents a heartfelt and systematic account of his journey through many years to discover his higher self, so as to inspire his readers to do the same.

Frank DeMarco has authored or co-authored seven books to date, these include:

As author:

• Messenger: A Sequel to Lost Horizon: A Story of Shangri-La

• Muddy Tracks: Exploring and Unsuspected Reality

• Babe in the Woods, A Novel

• Chasing Smallwood

• The Sphere and the Hologram

• The Cosmic Internet

Wrote Prefaces:

• Under the Inquisition: An Experience Relived by Linda Tarazi, Jess Stern

• Dear Companion: The Inner Life of Martha Jefferson (River Lethe Book) by Kelly Joyce Neff

• Northumberland Dreaming: A Past Life Remembered (River Lethe Book) by Mary Rhees Mercker

Wave VI – Odyssey

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Taking the Odyssey to Higher Levels

In Wave VI – Odyssey – 3 CDs (6 exercises), we arrive prepared with all the knowledge we gained in the previous lessons.  We continue exploring our self in what is called Locale 1 using Focus 12. to learn about the Energy Body, which some calls the Second Body.

The exercises are intended to give you more confidence and trust in your own wisdom. If there are any doubts or fears that crop up here, you can always revisit Focus 10 Exercise 4 Release and Recharge to address them. Again, patience is the key and learning to trust your self along the way.

There are also other exercises you may wish to re-take, and it can only be to do them when you have the thought to do them.

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Wave V – Exploring

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Wave V – Exploring (6 CDs – 6 Exercises) is all about new explorations, or potentially explorations of unknowns in a new light. Our new explorer (you), is now ready to embark upon a different set of Hemi-Sync frequencies that leads to Focus 15.

Monroe called this Focus 15 a state where time is non-existent. One is said to be just being.  One is not aware of anything else other than being there, wherever there maybe. The physical body and its senses are shut down from one’s awareness.

There are important lessons and exercises in Wave V that help the explorer advance from the other previously learned Wave exercises. As though, everything can happen all at the same time and becoming more alert and aware, ready for the next adventure. Many new discoveries of self are beginning to surface. The more you relax, the deeper your focus and awareness get.

Keep Exploring at Your own Pace

You probably will not wait for the next moment to experience more, but be patient. Keep the exercise flowing naturally. You will get “there” in “no time.” So, enjoy every moment and the innocence of the first experience.

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