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Programs for Exploring Personal Development

Monroe Institute Founder Robert MonroeThe early successes from Robert Monroe’s unique combination of smart business sense and extraordinary faculty for having keen control over out of body experiences, which he liked to call “non-physical realities” provided germination for several learning programs and hundreds of audio products now well  known worldwide. These programs and products continue to change and enhance the lives of hundreds of attendees of the Monroe Institute and thousands of listeners of Hemi-Sync® audio tapes and CDs.

Supernatural or “Out of Body” experiences were, back in Monroe’s time (1950’s), considered taboo to talk openly about to the uninitiated. There was a strong need in that time to seek support and form friendships with other like minded individuals who had similar experiences.

Documented in his books, Journeys Out of The Body, Far Journeys, and Ultimate Journey, Robert Monroe describes his rare ability to leave his body regularly, how all humans possess this ability and sets forth a new purpose to establish a set of protocols for discerning when these experiences occur and how they could be nuanced, or initiated. Even more importantly from his writings and life-work, we learn his drive was to make the “non-physical aspect” predictably experienced by anyone who was curious enough to try it.

After years of work and research started by Monroe, several specialized audio titles released with his patented Hem-Sync® technology now address the uncommon non-religious places of personal development – Where do we go when we sleep? Where do we go when we die? Can we see and interact with non-physical / spiritual entities? Can we see into the future? Can we remote view and influence certain events?

It is important to note that while other researchers have made important contributions to the field of brain entrainment for this “spiritual” part of personal development, Robert Monroe’s work spans close to 5 decades in scientific and clinical research .

For those who wish to enrich their own quests in personal development, take a look at these materials that have come from Robert Monroe and his research institute so far:


Lucid Dreaming DVD

Hemi-Sync Lucid DreamingThis four-exercise series on DVD is designed to teach you how to program and conciously participate in your own personal dreamscape. Clinical research suggests that focusing on the dream you wish to experience while remembering that you can consciously participate in your dream state can dramatically increase your chance for success.

The Lucid Dreaming Series provides a substantial advantage for those interested in lucid dreaming by incorporating the Hemi-Sync sound technologies from Monroe Porducts. These exercises were designed to facilitate the brain wave states found in naturally occuring sleep cycles.

Each of the first three exercises is 90 minutes in length. With the expanded capacity of DVD, Exercise Four is designed for a full eight-hour sleep period to support your lucid dreaming practice. Requires a DVD player.


The Gateway Experience Complete Set (18 CDs or Download)

The Gateway Experience Set Contains 18 CDs

After years of research and experimentation, the Gateway Experience was carefully crafted and refined in the audio laboratories at the Monroe Institute.

It is based upon the core program offered at the Monroe Institute, known as the Gateway Voyage®, which has been taught for the past thirty years.

Buy The Gateway Experience at Hemisyncforyou.com

Support for Journeys Out of BodyHemi-Sync Support for Journeys Out of The Body – 6 CDs

Hemi-Sync® Support for Journeys Out of the Body is an in-home training series that evokes heightened states with the support of Hemi-Sync® audio-guidance and helps listeners achieve the experience of the non physical. With practice, one can be brought up to the borderland sleep state, and through it, to experience the out-of-body state with full conscious awareness.


View The Complete Line of Hemi-Sync CDs and Downloads.

Fair Review of Bradley Tompson’s Lucid Dreaming Kit

Lucid Dreaming KitRebecca Turner, founder of the popular World of Lucid Dreaming website, was able to take a clear look at Bradley Tompson’s Lucid Dreaming Kit:  http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/lucid-dreaming-kit.html .

In her review, she does go on to state that if you are already knowledgeable in lucid dreaming than The Lucid Dreaming Kit may not be the right program for you. This information can be very helpful if you are searching for a tool to help you with lucid dreaming.  But she did go on to say that taking the course won’t hurt your chances for having a lucid dream.

We’ve followed Rebecca’s work for years and know she is a hard working researcher and practitioner in the field of lucid dreaming. We deeply appreciate her insight into the dream state. Her website is exceptionally well stocked with informative content and links to other online resources along with thousands of followers on YouTube and Facebook.

Check out http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com

More on Bradley Thompson’s Lucid Dreaming Kit



Wake Induced Lucid Dreaming

One of our affiliates and a guest blogger on another of our sites runs a fascinating blog called World of Lucid Dreaming

She has recently written an article on one of the lucid dream types we have written about before called the Wake Induced Lucid Dream (WILD) in which you can enter the lucid dream state directly out of a waking state.

Why this is an important technique to master is, she explains, “WILD is the most powerful lucid dreaming technique known to man for two reasons. First, it enables you to have a conscious dream at the time you choose. Second, it produces the most vivid kind of lucid dream because there is no lapse in.”

The whole article takes you through the whole process. Enjoy being WILD!

Why Aren’t Lucid Dreams More Popular?

This question was asked recently in a post on one of our favorite forums, Mortal Mist, and the writer had a couple of theories.

One had to do with the idea that we tend to shy away from things that require introspection; the other had to do with the fact that you can’t make any money off a lucid dream.

I tend to agree with the first one, but also believe that the topic itself is just not well known. I mean when was the last time that you saw a report on lucid dreams on Fox News? Or a “reality” TV show on the topic? Or even someone that everyone seems to read about, like Lindsay Lohan, talking about their dreams. (With LL, it’s probably just as well 🙂 )

What do you think? Why is this fascinating state of consciousness so unknown? Let us know your thoughts; post a comment below.

Lucid Dreams? How Many Kinds of are There? Here are 2

lucid dreamsLucid dreams, like any other type of altered state of consciousness are not only hard to quantify, but since they vary in their form from dreamer to dreamer, they don’t all fit easily into one category, or the other.

The great lucid dreams forum, Mortal Mist, has some posts that give us some ideas of how to differentiate what we are experiencing in this fascinating state of mind we can find ourselves in.

Here is a portion of one post on the difference between two types of dreams, the INRAD and the WILD.

What is an INRALD?
INRALD stands for “I’m Not Really Awake Lucid Dream.” It’s very similar to a false awakening, in the sense that you usually find your self in the place you were sleeping last and you will swear that you are awake. The difference between INRALDs and FAs is whether you “woke up” from a dream or not. With an INRALD, you won’t usually remember dreaming.

The History of the INRALD

A while back, pj made an insightful discovery. While he was waiting to experience some tell-tale signs of entering the dream state, he had unknowingly completed a WILD transition. He discovered, upon reality-checking, that he was already asleep and only dreaming he was laying there sleepless! It was then that the term INRALD was coined.


You need to go read the rest of this and then you can also read about pj’s “insightful discovery”. Fascinating stuff!

Enjoy your lucid dreams, and may they open new and wonderful doors to greater consciousness!

The Lucid Dream – What is It?

What is the Lucid Dream?

lucid dreamMany people have heard the term “lucid dream”, but haven’t really understood what that is. Here is one definition from the internet:

“A lucid dream is a dream in which the sleeper is aware that she or he is dreaming. When the dreamer is lucid, she or he can actively participate in and often manipulate the imaginary experiences in the dream environment.”

So now you have a definition. But what does it really mean to “actively participate in” or “manipulate” the dream? If you are asleep, how do you do anything in your dream? Is this doubletalk, or is it really possible?

The confusion comes from the way we tend to think of “awake” and “asleep”. There is a tendency to view these as two completely separate states of being, and unrelated. The things I do when I’m awake are “real”; what I “do” when I’m asleep is un-real.

But when we begin to understand consciousness (not just being conscious, or aware), but in a state where we are aware of ourselves all the time, then we realize that “all the time” also includes the sleep and dream states. And if we can become aware in the dream state, then we can indeed participate or manipulate the situation just like we can do it when we are what we call awake.

The Dream State and How to Use It

The dream state is often when our consciousness presents us with information to process, or deal with, that it knows we will ignore when we are awake. Our awake mind has lots of filters and they often are set by us to keep unpleasant things out of the way, so to speak. These can be simple day-to-day issues we need to address; or they can be really deep seated issues that need resolution for us to be able to move forward.

I went through a stage where I had many dreams that included dangerous situations that I found myself in. They usually included someone else who was trying to harm me, or where I was sure the situation would get out of hand. As I got better at being aware of my dreams, in other words I began to be lucid in my dreams, I began to do the following:

I would wake up during the dream and remember it vividly. I would close my eyes again. I would “watch” the dream like as a video, hit the “rewind button”, play back to the beginning of the danger scene, rewrite it, and then re-play it with a “happy ending”.

Lucid Dream – A Message from the Sub-Conscious

Somewhere in my sub-conscious was an area that was dealing with anger, violence, danger, or whatever. The dreams were simply bringing that to my attention. These dreams we would normally call nightmares. But, when you are aware of what you are dreaming, and know that you are in control of them, you can manipulate them like I did.

Keeping in mind that the sleep state and the activities there may be reflecting the awake state; then resolving things in the sleep state will resolve them in the other state. And doing it while we’re dreaming may be easier for us since we control the whole situation. And when we have addressed the issue in the dream, and resolved it, we may never have to address it in what might be a more uncomfortable situation in the awake state.

The Lucid Dream and the OOBE

One other aspect of the lucid dream is that it can be confused with an out of body experience. Since the dream can seem so real, as an OOBE does, we have to figure out which is which. One of the guest bloggers and Gateway Experience affiliates talks about recording her dream and realizing there were many signals she overlooked that could have helped her. She puts it this way:

“It was at that point I woke and recorded as much information as I could remember. In reviewing this account, there were many times I should have picked up on a ‘dream sign’ or signal, yet I know with continued practice, I shall be able to become more lucid more often and turn more of my ‘dreams’ into a full OOBs.”

Whether you stay in the lucid dream state or transition into an OOBE, you are exploring new states of awareness and new levels of consciousness, this is what The Gateway Experience is all about.