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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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VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehtZCemim0w