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    Robert Monroe (7 of 7) Journeys Out of the Body WWW.GOODNEWS.WS

    205 visualizzazioni Robert Allan Monroe (October 30, 1915--March 17, 1995) was a New York radio broadcasting executive who became known for his research into altered consciousness. His 1971 book Journeys Out of the Body is credited with popularizing the term "out-of-body experience".Monroe achieved world-wide recognition as a ground-breaking visionary and explorer of human consciousness. His pioneering research, beginning in the 1950s, led to the discovery that specific sound patterns have identifiable, beneficial effects on our capabilities. For example, certain combinations of frequencies enhance alertness; others induce sleep; and still others evoke expanded states of consciousness. Assisted by a broad base of specialists in psychology, medicine, biochemistry, psychiatry, electrical engineering, physics, and education, Robert Monroe developed Hemi-Sync®, a low-cost, patented audio technology that facilitates enhanced performance.He is also notable as one of the founders of the Jefferson Cable Corporation, the first cable company to cover central Virginia. In 1953 Mr. Monroe formed RAM Enterprises, a corporation that produced network radio programs, as many as 28 programs monthly, principally in dramatic and popular quiz shows.In 1956 the firm created a Research and Development division to study the effects of various sound patterns on human consciousness, including the sleep state. Monroe was especially attracted to the concept of sleep-learning. This was a natural direction to take, applying to this new area the audio production methods used in the firm's commercial activity. The purpose was to find more constructive uses for such knowledge than was ordinarily available, and the results of this research have become internationally known. According to his own account, while experimenting with sleep-learning in 1958 Monroe experienced an unusual phenomenon, which he described as sensations of paralysis and vibration accompanied by a bright light that appeared to be shining on him from a shallow angle. Monroe went on to say that this occurred another nine times over the next six weeks, culminating in his first out-of-body experience. Monroe recorded his account in his 1971 book Journeys Out Of The Body and went on to become a prominent researcher in the field of human consciousness.Monroe later authored two more books, Far Journeys (1985) and Ultimate Journey (1994). In 1962 the company moved to Virginia, and a few years later changed the corporate name to Monroe Industries. In this location it became active in radio station ownership, cable television, and later in the production and sale of audio cassettes. These cassettes were practical expressions of the discoveries made in the earlier and ongoing corporate research program.In 1985 the company officially changed its name, once again, to Interstate Industries, Inc. This reflected Monroe's analogy of how the use of Hemi-Sync® serves as a ramp from the "local road" to the "interstate" in allowing us to go full steam ahead in the exploration of consciousness, avoiding all of the stops and starts. The research subsidiary was divested and established as an independent non-profit organization, The Monroe Institute®, later in 1985. Interstate Industries, Inc. remains a privately-held company, now doing business as Monroe Products®.Robert Monroe's contributions as the guiding personality behind the entire program of development have been supported for more than 50 years by many specialists who continue their participation to this day. His daughter, Laurie Monroe, continued her father's work extending the frontiers of knowledge about consciousness and the mind's unlimited potential until her death in 2006. Under the current input of direction by Maria Monroe Whitehead, (also Monroe's daughter), A. J. Honeycutt (Monroe's stepson) and the leadership of Teresa West, a 20+-year veteran and president of Monroe Products, the company's vision is to continue to expand the Hemi-Sync® line of products and their benefits into markets worldwide. In 1975, Monroe registered the first of several patents concerning audio techniques designed to stimulate brain functions until the left and right hemispheres became synchronized. Monroe held that this state, dubbed Hemi-Sync (hemispherical synchronization), could be used to promote mental well being or to trigger an altered state of consciousness. Monroe's concept was based on an earlier hypothesis known as binaural beats and has since been expanded on a commercial basis by the self help industry. Robert Monroe (7 of 7) Journeys Out of the Body WWW.GOODNEWS.WS ;