Oh, you people and your "Grip on reality" :-X
Now I have not been to the Monroe center, but I had aspirations to until reading this thread.
I am okay with Jesus Christ in my room.
I am okay with people screaming down the hall.
I am okay with people sobbing for 3 days.
...but men crying? Ã‚Â That is just toooooo much. Ã‚Â What sort of freaky trippin' mind bender is this place?
Whew.... I am getting all sweaty just thinking about it.
Now, I have been using the hemisynch CDs and it has provided a unique experience. Ã‚Â I wake up later with NO memory of the last 30 minutes of the CD. Ã‚Â None.... Ã‚Â so if just the CDs can do that.... I bet the Gateway experience has got to be potent.
We have talked before on the subject of the "mind bending" nature of RV practice. Ã‚Â It really is good that the Monroe people make an effort to screen folks, and we need to continue to talk up the need for grounding and care in this process. Ã‚Â
Seriously, I am not in a hurry to go through the Gateway experience, but I do hope to someday. Ã‚Â I am noticing still that the use of binaural beat audio from my homemade software does create changes, and the continued RV practice does seem to correlate with more spontaneous type PSI experiences. Ã‚Â
Waterway, lol, well said brother, well said.
From what I have gathered over the years in my reading and inquires of various sources, it's my opinion that the Monroe Inst. courses are alot like using a floatation tank. I.E. what each of our experiances are unique unto ourselves.
AND like PJ mentioned, when one goes inside ones own mind, sometimes there are things there that are disturbing to say the least.
So what if some guy saw Jesus. He should count himself lucky, he could have seen Lucifer instead.
As far as the person screaming down the hall, and the other sobbing, they just were not prepared for what was inside their our mind.
(chuckle) I think back to the first time I floated in the isolation tank, I was aprehensive, nervous, and almost chickened out because what I had read from various sources about other folks experiances. I remember standing there looking inside of the tank, feeling like it was kind of dark and ominous in there. The facility dirrector asked me what I was thinking, knowing something was on my mind. I told him my concerns and asked him "what will I encounter in there?" He smiled and told me, "Only that which you take with you."
LOL, I didn't know how to take that answer.
The point is though, each of us is different. Therefore each of our experiances going through these courses will be different, as well as what we get out of them. Just because a few people "flake out and loose it" does not mean the course will effect you in that way.
I too WILL be going to the Monroe institute one day. When, I don't know, but I can say for certain. "I will be going". I think the courses they offer there are "one way of many" to look inside oneself, and so far, they seem to be one of the best arround.
Ehh, that's my 2 cents worth.