The Monroe Institute 2-Day
Gateway Excursion Workshop

Exploration of Consciousness: This program is a carefully sequenced series of learning exercises with the remarkable Hemi-Sync sound process. Hemi-Sync creates an environment in which both hemispheres of the brain can reach synchronization in both amplitude and frequency, allowing access to extraordinary states of consciousness with full wakefulness.  Scientific studies have shown that Zen Buddhist monks with decades of meditation practice are able to achieve hemispheric synchronization for about 15 minutes at a time.  With Hemi-Sync anyone can attain hemispheric synchronization within minutes, not years, and learn to hold the subsequent focused levels of consciousness for long periods, eventually without the support of Hemi-Sync. A recent research project in Houston studied math proficiency and found that although left-brain-dominant persons tended to have better than average math skills, the truly exceptional math geniuses were using both hemispheres of the brain in synchrony, leading researchers to conclude that synchrony may be a key to opening our latent potential.

"One Gateway Voyage alumnus, the head of a Zen Buddhist temple...believes that Gateway students can reach meditation states in a week that took him years of sitting. His temple now uses [Hemi-Sync CDs] from The Monroe Institute as a training tool." -The Wall Street Journal

Robert Monroe authored three books about the Out-of-Body Experience (OBE) that have become classics in the field. In his mid-forties Monroe began to have experiences that drastically altered his life. Monroe unpredictably, and without this willing it, found himself leaving his physical body to travel via a "second body" to locales far removed from the physical and spiritual realities of his life. He was traveling in a place unbounded by life or death. His record of these explorations has comforted millions of people who have experienced paranormal incidents. With his classic and best-selling Journeys Out of the Body, Robert Monroe introduced readers to his remarkable excursions out-of-body and into outer consciousness. After several years of having 'classical' OBE's Monroe began to experience something he termed "phasing". Rather than 'leaving' the body, he simply shifted, or phased, into various states of consciousness. He realized that the 'classical' OBE is only a perceptual experience. It is not an escape, but rather a rememberance of the Greater Self, the consciousness that exists in the physical body, the space around us, and in multiple dimensions simultaneously. He discovered for himself that there is no limit to consciousness. After more than a decade of in-depth research, he presented a mesmerizing odyssey in his second book, Far Journeys that took us even farther beyond the known dimensions of the physical universe.  Monroe offered new awareness into the untapped resources and limitless possibilities of the human mind in his last book, Ultimate Journey. Monroe explored the incredible opportunities that lie beyond the limits of the physical world. He charted the route that opens to us when we leave our physical lives and takes the reader with him on an exhilarating journey that expands the limits of human experience. This is a journey that reveals basic truths about the meaning and purpose of life - and of what lies beyond.   

The Monroe Institute Gateway Excursion Workshop is a 2-day results-oriented program designed to assist in expanding awareness, developing latent dimensions of creative intelligence, discovering a new sense of certainty and purpose, and applying one's full potential to all areas of life. Participants learn through taped exercises and group discussions how to achieve Focus 10 (Mind Awake/Body Asleep) and Focus 12 (Expanded Awareness). Step-by-step, the participant absorbs methods to move comfortably along a continuum of consciousness, shifting between one phase (or focus of consciousness) and another. Learning how to control these phase-shifts to visit and integrate non-physical energy systems is a key element in the program. Gateway Outreach Trainers provide a safe, comfortable structure for movement through controlled stages starting with deep relaxation and then through progressive "gateways" into different forms of perception.

What is Hemi-SyncR? Hemi-SyncR is an audio guidance technology that works quite simply by sending different sounds (tones) to each ear through stereo headphones. The two hemispheres of the brain then act in unison to "hear" a third signal - the difference between the two tones. This is not an actual sound, but an electrical signal that can only be perceived within the brain by both brain hemispheres working together, creating the environment that powerfully encourages brain hemisphere synchronization.

Experience the effectiveness of this state-of-the-art auditory technology:

  • Developed by The Monroe Institute, pioneer in brain/mind technology
  • Scientifically-based, patented method for synchronizing brainwave activity
  • Provides access to specific, beneficial whole-brain states of consciousness

Hemi-sync has been proven effective for:
  • Deepening meditative states
  • Exploring multidimensionality
  • Experiencing transcendental states
  • Attaining mystical experiences
  • Accelerated learning, creativity and concentration
  • Developing emotional coping skills
  • Overcoming sleep disturbances & stress reduction
  • Facilitating out-of-body experiences
Gateway Excursion (JAPANESE translation/TSUYAKU, provided)
Fee: 33,000 yen
Space:  limited to 12 persons

Remote Viewing Levels 1 & 2 (CRV & ERV)

What is Remote Viewing?        
Remote viewing (RV) has been described as a mental faculty that allows a perceiver to describe or give details about a target that is inaccessible to normal senses due to distance, time, or shielding.  A viewer might be asked to describe a location on the other side of the world, which he/she has never visited; or a past or future event; or an object sealed in a container or locked in a room; or perhaps even describe a person or an activity - all without being told anything about the target. RV is a powerful technique that was developed at the Stanford Research Institute and was used by American and Soviet intelligence agencies in psychic espionage. Yet it is a natural human ability and can be learned by anyone.

Why Learn Remote Viewing?
The practice of remote viewing can reveal to you much more than simply hidden or distant targets; it may just reveal the nature of your limitless mind - who you really are. RV is a discipline that heightens your awareness of your subtle senses and intuitions; the potential for growth, healing and exploration is huge. Your experience can be growth producing, with detailed resolution depending on what you're remote viewing and how deeply you go. Remote viewers use RV for healing and to explore the emotional, religious and spiritual world. One can obtain practical and accurate information about your own life, medicine, history, economy, missing loved-ones, or anything one wishes to explore. Through experience with RV we can learn to expand our awareness through space and time - to directly explore the timeless existence described by the mystics. RV was used by intelligence agencies for psychic spying, yet the practice also led many viewers to unintended surprising consequence - profound spiritual realization. SRI physicist Russel Targ said, "I was a psychic spy for the CIA and found God." The practice of remote viewing is the very act of non-local mind revealing itself for us to see. Remote viewing also has the advantage of giving you immediate feedback on the accuracy of your perceptions because you find out the details what or who you were remote viewing after the viewing. Through the feedback process, your accuracy keeps on increasing and your perceptions get sharper and sharper. These basic processes have been more or less neglected in most other spiritual disciplines. Through RV you learn to "lose your mind and come to your senses". Most people who experience RV want more of this fascinating multidimensional experience.

Level I:   Coordinate Remote Viewing (CRV)         

The goal of CRV is to facilitate the transfer of information from the viewer's subconscious, across the threshold of awareness, and into waking consciousness, where it can be "decoded" into a form the viewer can express intelligibly. Four stages of CRV will be covered.
Stage 1:  Perception of basic, overall nature of the site or target
Stage 2:  Basic sensory perceptions--tastes, sounds, colors, qualities of light, textures, temperatures, etc.
Stage 3:  Perception of the site's or target's dimensional qualities--i.e., height, breadth, width, depth, angularity, curvature, density, etc.  Sketching of viewer perceptions is an important aspect of this stage.
Stage 4:  Perception of increasingly complex and abstract perceptions about the site or target.
Level II:  Extended Remote Viewing (ERV)              
Kyoto: October 17-18, 2009

In this form of RV, the viewer is able to go into a much deeper state of consciousness while laying down with eyes covered, moving below the level of most analytic overlay, often resulting in bilocation, or the feeling of “being at the target”.

Kevin Turner and Remote Viewing
Kevin has received remote viewing training from 2 former members of the US Intelligence Remote Viewing Project Star Gate. Kevin was not a member of Star Gate, but he has worked on projects providing police with RV data on actual cases. He is a Gateway Outreach Trainer, and a Monroe Institute On-campus Facilitator.  A number of the Star Gate remote viewers were trained in consciousness development at The Monroe Institute early on in the project. Kevin resides in Kyoto.  

Remote Viewing Levels 1 & 2
(JAPANESE translation/TSUYAKU, provided)
Fee: 39,000 yen
Space:  limited to 12 persons

  • There are no prerequisites for this course, but many participants have found the 2-day Monroe Institute Gateway Excursion course to be helpful.

Afterlife Exploration & Soul Retrieval

It has long been said that we cannot know what happens or where we go after death, but Robert Monroe and many others found for themselves otherwise. The Tibetan Bardo Thodol (Book of the Dead) tradition emphasizes that the states normally associated with the Afterlife are always available to us, and that it is our birthright to explore them.

In this course of my own design, we will explore The Monroe Institute's Hemi-Sync Focus levels 21-27, and you will be introduced to the theory and practice of afterlife checks/retrievals.  We will also discuss and employ shamanic techniques from various traditions to expand our explorations.

This 3-day course includes:
  • Journeying to Focus 21, beyond time and on the edge of space, with and without Hemi-Sync
  • Exploration of the Afterlife states, Focus levels 23-27
  • Theory and practice of Afterlife Retrieval in Focus levels 23-27.

Afterlife Exploration & Soul Retrieval
(JAPANESE translation/TSUYAKU, provided)
Fee:  65,000 yen
Space:  limited to 12 persons

* The Monroe Institute Excursion course (or equivalent Hemi-Sync course) is highly recommended prior to this course. The Remote Viewing courses would also be helpful, but are not required.

Kevin Turner
, MA is an Accredited Monroe Outreach Trainer and a full Monroe Institute On-campus Facilitator.

Kevin in English at: http://www.shamanism-asia.com/en/or 075-723-4379

Or Japanese: http://www.shamanism-asia.com/schedule/ or tel: 050-1431-3293
(日本語)Japanese website: http://www.shamanism-asia.com/

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