Robert Monroe

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Robert Monroe
Born 30 October 1915(1915-10-30)
Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky
Died 17 March 1995 (79)
Faber, Nelson Co., Virginia

Robert Allan Monroe (October 30, 1915 - March 17, 1995) was an American broadcasting executive, including a stint as vice-president of programming at Mutual Broadcasting System (MBS), who went on to found the Monroe Institute of Applied Sciences. Monroe is noted for his development of the Gateway Process, a meditational method purported to be capable of inducing out-of-body experiences (OBE), and Hemi-Sync, a selection of stereo recordings of paired tones (called "binaural beats") to be listened to using headphones to enable the requisite dichotic effect, each recording intended to bring the listeners' brain waves (neural oscillations) to a desired frequency.

Selected Bibliography

  • Monroe, Robert (1971), Journeys Out of Body, Garden City, New York: Doubleday 
  • Monroe, Robert (1985), Far Journeys, Garden City, New York: Doubleday 
  • Monroe, Robert (1994), Ultimate Journey, Garden City, New York: Doubleday 

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