Ultimate journey

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Broadway Books, Aug 1, 1996 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 320 pages
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In 1958, a successful businessman named Robert Mornroe began to have experiences that drastically altered his life.  Unpredictably, and without his willing it, Monroe 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 inhabiting a place unbounded by life or death.

Monroe recorded these experiences in two bestselling, landmark books, Journeys Out of the Body and Far Journeys.  Ultimate Journey, his final and career-defining work, takes us further than we thought possible--and reveals to us what it all means.

Ultimate Journey charts that area which lies "over the edge," beyond the limits of the physical world. It presents us with a map of the "interstate"--the route that opens to us when we leave our physical lives, with their entry and exit ramps, their singposts and their hazards.  It also tells us how Monroe found the route and travelled it, and uncovered the reason and the purpose of this pioneering expedition.  It is a journey that reveals basic truths about the meaning and purpose of life--and of what lies beyond.

After six hardcover printings, the trade paperback edition of Ultimate Journey, will offer an even wider range of readers this exhilarating reading experience, the masterwork of one of the most daring and original thinkers and explorers of our time.

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All three of Monroe’s books are unique and amazing. To my knowledge, he was the first to explore OBEs at length and to report about them. This is Monroe’s third book. The only problem I have with it ... Read full review

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It is a 5 star book that should not be read until the first two books Robert Monroe wrote have been read but I will summarize them briefly. The first book is about his discovery of out of body states and a growing confidence in what he experiences in his out of body travels. The second is an expansion of his out of body travel and he learns that he is not alone, there is a presence with him at times. He receives rotes, which I understand were packages/downloads of information into his mind that he could unpack at his leisure.
Ultimate Journey is different, he has learned a lot and has come to see himself collecting bits of himself. But also he's rescuing lost/stuck souls (??) and mapping the inner territory he is travelling through by experiences that are sometimes frightening to think about. Its a personalized life journey as well as work done for another level, but that's what I got from it. There is a kind of life review as well as an exploration of mind states and the undeniable fact that the body is tethered to an other non-physical body. I later was introduced to Emanuel Swedenborgs writings which would have seemed more fantastic than any of the science fictions I have read if I had not read Mr. Monroe s books and learned from them that they were stages of his journey.
Ultimate Journey is about his discovery of the 10 basics. How odd that UJ was published at about the same time that James Redfields Celestine Prophecy and his 10 insights became a global best seller .


1 The Variable
2 The Long Long Trail
3 Along the Interstate

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Raymond A. Moody, M.D., author of the bestselling "Life After Life," interviews people who were pronounced dead yet came back to life, and conducts a visualization that simulates the exhilaration of passing from life to death -- and back again.
Robert A. Monroe," "author of the bestselling "Journeys Out of the Body," teaches you to overcome the fear of dying, and demonstrates the use of Hemi-Sync to induce out-of-body experiences.
Richard Stack,"" lecturer on metaphysics and author of "Out of Body Adventures," teaches a step-by-step method of traveling out of the body as a spiritually enlightening experience.
Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D., researcher and author of "Lucid Dreaming," teaches you the ability to be "awake" and "aware" during your dreams, and how to control and guide them to explore your inner knowledge.

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