Robert Allen Monroe, popularly known as Bob Monroe, is the author of the famous 1971 book ” Journeys Out of the Body ” and is credited with popularizing the term “out-of-body experience” . Bob Monroe was a New York radio broadcasting executive who later became famous for his research into an altered consciousness.
Following is an informative vintage interview with Bob Monroe circa 1979.
With the help of several specialists in psychology, medicine, biochemistry, psychiatry, electrical engineering, physics, and education, Robert Monroe developed Hemi-Sync, a patented audio technology that is claimed to facilitate enhanced performance for out of body experience.
Hemi-Sync is short for Hemispheric Synchronization, now popular as brainwave synchronization. Monroe indicated that the technique synchronizes the two hemispheres of one’s brain, thereby creating a ‘frequency-following response’ designed to evoke certain effects. Hemi-Sync has been used for many purposes, including relaxation and sleeps induction, learning and memory aids, helping those with physical and mental difficulties, and reaching altered states of consciousness through the use of sound.