The Monroe Institute

Explore your greater potential, expand your consciousness, find out, as Robert Monroe discovered, that “you are more than your physical body.” There is nowhere else in the world where you can have the kind of experiences you can have at the Monroe Institute.


MEDITATION: The Monroe Institute’s Expand App offers a wide variety of meditation experiences, both guided and unguided, short 5 minute tune-ups to hour long meditations, as well as several multi-day journeys, using Monroe Sound Science, including the binaural technique of Hemi-sync, founded and patented by Bob Monroe during the pioneering days of the Institute. We highly recommend Expand for deepening relaxation and meditation, and for expanding consciousness!

Expanding on Consciousness

Podcast brought to you by the Monroe Institute. Mark Certo, the host, has a long association with the Institute and many people in the consciousness field. New episodes every Tuesday. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get podcasts.


The home of Bob Monroe’s original recordings, such as Human Plus and Gateway, as well as a vast collection of guided and unguided meditations, spiritual explorations, out of body techniques, etc., as well as music and classes, all utilizing the binaural beat called Hemi-sync patented by Bob Monroe.

The Journey of Robert Monroe

The Journey of Robert Monroe: From Out-of-Body Explorer to Consciousness Pioneer, by Ronald Russell, gives a glimpse into the life and times of Bob Monroe from his earliest beginnings to his death in 1995. Ron and his wife, Jill, were good friends of the Monroes and later pioneered the first Monroe Outreach Center in England.

Catapult: The Biography of Robert A. Monroe

Another fine biography of Bob Monroe from Bayard Stockton, who first got to know Bob and to experience his unusual and highly effective techniques for achieving higher consciousness when he attended a Gateway program in 1987. During his experience he envisioned writing a book about Bob and subsequently published this well researched and beautifully documented biography in 1989!

Books by Robert Monroe

Bob Monroe was one of the pioneers of Out-of-Body exploration. His books are the quintessential introduction to out-of-body travel, as well as the documentation of an advanced Soul’s journey through Earth School. Superb reading on the subject!

Sylvan Muldoon’s Projection of the Astral Body

Muldoon was one of, if not the first to document out of body travel. This book offers detailed insight into what happens in the body during sleep and astral travel, how the conscious and subconscious naturally work together, and separately, the power we can exert over them both, as well as systems of practice to achieve the out of body state. Cannot recommend more highly! We found the print in the hardcover to be of much better quality than that in the paperback.

EMDR International Association

EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) is a professional association where practitioners and researchers seek the highest standards for the clinical use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). By promoting training, research and the sharing of the latest clinical information, EMDRIA is committed to assuring that therapists are knowledgeable and skilled in the methodology of EMDR. Search for EMDR trained and certified therapists in your area on their website.

Books by Carlos Castaneda

Among his many other books, Castaneda’s Magical Passes offers the opportunity to hone the energy body for use in this world, as well as preparation for the afterlife, and to perfect the ability to travel and dream with fluidity. Also, learn the Recapitulation Magical Pass from the master shaman himself, inhaling and exhaling as the head is fanned from side to side. Recapitulation is the act of processing memories through the use of a bilateral breath.

Svaroopa Yoga

Through the careful use of relaxation, breath work and precise alignment in supported poses, Svaroopa Yoga releases core tensions in the spine and throughout the body. This is not your usual yoga. Developed and taught by Gurudevi Nirmalananda, whose own teacher was Swami Muktananda, Svaroopa yoga is available via in-person and on-line classes. Embodyment Therapy, an outgrowth of Svaroopa Yoga, offers deep physical releases. Check out what it’s all about by clicking on the link above and to find practitioners in your area. There is nothing quite like it!

Eleanor Eggers, PhD

Help for Stress Disorders offers a well presented and practical approach to dealing with all types of stress disorders. Dr. Eggers lived a long life, working well into her nineties, and this website is her gift to all of us, freely given so that we may benefit from what she learned during her long stay in this world. Thank you, Dr. Eggers!

Elmer & Alyce Green Foundation

Explore the lives and the gifts of this most interesting couple, founders of biofeedback. Free downloads on the website include a pdf of their book Beyond Biofeedback, as well as audio discussions of Elmer’s 17 Propositions, as described in The Ozawkie Book of the Dead. Hear him, as he approaches 90 years of age, describing what he has learned throughout his life, through extensive research and interest in spiritualism, as well as over the years that he cared for Alyce during her Alzheimer’s journey. Fascinating stuff!

The Ozawkie Book of the Dead

If you can find this book by Elmer Green, PhD, you are one of the lucky ones. Based on journals he kept during his wife Alyce’s last seven years of life, he takes us into the world of Alzheimer’s as few people view it or experience it. A deeply spiritual man and a deeply spiritual woman transcend ordinary reality and bring back what they learn for the rest of us to ponder. It is one of our all time favorite books (actually it’s 3 books), rich in insight, both human and spiritual, and Elmer does not hold back. He tells it all, like it is, and we are very grateful.

Beyond Biofeedback

This book by Elmer and Alyce Green is rich in information related to the world of the human body, the human mind, and the greater human potential that we all embody. It will surely inspire you to take care of your mind, body and spirit in a new/old way, using meditation, self-regulation, and mind over matter techniques that have the potential to resolve longstanding problems and invite new insights and knowledge. Not to be missed.

Books by Rosalind McKnight

One of Bob Monroe’s Explorers, Rosalind’s books take you through her experiences in the lab at the Monroe Institute at its very beginnings, as well as taking you into her own experiences as a channel. We highly recommend her books for anyone interested in what we are all really capable of. Her books are exciting reading and hard to put down!

Breath by James Nestor

Ten years of research into the healing power of the breath. Your own breath may be just the thing you need to change your life!

The Relaxator

A device to enhance deep healing powers of the breath. This is extremely helpful in applying some of the breathing techniques described in James Nestor’s book, Breath.

Books by Elsa Barker

Channeled Judge David P. Hatch shortly after his death in 1912. Their communications continued for several years and produced three books.

The Tarot Handbook & Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot Deck

A very accessible Tarot handbook and matching deck of cards (Thoth is pronounced “Tot”), with rich imagery and easily understandable symbols and meaning.


We highly recommend the Time Passages app, designed for the iPhone, for daily astrology readings, tracking the planets and checking in with the greater cosmos and how it might be affecting you, and everyone else.

Astral City: A Spiritual Journey

This movie introduces what happens when we die, with a well-rounded look at the nature of relationships through many lives, reasons for reincarnation, and the importance of working our way forward to harmony, both in this life and in the spirit realm. The beginning of the movie is quite dark, as the main character enters into a series of disturbing Bardo scenes, but eventually he advances and learns what it means to be a spiritual being. Based on books channeled from the subject of the movie, the spirit known as Andre’ Luiz, to his incarnate friend, medium Chico Xavier.

Books by Joyce Sequichie Hifler

Inspiration from a wise Cherokee woman. Whether reading A Cherokee Feast of Days, in three volumes, or her other work, her small books present a greater perspective, are packed with immense beauty, and offer wonderful guidance for navigating the world we live in. She offers us a pertinent reminder to stay connected to nature and the world around us. No matter the day, the year, or the time we are living in, she has her heart on the pulse of what it means to be a spirit in human form, never forgetting where we are from and where we are going.

Chuck Ketchel, LCSWR