Sunday, May 8, 2016
On May 5, 2016, on the last day of the “Out of Body Exploration Intensive (April 30 to May 06, 2016)
in Monroe Institute, Faber, Virginia, 22938 we received the instructions to simulate an OBE by pretending to have one while listening to the hemi sync’s sound.
Receiving permission “to pretend,” in other words, “to lie”, or ‘to make it up,” I imagined a conversation between my guide and me at a bonfire, the entire scene suspended somewhere in space. At the same time, an earthy voice advised start relaxing. Soon I felt light vibration on legs. And my guide announced that, if I want, a flight to Mt. Kailash, the sacred site of Western Tibet is available. .
The north face of Mount Kailash
(Internet, the official description of this mountain: “A great mass of black rock soaring to over 22,000 feet, Mt. Kailash has the unique distinction of being the world’s most venerated holy place at the same time that it is the least visited. The supremely sacred site of four religions and billions of people, Kailash is seen by no more than a few thousand pilgrims each year. This curious fact is explained by the mountain’s remote location in far western Tibet.”)
Will I agree to see Kailash? Of course, I do! And before I know it, I was facing an entrance to library hidden inside that mountain. A small group of monks, no more than 6 people in orange garbs were there to greet us. I was asked, if I would be willing to sacrifice 5 young years of my next life to work in the Kailash’s department of old manuscripts? I, of course, exclaimed yes, yes, yes!
Then I was guided inside the cave into a dark room, and left there alone. It seemed like experiencing a shift of space-time thing! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Moving through dark space toward the door, I found myself into a hospital. Reaching the end of the hall I stepped into a specific room with the magnificent view behind the glass wall facing the ocean.
I was told that I was back in Monroe Institute in its future version.
Along the hospital glass wall, also facing the ocean, stood a row of special white beds, equipped as ICU (intensive care units) beds in a contemporary earthly hospital. Describing them, I recognized Mario, a fellow student of present OBE intensive workshop in one of these beds. Stupid me rushed to share this good news in my oral description of what I had experienced during present “lying” session. It sounded as excited good news, and we, the idiots, shared a sudden explosion of joyous laughter. In the middle of that laughter I felt an obstacle to continue, despite having seen way more than I had shared. The reason, why an invisible force made me to stop, became obvious later. At that moment, I stopped my description, and another student went on sharing of her experience during that last session of the Buhlman’s OBE Intensive workshop.
Let me continue now. The row of beds richly equipped with high tech devices stood backs against the white wall of the normal height (the height of the ceiling was higher than height of wall behind the beds) and the wires of various medical healing devices went through that wall into utmost important room behind the wall. There were “dental chairs” richly mounted with more high-tech units. There was one chair for every bed behind the separation wall.
What was happening in these “dental chairs” was not revealed to me. The “connection” between the beds facing ocean view, and “dental chairs” backing these beds was neither clear or obvious, because the backroom contained one more row of mystical nature, as if backing the row of dental chairs and being inwardly connected to the row of beds with patients in them.
It was most hard to describe, as it seemed to be anti-technological “row”, or level, or part of the healing process. It visualized shamanic initiation. I saw twisted figures of ancient shamans caught in the moments of their painful and torturous initiations.
In order to find some way to describe what I saw, I got help from Mircea Eliade book “Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy”. This book has many passages from anthropological works based on authentic field researches conducted by Finnish and Russian anthropologists before the Russian revolution in 1917. Somehow the reports of these invaluable researches were found by Mircea Eliade in France.
Two excerpts from the chapter II. “Initiatory Sickness and Dreams” in the book “Shamanism” by Mircea Eliade. Pages 38-43.
“The shaman Ganykka told him (anthropologist Lehtisalo – T.E.) that once when he was beating his drum the spirits came down and cut him in pieces, also chopping off his hands. During this time, his soul was in the sky, journeying with the Spirit of Thunder and visiting the god Mikkulai.” P.38
(In our language, the shaman describes his awareness of his multidimensional existence.)
“The Tungus shaman Ivan Cholco states (to anthropologist Ksenofontov – T.E.) that a future shaman must fall ill and have his body cut in pieces and his blood drunk by the evil spirits (saargi). These—which are really the souls of dead shamans—throw his head into a caldron, where it is melted with certain metal pieces that will later form part of his ritual costume.” P. 43
“Another Tungus shaman relates that he was sick for a whole year. During this time, he sang to feel better. His shaman ancestor came to initiate him. They pierced him with arrows until he lost consciousness and fell to the ground; they cut off his flesh, tore out his bones and counted them; if one had been missing, he could not have become a shaman. During this operation he went for a whole summer without eating or drinking.” P.43
Experiencing described “pretentious” OBE during the last day of the Intensive” workshop, I did not grab the connection between the three visions – white beds facing ocean, the separation wall behind he beds, and the row of “dental chairs” facing the separation wall; and the third row of wild shamans in torture, or visions of them, or cartoons of them and how this triose reflected or predicted TMI future.
Some help came from… Robert Monroe himself.
During departure, waiting for the van that would bring us to airport, I idled into TMI bookstore and bought the book by Ronald Russel “The Journey of Robert Monroe: From Out-of-Body Explorer to Consciousness Pioneer”.
On the page 106 I found a reminiscence of Robert Monroe saying “I have a tiger by the tail, and I do not know what to do with it.”
It was said despite intensive work on creating various healing and development programs, their improvement and searching of new venues on applying, taming, maybe domesticating his own OBE world in order to share this with people who were anxiously searching access to their own souls. There were later dropped Mentronics program, and there were other programs live and well up to our days: Hemispheric Synchronization (Hemi-Sync), and “the best play Bob ever wrote,” the program called Gateway Voyager. According to Ronald Russel, up to the year 2006, more than twenty thousand individuals had taken six-day residential program. And there were Lifeline, Outreach and Going Home programs. In other words, Robert Monroe, the keen businessman, was working hard, testing and improving the practical application of human’s deepest desire to discover and develop their own individual spirituality. Monroe “left the building” in March, 1995.
Already year before his death he was aware that the transition is near. In January 1994, he “did not take the chair, yielding it to Dr. Suzanne Morris, a long-standing member of the board.” Ronald Russel continues: “Monroe outlined the changed structure of the Institute, commenting that the financial health of the nonprofit element was not good, adding that he was no longer able to subsidize it himself. While the Institute was never profit-oriented it had to become self-supporting, although he gave no clear indications as to how that could be achieved.” P. 284.
I, as a medium, believe that the last OBE during the OBE INTENSIVE (April 30-May 6, 2016) was suggested by the soul of Robert Monroe. Of course, I have not slightest idea how he intended to engage the shamanistic healing for healing and helping fatally ill to overcome the fear of death. When the stupid me boasted seeing my group member Mario laying in one of these white beds in my OBE, I did not know the first thing about the life of Robert Monroe, about his friendship with Elizabeth Kübler Ross, his work with hospices. Now I understand that in my OBE I saw my fellow student in a white bed, probably hospice bed. Was he already carrying a deadly decease in his body? Are the shamans’ traditional initiation a twin brother or cousin of yogi enlightenment (liberation), or a relative of the awakened kundalini effect? This is not for me to decide. One thing is sure, Shamanic initiation, yogi’s liberation moment, Kundalini run up through spinal column releases immense amount of healing energy. Can it be that Robert Monroe thought about a chance to apply it for healing? And how is OBE entwined with shamanic initiation phenomenon?
This is not me who can answer these question. But I was used to forward given message to people who would know what to do with it, ignore or apply for development of Institute future plans.