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What Perceptual Skills Are Required?

The perceptual skills required to explore the Afterlife are so ridiculously simple the hardest part is believing youíre doing it. Suppose I ask you to remember a childhood pet. In fact, stop reading right now, close your eyes for a few moments and remember a childhood pet. Did you have an impression of your pet? Did you: see it in your mindís eye?; remembered a specific experience with it?; feel feelings you had toward it? If you had ANY impression of your pet, you are capable of learning to explore the Afterlife. At its most basic, itís as simple as that.

When I first began, I believed I had to learn some exotic technique like conscious out-of-body traveling. I discovered such exotic techniques are completely unnecessary. In fact, my belief that it was necessary actually prevented me from learning to explore the Afterlife for a very long time. Once I realized that imagination is a tool of communication, I began making real progress. My first book recounts the part of my journey that led to that realization. It and my subsequent books tell the story of my experience as I began to uncover more of the techniques and methods I learned to explore beyond the physical world.

The most important thing that facilitated my learning was a piece of audio technology called, Hemi-Sync®. In Robert Monroeís exploration of human consciousness, he discovered and developed this technology. He found that specific patterns of sound could shift oneís focus of attention to specific altered states of consciousness. These sound patterns have nothing to do with subliminal suggestion. They are mixtures of pure audio tones which affect the brain wave frequency patterns of human beings. With the cooperation of the person listening to these sound patterns, both hemispheres of the brain work in unison. Robert Monroe and The Monroe Institute (TMI) developed specific sound patterns which promote a conscious shift of oneís focus of attention to levels of awareness in which we are normally unconscious. Within each of these foci of attention, access to different, specific areas of human conscious can be reached and utilized.

My training during TMIís Lifeline program taught me to access the levels of consciousness of the Afterlife. These levels of consciousness are known in TMI language as Focus 22, 23, Focus 24, 25, 26, and Focus 27. The numbers carry no specific meaning other than as convenient labels for various areas of human consciousness. There are separate Hemi-Sync sound patterns for each of these Focus levels. By cooperatively listening to the Hemi-Sync sound for a given Focus level, I learned to shift my focus of attention to that level. By learning to become aware of impressions I received (just like remembering your childhood pet) while in that Focus level, I learned to explore the Afterlife.

As an engineer, one of the things that attracted me to TMIís method was its technological basis. I didnít have to follow anyone elseís beliefs. I didnít have to change my diet, bow to a guru or join a cult. All I had to do was utilize the Hemi-Sync technology and learn to become aware of my impressions. After that, it was just a matter of dealing with my own expectations and beliefs about what I should or shouldnít find in the Afterlife. That turned out to be the hardest part.

Learning the perceptual skills necessary to explore the Afterlife was ridiculously simple. Dealing with my beliefs, however, was excruciatingly difficult. The things I tried that worked and didnít work are contained in the story of my journey in my first two books.