OBE Spectrum

Explore the out-of-body experience (OBE) phenomenon through a spectrum of experiential techniques: bi-location, lucid dreaming, near-death experience, and remote sensing.

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Explore the nonphysical state of being and the consciousness spectrum related to out-of-body experiences. Practice a variety of separation techniques with an emphasis on energy work in preparation for controlled out-of-body practice.

Know that you are more than your physical body. Explore your multidimensional nonphysical nature. Begin by learning Robert Monroe’s methods for achieving an out-of-body state, his personal exploration and his models of the nonphysical realm.

Learn to recognize the differences between OBE, Remote Sensing, Lucid Dreaming, and Bilocation. Explore additional models and perspectives that have emerged along the OBE spectrum. Develop skills for navigating, perceiving and interpreting within these additional nonphysical realms. Discover other perspectives that can deepen your understanding of self-directed consciousness exploration. Experience a greater wholeness and sense of freedom within all aspects of your nonphysical self.

Lucid dreaming and out-of-body states are somewhat similar, with each having its unique characteristics. Practice lucid dreaming techniques based on Monroe trainers Luigi and Thomas’ Lucid Dreaming program. Begin in a lucid dream and transform your experience into an OBE.

Another form of spontaneous OBE is a near-death experience. Learn how to deliberately enter the near-death realm. Experience the physical separation into the nonphysical, bask in the warm embrace of your energetic self and easily return to the physical realm at will.

Learn how to have an OBE with clarity, confidence and success. Developed by a team of Monroe trainers this OBE course draws upon over 50 years of experience in the field of human consciousness exploration. OBE Spectrum offers you a broad foundational knowledge of what an OBE is, the variations of an OBE and how to consciously initiate them at will.

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The audio exercises used in this program feature the original binaural beat hemispheric synchronization exercises developed by Robert A. Monroe as well as the latest generation of our neural entrainment audio technology, Monroe Sound Science. They were designed to facilitate specific states of expanded awareness relevant to this program and are not available for commercial resale.

Grab your headphones, find a quiet place to relax and enjoy this free audio sample. Experience the deep relaxation and instantaneous expanded meditative state of Monroe's neural entrainment technology.

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What You Get

In addition to location-specific amenities, all Monroe Institute retreats offer numerous amenities to make your stay as rejuvinating as possible. (Virginia campus only.)

  • Semi-Private Rooms

    Standard accommodations are double-occupancy rooms.

  • Free Wi-Fi

    Free Wi-Fi is available for guests.

  • Daily Meals

    Our dining menu offers many fresh, healthy, and vegetarian options.

  • Shuttle Service

    Local area, shuttle transportation is included on the first and last days of each program.

  • Swimming

    During afternoon breaks, enjoy a dip in the swimming pool or lake (weather-permitting).

  • Massage

    Massages are available during weeklong retreats during afternoon breaks. (additional fee)

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