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The Gateway

Hello dear Reader. Have you ever wondered what the mind is capable of? Have you ever sought understanding within yourself? The human mind is the most complex machine in the known universe, and you don't even know how to use it. Thereby it is impossible for you to see the world as it truly is. It is impossible for you to find the truth.

But perhaps there is a way... A gateway perhaps. A way by which you can unlock your mind's true potential. Maybe there is, maybe there isn't... I'll just leave this here and let you decide.


The Tapes

The Report

On September 10th, 2003 the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) declassified a series of files, among which was found an Analysis and Assessment of the Gateway Process. The report was written in 1983 and documents the observations and experiences of US Military personnel who attended The Monroe Institute in order to assess The Gateway Experience, as well as its practical uses.

The Gateway Process was originally created by Robert Monroe, the founder of The Monroe Institute. Monroe was a radio executive who's company, RAM Enterprises, produced over 28 shows. In 1956, he created a Research and Development team to study the effects of sound on the human mind. 


Robert Monroe


It is said that while studying sleep learning in 1958, Monroe found himself "paralyzed, and vibrating with a bright light shining upon him." This phenomenon occurred several more times and resulted in what Monroe would eventually coin as "Out of Body Experiences." He began to document this strange phenomena and in 1971 published a book titled "Journey's Out of The Body." 

Monroe became enthralled with research into the powers of the human mind and consciousness. His studies focused on technology he later patented as Hemispherical Synchronization. The idea was that using binaural sounds the two different hemispheres of the brain, which normally process information separately, can become synchronized allowing those listening to find deep states of relaxation or even altered states of consciousness.

What They Found

So what exactly did the CIA discover about The Gateway Experience? 

"Fundamentally, the Gateway Experience is a training system designed to bring enhanced strength, focus and coherence to the amplitude and frequency of brainwave output between the left and right hemispheres so as to alter consciousness, moving it outside the physical sphere so as to ultimately escape even the restrictions of time and space. The participant then gains access to the various levels of intuitive knowledge which the universe offers."

Participants of the Experience begin their journey by listening to calming sounds. These sounds begin to relax the listener, and bring them to a deep state of relaxation.

Participants begin at a low focus level, and begin practicing their way up to Focus 10. Having achieved a Focus 10 state or above, the participant develops a series of tools that one can use. Such tools as Color Breathing, imagining different colors to different parts of the body and using them to increase temperature and blood flow in those places, thereby increasing healing effects. 

They were also able to do a special type of Problem Solving. By meditati