I have never heard that the focus levels correspond with specific brainwave patterns. Do you have some reference for that?
I do not have a specific reference, but the whole idea behind binaural beats is brainwave entrainment, no? A 4hz beat produces theta waves, etc
So how do you figure that NPMR exploration has a "certain level of consistency?"
There seem to be some universal experiences when it comes to OBEs-- vibrations, passing through tunnels, etc. I'm not saying that it's entirely objective, I just struggle with the idea of it all being purely subjective. Even Tom and Dennis were able to meet up and describe the same experiences.
I think you can see that is not true if you read any of the books by William Buhlman, Robert Bruce, or any of the other popular NPMR explorers. This is the very thing that makes Tom so special and the very thing that makes his message different. MBT is not a subjective report of personal experiences. Robert Monroe's books and TMI are all based upon Bob's personal exploration filtered through the bias of his ideas, experiences, and beliefs.
I agree, popular out-of-body explorers really don't agree with one another. I suppose that's why a lot of folks think that OBE'ing is really just lucid dreaming. This caused me much confusion when I first learned about this subject, but thankfully Tom came along and tied it all together.
I believe Joe is a very effective remote viewer. I imagine he is more consistent when he remote views targets that can be checked in PMR. His remote viewing has to be a lot more subjective and less fact checkable for accuracy if he is doing random NPMR targets. He does not to my knowledge do any out of body exploration.
I do recall that on one occasion Joe remote viewed a person who died in the middle of the remote viewing session. Of course no one knew that at the time, there was just this sudden shift and Joe saw the target being wrapped in gauze in darkness. That is one example of what you could call an accidental NPMR target... Of course, RVing is ridiculously subjective, so I guess that only proves the point.
Joe has spontaneous OBEs but struggled to control them with Bob's help. He eventually chose to do RVing full time.