I can tell you this:
When Greta and I first started to experiment with the Ouija board, we spontaneously had a contact come through claiming to be... you guessed it: Bob Monroe. I asked "Bob" if there was anything he could say to us to "prove" who he was. He simply said, "Far Journeys." Then we proceeded to ask questions and "he" proceeded to answer them, kindly and politely. I was actually pretty convinced that we were talking to the personality who had been Bob incarnate. Then I decided to ask Tom about it... and here is what he said (directly pasted from an email):
Tom Campbell, in an email wrote:
Bob Monroe, as the world knew him, was a unique PMR character that no longer exists. That was a character that was played in PMR some time ago. The IUOC from which that PMR character sprang still exists, but it is no longer playing Bob Monroe in PMR - it may be playing Joe Blow, but Joe Blow, developing his own unique experience base in PMR, is not Bob Monroe. The historical Bob is captured in the database as Bob Monroe - with all the choices and their associated probabilities intact but with no free will.
I doubt that you are talking to Bob Monroe - You are most likely talking to someone who is claiming to represent Bob. They may or may not actually be representing Bob accurately from the database - but probably not. Ask your Bob what his mother's maiden name was and the names of his children. Then AFTER he tells you, go find out.
Cole, in response wrote:
I do actually agree with what you're saying to a certain extent-- Bob Monroe, as 'he was' is no longer. But since the entity from which he sprang still exists- then couldn't that entity still use Bob's personality and experience base as a means for communicating with us? In other words- since there is no real division between one, and one's entity/oversoul/higher-self- then isn't this essentially 'Bob' IF in fact it is his greater IUOC that's communicating with us?
Tom in further response wrote:
Bob and his IUOC would likely have different personalities. Bob is a subset of his IUOC. That would not be Bob any more than any of the other of his last half dozen incarnations.