That is a great video that is quite to the point, however how does that or rather, how does the Hemi-Sync / Monroe Institute audio programs assist in getting through the issues that Tom mentions?
If you have not read either the MBT Trilogy or Monroe's books, I encourage you to do so. In Monroe's "Ultimate Journey" the INSPEC sums it up: "You are being human when your fundamental focus is within such concepts of consciousness. Change this fundamental and you are no longer human."
The Hemi Sync/Monroe audio programs are tools to explore consciousness. In "ultimate Journeys" Monroe states that after 20 years of OBE/exploring consciousness, he realized that the prime need was to know oneself. He then turned inward and asked for help. Tom is telling us to know ourselves at the being level. In order to accomplish that we must peel back the layers of ego-SELF. Tom tells us this takes effort and time, for some among us 20 years or more. This has been my own experience. It is the quality of the experience at the being level that is the goal as is defined by the INSPEC.
They seem quite different, the idea of calming the mind down to the being level and getting an OOBE with audio cues vs rifling through your personal ego and weeding out your faults to obtain an OOBE. Can someone clarify the connection or the strategy of the Hemi-Sync programs for OOBE and why that would be effective in obtaining an OOBE?
The use of binaural beats can be an effective tool if you want to experience an OBE. Monroe in "Ultimate Journey" provides "points of help":
1. Always know and remember: you are more than your physical body
2. Recognize and control your survival drive
3. Maintain your transient status
4. Enjoy life but do not become addicted to it
5. Exercise your human mind fully-good and bad
6. Let human mind seek out experience, beware of illusion
7. Mind has a proclivity to make things what they are in "the there"
As I understand it.....