I'm a little late on a reply here, but I agree with the comments. Frank Kepple was a great resource for consciousness exploration. He also gave a pretty good set of techniques for obe, or as he called it phasing. Very similar to the meditation ideas set forth by Tom. I myself have tried every technique known to man and have had several successes but can never seem to replicate them. I am going back to simplicity. I would love to see Kepple return to posting somewhere, hopefully he has not left PMR permanently.
I'm also "a little late to the party here", but I wanted to point out something. So please forgive this bumping of an old thread... I just found it thanks to the breadcrumb from another thread. :)
This is something I've come to realize through my experiences with it... Franks "Phasing" (which is 'supposedly' that which Bob Monroe did in Ultimate Journeys) isn't similar to Tom's Point of Consciousness meditations, it *IS* Tom's PoC meditation (Transcendental Meditation). There's literally no difference, the goals of the two are the same. Even the methods used are the same. The goal is to remove your consciousness from your physical awareness and senses.
This is something that I feel strongly that Frank didn't realize at the time as he felt that he had no idea what meditation was. He also said, quite emphatically, that he didn't practice it. Well... he did. He just didn't know it. :)