In Monroe's *Ultimate Journey* (3 of 3 in his book series) he describes his I-There, which, obviously, seems to be his higher-self, as it's more commonly termed. Do you, Tom, consider Monroe's I-There to be an accurate description, or model, of higher-self? I realise that there may be personal interpretations and PMR language-laden limitations in Monroe's descriptions.
And second, what did Monroe mean by "escape velocity" and "free" when referring to his I-There, and in relationship to his life-mission, as it was designed by I-There?
With respect to our purpose here, our design, our experiences, NPMR interactions, etc., most roads seem to originate, and return, to the higher-self. It seems like a most critical concept to understand, and it also seems to be the object of enormous confusion from PMR perspective. I get the impression that all (or most) NDEs are interactions with the higher-self. I won't go into the long list of psychic phenomena that may be interactions with higher-self, but it would appear that higher-self is significant to that group of experiences. Monroe even describes I-There as being responsible for his design, from personality, to talents, to interaction in PMR at the DNA level.
It also appears that the many descriptions of experiencing the "oneness", "infinite consciousness", "unbounded love", via meditation, NDEs, OBEs, etc., are actually descriptions of interaction with higher-self.
So far, I've not come across a more detailed and better description of higher-self outside of Monroe's. Meta-physical literature seems to be peppered with bits & pieces of higher-self described, with those descriptions typically mistaken for something else. There's much more to consider about higher-self, but I'll leave off here, for now.
Thank you for your reply.