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In 1971 Doubleday published a book called Journeys Out of the Body, a Virginia businessman’s memoir of his weird and wonderful adventures on other planes of reality. That book, which has sold more than a million copies, and that man, Robert Monroe, helped cement the concept of astral travel into the American psyche and made the “out-of-body experience” a household word. Monroe not only helped others understand this state of being, but through his research on binaural beats and his development of the technology known as Hemi-Sync, he made the OBE accessible through programs at The Monroe Institute, which is attended by thousands of people each year. However, Monroe made consciousness research more than an esoteric thrill ride. He put his technology to practical use by creating frequencies that have helped people with everything from meditation and learning, to insomnia, quitting smoking, and pain control. In this interview, Kala speaks with Ronald Russell about his time spent with Robert Monroe, what occurs at the Monroe Institute and the life of Robert Monroe.
Ronald Russell
Ronald Russell
More About Ronald Russell:
Ronald Russell was born in Croydon, England. He attended St Paul’s School, London, served in the Royal Air Force 1943-46 and then took an Honours Degree in English Language & Literature at Merton College, Oxford. He followed a career in teaching in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Monmouth and Ely, Cambridgeshire, and examined and lectured for various Universities, including London, Oxford, and Cambridge.

After Ronald retired from teaching, he and Jill took the Gateway course at The Monroe Institute, following that with several more courses over the years. They joined the Institute’s Professional Division and were appointed to the Board of Advisors. They presented courses in Cambridge using the Monroe Hemi-Sync technology and introduced it also to Slovakia and the Czech Republic. They became close friends of Bob and Nancy Monroe and Ronald edited Monroe’s third book, Ultimate Journey, contributing a preface to the first edition. Now living in Galloway, Ronald has given several lecture courses on states of consciousness for the University of Glasgow. He also wrote his own study of altered states of consciousness, The Vast Enquiring Soul. The Russells are both Monroe Outreach Trainers, conducting occasional workshops in their home in Scotland, and making annual visits to Cyprus to present the Going Home program there. For more information, visit: http://redwheelweiser.com/detail.html?id=9781571745330

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Kala Ambrose is "Your Travel Guide to the Other Side". As an award winning author, national columnist, inspirational speaker, and host of the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, Kala Ambrose's teachings are described as discerning, empowering and inspiring. Whether she’s speaking with world-renowned experts on the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, writing about empowering lifestyle choices or teaching to groups around the country, fans around the world tune in daily for her inspirational musings and lively thought-provoking conversations. A highly interactive teacher on a mission to educate, entertain and inspire, Kala teaches and writes about ancient wisdom teachings and how their techniques can be used in modern day living. Her books, The Awakened Aura: Experiencing the Evolution of Your Energy Body and 9 Life Altering Lessons: Secrets of the Mystery Schools Unveiled both cover these topics. In addition, Kala shares her love of history, travel and the spirit world in her books Spirits of New Orleans and Ghosthunting North Carolina. Her books are designed to explore the history of cities in an entertaining manner while sharing haunted stories and offering travel tips on how to best see the cities to shop, dine, stay, and visit the haunted sites. Kala writes for the Huffington Post, the Examiner, AOL, Yahoo and Fate Magazine and presents workshops nationally on the Mind/Body/Spirit connection including Auras and Energy Fields, Developing Entrepreneur Intuition, Haunted History, and Wisdom Teachings at the Omega Institute, John Edward Presents Infinite Quest, Edgar Cayce's ARE, the Learning Annex, LilyDale Assembly, Daily Om and her school, the Academy of Mystical Arts & Spiritual Sciences.

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