Far Journeys is the second of Robert Monroe's trilogy and is my favorite. I've read the actual book twice already but listening to the audio version is a real treat.
Kevin Pierce is awesome as the narrator.
Journeys Out of the Body was interesting, but described Robert Monroe's observations when he was still questioning his experiences. In Far Journeys, this second book, there is more about his out of body experiences and Robert Monroe is a good writer. Even though I've read this book before, his eloquent usage of words makes revisiting his book just as enjoyable as before. I'm looking forward to the audio version of the third book of the trilogy, Ultimate Journey.
This single book had a tremendous impact on my life and beliefs. It was a catalyst in a mind expanding search for more information and changed the way I spend my time . . . this life.
I'm not certain this book is for everyone, but if a person is looking for answers as to why we are here, who we are, what we can do in this lifetime . . . there were quite a few answers in here (for me, your mileage may vary.) And, the story that winds through these pages is simply amazing.
It's another of many books that are becoming available these days about Consciousness beyond the brain matter contained in our skulls.
The author's personal journey is intriguing. Scary enough that I was turning on lights where usually I don't mind walking through a room that's dark. Hope to get over that real soon.
I love to come across interesting matching tidbits in various books by authors who probably never met each other. In one of Robert Monroe's books he mentions having traveled out-of-body to a place where there was a wand-like or rod-like tool there that he tried out. I think it was able to make a fire where pointed, and also a nearby man both lose and regain consciousness. In Graham Hancock's book Supernatural which I recently read, he discussed "wands" as being mentioned in both the older fairy-like myths and with aliens too. So, when Sherry Wilde mentioned in her book that the worker Greys had "wands" in their hands, it was an interesting commonality.
Also in common with Graham Hancock's book Supernatural, there were hybrids, spaceships, and interestingly near the end of the book another dimension was described of beautiful landscape and greenery like the fairy (aka aliens) lands told of in early human interactions with other world beings where humans would be taken away to, and if lucky be able to return from. In common with John Keel's book, Flying Saucer to the Center of the Mind, Sherry Wilde's Men In Black and the various greys and their supervisors are mentioned. The insignia patch was very interesting too.
In Michio Kaku's book Future of the Mind, he talks about travel across large regions of space where consciousness is transported to a waiting body as a vessel. (Also in the sci-fi book by Clifford Simak, The Waystation). And Sherry Wilde's main alien contact replied to her question as to whether he was a Zeta type of alien that no, he was an energy form that traveled far to do his work and his body is a convenient form to use for this work.
And, as in Dolores Cannon's Convoluted Universe series of books, there were many other commonalities, but especially that of the New Earth idea, a split, and the choice of some people to stay and some to go. Very interesting, and pretty much along the line that there is a spiritual awakening in the works, that earth is an entity and a version of New Age thought.
An excellent collection of writings about UFOs, contactees, governmental agencies, civilian research, and historical references to what are now called UFOs or ETs but may have been called other names in the past.
The narration was well done, and the various regional contactee accents were enjoyable, and not "over-the-top"
Many of UFO-related articles or books I've looked at, or lengthy interviews I had listened to usually focused on one incident or one type of strange event. Thus, I thought that all there was to cover was included in that article, book or interview. However, there were many details included in John Keel's writings that I had never heard before. His Men In Black information was much more detailed than what I had heard in lengthy interviews on MIB experiences. John Keel tied together commonalities in MIB experiences across time and regions. I really like the way he provides descriptions.
Some of John Keel's writings were selected from articles in magazines long out of print, yet managed to have more significant details than present day writings or interviews I've heard on the same topics in the past few years. I'm glad this collection has been preserved and made available.
What made this collection of John Keel's work interesting is the broad range of information that manages to include very unique and significant details, even to the point of discussing chemistry or metals at some points. The scientific approach John Keel used to gather information, and present it is refreshing. Part of the book discusses how research is done, both properly and improperly. Some good points there.
The history we have been taught at school and the information we get through the evening news has left out much of what is in this book, and that leaves too many people in the dark as to what is and has been going on. This is a good book for someone who wants an overview and at the same time likes to dip into some details and actual case studies.