The MtnGoat’s Discussion on the Focus Levels

A while back I wondered whether I should write anything about the focus levels. I ask someone who I had been in a number of TMI advanced courses with whether she thought one should do that and her thoughts on the matter were, “Nah”. Still, when I read the standard descriptions about the focus levels I find they are somewhat vague and I understand, as having been a student of this myself, that one may desire something a bit more descriptive. I’ve decided to write down some generalities and throw my two cents into the discussion regarding these states. After all, you’re reading my website and the best way to follow my verbiage is to know what I am referring to when I mention a level in my notes.

First one should understand that the focus levels generally listed are not the only levels that exist. In this discussion I will only address the basic levels one may become aware of while one should also understand that the numbering system of the levels is completely arbitrary. The numbers have no actual significance in themselves1. It is also important to note that focus levels do not address all of ‘it’ out there.

There are other ‘states’ for which the notions of the focus level do not apply and remember also that this notion of focus level may just be a self-imposed human construct resulting from the inclinations of our human orientation; a framework we require at some level that allows us a sense of structure; maybe this results from some structures of the human brain. None-the-less there does seem to be structure ‘out there’ that the notion of focus level does somehow represent which helps one associate with it.

Now there is a balance on the one hand of helping someone become informed/oriented regarding these conscious travels, and on the other hand front-loading understandings or passing on some dogma about what these levels ‘are’ and the content/context encountered there. Also the reader should understand all these states may interlace, perhaps not for humans but it may fluid for ‘other things’ that transcend all of this.

For myself I’ll say I have proof of the focus levels’ existence. My Evidence page illustrates some examples of human-to-human psychic contact that occurred for respective individuals while in the same focus level. However I cannot validate most encounters w/ other intelligent forms of life. How does one ‘prove’ who they are or what they are? How does one validate statements from intelligent conscious-forms that are outside our physical framework?

Lastly training in hemi-sync is work. By that I mean one does not do one session on the weekend and get pop-out results. The CIA disclosed documents state individuals needed about 10 sessions before they obtained any results. In on-site course it is common for many individuals to have nothing happen for a couple of days while doing 4-7 sessions per day. I believe, like any meditation, one should practice near daily; maybe twice a day.

So here we go:


C1 is simply our normal common everyday conscious state.

Focus 10

In TMI’s Hemi-Sync multi-binaural mixed brainwave entrainment (entrancement) one typically starts at Focus 10. This is how hemi-sync is encoded. I refer to this as a base state in which optimally one’s body is asleep – reptilian brain disengaged as much as possible – while the mind remains alert. This takes some practice to produce, that physical state of deep relaxation – Body Asleep – while the mind is alert – Mind Awake. This is also the state TMI trains users to carry out their ‘Preparatory Process”; there abouts.

This state allows one’s awareness to begin to have more unfettered bandwidth focus so to speak – ie Mind Awake. Yes one may find books all about Focus 10, but it is simply this in its most basic description. Do things happen to people in this state? Sure, but where that really starts is beyond focus 10.

You see the body is a big distraction. Does it need to go to the bathroom? Is it cold, or too hot? Is the skin itching? Is it tense? Is the pillow too soft? There are lots of things going on between the mind and body that may distract one’s ‘focused attention’. The goal here is to put all that asleep, while not actually falling asleep; to reduce the multiplexing activities of the mind’s awareness of the body

As an aside I come in contact with people seeking their ‘OBE’ experience and they are totally involved with figuring out if it feels right. Does it feel or act like some franchise or YouTube channel says it would? The problem with this is the more one focuses on that stuff – the preoccupation of obtaining an OBE – the more one is preoccupied with their own body, their self – the body NOT asleep in this case.

I know of a popular YouTuber that talks about his OBEs and when this individual went to Gateway Voyage he thought it was just a bunch of relaxation therapy stuff and got nothing out of it. Really? Nothing? Here’s a perfect example of concentric-self unable to look beyond self indoctrination – entrenched in a concentric trap of expected OBE feelings and preconceived notions. I will state that during my Gateway onsite course there were about 25 students. I think all but 3 has life impacting experiences. One of those three individuals knew all the Internet New Age lingo inside and out, even telling people what was happening to them at Gateway, but had no experiences himself at TMI.

Now I want to clarify right away that one does NOT have to have perfect control in this state before proceeding. One does not have to master focus 10 before going on to focus 12. That F10 skill comes with time and practice, and one can come back and work on this particular state even during one’s more advanced training. In sum, in F10 one aims to relax, set aside all bodily distraction and preoccupation, while remaining awake. I also wish to stress you must be alert, not ‘just’ awake. If one is not alert one is not vigilant to every nuance of perception and thought. Alertness is what one needs in order to discern the details. Finally if the practitioner does falls asleep that’s ok. It happens to all TMIers. In this case get a good night sleep or a few and then try again.

Focus 11

There is another state often not discussed. It is called “The Access Channel” by many TMI associates. In this state one’s body is asleep, but one’s awareness is directed at the body’s systems. I think this is all I’ll say about that. An introduction to utilizing this level is in Joe Gallenberger’s MC Squared pyschokinesis course that is also available through SynCreation.Com as home work-study. One also gets some exposure to this in Bob’s Monroe’s Gateway Voyage CD Set lessons that pertains to ‘body color sensing’, etc.

Focus 12

If one can successfully put the body to sleep (more or less) while the mind is awake then what’s next? It is simply looking beyond self; looking outward and beyond one’s typical physical perceptions and self-absorbed, busy, noisy, thought patterns. For me the goal here is to turn one’s gaze purely beyond oneself and observe – this is the first step into expanded awareness. If one is still thinking about self, my OBE, my checklist of what’s suppose to happen, my inner complaints that I’m not ‘seeing’ some cool etheric reality, then one’s awareness is not expanded. Here is a simple illustration of what I am saying:

Stand with both your hands in front of you while looking at your palms. This is roughly focus 10 and one’s concentric human disposition. Now turn your palms to face outward, away from you. Do not look at the backs of your hands. Close your eyes and ask yourself would would your palms see? Now extend your arms, still with palms facing out. Reach out and feel. Look past your hands. This is turning your perception outward – Focus 12. Concerning this awareness, one may find that one becomes highly focused and more single minded. This allows one to penetrate more deeply into awareness without saying what that awareness is.

There is a lot in focus 12 that is very close to us; it can be quite rich. This is also where one may begin to control limited aspects of one’s local reality. It will likely seem as just blackness at first. Look outward, really open your awareness beyond and pay close attention. Try to stop looking at the black background of your eyelids as you try to ‘see’ something. You have to forget all of those conventional inputs that your mind is busy searching for, because your gonna start developing new ones; ones that you have not needed in our conventional physical reality. Don’t worry that its just blackness. It will take time for the mind to release the hunt for natural perceptions AND for one to let go of preconceive notions regarding what one is suppose to find. Listen without hearing. Watch without looking. Feel without touching. Be alert to that part of you that observes your mind’s eye.

One utility or application of F12 is, for example, learning to access one’s intuition or creativity at a deeper level. Then with practice one may associate or encode a cue to access those deep skills while one is in C1. One may for example encode or memorize a cue such as touching one’s nose while in highly intuitive states of F12 then later in C1 invoke those deeper skills by toughing one’s nose.

As I’ve written elsewhere, there are now 17 unique phase states of solid water (ice) known in the physical sciences. Recently it has also been found that there are 2 phase states of liquid water. So consider, whatever the mind is – whatever frame of mind one has – that there may be other ‘states of awareness’ that may be achieved.

Focus 15

I will not tell you what the difference is between focus 12 and focus 15. I will tell you however that I completely disagree with TMI on this matter. Focus 15 is not timeless and it is not nonlinear (TMI says both about F15); take those notions with a grain of salt. Don’t worry about time. F15 exists more on the order of geologic/astronomical time, eons upon eons. (For more about the nonlinear see: What Does Nonlinear Mean?)

This was the base state when our protostar was conceived; the local awareness that brought consideration to this creation project. When it first emerged along with the collection of physical matter and materials here, that was the mists of focus 15 awareness. This levels bifurcated with time as local awarenesses naturally developed to what we call higher levels; plus and minus.

Due to this huge extent it ‘appears’ as timeless to a human conscious. Consider something easy like watching your fingernails grow. Its a lot like looking at a static photograph of your fingers isn’t it. You really can’t detect any change from moment to moment. Yet with a time-lapse camera you would detect that time was moving forward. This is a crude example but it makes my point. Because there is no sense of time to a human does not mean time does not exist. It is not in itself nonlinear. Remember, even the Earth completing one or a hundred orbits around the Sun is hardly a blink of an eye in astronomical or geologic time scales, not even close.

In the advanced courses at TMI one learns of focus 27, and then to learn of something called Earth Core (EC27). The same thing happens with F34/35 and F42/49 then learning of Earth (34/35), and Earth (F42) respectively. F15 is a base awareness ‘here’ that has grown into expanded awareness, extended into these other awarenesses mentioned.

Of course this is based on my own esoteric knowledge regarding the levels and who can prove that.

Focus 21

Focus 21 is the locale which is generally the limit of the living physical human mind. That is one aspect, here one is capable of being first removed from various constructs of reality not necessarily coincident in time or phase with our own. It is a place of emergences and overlaps with the nonphysical – perhaps the dead returning to this region to overlap consciousness with those of loving relationship; anyway, something like that. Note: This is one example representation. There are other utilities to this that I will not address here, and F21 is certainly more than what I just mentioned.


This state is one in which the present mindedness of an individual who for example is in a coma or delirium, may exist, that is a delirious confusion. This state is adrift near the threshold of dead’s departing while some form of life may still hold to the physical. Some are not ready to proceed and are returned from there to C1. For others this state may be passed through on the way to dead’s departure; for example during a drug overdose.


This is the awareness/locale where the body’s spirit or soul, whatever, has departed in what we call death. This is where one first finds oneself when one dies. This is a natural migration also in which generous assistance is available for those that need it. Some individuals may be transfixed on some binding thought unable to let go of their former physical form and these may find that special assistance is needed. This is also the realm ‘where’ soul-retrievals are rooted.

In this state a departed individual may be so transfixed with some notion of the former form that the individual cannot turned their attention beyond that notion to become aware of things around them that would help them migrate. Don’t freak; these individuals aren’t forgotten or hopelessly trapped. It is also very important to state that just cuz one dies, or even committed suicide, does NOT mean or mandate that that person needs a soul-retrieval. The need for soul-retrieval is the exception, not the rule.


Roughly speaking, this region is referred to as the Belief Territories, the consensus realities of many, or just one individual, framing their post-human life reality in some preconceived or otherwise agreed notion. Those individuals are not bound by any external construct and may leave whenever they can get beyond their belief.

It is a mistake to associate this area with large organized religions as if they are somehow to blame for the existence of these zones. We do not know ‘why’ these regions exist. We do not know the purposes working out there. These regions may represent heavens, hells, and things in between for all sorts of people’s frame of being. It is extremely prolific, as are the notions of what people expect after they die. There are those that exist here in complete bliss, so it is best to not judge these states as that is likely the traveler’s own prejudiced belief expectations acting out.

There are those that reside in the Belief Territories with full knowledge that other states exist. Some of these individuals are able to move among other states and then return to their primarily chosen residence in the Belief Territories for other purposes. That likely pertains to some greater purpose of a belief system or individual(s) in that belief. One more time… there is nothing ‘wrong’ with the Belief Territories.

It should be noted that not all, upon death, necessarily take up residence in the Belief Territories, rather they proceed beyond those Territories to Focus 27 for whatever reasons.


Focus 27 is beyond the human self-limiting mindset of the deceased Belief Territories. This region is the limit of the Earth Life System (ELS). Although one may find non-human intelligences in all levels, beyond this level (F27) is the realm of the non-human, non-Earth based. Courses such Lifelines and Exploration 27 focus on some of the particular aspects or characteristics of F27. The Starlines courses takes one beyond.

F27 is also the location of what TMI has manifestly fabricated and is called ‘TMI-There’. This manifested construct, or whatever one thinks it is, is utilized in TMI advanced group activities. Focus 27 is also the domain in which TMI courses suggest the student create a ‘happy place’ or home base that is called one’s Special Place (SP) or SP27 in their lessons.


Beyond the Earth Life System (ELS) F34/35 contains what is roughly called alien awarenesses along with the various conscious states they represent. Some of these entities are relatively close or similar to human thought… something like that. I should say I have never heard an explanation as to why this state is called 34/35.

F34/35 is the location of another TMI construct called the TMI ‘Voyager 8’ vessel or just V8 for short. This construct is used for group exercises and coordination in the Starlines courses.

F42 & F49

One should recognize that humans tend to ‘think’ in human-centric terms and scale. That can be a limiting problem. These states may be a region of consciousness that possess extent of awareness far beyond what mankind can conceive of; awarenesses, facilities, structures, cultures that are working on galactic and supra-galactic scales, vast nonphysical formed states or planes of the nonphysical as residence for other types of aware being.

I will mention one thing with respect to Bob Monroe’s books and TMI’s ‘System’, I have never encountered anything that I would call a “Cluster Council”, an “I-There Cluster”, or a “Sea of I-There Clusters”. I know it’s a big part of Bob’s books and TMI but I haven’t encountered it. I won’t say anything more about F42/F49, again, so not to front-load the reader’s mind any further. I have seen very subtle notions suggested that most readily infect people’s minds and steer their experiences.

So that’s more than a beginner should know about these levels. I offer this info so one may have some general ideas when reading my notes.

Some related topics:

What are the ‘Mnemonics’?

  1. The numbering scheme was developed to avoid association with levels of heaven in various religion traditions; wanting to keep focus level identifications benign.