About TMI Courses…

In the notes I frequently refer to various Monroe Institute onsite courses.  I thought I should tell the reader something about those courses rather then make the reader decipher the TMI website’s lingo/marketing.  The courses I’m refering to are 6 night/5 day courses at TMI and are part of the TMI core curriculum.

When one takes a course at the Institute one will generally attend one of the two campuses in Faber, VA.  Over time hopefully one gets to be at both campus sites.  I love being at the campus that was originally Bob’s house. His home was remodeled into one of the two campus center.  The second campus is more of a conference center. When one is at a course everything is provided.  Generally one shares a room with a roommate.  Its actually great.

One’s bed is called a CHCK unit (Check unit). The student sleeps and trains in the assigned CHCK unit. Bob had a meaning for the acryon CHCK which I forget. The CHCK unit is wire with sound, head phones, lights, and communications; these implement the Hemi-Sync sessions.

While at a course all meals are provided; complete room and board.  There is yoga in the mornings if you’re into that. It’s not required. After breakfast one starts working through about 4-6 hemi-sync sessions per day peppered with meals, snacks, prep discussions, and group debriefs. There is free time in the afternoon. There is also a mix of hemi-sync sessions and group discussions in the evenings.

The reader will find more specific information about a host of courses at the Monroe Institute website. There are numerous entry-level courses. I’ll mostly discuss the core curriculum course below.

Gateway Voyage

The Gateway Voyage course is the flagship introduction to hemi-sync. There is no prerequisite to Gateway while it is the prerequisite to all advance course.  Other entry-level courses do not serve as prerequisite to the core courses. In the Gateway course one takes the first step outside oneself to learn about, and explore, other states of consciousness or other awarenesses. Those can be quite a trip.

This course is confined to the bandwidth of awareness that is within the Earth Life System (ELS). Focus levels 10-21 are introduced in this course. See Monroe Institute’s Focus Levels Overview (TMI: UK)\

Students go to the Institute for different reasons.  For most, they seek their first solid psychic experience.  Others may already have some psychic experiences and wish to build their skill set.

As an aside, I believe the Gateway Voyage onsite course is offered roughly 36 times per year in about 12 countries around the world; last count.

I add, if one is serious about where hemi-sync may lead and is intending to take even one advance course I recommend spending a bit more money and go to an on-site course; don’t take a virtual retreat.

MC Squared

Due to its popularity, I mention this course which was developed by Dr. Joe Gallenberger. MC Squared is an onsite 5 day/6 night course at TMI.  It is not part of the core curriculum and has no prerequisite. The course is also available from Joe’s company http://www.SynCreation.com as a home study program which is worth considering. The home study is considerably less expensive.

In a nutshell Joe’s course is about psychokinesis and I’ve met several people who have bent spoons while at TMI.  Other tasks such as lighting LEDs, effecting plant growth, controlling the throwing of dice are also investigated. There is an emphasis on what many call manifestation technique.  

If one truly wants to bend a spoon, go to TMI for the course.


This course continues to explore aspects of the Earth Life System (ELS) that pertain to where one finds oneself when one dies and where one may experience one’s post-death existence. In sum this course introduces the student to focus levels 22-27.

Focus 27 is a high consciousness state of the Earth Life System. It possesses aspects, characteristics, and agents that pertain to deep spiritual or soul healing, reorientation, planning aspects, and more.

In this state one may encounter those that assist the human spirit in this migration. Creation is far more prolific and extensive then one can possibly image or comprehend, or has previously been told about.

Some come to Lifelines to learn about soul-retrievals; assisting those stuck in the moments following their death; unable to apprehend the wonders around them. One of your tasks during the course may be given only a deceased person’s name to find that soul and bring back details or personal message? Yes, one can do that, but likely not all the students will.

The students that come to this course are motivated to pursue new psychic skills in their lives; hoping to provide some service in this new awareness – the deeply empathetic student.  Whereas in Gateway Voyage many come to see what they might experience in Lifelines one encounters fellow students that are serious about this stuff.

When I first took this course the validated success rate of finding a specific dead person, given only that stranger’s name was about 5%. The second time I took the course two validations out of eleven people were successful. Many people have personal encounters with friends and family that have passed away. Generally there is a great deal of closure for persons attending this course.

Lifelines isn’t only about retrievals. In my two times attending this course all the students were glad they went.

Exploration 27

This course explores in more detail the characteristics of the focus 27 environment. One may do a soul-retrieval if that comes along but that is not the purpose for this course. This course seeks to interact specifically with other agents or aspects that service this state; at the limits of the Earth Life System.

In this course one gets their first introduction to focus levels 34/35.  In these levels one has stepped outside the Earth Life System beyond even our dead. Our so-called heavens are not some pinnacle tier of the cosmos; not even close.

Those students with you in this course are likely continuing their committment to this area of study.

Starlines I & II, Starlines Reunion

This area is far beyond the limits of our ELS system.  These courses are only offered once or twice a year.  Even with the TMI global organization these courses are very limited in offering. Your classmates: one will likely know some classmates from earlier courses and these are called advanced graduates. The experiences in these course are cosmic in scale. These courses explore focus-levels 34/35 through 42 and 49.