I wasn't joking. I really think Monroe created these astral environments by defining/labeling them. Then he set up the monroe institute and wrote books to teach people about his environments and get them to practice projection primarily through his paradigm. This way, after his death, he would be able to exist in his own astral kingdom that is consistently being fed by all the people that come and drop $4000 to stay at the institute and the people that treat astral projection as just a bunch of arbitrary "focus levels".
Lol!! You are a deep thinker.
Hi All: At first I was going to let this slide but, it is possible people need to know what I mean about the Astral Mud and the free areas of the upper focus levels 27 and above:
Excerpted Kepple: FOCUS 2
Focus 2 of consciousness is what is commonly known by psychologists, as your "subconscious" but there is nothing "sub" about it. Focus 2 is where most people do their dreaming, lucid dreaming, their "astral projecting", their meeting up with all manner of demons and devils, etc.
This is where religion has been stuck for millions of years. Even enlightened ones like Buddhism doesn’t seem to get that this astral area is a trap and can be by passed… instead they’ve created all this hocus pocus about avoiding demons and the like which may or may not work… the point is why encounter them at all.
The astral is an area which can be passed through and most non-physical explorers armed with Monroe, Moen and Kepple will negotiate quite easily.
Excerpted Kepple: Focus 3 is what I call a 'common area' of our Consciousness Continuum. This means that unlike Focus 2, which is ours alone and can only be experienced by ourselves, our Focus 3 area of consciousness intertwines with everyone else's; we can all share in each other's Focus 3 areas of consciousness and interact with each other. As you step into Focus 3 then you will find that it is much like the physical is. Here you can meet people in a totally objective sense exactly as you can while physical. Within this region it is obvious these people are not merely creations of your own imagination. It is as obvious as it is apparent that other people are not merely creations of your imagination within the physical.
Kepple makes clear the focus 27 and above are free will areas. You choose to interact with others… I have heard as a matter of fact you can’t meet anyone here how dislikes you or you dislke… there is no coercion or belief system power working here.
Monroe’s focus 23 thru 26 is where the hollow heavens and hells reside and you gravitate there based on strong fixed belief system constructs such as pr was attempting to allude to accept the Monroes work leads you to 27 and above which are free will areas.
Anyway most of you who are really interested can follow thru for yourselves to clarify these ideas… I thought it was important to at least point people to areas of investigation to get there facts straight… there is enough misinformation in the universe.