(TMI Journeys - February 2019)
Understanding Cosmology: Your Path to Freedom
by Scott Taylor
TMI Residential and Guest Trainer, NDE Researcher
Robert A. Monroe gave us an amazing blueprint for exploring the nonphysical universe. He
described “Focus Levels” that acted as addresses for “places” that existed way before he
discovered them in his OBEs. They are areas you can go “to expand, to experience, to know,
to understand, to control, to use these greater energies and energy systems ...” (from the
After 34 years as a program facilitator at The Monroe Institute, I have come to understand that
these Focus Levels are not greater or lesser, better or worse than each other. They are just
different places that you can inhabit for a while. Some Focus Levels make it easier to delve
into certain aspects of the nonphysical universe than others. That’s all.
Think of it this way. If you were to visit England’s prime minister in London, you would go to
No. 10 Downing Street. Does that mean No. 10 Downing Street is any better than No. 12? No.
Different people reside in each residence. These people have different jobs but one address is
not inherently better than the other. How about No. 15? That house happens to reside on the
other side of the street with a different view of the city. It’s a new perspective. No. 21 is just a
little farther down the same street with another vista to contemplate.
People trained in the Monroe technique have been scouting “Downing Street” for more than 50
years. We know there are many more addresses to search and different views to be had.
It turns out that near-death experiencers (NDErs) discovered another street parallel to
Downing Street. Instead of house numbers, on this street they use “vibratory levels.” Following
another English tradition, each vibratory level has a place name. Some are coined after the
different kinds of light experienced by NDErs. These locations have labels like “Meeting Place,”
“Black Light,” “Clear Light,” “White Light,” and “the Park.” Like the addresses on Downing
Street, they enable you to do some things more easily than others, depending on the vibratory
level you’ve engaged.
As an example, take the archetypal tunnel experience that many NDErs describe. Exploring
the tunnel is easily done with Meeting Place vibratory level. Meeting your dead relatives is
relatively easy in White Light.
Cosmology means “to describe the structure of the universe, its characteristics and how it
works.” Bob’s Focus Levels describe one street to explore in the nonphysical. Near-death
experiencers have described another. Each is equally valid, just a different road and
addresses in the same city.
Most of the participants in the Near-Death Experience Intensive program are not people who
are captivated by death or want to connect with their departed loved ones. The vast majority
have spent time in the Monroe cosmology and want the experiences and perspective of a new,
Here’s the cool part. You can use Hemi-Sync® to explore the nonphysical universe of the
NDE. Hemi-Sync has this wonderful ability to expand your awareness and hold you in a very
specific state of consciousness. It gives you time to explore. You can train yourself to return to
a desired state with tools that allow you to navigate this space with ease and confidence.
Bob Monroe called this adventure “the path to freedom.” When you know there are many well-
worn paths in the nonphysical universe, you are freer to explore them. I’ve used Hemi-Sync to
explore the path of shamanism. It’s wonderful for visiting the lower and upper worlds.
Where would you like to explore? You can use Focus Levels or vibratory levels to jump off into
territories now unknown.
Here is a typical sequence that occurs while on your path to freedom:
• The more you explore, the more you will come to know (not just believe) that you are
more than your physical body.
• Once you know that, you’ll overcome your fear of physical death.
• Once you are free of the fear of death, you have the freedom to live life more fully in the
• Life in the physical becomes a joy, untouched by the fear of the unknown, of death.
That’s the greatest gift of understanding cosmology.
Scott Taylor, EdD, is a TMI residential and guest program trainer, and a near-death
experiencer, researcher, and speaker. Having interviewed hundreds of near-death
experiencers, he speaks to the heartfelt needs and desires of experiencers and those close to
them. He is author and voice of six “Into the Light,” Hemi-Sync® albums that feature
meditations based on different types of near-death experiences. He is also the creator and
trainer of the 6-day TMI workshop exploring near-death experiences.
Note:Hemi-Sync® is a registered trademark of Interstate Industries Inc., dba Hemi-Sync®.