Monroe’s Famous Out of Body Experience Remains a Classic

Monroe did try it again—and again and again. He recalls these experiences in his classic 1971 book, “Journeys out of the Body,” which launched the phrase “out of body experiences” into the public conversation.

Robert Monroe, a Virginia businessman, began to have experiences that drastically altered his life. Unpredictably, and without his willing it, Monroe found himself leaving his physical body to travel via a “second body” to locales far removed from the physical and spiritual realities of his life. He was inhabiting a place unbound by time or death.

Monroe died in 1995, but the fascination with similar experiences endures.

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Published by Willy Martinez

Willy Martinez is a creative writer, Integrated Marketing Specialist, and Boxing coach. Since being honorably discharged from the Marines in 2004, he has pursued his passion for telling stories, whether they be through film, graphic design, and writing for digital art.

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