In his book, "Far Journeys", Bob Monroe introduced the concept of Escape Velocity . . . not in reference to his out-of-body experiences, but as a way of explaining how we can break away from the seemingly never ending Earth-life cycle. In his view, this was to be done by collecting "energy" from the original creative source during our lifetimes and thereby awaking consciousness and attaining escape velocity. He sometimes referred to the lack of escape velocity, and the subsequent Earth-life entrapment belief system, as being "terra-fied". In Bob's last book, "Ultimate Journey", his nonphysical EXCOM or Executive Committee brought up the idea of Escape Velocity once again. Bob was told that as one attains this velocity, so to speak, one achieves freedom . . . not for just eternity but infinity . . . an interesting choice of words from EXCOM's point of view.
If you attended the Gateway Voyage residential program at The Monroe Institute in the last 10 to 15 years, you missed the evening talks with Bob Monroe. Prior to his death in 1995, Bob talked with Gateway Voyage participants on Saturday evenings, their first night at the Institute, and on Wednesday evenings after they had experienced the exploration of Focus 21, a bridge to other realities. Wednesdays talks were particularly precious to participants as they had experienced for themselves by that time the very realms Bob spoke of during those Wednesday evening discussions.
Here is a collection of nine clips that together constitute one of Bob Monroe's Wednesday night talks in 1990. Bob didn't like to be filmed, so we are fortunate to still have this classic footage.