Perhaps many see this book a a positive promoter of the "Monroe Institute process". Some may see it as a way of distinguishing "knowns" from "unknowns". As a Monroe technique dilettante, all I know, from personal experience, is that the so- called "vibratory state" exists, and that I can't get past it (to other Monroesque dimensions) because it feels too good. Based on my knowledge of this technique, and the hard work done by the people at the Monroe Institute to present it in a favorable light, I believe this book does it an unfortunate disservice by the inclusion of two points: The worst of these was at the end, where he said (in so many words) if you would like to do the type of work done in the Lifeline program, but you haven't had the opportunity for training, *just pretend like you can* and you will have these experiences. The first of these inclusions is at the beginning of the book where he pointed out that he started off his Lifeline experience of assisting victims of the Oklahoma City bombing *while having a meal at a Bennigan's restaurant*. Careful editing is what keeps factoids like these from destroying an otherwise interesting book. Someone unfamiliar with the work done at the Monroe Institute may perceive the "Monroe technique" as just another example of "mind over matter" : *If YOU don't mind, IT won't matter*.