For seekers, believers and adventurers at Virginia’s Monroe Institute, the sky is not the limit.
A large quartz crystal juts from the ground at the Monroe Institute in Faber, Va., where visitors use audio technology to try to induce different states of consciousness as part of its introductory Gateway Voyage program. Every once in a while during a session, someone walks up and places a palm flatly against the crystal’s cold surface, as if trying to absorb its strength.Bonnie Jo Mount/THE WASHINGTON POST
At Virginia’s Monroe Institute, hours spent listening to CDs through headphones and group exercises can give participants an out-of-body experience — or the chance to see long-lost loved ones. Is this any way to reach deeper enlightenment?