The Gateway experience: CIA files

An exploration of the power of consciousness

I love talking about niche human abilities. There are so many of them out there, things inherent to being human, but that are outside our current material view of the world.

I figure if I can gather enough of them in one place, it will become impossible to deny any longer. Once convinced, we can start accepting and honing these skills of ours.

Sure, these abilities are studied, but only by a handful of scientists. Scientists that are then cast out of academic circles for even pausing to look at the possibility of these claims being true. There are stacks of statistically significant data. Data that would be widely accepted in any other area of research, but here it’s scoffed at.

The scoffers are holding on for dear life to their comfortable, yet dead model of reality. They keep insisting on a physical, material, existence that simply does not exist.

Here to prove this point today are the CIA declassified files of the US Army Operational Group. The Gateway Experience. (CIA Link)


What is the Gateway Program?

“Fundamentally, the Gateway experience is a training system designed to bring enhanced strength, focus and coherence to the amplitude and frequency of brainwave output between left and right hemispheres so as to alter consciousness, moving it outside the physical sphere so as to ultimately escape even the restrictions of time and space.”

That is a very convoluted way of saying Gateway is a training program for interacting with the nonphysical parts of reality. Basically it’s a guide book for super powers. Brought to you by the US army.

The Gateway Experience was originally created by Robert Monroe, founder of The Monroe institute (TMI). TMI is arguably the most renowned institute for consciousness studies, and has been assisting people in tapping into the powers of consciousness since 1971.

Gateway is all about experiencing the nonphysical aspects of reality. It mainly focus on OBE’s (out of body experiences), remote viewing, and over all evolution of consciousness. It’s through these techniques that we learn how powerful our consciousness truly is. ‘Gateway’, is the gateway to the hidden parts of reality that few know exist.

The government was no doubt very anxious to know what was going on over there at TMI. The army sent a group of officers and scientists to go and learn Monroe’s ‘Gateway experience’.

Obviously right? There’s no way the army was going to allow people to delve into alternate dimensions without getting a piece of the action. They wanted to be able to dissect, and hopefully understand, the process. They needed to know what they were dealing with. That way they could control it.

There was also the intention of using these out of body techniques for intel gathering and espionage, very similarly to remote viewing. Then of course there were the national security issues. Did the Russians know about this? The Chinese? Were there nonphysical Beings in cahoots with Al Qaeda!? And if there were nonphysical Beings, why weren’t they paying taxes?

To understand the processes involved in reaching these realms, they looked deeply into altered states of consciousness. They studied hypnoses, transcendental meditation, bio feedback, Hemisync, and binaural beats. Im sure they also rehashed a lot of the information and experience gained through the MK Ultra project.

Most surprising to me, was the effort they put into unmasking the true nature of consciousness and reality. I must say they did a pretty damn good job at it. They truly wanted to grasp exactly how and why these experiences were possible. In doing so they came to some startling conclusions.

After their research was completed this document was created as:

“A useful guide for other USAINSCOM [United States Army Intelligence and Security Command] personal who are required to take the Gateway training”

Much of the information in this document lends merit to aspects of reality I talk about a lot here at Gods in chain. It’s Not that I need more proof, but its always nice to have. Plus reading it directly from previously classified government files always puts a big smile of my face. :)

I highly suggest taking the time to read the files for you self. (**CIA Link**)

As usual, many of the concepts entailed are earth quaking, world shaking and reality breaking. Just the way we like it.

In What World is ‘Gateway’ Possible?

How do any paranormal abilities work?

If viewing the world through Newtonian lenses, they don’t. They can’t. A material world simply cannot be affected by something nonmaterial.

To even begin to understand how these abilities work, we must throw that whole ‘physical reality’ model out the window.

A very high window preferably.

To truly comprehend why, and how, we are able to leave our bodies and float around the astral plains, we need to understand the reality that makes it possible. Once we understand reality we can start to see what else is possible.

“Solid matter, in the strict construction of the term, simply does not exist.”

All the atoms that make up the ‘physical’ are just spinning, oscillating, energy grids. They are energy. Not matter.

Many seem to like overlooking the fact that, it’s not just the small stuff that’s made of energy. Everything is energy. The ‘small stuff’ makes up the ‘big stuff’. All matter is just energy vibrating in a certain frequency range.

We are no different, just energy.

“The point to be made is that the entire human being, brain, consciousness and all is, like the universe which surrounds him, nothing more or less than an extraordinarily complex system of energy fields.”

“Contrary to what everyone knows is so, it may not be the brain that produces consciousness — but rather, consciousness that creates the appearance of the brain…”

A reality made up of nothing but oscillating, vibrating energy, and a self that is made of the same, makes for an entirely different view of what is and isn’t possible. It’s no longer the nonmaterial affecting the material, it is simply energy affecting energy.

It’s impossible to say how much energy there is, but, without question, our physical reality makes up only a small, small fraction of the whole.

There is unseen energy all round us.

It’s easy to think that the frequencies we don’t see or hear are insubstantial, but they are just as real as the frequencies that we do see. Just as real as the frequencies that make up your desk. Just as real as the frequencies that make up you. Attuning our selves to these other frequencies lets us see the parts reality that we’v been missing.

Our consciousness is ‘plugged in’ to a very specific energy range. Because we’r attuned to this specific energy range, our consciousness brings forth the world we know and love. If attuned to a different energy range, you would bring forth a different world.

Essentially, this world is a hologram. Other worlds are a hologram. Anything you can or will ever see, is a hologram.

“The universe is composed of interacting energy fields, some at rest and some in motion. It is, in and of itself, one gigantic hologram of unbelievable complexity.”

“The human mind is also a hologram which attunes itself to the universal hologram.”

Remember there is no physical matter. Just energy. All our consciousness does, or can do, is interpret then perceive that energy. Our awareness creates form from energy the same way a computer creates images from code.

Reality, as we know it, truly is an illusion.

Materializing Reality

“Between the Absolute”(The One/Consciousness/Everything)”and the ‘material’ universe in which we experience our physical existence are various intervening dimensions to which human consciousness in altered states of being may gain access.”

Our consciousness can plug into different frequency ranges the same way a TV does. Adjust the dial, tune it differently, and you perceive completely different channels. In consciousnesses case, you can view completely different worlds.

Why don’t we normally tune into these ‘other energies’?

I know a few who do. There are many who are able to see or hear nonphysical things. There are some who fully communicate with Beings from other plains of existence. Visiting completely different realities is rare, but certainly not unheard of. I can’t do it at will, but I’v done it. Even simpler things, like intuition, tune into and interpret nonphysical energies.

Still, why are we so concreted in this world? Why is the ‘physical’ our base line?

…I don’t really know.

We are definitely tethered to the physical for some reason. I guess it kinda makes sense, seeing as our consciousness is tethered to our bodies, and our bodies are tethered to the ‘material’ world around us. Still I think it’s more than that.

Most of use don’t try to engage with the nonphysical energies. Shit, most don’t even know that there are nonphysical energies.

It’s like an entire society growing up color blind, denying colour exists.

Those that see color are deemed lunatics. The sheer stigma of those that see in color, is enough to dissuade others from ever seeing it for them selves.

“To the extent that Gateway succeeds in bringing about a refinement in energy matrix of the mind, it succeeds in expanding or altering human consciousness so that it can perceive with out recourse to the intercession of the of the physical senses such that ever more of the universal hologram (not, of course accessible by sense perception) can ultimately be perceived and understood”

Most of us see with our eyes and hear with our ears, but our consciousness is not bound them. These are our physical senses. They can view the physical just fine because they are physical.

Our nonphysical senses on the other hand are a bit more tricky. We don’t even know where these senses are. We can’t touch them or inspect them. We have to learn how to use these senses. Some are born naturally gifted, but for most of us (like myself) it takes understanding, dedication and practice.

”We noted earlier that the out-of-body state involves projection of a major portion of the energy pattern that represents human consciousness so that it may move either freely throughout the terrestrial sphere for purposes of information acquisition or into other dimensions outside of time-space, perhaps to interacts with other forms of consciousness with in the universe”

Our ‘material’ rage of frequencies are like walls that surround us. We can’t see past them. They keep everything on the other sides of those walls out of our perception of reality.

Once you can break through those walls you can start to see what’s on the other side. The more walls you break through the more access you have to the whole of reality. You can gain access the information, prediction, sentient beings, and ‘alien’ dimensions.

How to Experience ’The Gateway Experience’

To start, the most basic concept behind leaving our physical bodies is having our body fall asleep, yet keeping our mind awake. It’s an ‘in between’ state, the twilight zone of consciousness.

These states of awareness can be reached without any prerequisites or assistance. All that is truly needed, is something you are never with out. Consciousness.

Meditation, yoga and breathing exercises have often brought people to these states.

I think this should be the goal for anyone wanting to learn these skills, to be able to achive these states completly naturaly.

But, for initial training purposes, Gateway has devised a series of tapes that greatly enhance, and accelerate the process.

”These techniques are designed to enable to enable the user of the Gateway tapes to manipulate the high energy states which can be achieved if the user continues to work with the tapes over a period of time. The amount of time required to reach advanced energy states and to fully exploit the techniques varies with the individual.

The sensitivity of his nervous system, his general state of mind, and the extent to which he may have previously developed facility in related techniques such as transcendental meditation are all pertinent factors affecting the speed at which he may expect progress”

For Gateway, one of the main strategies to easier achieve these sates are the ‘Hemi-sync’ tapes. The Hemi-sync (Hemisphere Synchronization) Gateway Experience tapes are a series of instructions, tones, and binaural beats. The tones and beats resonate in the brain to help achieve altered states of consciousness.

These are tools to help our awareness reach the right frequencies to induce these states of altered consciousness. Although these states can undoubtably be reached with out the tapes, the processes will also undoubtably take longer.

“To enter these intervening dimensions, human consciousness must focus with such intense coherence that the frequency of the energy pattern which comprises that consciousness (i.e the brainwave output) can accelerate to the point where the resulting frequency pattern, if displayed on a oscilloscope, would look virtually like a straight line”

We gotta learn to focus. Most of us have monkey minds jumping from one thought-tree to the next. If our awareness was a light it would be a lamp with no shade, casting its brightness every which direction. What we need to reach this state of altered consciousness, is focused awareness. We need be able to take our conciseness from being a lamp, to being a laser.

To help do this, Monroe instructs using what he calls the “energy conservation box”. This is an imaginary visualization exercise where you envision a solid box with a heavy lid. You then slowly, and intentionally, place all of your worldly frustrations inside the box and close it.

Throw your girlfriend in there. Throw in the husband, the job, your taxes, you’r shopping list, and you’r plans for next weekend. Throw in Anything that enters your mind or distracts you. Once you close the lid on all these mental-energy leaches, you can begin to focus with out distraction.

While focusing whole heartedly, unwaveringly, we start to raise our own frequency. When our consciousness reaches higher frequencies it can start to resonate with higher dimensional energy. Once we can match the energy we are trying to resonate with, we can then start to interact with that energy. We can extract information from the energy, or we can faze into it.

“Consciousness is the organizing and sustaining principle that provides the impetus and guidance to bring and keep energy in motion within a given set of parameters so that a specific reality will result. (my emphasis)

As with all things intention and belief play a big role in your success at achieving an out of body state.

In the Gateway tapes Monroe tells us to affirm that “I am more than my physical body”. We must know and believe that we are not our body. We are eternal consciousness beings, temporarily living in a body.

Just the knowledge that we are already more than physical, helps to raise our vibratory level.

”Encourage pursuit of full self knowledge by all individuals involved in the forgoing experiments to enhance objectivity in out of body observation and thinking, and to remove personal energy blockages likely to retard rapid progress”

Intention is a big one. Our intention is what leads our consciousness. When trying to leave the body, or interact with the nonphysical in any way, we need to be very clear with our intentions. We must be very clear with ourself. Any lingering doubt or fear will hinder us. A strong and pure intention points a finger towards goal, so our awareness may follow. It’s a very subtle, yet intuitive thing.

You can verbally affirm these things to your self if it helps; though it’s the silent intention behind the words, that holds the power. This intention, is where we place our concentrated, laser like focus.

You will know when you reach a high enough vibration. This is when the weird shit starts happening.

Many report feeling the vibration with such intensity, it’s like being in a rocket ship held together with duck tape. A loud furious vibration. Others, in their half sleep state, hear a high pitched ‘mmmmmmmmmmm’ tone getting louder and louder. It’s much subtler, but equally eerie.

Often you will hear strange sounds so unexpected they will snap you back to reality. It could be anything, but growls and BANGS are common. Also quite common is the sense of a ‘presence’ suddenly in to room.

”Be intellectually prepared to react to possible encounters with intelligent, non-corporal energy forms when time-space boundaries are exeeded.

I’m not mentioning these things to scare anyone, but its best to be informed. These things may seem scary, and can certainly make you jump when they happen, but they are just part of the process. The are the little tokens and arrows that let you know you are headed the right direction.

Like I’v said, there is energy all around us. When we start to tap into and perceive that energy, strange things will happen.

They only seem frightening because they are unknown. We are always scared of the unknown, but that doesn’t make the unknown scary. If you resist out of fear,(which you will many times) you’ll snap your self out of state, back to the physical. After the initial shock of these phenomena wears off, hopefully you’ll come to find them exciting.

Around this point you will be able to break through and experience a whole new reality.

”Having ascertained that the human consciousness is able to separate from physical reality and interact with other intelligences in other dimensions within the universe, and that it is both eternal and destined for ultimate return to the Absolute we are faced with the question: ’So what happens then?”

Life is never the same afterward. You’r able to know instead of believe, and see instead of imagine. Theres nothing quite like it.

Life becomes magical. And death becomes a fantasy.

Peace ✌️

-Tomie Trypt

Originally published at

A byproduct of the teenage wasteland.

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