This book has been a monumental disappointment to me! I bought it expecting it to contain new, improved, easier, and more effective techniques for getting out of body. After all, Robert Monroe is spoken of very highly in all of the other recent books on the subject of OOBE's, and he was one of the early pioneers with his first book, Journeys Beyond The Body. Believe me, this book is none of what I was expecting and less! What I got was a book written in Mr. Monroe's own special, cumbersome, at times almost incomprehensible language that requires a de-coder to figure out. Although a decoder IS contained in two different locations within the text of the book, even that is not enough to save this hopeless piece of science fiction gibberish. If you have already read Out Of Body Experiences by Robert Peterson, Adventures Beyond The Body by William Buhlman, or Astal Dynamics by Robert Bruce, you are familiar with first-class, well-written, believable experiences about OOBE's, as well as useful, easy-to-understand instructions that ACTUALLY work! If your goal is to learn how to have an out of body experience, don't waste your money on Far Journeys. Just keep practicing the techniques described in the books by the other authors mentioned above. I am well-aware that this book is acclaimed as a great classic by big names in the field, but in my personal opinion, I think Mr. Monroe was starting to lose touch with reality when he wrote it.