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Astral Projection

Series: Transformation Thru Sound

The Gateway Process: OBE DIY April 27 - May 2, 2023

The Gateway Process: OBE DIY

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HS - Hemi-Sync
LBH - Left Brain Hemisphere
RBH - Right Brain Hemisphere
FFR - Frequency Following Response
space-time - the solid universe as we perceive it
click out - when our consciousness go beyond our space-time and into other realms of reality (other dimensions, in the past, in the future)

What is the Gateway Process?
The Gateway Process is a de-classified top-secret CIA training program to develop its own team of psychic spies. The details of this program were compiled in 1983 by US Army Lt. Colonel Wayne M. McDonnell where he discussed its nature, how to implement it (for intel-gathering) and its far-reaching ramification. The Gateway Process uses sound to induce an Out of Body Experience (OBE) where the practitioner doesn't stop at exploring the external world, but ventures beyond the limits of space and time itself - different dimensions, different realities. It was wild! More importantly, the report included a step-by-step DIY on how to induce an OBE using sound. It doesn't take much. Anyone can do it.

Summarizing, Codifying and Implementing
The paper is a mindful and cannot be a fast read. To ensure I understood what I read, I had to summarize in my own words (demystified without the technical jargon like, "the same fundamental matrix by which it makes sense of ordinary physical sensory input to achieve meaning in a cognitive context"), every segment on the paper. Originally, all I wanted was to codify the OBE steps, but I found it necessary to have a full understanding of the underlying concepts behind it.

I wrote this blog to document my experience using the steps outlined in the Gateway Process.

Evolving consciousness to transcend this default reality (which has no objective existence but merely a mental construct) traditionally took decades meditating in a cave as proven by the yogis of India, Tibet and Nepal. The Gateway Process cuts down the training time from decades into months!

McDonnell's report claims that the same effect can be achieved just by using a specially engineered sound, named Hemi-Sync, where the left hemisphere and the right hemisphere of the brain are entrained (in-sync) in coherence to produced the same amplitude and frequency using binaural beats at the Theta brainwave. This system was developed by its founder, Robert Monroe who has since established The Monroe Institute to make this widely available to everyone.

The Gateway Process involves coming to deep relaxation first for the changes to happen. Given my meditation background, it should not be too challenging - at least that's my expectation (I know, I shouldn't have one).


(sequentially numbered according to the paper)

1. Introduction
Commonalities between Gateway and Hypnosis, Transcendental Meditation and Biofeedback

Col. McDonnell introduces the Gateway Process by citing Hypnosis, Transcendental Meditation and Biofeedback as framework of reference since they all share features of the Gateway method.

  1. Hypnosis - hypnosis works by bypassing the filtering mechanism of the left brain hemisphere (LBH) and giving direct instructions to the right brain hemisphere (RBH). The RBH cannot evaluate the instructions - it just follows blindly whatever instruction it receives from the LBH (including the stealth instructions).
  2. Transcendental Meditation - intense and prolonged mental focus is concentrated on the base of the spine until energetic currents rise up through the spine and into the RBH. This may take up to 5 years (this is the yoga way as practiced by the Nath yogis...Kundalini rising from the Muladhara chakra, passing along the Sushuman nadi located along the spine, and reaching the Ajna chakra or the 3rd eye). However, the same effect can be reached if the brain is subjected to 4-7 Hz sound (Theta waves, dream state).
  3. Biofeedback - instead of suppressing the LBH like the first 2, Biofeedback uses the LBH to be aware of what it wants (eg to feel heat in the left leg to speed up healing), then induces a 'feeling' of warmth (inducing a 'feeling' or 'sensation of heat' triggers the RBH), then attaches a thermometer on the left leg. When the thermometer registers an increase in temperature, then the LBH associates the result with the visualization, intention, and sensations felt. This creates a strong bond between intention and result. When this bond is established, it is then reinforced so that the LBH can simply 'pass instructions' to the RBH on-demand without having to go through the song-and-dance routine.

5. Gateway and Hemi-Sync
How is the Gateway Experience different from Hemi-Sync?

The Gateway Process: OBE DIY
Brainwave amplitude and frequency

In summary, Gateway Experience is a training system designed to achieve a state of Hemi-Sync between the LBH and RBH. Hemi-Sync is a state of consciousness defined when the EEG patterns of both LBH and RBH are simultaneously equal in amplitude and frequency of brainwave output.
"Fundamentally, the Gateway Experience is a training system designed to bring enhanced strength, focus and coherence (logical and consistent) to the amplitude & frequency of brainwave output between the LBH and RBH to alter consciousness, moving it outside the physical sphere to ultimately escape even the restrictions of time and space."

Although Hemi-Sync has a short duration, the audio tapes produced by Robert Monroe (Focus 3 tapes), when practiced, can sustain it. After mastering Focus 3, the brain wave becomes bigger, meaning the brainwave output has become stronger. It was added that Zen meditators of 20 years, can induce HS for 15 mins. As brainwave output gets narrower and sharper, it emulates what the yogis call "single-pointed focus of the mind".

Conditions when Hemi-Sync is achieved:

  1. LBH - the LBH is put to sleep but the RBH is kept awake
  2. LBH / RBH syncing - the left and right brain hemispheres are synced to have coherent amplitude and frequency
  3. Mind - the mind has a laser-sharp focus or single-pointed focus
  4. Increased resonance - when #2 and #3 are combined, this can lead to increased resonance (higher amplitude and higher frequency)

6. Lamp vs Laser
When the mind has a laser-beam focus, it can increase the brainwave output until the mind 'clicks out'

The human mind is analogous to a lamp - it brings 360° light and brings heat but in a limited depth. Under HS, the mind is likened to a laser beam - concentrated narrow stream of light with heat not unlike that of the sun. This concentrated stream of energy, when projected with coherent amplitude and frequency (in HS), can be made to resonate even stronger and at a higher frequency going beyond human perception (thus accessing realities beyond our default reality...different dimensions? alternate universe?).

7. Frequency Following Response (FFR)
In FFR, the brain tries to synchronize with an external sound and thus affect the state of mind and body according to the frequency being synced to

To achieve a state of HS, Gateway employs this unusual phenomenon called Frequency Following Response (FFR). If an awake person (in Beta mode), hears a sound in Theta mode (sleep state), the brain will respond to the Theta mode and output the Theta brainwave, which can induce sleep in the awake person. But producing Theta wave is subsonic and the ear cannot hear it, so the ear is induced to hear a 'beat' frequency. If the left ear hears a 10 Hz and the right hears 4 Hz, the brain output is adjusted to the difference: 6 Hz - a 'beat' frequency that does not exist, but a creation of the brain itself. In so doing, the brain is now in FFR, the hemispheres are synchronized and now in a state of Hemi-Sync. Different frequencies can be introduced for a desired 'beat' frequency. Since these frequencies are subsonic and cannot be heard, HS creates these 2 frequencies and mask them with audible sounds (like waves on the seashore). The brain will still detect the difference in frequencies and create the 'beat frequency'.

The objective is to subdue the LBH, relax the body into a virtual sleep, and sync both hemispheres into a state of HS and then increase coherence with amplitude and frequency of the brain output until it 'clicks out' (to be discussed below).

8. Role of Resonance
With deep stillness, the heart can resonate to 7 Hz across the entire circulatory system.

The use of headphones in isolating one frequency from the other is only one method why Gateway works.

Usually achieved after years of meditation by yogis, the Gateway Process instills deep stillness when 'bifurcation echoes' (plaque deposit build-up near one of the smaller branches of a major coronary artery) are removed and the heart can resonate harmoniously up and down the entire circulatory system at 7 times/second (frequency rate of 7 Hz), reaching up to 3 times its normal sound volume. This is because the hurdles caused by the bifurcation echo have been eliminated and the heart doesn't have to work as hard to deliver blood in the system.

9. Brain Stimulation
When the heart resonates at 7 Hz, it causes the brain and body to resonate at 7 Hz as well. This syncs with the resonance of the planet, also at 7 Hz

Heart resonance is important because it directly impacts the brain. This causes the brain to raise its amplitude and frequency output. In turn, it causes the body to produce a vibrational output similar to the earth's, which is around 7 Hz (this is widely known as the Schumann Resonance, the heartbeat of the planet). In short, our body's constant vibration travels around the planet at 1/7th of a second (at a wavelength covering 40,000 km). It can go through solid objects too. This explains how a telepathic message reaches vast distances (in short, our mind [at 7 Hz brainwave output] becomes in-sync with that of the planet [also at 7 Hz Schumann Resonance]...2 heartbeats beating as ONE...ah, romantic!).

10. Energy Entrainment
When the mind, body and planet are entrained, energy (in the form of messages, desires, and intentions) is propagated across the entire energy field (the universe)

As the body's vibration resonates with earth, the 2 of them are 'entrained' (synchronized), one being a conduit for the other. The brain then uses the body to transmit energy (messages, intentions, etc) to the world at large. This also allows other people who resonate at the same frequency to be accessible (this perhaps explains why people discover the same thing at the same time - their minds are tuned into the same thing, creating a hologram for that 'thing' which they all end up downloading. E.g., Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz both discover calculus at the same time).

11. Consciousness and Energy
There is no solidity...only energy fields. Thus consciousness deals with energy fields vibrating at different frequencies across the universe and beyond

In our default reality, physical objects are deemed solid and energy is deemed as a force. But there is nothing solid in the universe. The building block of anything solid is the atom - a swirling mass of energy vibrating at different frequencies. Thus we can say that the physical reality is technically a complicated network of energy fields. Therefore, consciousness operates and deals with energy vibrating at different frequencies - not solid objects. Thus everything is accessible by consciousness, with consciousness being an energy field itself.

12. Holograms
What we perceive as solid reality is nothing but a 3-dimensional hologram projected from a 2-dimensional source

But how does energy allow us to perceive solidity or physical reality as we know it? Energy expands and projects itself to a living 3-dimensional space to create a hologram - this hologram is what we see as solid reality. But it really is, just a hologram. Holograms can be so detailed that the hologram of swamp water will reveal the microscopic organisms within, something even the human eye cannot detect.

13. The Part Encodes the Whole
The entire hologram is encoded in its building blocks...every one of it

In a hologram, every bit of the hologram encodes the entire image. No information is lost. In the same way, every cell in our body encodes our DNA. So one cell (even if it's a liver cell), has enough DNA information to recreate the entire human being...not just his liver.

(As above, so below. Thus, our cell encodes the entire universe within it. The universe resides within we reside within the universe. We are one and the same.)

To create a hologram, a 'snapshot' (energy or laser passing through) has to be taken of the interference pattern between energy in motion interacting with energy at rest. The pebbles in a goldfish tank is a good example.

14. The Consciousness Matrix
The universe is made up of energy fields interacting with each other. That's it. No solidity.

The entire universe is a hologram! How? The universe is made up of interacting energy fields (there is no solidity, remember?) - some in motion and some energies at rest (which create an interference pattern) (But the paper does not say where the 'laser' is, to 'capture' the interference pattern to create this holographic universe! So it still does not explain how the hologram for the universe is created).

15. Brain in phase
The universe is computational and made up of binary codes. This is a holographic universe.

This is a very difficult segment to understand. Even though we perceive reality in 3 dimensions, the sourse of the hologram is 2 dimensional, computable in binary mode - 1 or 0, yes or no, always a comparison between 2 choices. What I understand is, the entire universe can be represented by a binary program (So, we are just in a simulation?).

consciousness grid
Consciousness Energy Grid

Left Brain Hemishphere (LBH): acts like the mind's computer software, reducing input from the RBH (this paper also says info goes to the LBH first to filter the info before it goes to the RBH. This is an inconsistency.)
Right Brain Hemishphere (RBH): reduces 3-dimensional holographic image to 2-dimensional binary code

16. Evaluation
The entire universe, including its mysticism can be quantified into an equation

Carl Pribram, neuroscientist, proposes an all-encompassing hypothesis that includes all normal and paranormal phenomena. This takes into account mysticism which science has always regarded as fringe at best or woo-woo at worst.

17. Self Cognition
The mind is sentient

The mind achieves consciousness because it has self-awareness. It knows that it knows. It can observe its own thoughts - like projecting a hologram of itself (which is also a hologram). (I am not sure if by 'consciousness', the paper simply means sentience [self-awareness] or consciousness as defined in yoga as that which never dies and never gets born)

18. Time-Space Dimension
We can go beyond time-space (reality as we know it), but we cannot go beyond the boundaries of the Absolute...because the boundary is already infinity

So far, Gateway talked about perception of the 3-dimensional hologram of time/space. But Gateway is more than that. It allows access to realms beyond time/space itself (beyond reality as we know it). But let's define time and space. Time is the measurement of energy in motion (what if nothing is expenditure of energy, thus not in motion. But time still goes on, right?). But for energy to be in motion, it must first be confined in some kind of 'box'. A force with no confinement is without limit, without dimension and therefore, infinite (what if the energy is just not strong enough to reach the limit of its box? How does that become infinite? Is this even scientific or speculation?). It cannot move because there is nothing beyond infinity. This boundless energy is called The Absolute. Man's consciousness can explore the realms outside time-space, but it can only go beyond the confines of the Absolute because that is already infinity. (According to Bashar, if our consciousness is already in the Absolute, there is no movement and there is no change - everything is static. That's why we are give a human experience [through this hologram] so that we can learn and evolve.)

19. Intervening Dimensions
To 'click out', the mind has to have a single-pointed focus to increase the brainwave output (amplitude and frequency) to go below Planck's Distance

Since the Absolute is conscious energy expanding into infinity, it covers our known universe and all universes within that infinity. We just cannot perceive it or the intervening dimensions. But for us to gain perception of the intervening dimensions (not the Absolute), the mind has to concentrate with intense coherence (a single-pointed focus while maintaining coherence) to generate a very high brainwave output (increased amplitude and frequency) to a point where it goes below the Planck's Distance - the smallest unit of measure in space. When this happens, the mind clicks out, and it goes beyond the confines of our regular space-time - consciousness and gains access to other non-physical realms.

absolute infinity
The Absolute in Infinity

When brainwave output increases in coherence below the Planck's Distance, consciousness 'clicks out' into other realms beyond our known universe

20. Subatomic Particles (Quantum Entanglement)
Quantum entanglement and 'clicking out' defy the speed limit of light

The word Quantum Entanglement may not have been coined in 1983 when Col. McDonnell wrote this paper, but this segment is all about that. When 2 sub-atomic particles (eg photons) in the click out phase, collide, they get entrained and become 'entangled'. This means a movement of one instantaneously affects the other, no matter how far away they are from each other, thus violating Einstein's axiom that nothing goes faster than the speed of light (in this time-space universe). But since clicking out takes you out of this time-space confinement, then the speed of light restriction no longer applies.

21. Dimensions In-between
Other dimensions may not follow our laws of physics. We get access to the past and future.

When we access other dimensions, that 'reality' may not behave the way we are used to. We may encounter what we call "glitch in the matrix" episodes. Perhaps we go into a dreamlike state that doesn't comply with the laws of physics in our space-time reality. Perhaps movement and time do not sync - like lip-syncing a song but you're out of sync?

But being in other dimensions also opens us to the past and future.

22. Special Status, Out-of-Body Experience
From the physical state, do an OBE first before 'clicking out'

It is much better to click-out of space-time when you already have an OBE instead of doing it from the physical platform. Thus, do an OBE first, and then click-out. When done this way, the 'dots' to connect are closer to each other. The mind has ready access beyond space-time instead of going through the intervening dimensional layers. This promotes a smoother entrainment between consciousness and the energies out of space-time when OBE becomes a transition phase.

23. Absolute in Perspective
A recap of the Absolute and the universes

  1. The universe as we know it + 'the beyond' is made up of complex interacting energy fields that create this hologram.
  2. 'Thinking' is a LBH function when the energy fields of our minds interact with the energy fields of the holographic universe. The mind gives the resulting output, shape and form, and that constitutes our thoughts and thinking.
  3. This universal hologram is the finite embodiment of the Absolute
  4. The Absolute is at the very core of all these manifesting dimensions and universes - like the depths of the ocean, while our universe and alternative universes are on the choppy surface of the ocean.

24. From Big Bang to Torus
Getting cue from the Big Bang, the holographic universe is shaped like a Torus

diagram of the Cosmic Egg

25. Our Place in Time
In the Torus, past, present and future co-exist

Our place in time seems to be at the top of the cosmic egg where it begins to turn upon itself. The Torus reflects all aspects of time - past, present and future. All the energetic interactions in this universe are recorded, thus conveying its narrative in time.

absolute infinity

26. Quality of Consciousness.
Consciousness exists beyond time/space therefore it has no beginning and no end

OBE is a projection of our human consciousness into space-time to learn from our universe, or a projection beyond (clicking out) to interact with what is out there. A human being's consciousness is evolved to a point where it becomes sentient. Because consciousness exists outside time-space, beyond our universe, then it has no end nor beginning, much like the Absolute (this is the exact concept of the Bodhi Citta in yoga...consciousness that neither dies nor gets born, no beginning, no end).

27. Consciousness in Perspective
Consciousness and its memories go to the Absolute...everything else is left behind when we die (body, material possessions, fame, etc.)

Consciousness can separate from reality and explore outside time-space. But its true nature is to go back and unite with the Absolute. Memory is also brought in to the Absolute (this is in contrast to the Yogic axiom that 'we' are not our memories, thus we cannot take it with us when we die. But many people remember their past lives. Also, even though memory was created from experience with a hologram, and consciousness survives death, then what does consciousness know if it left its memories? The position of Dr. Bentov makes more sense to me, or I simply did not understand the yogic doctrine). But even though consciousness in the Absolute carries its memories, it cannot act on it or will on it. This consciousness however, gets access to all the memories funneled into the collective of the Absolute (it now acts as one with all the other consciousness?). This is why in an OBE, the human still remembers everything even though he is out of the body and out of the brain.

28. Gateway Method
The ways to implement the Gateway Method are discussed.

Having discussed the underlying concepts on why the Gateway Process works, the methods to achieve it are discussed, keeping in mind that to achieve this state, dedicated work must be done listening to the tapes to generate increasing energy output from the brain. The time it takes to succeed depends on past experience or knowledge (yoga, TM, etc), health, trusting the process, state of mind, sensitivity of his nervous system, etc.

  1. Energy Conversion Box
    The participant imagines an indestructible box with a heavy lid where nothing goes in and nothing comes out unless the user so decides. All things not needed during the session is put in there (at first, I didn't find much use with this, but later on, I realized that during the session, too many undesirable faces and too many unpleasant events of the past were encroaching. Instead of getting in the way, I simply put them in this 'safe'...and they are gone!).
  2. Resonate Tuning
    The participant is enjoined to utter a tone in resonance with a sound heard on the tape. This stimulates vibration and resonance-building in the head (this is no different from chanting in yoga when the user reverberates with a mantra to have his frequency and the mantra united as one).
  3. Gateway Affirmation
    Participant repeats the affirmation heard on the tape saying that he is more than just the body and that he wants to expand his consciousness (I take this further by generating a feeling of desire...more than just parroting the affirmation).

29. Hemi-Sync Introduced
Specific procedures on how to use Hemi-Sync

  1. Hemi-Sync sound
    The sound of Hemi-Sync is introduced. The participant is encouraged to reverberate mentally with it.
  2. Pink and White Noise
    The Pink and White Noise are introduced to put the body in deep relaxation, putting the LBH to sleep while the RBH is kept awake, alert and vigilant (again this is similar to Yoga Nidra when the body is put to sleep while the mind remains awake...but yoga doesn't use pink/white noise. It uses visualization. Honestly, I've never been successful with Yoga Nidra as I always fall asleep).
  3. Energy Balloon
    The participant visualizes an energy flow beginning from the top of the head and slowly working its way down to every part of the body until the tips of the toes. Then it goes up again to the top of the head. This simulates the energy flow in the Cosmic Egg. This stimulates a resonant state making the mind and body susceptible to the LBH/RBH syncing. This process also protects the individual from low-energy entities when OBE is achieved.

30. Advanced Techniques
After Focus 10, the participant now enters Focus 12 armed with expanded consciousness to interact with other dimensions

Upon reaching Focus 10, the participant is now ready to interact with entities from other dimensions. He now enters Focus 12 where pink/white noise is once again heard. With expanded consciousness, the participant uses tools and techniques to promote self-discovery and growth. His methods comprise of:

  1. Problem Solving
    Participant identifies and projects to the universe fundamental problems he faces. Here, his expanded consciousness interacts with the collective knowledge of the holographic universe for solutions. Problems could be personal in nature, or situational, about career, about a lingering question, etc. Solutions can come intuitively and comprehensively within 2 to 3 days in full context (or maybe just an AHA Moment). It would feel like he knew it all along (I've noticed this too about myself. Kris would ask me complicated questions about reality and life. And I would readily give him an answer that I didn't even deliberate though I knew it all along. But I don't think I already have the experience or knowledge base to have answered it had I relied on thought). Sometimes, participant, while in Focus 12 state, receives an 'answer' which requires interpretation in the conscious state.
  2. Patterning
    This technique uses consciousness to manifest desires by projecting personal consciousness into the greater universal consciousness while on Focus 12. Our thought patterns create a separate hologram which becomes the basis for this desire to come into being. There must be a knowing that the intention has been heard, the objective will manifest at the desired time. Because consciousness is everything and reality is creation of consciousness, then we also create whatever reality we want through consciousness (the difference here is that we are active participants in co-creating this reality...instead of being passive participants not knowing that our state of being is actually our own doing). The time it takes to manifest depends on how different our reality is from the one we desire. If you are poor and want to be rich, it will take longer. But if you already have a Ferrari and want a Lamborghini, then the jump is easier. Monroe cautions that pushing the timeline might have drastic and undesirable results.
  3. Color Breathing
    While on a Focus 12 state, the mind uses the healing properties of colors to activate its own energy (e.g. blue makes swelling subside). You visualize vivid and intense colors and resonate with it. Color has its own amplitude and frequency. By adhering to a particular color, the body entrains itself with the healing electromagnetic field of that color. There are no external flashing colors...only the mind generates the colors internally.
  4. Energy Bar Tool
    This Energy Bar Tool has been represented across human history as scepters, magic wands, and powerful staff. The mind visualizes an intense white dot and concentrates on it until it pulsates. He then 'moves' the dot to a tool bar and have that 'empowered' tool bar be the conduit between him and the power of the universe at his bidding.
  5. Remote Viewing
    To remote-view, participant whirls his tool bar like a magic wand and focuses on his intention non-verbally - the RBH gets this.
  6. Living Body Map
    To heal specific parts of the body using Color Breathing and the Energy Bar Tool, envision the diseased part within the human frameword and associate it with the appropriate color. The Bar Tool is imagined to emanate healing colors that permeate the area of disorder. Color is just wavelength of light, in the same way energy is frequency and body is an energetic field. They look different but they are just one and the same, one feeding and influencing the other.
  7. Focus 15: Travel into the Past
    Focus 15 is advanced and challenging to master - only 5% of trainees get this far. So far, everything discussed was done in a state of expanded consciousness in Focus 12. Time travel, however, requires an additional layering of sound within Hemi-Sync. Instructions can be a turning wheel with spokes, the spokes representing different time frames. The participant's past and past lives of other people, or past events (time of the dinosaurs?) can be accessed.
  8. Focus 21s The Future
    Future travel is the most advanced. Not everyone reaches this level, except perhaps one who has a long history with meditation or someone devoting months or years to Hemi-Sync.

31. The Out-of-Body Movement
OBE techniques are simple nudges. The participant has to be completely primed for OBE before being nudged. Analogy: you're one stroke away from ejaculation. The OBE nudge is that last stroke and you finally ejaculate.

OBE is not the only goal of the Gateway Process and it offers no guarantee that OBE will happen. Out of the so many tapes offered at the Monroe Institute, only 1 tape is devoted to OBE. This OBE technique is really just a nudge when the participant has already synced his brain hemispheres and increased the energy levels that already prime him for an OBE. The 'nudge' can be simple techniques like Rolling Out, Erection and Sliding Out.

32. Role of REM Sleep
REM state is key in an OBE

OBE is almost certain if the participant is put to REM first before listening to Hemi-Sync. REM (at Theta brainwave) is the deepest level of regular sleep (Delta is deeper...dreamless sleep) where the LBH and motor skills below the neck are de-activated. Most participants go into OBE in an REM mode. The body is in deep sleep and the 'bifurcation echo' is avoided. REM also allows the RBH to be receptive to instructions in the Hemi-Sync tapes. It is even speculated that dreams are actually a form of natural OBE unto itself. If OBE was induced by HS, then LBH may have no clue what happened during its slumber. Whereas in spontaneous natural OBE, the LBH is somewhat knowing. And this knowledge can somehow trigger a natural OBE in the future because of a residual memory. The 3 factors usually present in a spontaneous OBE (not from HS) are:

  1. complete physical rest to 7 Hz so bifurcation echo is avoided and LBH is de-activated
  2. syncing of LBH and RBH
  3. stimulation of RBH for increased alertness (after syncing when OBE is underway)

33. Information Collection Potential
Recollection from an OBE is subject to distortion.

While OBE is relatively easy for everyone, not everyone can 'remember' all the information. There is a lot of distortion in the recollection. In an experiment with coast-to-coast remote viewers, none could perfectly remember the 10 numbers they had to recollect, although most had enough correct answers to warrant their presence on the other coast. Memory imprints by other people on the same site but perhaps in the past may be lingering. Or, they could be viewing the same site not in the present but from the past (you went into the past and not the present).

34. Belief System Considerations
Mystical concepts are not an Eastern monopoly. These same concepts are echoed through most religions from different cultures, albeit worded differently.

The hologram is encoded in its building blocks...every one of them. This is echoed (in a different narrative) in Judeo-Christian religion and some Western philosophies - so it's not an Eastern monopoly. So, is the concept of energy at rest in infinity, essentially God?

Page 25

#35-#36 are part of the infamous Page 25 which was deliberately hidden by the CIA after de-classification. Due to persistent public demand, the CIA finally said, 'Oh, we found it". Interestingly, these sections are not about super powerful and easy-to-create weapons, but simply the concept that we are all one and the same. The US government doesn't want harmony. Its primary global export is war.

35. Left Brain Limitations
Consciousness and mysticism cannot be explained by the LBH. But Gateway can.

It's only now that physics is catching up to what the mystics had been saying for thousands of years. Physics is using its LBH to arrive at the same conclusion using quantitative logic, intellect, and linear structure while the mystics have used intuition and holistic view using the RBH. The Gateway Process seems to be a viable bridge for Westerners to objectively reconsider what the mystics have long been claiming.

36. Self Knowledge
The hologram the mind makes for oneself in the context of reality is the best version of 'self'.

In Eastern thinking, knowing oneself before going out to change the world is deemed wise. The West counters with tests for psychological balance. But the best measure for knowing self is for it to see its own hologram in the universal context to which it is a part of. The Gateway Process hopes to achieve this.

37. Motivational Aspect
Like all disciplines, Gateway requires hard work, but it's still a hack that takes a much shorter time to master

Even though Gateway is a hack, this is not a one-time practice where you get it all. No. It's a repetitive do-it-again until you develop proficiency, building up strength and insight along the way. That said, it's still way much faster it attaining Siddhi than Transcendental Meditation or Yoga. Gateway does not require spirituality in a religious way. Feedback from previous practice is readily noticeable to sustain motivation. Progress isn't so much about number of hours but a profound understanding of the process and ability to 'let go' and relax the system completely (which is why reading and understanding the Gateway Process is essential. I'm not sure if the underlying principles of the Gateway Process are taught in taking the HS course.).

38. Conclusion
The essentials of Gateway, in a nutshell

The following approaches to Gateway should provide meaningful results quickly:

  1. Begin using HS audio to enhance brain focus and synchronization
  2. Induce strong REM sleep frequencies (Theta at 4-8 Hz) to relax the body and de-activate the LBH
  3. Apply auto-hypnosis to accelerate achieving a state of trance
  4. Continue using auto-hypnosis to accelerate progression to Focus 12
  5. Repeat the playing of HS audio in REM with a will to OBE and to recollect upon return
  6. When OBE happens, sustain the auto-hypnosis to remain in control consciously even after REM
  7. Progress to Focus 15 (to the past) and 21 to the future (clicking out for not just out of body but out of time/space)
  8. Have 3 people do the OBE as a team to ascertain accuracy of recollected info - same site but one goes to the past, one stays in the here-and-now and the 3rd goes to the future. The 3 of them will produce a synergy
  9. Be prepared to act if entities are encountered outside space/time
  10. Create a Gateway community (of spies for the CIA)


Ending Thoughts
At the outset, I thought the Gateway Process included a codified step-by-step DIY on how to do an OBE - no, that wasn't the case. The paper talked about why OBE works - (not how to do it). It cited scientific principles, mystic traditions, plausible speculations and facts as conceptual cornerstones for the program. So, is the paper useless? NO! Definitely not. Knowing the underlying principles of OBE is kinda like teaching you why an airplane defies gravity despite its size and weight - instead of you being just a passenger in one. These principles cover just about everything beyond our human perception. It explains why Siddhis in yoga work, it explains how God and the Absolute consciousness are actually the same thing, it explains how limited we are in our human form and sensory perception, etc.

Kundalini awakening, transcendence, even enlightenment and God, have long been believed and practiced in yoga and remain mysterious. I am surprised that as early as 1983, a scientific explanation has already been put forward to explain the phenomenon (even God) - and quite convincingly. By knowing the mechanism in place and developing a scientific understanding of the phenomena, I can broaden my appreciation and knowledge base to a point where alternative hacks can be implemented. I now practice my Hatha Yoga in tandem with Hemi-Sync in the hope that it accelerates the process...of developing altered states, of developing Siddhis, of uncovering reality as it really is.

Meditation is always a part of my practice. I can always play HS in the background with whatever meditation I take - Trataka, Anapana, Vipassana. The same can be done while doing Pranayama, concentrating on the sound of HS during breath-holds and bandha. Since HS requires a headphone, I can even use Bluetooth to play it even during Asana.

Below is over 10 hours of Hemi-Sync audio which is plenty to begin with. I don't know how many videos are all there, but the internet seems to have it if I search hard enough.

Aside from integrating HS into my practice, I will develop a full yoga class/sequence that I consider the most powerful in terms of Kundalini activation and OBE. It will have the 3 basic elements of a class - Asana, Pranayama (+ Kumbhaka/Bandha) and Meditation (with Hemi-Sync in the background). This will be my staple until I develop a more powerful practice.

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Why Files: The Gateway Process

Hemi-Sync Full Course by 4Mindful Meditations

Hemi-Sync Demo

30 mins, introduction, volume adjustment, pink noise

(May 8, 2023, 6 am) Hemi-Sync Demo by 4Mindful

Wave 1: Orientation
Track 1: Energy Conversion Box, Affirmation, Resonate Tuning

33 mins, orientation, intro to Personal Energetic Vibration, intro to Energy Conversion Box, Affirmation, Resonate Tuning

(May 9, 2023, 2 am) home, HS, Wave 1, Track 1, rest, then Track 2. So, 2 back-to-back sessions in one go. Then I slept again. I should not go beyond Wave 1 Track 2 today, but instead repeat it.

Track 2: Mind-Brain Syncing

37 mins, intro to Focus 3 (mind/brain sync), intro to Focus 10 (body asleep, mind alert)

(May 9, 2023, 2:30 am) HS, Wave 1, Track 2 (back to back from Track 1)

(May 9, 2023, 10 am) HS, Wave 1, Track 2

(May 9, 2023, 6:00 pm) seawall, HS, Wave 1, Track 2, HS, Wave 1, Track 2 + Trataka (no tears)

(May 9, 2023, 10:00 pm) roof deck, HS, Wave 1, Track 2

Track 3: Energy Balloon

35 mins, intro to Energy Balloon, advanced Focus 10

(May 10, 2023, 12 mn) bed, lying down, HS, Wave 1, Track 3 (1st)

(May 10, 2023, 6 am) bed, lying down, HS, Wave 1, Track 3 (2nd)

(May 10, 2023, 5:15 pm) HS, Wave 1, Track 3 (3rd)

Track 4: Release and Recharge

35 mins, Release and Recharge, opening the Energy conversion Box, removing fear, removing negative emotion and reintegrating suppressed memories

(May 11, 2023, 12 midnight) lying down before going to sleep, my first OBE? HS, Wave 1, Track 4 (being on Focus 10, going back to the Energy Conversion Box and removing fear, removing the emotions covered by that fear and accepting the underlying event that produced the emotion and fear). Honestly, I don't understand this.

(May 11, 2023, 3:30 am) awakened from sleep, seated, HS, Wave 1, Track 4, it was after this meditation that I had the lucid dream

(May 12, 2023, 5 am) home, HS, Wave 1, Track 4, Sidhassana - I never really understood this session of pulling out fear and emotions and then reintegrating the memory/event that was hidden. I've had 2 sessions on this and I'm glad to move on to Track 5.

(May 12, 2023, 7 pm) roofdeck, HS, Wave 1, Track 4

Track 5: Sleep Exploration

Sleep Exploration, 35:10, rolling over like a log, floating, coming back to regular sleep

(May 12, 2023, 5 am) home, HS, Wave 1, Track 5, lying down - unclear what this was supposed to do....roll like a log, feel like floating...counting to 20 from 10, to go back into normal sleep

(May 12, 2023, 7:30 pm) roofdeck, HS, Wave 1, Track 5

(May 13, 2023, 6 am) bed (waking up)

(May 14, 2023, 2 am) bed lying down, sleep exploration, turning over like a log, floating. I went back to find out if I missed anything. Staying the course

Track 6: Manifesting Intention

34 mins, Free flow, Intention activation, on Focus 10, create your personal intention and manifest it, and consider it done

(May 13, 2023, 8 am) roofdeck, HS, Wave 1, Track 6, nothing really happened here. It simply stated to act on our intention and consider it done. I intentioned to see the face on Mars but there was no separation...not even a vibration.

(May 13, 2023, 8 pm) roofdeck, HS, Wave 1, Track 6, same, nothing really happened here. I intentioned to see the face on Mars but there was no vibration or separation. I began to wonder if I should go back to Track 5

(May 14, 2023, 2:30 am) bed lying down, intention and manifesting it. Yes, this was a back-to-back session from Track 5. I was in-and-out of it as I was still half asleep. I feel intense vibration throughout the body but it just stayed like that. There is so much to take up so I will progress to Wave 2 Track 1 after this.

(May 14, 2023, 1:15 pm) room, seated. It was a controlled and focused meditation, going from Focus 10 to 12. But no OBE

Wave 2: Internal Healing
Track 1:

35 mins, intro Focus 12

(May 14, 2023, 2am)

(May 14, 2023, 1:15 pm, room, seated) It was a controlled and focused meditation, going from Focus 10 to 12. But no OBE

(May 14, 2023, 11 pm, bed) I slept through most of it.

Track 2: Problem Solving

36:39, Problem Solving, on Focus 12 (expanded consciousness transcending the body) send the pressing problem to the cosmic universe and await the answer.

(May 15, 2023, 2pm) room, seated (in Sukhasana as perinium is now painful from Siddhasana). perspiration dripping the whole time. My problem? A recurring situation happens after I leave a place...some people are just happy to see me go. It happened in Sagada, UPM, Chiang Mai, Cebu yoga, etc. Even though I have good reasons for leaving, I know I have blind spots. What are these and how do I deal with them? That's the pressing question I sent out. Is it because I have strong opinions and vocal about it. And it comes across people the wrong way? Is it because I have too much ego (?) and it's abrasive? Should I just shut up and let them do all the talking while I just listen and learn?

(May 15, 2023, pm)

(May 15, 2023, 4:30 pm) room, seated, problem solving, on Focus 12. Yes, after 2 hours, I'm back doing the same thing again

(May 15, 2023, 10 pm) bed lying down before sleep. Same question, not no answer. I don't really expect an immediate answer. I expect it more as an Aha Moment when I least expect it.

Track 3: Patterning

38:28, Patterning, visualizing and 'being' the person you want to be -physically, intellectually and emotionally. Seeing yourself in a place you want to be

(May 16, 2023, 6am) lying down on bed, visualizing physically (forever young, black hair, new teeth, sharper narrower nose, ripped physique), intellectually (single-minded focus) and emotionally (calm, collected and composed). Being on my yoga ashram, atop a mountain overlooking the waters

(May 16, 2023, 8pm) lying down on bed, until I fell asleep

(May 17, 2023, 6am) just awoke on bed, still half asleep, I was in and out of it. I should download Track 4 and 'master' it today

Track 4: Color Breathing

29:52, Color Breathing, green for neutralising emotional discharge, red for strength, speed and coordination, purple for homeostatis and equanimity - inhale, hold, visualize the color and its effect, exhale (OM chant)

(May 17, 2023, 5:30 pm) roofdeck, incorporated bandha and OM chanting, but garbage burning was bad

(May 17, 2023, 9 pm) bed, slept my way through it

Track 5: Energy Bar Tool

35:01, Energy Bar Tool shifting color and pulsing

(May 18, 2023, 6 am) bed as I woke up. It didn't seem to specify how to use this energy tool...change color, swing it around, fast color-shift from white to black, but nothing specific how to use it, how to use the colors, etc.

(May 18, 2023, 9 am) roofdeck, done after doing Bryan Kest Yoga 3 and Pranayama. I was dozing in and out of it, even though I started out fully awake and it's still morning.

(May 18, 2023, 3 pm) home, seated. HS was after an hour of straight Pranayama. I was curious if a surge of prana will facilitate OBE. I experimented on the Magic Wand by holding it and saying I want to go to Mars and see the face. It didn't, but I felt strong and vibrant after, despite the heat...I was perspiring the entire time.

(May 18, 2023, 10 pm) slept my way through it.

Track 6: Living Body Map

36:49, Living Body Map

(May 19, 2023, 5:30 am) My first time to do this section. I didn't really see any dim or flickering area on the body map but I still scanned it with the purple energy tool anyway.

Wave 3: Simulating Separation
Track 1: Lift Off

(May 19, 2023, 1:30 pm, bed) Even though it's not meant to trigger separation (I guess, not at this point), it simulates the feel and goes through the conceptual emulation of a lift. It worked for me as far as the visualization went.

(May 19, 2023, 8 pm, roof deck) I went through the motions but nothing unusual happened.

Track 2: Magic Wand

The magic wand was revived, charged and made into a tube and used to get 6 numbers from an envelope. Then the tube was used to make a white cotton ball float and then hot. Then it was used to connect with a friend to pass a message to.
(May 20, 2023, 8am, roof deck) I don't recall of any envelope and I didn't really visualize what numbers where there. I chose Ferd and passed him a message to ask me how my motorbike is. Let's see if he DMs me.

(May 20, 2023, 8 pm, bed, lying down) I wasn't feeling good. Looks like I had the chills last night. I was dozing off, hard to concentrate and stay awake.

Track 3: Energy Balloon

Energy Balloon lifting up with you inside

(May 21, 2023, 6 am, bed lying down) Still not 100%, still drifting in and out of it.

(May 21, 2023, 4 pm, seated, home) in and out of it

(May 21, 2023, 7:30 pm, seawall) seated, went through the motion. Nothing noticeable.

Track 4: Five Questions
  1. Who am I?
  2. Where and who was I before this life?
  3. What is my purpose in this life?
  4. What can I do to serve this purpose?
  5. What is the most important message I can receive and understand at this point of my existence?

(May 22, 2023, 2 am, bed) I fell asleep as soon as I engaged it. I don't even remember what was talked about.

(May 22, 2023, 7 am, bed) Still dozing, I fell asleep again not knowing what was talked about.

(May 22, 2023, 3 pm, bed lying down) I caught one of the questions, "Who am I", before falling to sleep.

(May 23, 2023, 7 am, bed, seated) I didn't want to progress into Track 5 today without really understanding Track 4. So, as soon as I awoke, without the risk of falling asleep, I did a last hurrah for Track 4. And I got it. It made sense and the question were powerful. I'll take notice the rest of the day if the anwswers will come.

Track 5: Harnessing Energy thru Palms

(May 23, 2023, 3 pm, 24Cafe @ Cambugahay) I was in and out of it half dozing, and didn't even finish.

(May 23, 2023, 5:30 pm, seated, home) I was awake the whole time but could focus. My mind was somewhere else. I didn't relly feel the energy transer.

(May 23, 2023, 8 pm, seawall) I modified, instead of palms, I used my eyes while doing Trataka. I have difficulty with this process, often finding myself drifting out. Later on, I realized my headphone had no left channel. So, how long has it been that I had been doing HS with no left channel? Dealing with binaural beats, it's essential to use a headphone with channel separation. I have to buy a new pair of headphones.

Track 6: First Stage Separation

34:04, First Stage Separation, done in Focus 12. You visualize yourself rolling over, moving back, lifted up

(May 24, 2023, 7am, seated on bed) having difficulty with the channel separation (I need to replace my earphones). Even though I'm not doing OBE yet, I visualize the whole thing, even 'seeing' my body from where I am. I could imagine, at some point, while visualizing the experience, the actual OBE would be triggered and you actually see your body away from where you are.

(May 24, 2023, 8 pm, bed) the left channel stopped working. I had to stop. Need to buy a new pair of headphones.

(May 25, 2023, 9 am, roofdeck, seated) I still went ahead without the headphone. It's still better than not doing it.

(May 25, 2023, 6pm, seawall) I bought a new pair of earphones so I made a last hurrah for Track 6.

Wave 4
Track 1: One Year Patterning

34:05, One Year Patterning, done in Focus 12. This is similar to the previous Patterning, but with a one year time frame for its fruition.

(May 25, 2023, 6 pm, seawall) Having purchased a pair of new earphones, I continue. Hard to focus as my mind kept drifting.

(May 26, 2023, 2 am, bed, lying down) Since I just woke up, my mind was alert. It was a good session but still no OBE.

Track 2: Five Messages

Done in Wave 4 Track 2 at Focus 12 (May 26, 2023). With expanded consciousness in Focus 12, you request/retrieve 5 Messages that are very important for you. You don't know what these 5 messages are, but they will be revealed to you after the session.

(May 26, 2023, 6 pm, seawall) I didn't received any revelation of what the messages are.

(May 26, 2023, 11 pm, bed lying down) I was already sleepy and slept through it.

(May 27, 2023, throughout the day) I made a few more attempts, but unproductive - I was tuning in and out of it. I don't think I made the most of this Track, but I have to move on to the next Track.

Track 3: Free flow 12

Done at Focus 12 with expanded consciousness, you go into a Free Flow, exploring the realms, asking questions, and making requests. There is a sound that 'rings' at intervals reminding you stay track of your questions and pursuit. By the end, you thank everyone for what was answer, insight, advise was given.

(May 29, 2023, 12 mn, Siddhasana on bed) I'm behind schedule so I squeezed this in before going to sleep. It's always best when seated because I don't fall asleep and finish the session. I didn't really have any question or request, but I attempted to explore the face on Mars. I'm not really obsessed with the face on Mars - it's only my litmus test to gauge OBE. No, there was no OBE.

(May 29, 2023, 6 am, bed, Siddhasana) Again, I concentrated on going to Mars to see the face. I tried many techniques - falling down, coming up my Sahasrara, lifting up, etc. None worked.

(May 29, 2023, 4 pm, seated home) Attemting to see the face again, but no OBE.

Track 4: NVC I

36:45, Free Flow 12, NVC I - non-verbal communication. I was focused on being out there...beyond the body, feeling for any emanation of a symbol, feeling, picture, and any non verbal form of communication. None.

(May 30, 2023, 8 am, Siddhasana, bed) Despite being in the morning, I was drifting in and out of it all. I think I even fell asleep.

(May 30, 2023, 3:45 pm, Siddhasana, home) The audio resolution is bad. On Focus 12, I was open, but no pictures, messages, symbols or feelings. I always visualize me lifting up from the body when going into Focus 12. Still, no OBE

(May 30, 2023, 10 pm, bed seated/lying down) Halfway through, I lied down and fell asleep almost immediately. This session doesn't count.

Track 5: NVC 2

44:35, Focus 10/12, NVC 2 - non-verbal communication

(May 31, 2023, 6:30 am, Siddhasana) I understand it better this time. "Need" is not to envision a man in need, but to generate the feeling of 'need' itself, without object or subject. This is interesting and unique since these feelings always come with 'who is needing' and 'what is needed'. But to isolate just the 'feeling' of need? Interesting. So, went I went to Focus 12, I was open to receive pictures, feelings and any other sensation (not words or language). But nothing came and there was no OBE.

(May 31, 2023, 4 pm, bed lying down) I fell asleep.

(May 31, 2023, 10 pm, bed, Siddhasana) I was awake the whole time, did all the motions, but no messages received, no OBE

Track 6: NVC 3 (Non Verbal Communication 3)

Same as the other NVC but this time, you send messages and perceive messages that are non-verval. You emote the feelings of "eager, hello, goodbye, I'm leaving"

(June 1, 2023, 6:30 am, bed, Siddhasana) First thing in the morning and my mind was fully awake and sharp. I sent out 'eager', 'hello', 'I'm open' and visualized new teeth, black hair, youth, fresh eyes. No OBE, no 'messages' received.

(June 1, 2023, 5:30 pm / seawall, Siddhasana) Wave 4 Track 6: NVC 3 (Non Verbal Communication 3), went through all the motion, but no messages, no OBE

(June 1, 2023, 8:30 pm / seawall, Siddhasana) went through all the motion, but no messages, no OBE

(June 1, 2023, 10:00 pm / bed, Siddhasana) 4th and last for the day, went through all the motion, drifting in and out, but got on track when Monroe spoke. But no messages, no OBE

Wave 5:
Track 1: Advanced Focus 12

34:38, Advanced Focus 12 (Progressive Awareness Expansion), on expanded awareness in Focus 12, all previous modes are incorporated free-flow...patterning, perceiving, messaging, NVC, etc. It was someone else talking, not a Monroe version but it's clearer.

(June 2, 2023, 7:30 am, bed, Siddhasana) I reinforced my previous physique patterning - youth, black hair, new teeth, sharp nose, strong physique, no hernia, no vertigo, fresh sharp eyes. For place patterning, I was on my yoga ashram overlooking the ocean, lots of shady trees, and a water spring source. I tried going to Mars to see the 'face', but no OBE, no messages from beyond.

(June 2, 2023, 10:30 am, roofdeck, Siddhasana) exact simulation of the above, exact same result.

Track 2: Discovering Intuition

34:38, Discovering Intuition

Track 3: Advanced Exploring Intuition

35:09, Advanced Exploring Intuition

Track 4: Advanced Intro to Focus 15

35:00, Advanced Intro to Focus 15

Track 5: Manifestation

34:59, Mission 15 and Manifestation

Track 6: Exploring Focus 15

38:05, Exploring Focus 15

Wave 6:
Track 1: Sensing

34:40, Odyssey 1 Sensing

Track 2: Expansion

34:05, Odyssey 2 Expansion

Track 3: Point of Departure

34:41, Odyssey 3 Point of Departure

Track 4: Non Physical Friends

35:45, Non Physical Friends

Track 5: Intro to Focus 21

33:37, Intro to Focus 21

Track 6: Free flow Journey

39:48, Free flow Journey in Focus 21

Wave 7:
Track 1: Explore Total Self

36:27, Voyager 1 Explore Total Self

Track 2: Intro to Focus 23

40:50, Voyager 2 Intro to Focus 23

Track 3: Intro to Focus 25

35:35, Voyager 3 Intro to Focus 25

Track 4: Intro to Focus 27

41:19, Voyager 4 Intro to Focus 27

Track 5: Retrieval

41:42, Voyager 5 Retrieval

Track 6: Messages From Beyond

29:03, Voyager 6 Messages From Beyond

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More on Lazi:

Lazi Info
  1. Resorts - Lazi has some beach resorts on its west coast but the popular area for tourist resorts are in San Juan
  2. Transport - Lazi is the junction where the jeeps begin their clockwise route (Lazi-San Juan-Siquijor Port) or the counter clockwise route (Lazi-Maria-Larena Port). Even though Lazi has a port, it's not used for passengers. Because the jeeps are rare with about 2 to 3 trips/day, it's practical to just have a motorcycle here in Siquijor. With its affordability (a brand new Rusi motorbike is as low as P45k), people just buy motorcycles...especially those who live up in the mountains.
  3. The Boulevard - Lazi's main draw is its seaside cobblestone promenade. When the sun sets, people gather here for eats, drinks, open-air, harbor view and the sunset

More on Siquijor Island:

Siquijor Island Local Info

Jeeps - there are only 2 routes for jeeps within Siquijor Island - and they are rare. Most people have their own motorcycle transport.

  1. Siquijor Port to Lazi - last trip leaves at 3pm from station near market
  2. Lazi to Siquijor Port - jeeps depart from the Lazi Port area. 5 jeeps, the last trip at 12:30 pm. Lazi to San Juan, P50.
  3. Larena Port to Lazi - jeeps are unpredictable. As of this writing, there is only 1 jeep plying the Larena-Lazi route. This jeep leaves Larena for Lazi at 9:50am. After that, no more jeep. You'll have to take a tricycle to Siquijor Pob for jeeps going to Lazi
  4. Lazi to Larena Port - 6am (daily) and 9 am (M-Th)

Food - these were suggested by a local to me

  1. Lechon manok & liempo - roasted pork belly and chicken at Joel's in Siquijor Poblacion. I've tried this myself...yummy, even if the chicken was no longer hot
  2. Bibingka - sweetened rice cake by Fidy's Bibingka (P30) in Sawang, Maria. I've come back for this and I buy for other people as well as 'pasalubong' - they love this
  3. Siopao - at the Rosita store near Thrifty (P25) in Siquijor Poblacion
  4. Peanut butter - by Rene. Just ask around in Siquijor Poblacion. It's popular
  5. Torta - sweet cakish bread at the Thrifty story in Siquijor Poblacion
Siquijor Island Map
Siquijor - Dumaguete Boat Trips (as of Jan 2023)
  1. Montenegro Lines - at Siquijor Port, P234.00/pax, P169/bicycle, 7:30am/10:00am/2:00pm/4:30pm/7:30? or 9:00? pm
  2. Ocean Jet - 40 mins,at Siquijor Port, 0919.066.5964,,, 6:00am/6:00pm, P350/pax (tourist/open air), P580/pax (business class)

    Ocean Jet
  3. Atlantis Yohan Express - Siquijor Port or Larena Port?

    Atlantis Yohan Express

    Atlantis Yohan Express
  4. Aleson Shipping Lines - Siquijor Port, P200/reg, P250/a-c, 6:00 am daily, 1:30 pm & 6:30pm M-Sat

    Aleson Shipping Lines

    Aleson Shipping Lines

    Aleson Shipping Lines

Siquijor - Tagbilaran - Cebu City Boat Trips (as of Jan 2023)

En route to Cebu City, the ferries usually make a stop-over to Tagbilaran (Bohol) to pick-up more passengers or unload.

  1. Ocean Jet - 2 hours, 8:20am, at Siquijor Port
    To Tagbilaran: P800/tourist & open air, P1200/business class
    To Cebu: ?
  2. Lite Ferries - at Larena Port,
    To Tagbilaran: T-Th-Sun, P475/standard, 7pm, 3 hours, PHP?
    To Cebu: T-Th-Sun, 7pm, 7 hours, PHP 650

Siquijor - Plaridel Boat Trips (as of Jan 2023)
  1. Lite Ferries - at Larena Port, T-Th-Sun, 2:00 am, 5 hours, PHP?

Siquijor - Cebu (Liloan) - Cebu City BUS Trip (as of Jan 2023)

There is only one bus plying this route - Sugbo Urban. Tourist class coach, a/c, comfortable, Sun-Fri (these dates keep changing). P420 for bus, P275 for ferry to Liloan. Larena Port around 5 am, makes a clockwise roundtrip around Siquijor Island - Larena, Enrique Villanueva, Maria, Lazi (stops at Lazi market for breakfast and leaves 6:50 am), San Juan, Siquijor (arrives 8am, P50 from Lazi to Siquijor Poblacion) and catches the 1pm ferry at Larena Port (Sundays at 3 pm) for Liloan, Cebu and resumes its land route. Arrives Cebu City (South Bus Terminal) 10 pm.

Sugbo Urban is the cheapest and most convenient way because it goes around the island (clockwise) along the circumferential road, passing through - Enrique Villanueva, Maria, Lazi, San Juan, Siquijor...and back to Larena where it takes the ferry at 1 pm. This saves you the hassle and high transport cost of a tricycle. Besides, it's a long trip from the other side of the island to be taking by tricycle.

Sugbo Urban

Sugbo Urban

Suggested Destinations After Siquijor Island

These are the nearest popular destinations from Siquijor by boat

  1. Bohol - Bohol is an island northeast Siquijor. Tourist attractions are Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Monkey, Loboc River Cruise, Beaches of Panglao, whale sharks (recent offering), freediving (recent offering)
  2. Cebu - Cebu City is the usual gateway into the Visayas. But in Cebu Island itself, there are many offerings - Whale Sharks of Oslob, sardine run at Moalboal,Thresher Shark of Malapascua
  3. Dapitan (Zamboanga del Norte) - I haven't been there but a lot of island ferries ply this port. There must be something here.
  4. Dumaguete - Dumaguete is a small charming progressive coastal town in Negros Oriental. Cafe and restaurants line the famous Boulevard Boardwalk. Tourist attractions include Japanese Shrine, Casaroro Falls, snorkeling along the southern coastline (Dauin, Masaplod Norte, etc), Balinsasayao Twin Lakes
  5. Plaridel (Misamis Occidental, Mindanao) - I haven't been there but a lot of island ferries ply this port. There must be something here.


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  5. In Search of a Cool Climate May 25, 2023
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  7. Lazi Fiesta May 15, 2023
  8. Third Eye Opening? May 14, 2023
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  18. My Mar Yoga Practice: a Journal Mar 1-31, 2023
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  30. My Feb Yoga Practice: a Journal Feb 21-28, 2023
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  41. Lazi's Boulevard Jan 22, 2023
  42. Lazi: A Monthly Stay Jan 21, 2023
  43. 7 Days in Maria, Siquijor Jan 14-21, 2023
  44. Capilay Spring Jan 17, 2023
  45. Siquijor: In Search of Resonance Jan 9-14, 2023
  46. Riding Around Siquijor's 86km Coastal Road Apr 3, 2012
  47. Exploring the Cantabon Cave of Siquijor Feb 23, 2012
  48. Jovee and Missy's Excellent Adventure Nov 6-7, 2010
  49. Freediving in Siquijor's Marine Sancturaries Apr 23-24, 2010
  50. Island Tour of Siquijor Apr 22, 2010
  51. Kram's Siquijor Wedding Apr 21, 2010

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