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A Christian Rebuttal to Robert Monroe's Journeys Out of the Body

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A Christian Rebuttal to Robert Monroe's Journeys Out of the Body by Robert Alan King is a book with over 17,700 words. After several decades of study on physic phenomena, the occult and its relevance to religion, King wrote this book to offer a more balanced and thorough analysis of Monroe's supposed out-of-body experiences. In his twenties, King was personally involved with mysticism and experienced over 100 out-of-body experiences. Not only was he fully conscious in his experiences, but he also was absolutely convinced at the time that he was out of his body.

This book takes into account scientific research and biological factors to better understand the possibilities about what may be happening in many out-of-body experiences such as Monroe's. It provides logical suggestions on possible self-delusion by the mind as well as explores the preponderance of evidence for heavy subjective content and/or spiritual deception even if some of Monroe's out-of-body experiences are real in some sense. Drawing on an extensive amount of research over the last few decades, it clearly shows how out-of-body experiences are unreliable for an understanding of objective reality in the spiritual realms.

It is important for the reader to understand that though Monroe approaches us with the implication that his book is a logical objective study of his experiences, this is not really the case. It is actually a subtly guised religious book pushing the subjective theology of Robert Monroe under the guise of fabricated logic. In addition, you are only reading selective experiences that he feels support his premises and ideas without seeing all the evidence in his other experiences that may contradict much of what he is teaching.

Monroe speaks of a lot of things as fact in the book when the reality is that the only fact we can really derive from his experiences are that he believes he was out of his body. His presentation is simply an erroneous religion requiring blind faith with no real substance and no genuine substantiation. Most of his supposed evidence is forced and far-fetched, and we usually are not hearing the whole story.

King has tried to remain unbiased as much as possible in this study and analysis of the facts in order to provide the evidence as it stands and allow the reader to come to their own conclusions on the matter. Nevertheless, this rebuttal is written with a Christian perspective and after a through examination of Monroe's books about his experiences, it directs the reader back to the Bible as the only certain foundation of spiritual truth. Robert Alan King is an ordained minister through Calvary Chapel.

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