Bob Monroe, founder of the Monroe Institute and author of three books on his explorations of the “out there” was a remarkable man. I had the chance to meet Bob when I attended my first program at the Monroe Institute, The Gateway Voyage in 1991. During the program Bob came in one evening and spoke with us for about an hour and answered questions. He still shows up in my journeys and dreams from time-to-time, although I’ve never remembered to talk with him on those occasions. Typically he just appears or walks through and gives me his knowing smile and a wink.

My friend, Frank DeMarco sent me a link to a blog where someone had posted a partial transcript of an interview with Bob where he gives his perspective on why we are here and why we choose to incarnate.