Robert Monroe discoverer of audio technology Hemi-Sync®
R. Monroe and company Interstate Industries, Inc. Monroe Products
Robert Monroe, founder, entered radio broadcasting soon after graduation from Ohio State University. After World War II, he opened his own program production organization in New York, and served as Vice President and member of the Board of Directors of the Mutual Broadcasting System network. He is listed in Who's Who in America in the 1950s, and is the author of three books, Journeys Out of the Body, Far Journeys, and Ultimate Journey.
In 1949, Mr. Robert Monroe formed RAM Enterprises, a corporation that produced network radio programs. By the early '50s, it was producing as many as twenty-eight programs monthly, principally in dramatic and popular quiz shows.
In 1956, the firm set up a Research and Development Division to study the effects of various sound patterns upon human consciousness, including the sleep state. This was a natural direction to take, applying to this new area the audio production methods used in the firm's commercial activity. The purpose was to find more constructive uses for such knowledge than was ordinarily available, and the results of this research have become internationally known.
In 1962, the company moved to Virginia and subsequently changed the corporate name to Interstate Industries, Inc. In this location, it became active in radio station ownership, cable television, and later in the production and sale of audio cassettes. These cassettes were practical expressions of the discoveries made in the earlier and ongoing corporate research program.
The research subsidiary was divested and established as an independent non-profit organization, The Monroe Institute, in 1985. Interstate Industries, Inc./ Monroe Products remains a privately-held company and, in addition to its own activities, acts as the commercial agent for The Monroe Institute.
In January of 1995, Laurie Monroe, who had been on the Board of Directors for ten years, was named President of Interstate Industries, Inc. She brought expertise with her in the retail industry and in commercial real estate investment. Since her father's death on March 17, 1995 Laurie has continued her father's work. The company's vision is to expand Hemi-Sync products and their benefits into markets worldwide.
The Monroe Institute
The Monroe Institute was founded in 1985 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit research facility, educational center, and membership organization. The Institute is devoted to the premise that focused consciousness contains all solutions to the questions of human existence and that first-person experience of such states provides something of value.
If you would like to find out more about The Monroe Institute, the facilities and programs available please visit their website: http://www.monroeinstitute.org/