What is Hemi-Sync?

RIS-PSI & The Gateway Project

Updated: Jul 9, 2021

Hello everyone, and welcome to the first week of our Revelator Investigative Society kicking off its Parapsych Division, affectionately known as RIS-PSI.

RIS-PSI launched in April 2021 to explore consciousness and the powers of the mind. We aim to connect with entities that wish to aid us in mental, physical, and spiritual growth.

Our first experiment comes to us via a CIA document that was kicking around in 2020 and flared back up in early 2021. This CIA document, "Analysis and Assessment of The Gateway Process" was a report compiled by Lieutenant Colonel Wayne M. McDonnell.

Follow along as I participate in and explore this process with our investigative team, Alex, Jade, and Tanino.

For this mini-article, I'll borrow heavily from VICE's "How to Escape the Confines of Time and Space According to the CIA" and the Monroe Institute's YouTube Video "Robert A. Monroe on Exploring Expanded Consciousness"

Lieutenant Colonel Wayne M. McDonnell or Wayne, as most articles refer to him, participated in a seven-day Hemi-Sync retreat at the Monroe Institute. With the help of American-Israeli scientist Itzhak Bentov, they explain in rich-jargon how the human consciousness can reliably travel out of the body.


Source: Monroe Institute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GxiUgkuPlo

What is Hemi-Sync you ask?

Paraphrasing from a lovely VICE article, in 1975, Robert Monroe registered patents featuring audio techniques designed to stimulate brain functions until the left and right hemispheres become synchronized. Monroe dubbed the state "Hemi-Sync" (hemispheric synchronization) and claims it could be used to promote mental well-being or to trigger an altered state of consciousness.


By adding 100Hz to the right ear and 104Hz to the left ear, you can achieve Hemispheric Synchronization of 4 Hz.

Wayne describes the Hemi-Sync process, also known as the Gateway process as a:

“training system designed to bring enhanced strength, focus and coherence to the amplitude and frequency of brainwave output between the left and right hemispheres so as to alter consciousness.”

Robert Monroe was led to this kind of research after experiencing uncontrollable Out of Body Experiences (OoBEs or OBEs). He visited doctor after doctor hoping to find a cure for this condition. His work with radios and broadcasting led him to found the Monroe Institute and pursue this line of science through sound, frequency, and amplitude.

The Monroe Institute as well as Wayne in the CIA report note that The Gateway Process will allow you out of your body and into other realms of existence. They tell of participants finding their religion of choice on the other side. Meaning they naturally gravitate to the symbols that interest them, but they will soon go beyond it. Monroe says in an interview that a person will tire of sitting on a cloud playing the harp. Soon they will want to explore all that there is in this realm and many other dimensions.

"We are more than our physical bodies..." - Robert Monroe's Affirmation at the start of the Hemi-Sync Discovery Process

This was not at all meant to be an explanation of Hemi-Sync or The Gateway Process, but it seems I wrote myself show notes for the episode! (Yay!) Make sure you're subscribed to Chaos and Shadow so you don't miss that info dump.

I've got a few FAQs outlined below. I'd love to know any of your comments or concerns. I'd especially love to know of any ESP experiments you may recommend or want to see us try!



  • RIS: Revelator Investigative Society: People volunteering with the Revelator Podcast Network (RPN website)
  • Active-Participant: Someone participating the experiment
  • Passive-Participant: Somone observing the experiment
  • Gateway Process: a series of Hemi-Sync guided meditations by the Monroe Institute
  • RIS Gateway Project: a small difference in the name that I use to distinguish our project from the Monroe Institute's Process
  • Hemi-Sync: defined above as Hemispheric Synchronization

What's the schedule?

Our RIS-PSI team will complete the first six parts of WAVE 1 from the Hemi-Sync Discovery process---This requires participants to complete a 35minute guided meditation on a daily basis.

We will spend two weeks on WAVE 1 running from May 2 - May 16. We have loose plans to bring friends like Katie Webb to host ESP experiments with our group.

Formal dates will be announced in the next few days as my IRL schedule becomes clear. We will be recording a few Chaos and Shadow podcast episodes on The Gateway Process so make sure to get subscribed!

How do I get involved?

The Revelator Investigative Society is always looking for volunteers to assist with the website, blog, graphic design, and show research. We vetted volunteers from this group that expressed interest in using The Gateway Process. Please apply: https://www.revelatornetwork.com/volunteer

Alternatively, paying website members of the Contributor tier and higher have ultimate access to the RIS-PSI team as they analyze results and observe live experiments.

Whether you're interested in supporting the effort financially (we could use investors!) or participating in the next round, please make sure to get subscribed to the RPN newsletter and join the Guilded.

Image by: Thobey Campion
Image by: Thobey Campion

Is it dangerous?

Possibly. Some consider the "astral plane" a dangerous place if unequipped. For this reason, the Monroe Institute came up with The Energy Balloon. I'll borrow from a Vice article:


The Energy Balloon

Aside from possible low-vibrational entities, it seems the Gateway has no adverse health effects. This will vary from person to person, but The Gateway Process is a meditation practice that aims to lower the heart rate and possibly heal the body, should you choose!

Source: Monroe Institute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GxiUgkuPlo

What is there to gain?

I don't know if you see it as well, but the writing is on the wall. The way we treat humans, animals, and the planet is destroying everything there is to love. Those of us that put love first IRL are mocked and demonized. The idea of disowning a child because they are gay is just as acceptable to many as going to church every Sunday. This is just a small example of the ways our system is flawed.

It is my sincere hope that we can connect with something greater than ourselves in the dimensional planes beyond ours.

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A huge thank you to the work of Greg & Dana Newkirk and The Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult for inspiring our minds!