A Greater Reality

Chapter by Marilynn Hughes

''Out-of-Body Travel, Astral Travel and Remote Viewing: Definition, Similarities, Differences, Spiritual Potential and Related Hierarchies' and 'The Progression of Out-of-Body Experiences.'

A GREATER REALITY aims to articulate a new paradigm that seeks to integrate the findings of consciousness research and the phenomenology of extraordinary experiences, what we at the Consciousness and Contact Research Institute (CCRI) call the Contact Modalities.  CCRI is an academic research institute committed to an integrative approach to the entire spectrum of psychophysical anomalies.  Members include professionals in the fields of Astrophysics, Theoretical Physics, Philosophy, Psychiatry, Psychology, Neuroscience, Sociology, Quantum Biology, Information Sciences, and Parapsychology.  The three co-chairs of CCRI's research committee are Harvard Astrophysicist Dr. Rudy Schild, Medical Doctor and noted NDE researcher, Dr. Jeffrey Long, and Reinerio (Rey) Hernandez, an attorney and Ph.D. Candidate at UC Berkeley and researcher of the Contact Modalities.  Dr. Rudy Schild, Dr. Michael Grosso, Dr. Jon Klimo, Dr. Jeffrey Long and Rey Hernandez are the five co-editors of the 4 volume series.   

The Contact Modalities are all the diverse ways humans are piercing the veil of our multidimensional reality. The evidence for various types of extraordinary experiences suggest that humans may be in contact with higher forms of intelligence.  The Contact Modalities are Near Death Experiences (NDEs), Out of Body Experiences (OBEs), Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP/UFOs), Spirit/Ghost Apparitions, Remote Viewing, Hallucinogenic/Psychedelic Experiences, Channeling, Post-Death Communications, Mystical Meditation, Lucid Dreams, Human Initiated Contact Experiences (HICE) and various other forms of consciousness that allow us to be in contact with transcendent realities. 

CCRI argues that mind and consciousness are fundamental, non-local, and that matter, energy, and information are ultimately grounded in one mind and consciousness.  We introduce the post-materialist hypothesis that “Consciousness is Primary”-- the philosophical position that the only thing that exists is consciousness.  We hypothesize that all of the Contact Modalities are interrelated via a manipulation of space-time and by definition ​might be interdimensional in nature. ​ We argue that there is a range of states of consciousness, the Contact Modalities, where we can access both non-physical and physical realms and interact with perceived Non-Human Intelligence via our ordinary senses.  For all of these reasons, we assert that the Contact Modalities need to be studied as ONE PHENOMENON--  as manifestations of a single greater source of mind and consciousness.  

Volumes 1 & 2 will be our theoretical volumes and will feature articles by Ph.D. academics and scholars who have focused on researching the connection between Consciousness and the Contact Modalities. 

Volumes 3 & 4 will feature articles by persons who have had many diverse contact experiences with the Greater Reality.  Our book will be available via Amazon on March 2022.

Reinerio (Rey) Hernandez
The Dr. Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraordinary Experiences
Consciousness and Contact Research Institute
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JD, MCP, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California at Berkeley
Director, Consciousness & Contact Research Institute, CCRI




Reinerio Hernandez, CCRI Founder, New York, NY, USA - "Thanks Marilynn: I spent about 1 hour reading most of your article and it is excellent. Thank you for your great article.Take care." 

r. Rudy Schild, Professor Emeritus Career Astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics and the Editor of Cosmology Magazine - "
I excitedly read your chapter and am very pleased with it. Thank you for sending to me the final version, which I have read and approve. I strongly endorse your writing material that brings new understanding of the workings of the Universe, and a focused scientist like myself has a hard time bringing such clarification to the experience of any. We need enlightened persons like yourself to lead this charge. I like working with spiritual individuals to try to bring grounded meaning to their work, as here. Bless you for your work to spread peace and love through understanding."

Dr. Rudy Schild, Marilynn Hughes, The Out of Body Travel Foundation

"Hi, Marilynn, I started reading the theology of arithmetic book. It is a cool reference on how our modern mathematics had origins in astronomical phenomena known at the time. I was particularly interested in Plato's concept of the 'world soul' which is what we re-formulate as the Quantum Hologram in modern treatments. So I see this as a significant reference when I am writing the scholarship of our contemporary ideas. Thank you for thinking of me, and for helping the development of our mathematics of our Universe. Best wishes. Rudy" (In response to this text 'Iamblichus: The Theology of Arithmetic.') - Dr. Rudy Schild, Harvard AstroPhysicist Retired Astronomer (45 Years), Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Editor in Chief of Cosmology Magazine Cambridge, MA, USA 

Also See Marilynn's Earlier Projects with 'The Dr. Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraordinary Experiences.'

In Conjunction with  'The Dr. Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraordinary Experiences' and 'Consciousness and Contact Research Institute'

A Greater Reality's Website

Coming Fall 2022

The Dr. Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraordinary Experiences, Marilynn Hughes was an Original Board Member for Two Years and has Contributed two Chapters, a Theoretical Chapter in Volume Two, ' Out-of-Body Travel, Astral Travel and Remote Viewing: Definition, Similarities, Differences, Spiritual Potential and Related Hierarchies' (Extraterrestrial and Angelic) and Experiential Chapter in Volume Three 'The Progression of Out-of-Body Experiences,' in 'A Greater Reality: The New Paradigm of Nonlocal Consciousness the Paranormal & the Contact Modalities,' put out by Consciousness and Contact Research Institute, Formerly Known as the Dr. Edgar Mitchel Foundation For Research into Extraordinary Experiences.

Marilynn Hughes was on the Board with Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Dr. Rudy Schild, Reinario Hernandez, Mary Rodwell, Dr. Dean Radin, Dr. Barbara Lamb, Christina Knowles, Whitley Streiber, Brad Steiger, Dr. Jon Klimo, Alex Tsakiris, Dr. Leo Sprinkle, Cynthia Crawford, Grant Cameron, Dennis Briefer, Jerry Gaura, Giorio Piacenza, Kathleen Marden, Linda Moulton Howe)

Participants include: Marilynn Hughes, Edward J. LoCascio, MD, MBA, Dr. Jon Klimo, Margie Kay, Dr. Dean Radin, Diane Powell, Dr. Tom Campbell, Physicist, Consiousness Studies, Melinda Greer MD, Francisco Valentin, Charles F. Emmons, Ph.D., Daniel Sheehan, Zoli Althea Browne, Ph.D., Jacob Himes, Susan A. Manewich, Yossi Ronen  Paul Eno, Elizabeth Alexander, Russell Scalpone, Ron James, Whitley Strieber, Margie Kay, Jeffrey Long (MD), Shao Ma, Earl Grey, Younghae Chi, Chet Swanson MD, Larry Dossey, Daniel Rekshan, Adnan Arkansas UFO Conference, Alex Tsakiris, Alexis Brooks, Maryam Ebadi, Guihui (GuayHuay) Chen, Preston Dennett, Bruce Solheim, Kenneth Ring, Jon Klimo, Bob Brown, Claude Swanson Physicist, Klaus/Gundi Heinemann, Lynne D. Kitei M.D., Bernard Beitman, Lee Speigel Ufology Researcher, Michael & Trish Mannion , Mary Rodwell , Dennis Briefer, Onur Ince, Daniel Sheehan, Eric Ouellet, Diana Walsh Pasulka, Giorgio Piacenza, Bruce Solheim, Victoria GeVoian Contact in the Desert, Raul Valverde, Diane Powell, Leslie Kean, Paul Smith Remote Viewer,  Christopher Green MD, George Knapp, Dr. Rudolph Schild Harvard Astrophysics, Victoria Richter, Ph.D. , Simeon Hein , Gary E Schwartz, Julia Sellers, Marcie Klevens, John Alexander, Jeffrey Mishlove, Tyler Stevens, Diana Walsh Pasulka, Michael Grosso, Stephan A. Schwartz, Raul Valverde, Lynn Russell, Massimo Teodorani, Jacques Vallee, John Audette IANDS/QUANTREK, Jeffrey Kripal, Amy Cui, Glen Rein Ph.D., Joseph Burkes, Helene Layne, Kathleen Marden, Shao Ma, Dennis Briefer, Eban Alexander, Richard Hard Caslewright, Brad Steiger (Was involved until his death, 5/6/18).