This is an important book for those who are curious about the possibility of the existence of other levels of consciousness besides that of the purely physical body. It is based on the research of Waldo Vieira which includes a very large number of personal experiences, particularly out of body experiences, collected throughout his life. Sandie Gustus is excellently placed to describe Vieira's discoveries as she has been practicing and teaching his theories for many years and has considerable personal knowledge of a range of energetic and paranormal phenomena. The book provides practical methods for inducing out of body experiences and using them to increase our understanding of the nonphysical components of our conscious experience. --(Dr. Peter Fenwick, BA, MB, BChir, DPM, FRCPsych Consultant Neuropsychiatrist emeritus, Epilepsy Unit, Maudsley Hospital, London, UK; Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK; Co-author (with Elizabeth Fenwick) of The Art of Dying)
Sandie Gustus has written a provocative and eloquent book focused on those aspects of exceptional human experience that are often overlooked, and even derided and pathologized by mainstream science, medicine, and media. However, these accounts are ignored at society's risk because they can not help but enlarge and enrich the boundaries of the human condition. --(Stanley Krippner, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, Saybrook University, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.; Co-editor, Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence)
If, like me, you have not had a lucid out-of-body experience, I invite you to enjoy this compelling book that credibly argues the case for life beyond the physical body with an open mind.-- Pim van Lommel, MD Author, Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience
Any comprehensive understanding of consciousness requires incisive tools for studying the subjective aspects of human experience. The careful and systematic assessment of out-of-body experiences described in this book comprises a valuable scientific resource for approaching this complex and difficult challenge, as well as providing a potentially productive path for self-exploration and personal growth. -- Brenda Dunne Laboratory Manager, Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) laboratory; President, International Consciousness Research Laboratories (ICRL); and co-author (with Robert Jahn) of Margins of Reality: The Role of Consciousness in the Physical World and Consciousness and the Source of Reality: The PEAR Odyssey.
This is one of the greatest books I’ve ever been given because it is the summary of my whole process, in English . . . accessible to most people.
Waldo Vieira, MD
Consciousness Researcher and Author, Projectiology: A Panorama of Experiences of The Consciousness Outside The Human Body; and Projections of the Consciousness