Transcendental Journeys is both a personal blog and a book by Omananda (aka Torsten E. Klimmer), a German filmmaker, world traveler, and author. Torsten has been traveling around the world for twenty-eight years. This blog has hyperlinks to his fascinating book, in which he shares insights from the most interesting accounts in mysteriously magical dimensions.
Short Bio: Torsten E. Klimmer (aka Omananda) grew up in East Germany where he worked against the oppressive communist regime with the aim to free his people. He ultimately escaped from the GDR before the Berlin Wall fell and has traveled the world ever since.
He lived in California for thirteen years and spent a decade traveling in Asia. In India he was initiated to an ancient mysticism. In 1993, in Indonesia, he had a profound spiritual awakening that changed the course of his life. He shares the details of this experience in his book, Transcendental Journeys – A Visionary Quest for freedom. This particular story is called, “The Labyrinth Experience – A Live Changing Event.”
Torsten worked for several winters in Mexico as a volunteer where he created activist films that helped to protect the world heritage site, Wirkikuta. This natural wildlife zone was under threat by multinational (billion dollar) mining corporations. While on this project he lived with indigenous people know as the Wixarika, or Huicholes. The Mexican government recognizes these Native Americans as the official peyote guardians. They have harvested and consumed the psychoactive cactus ritualistically since time immemorial.
In 2002, Torsten directed, produced, and published Liquid Crystal Vision, an artful documentary with a profound message. The film presents dancing as one of the means to initiate a far-reaching personal evolution. Watching this film triggers a psychological response that unchains deep inner truths. Its hallucinatory sights and sounds catapult viewers into cosmic spheres.
For more than a decade Torsten has performed in transformational art and music festivals around the world as a visual artist by the name of Omananda. In this role, he skillfully guided large groups of people during non-ordinary states of consciousness.
In 2012, he was a crucial element in the successful media-campaign and launch of www.unify.org, which became the biggest synchronized meditation in the Guinness Book of Records.
His last project, Transcendental Journeys – A Visionary Quest for Freedom, which is an amazing, inspiring, and true story, was recently published.