Transcendental Journeys is a blog and book by the German filmmaker, world traveler, and author Torsten E. Klimmer (aka Omananda), who has been traveling around the world for three decades.
Short Bio: Torsten 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 Torsten was initiated to an ancient mysticism and in 1993, in Indonesia, he had a profound spiritual awakening that changed the course of his life. This is where he got his name: Omananda. The details of this experience are shared in his book, Transcendental Journeys – A Visionary Quest for Freedom. This particular story is called, “The Labyrinth Experience – A Live Changing Event.”
Torsten has worked for several winters in Mexico 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 film project Torsten had contact 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 and they are legally allowed to do that even today. Listen to this podcast with recordings from a Huichol ceremony.
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.
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For more than a decade Torsten performed as the VJ known as Omananda in transformational art and music festivals around the world skillfully guiding large groups of people during non-ordinary states of consciousness.
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In 2012, Omananda 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! www.unify.org
Transcendental Journeys – A Visionary Quest for Freedom is an amazing, inspiring, and true story that was published in 2018 together with this author’s blog and the book’s website.