Preface from Transcendental Journeys
There are as many angles to a crystal ball as there are viewpoints and we all watch the miracle of existence unfold from our individual perspectives. Still, we remain unified at our core where the true perceiver dwells.
I wrote this book for several reasons. Number one, I had to! It’s been stuck in my mind and it wanted to come out, like a baby already late for birth. Eventually, I had to sit down and make sense out of everything I had gathered during the last three decades I’d spent traveling around the world in my search for freedom.
I grew up in a place where everyone was sheltered from anything that could wake us up, or help us realize what life is all about. As a child I was already wondering how to fit into the constantly morphing picture of a vaguely materialistic world-view. Back then it was impossible for me to know that there are profound keys available that can transmit the cosmic principles that govern our world.
Part of the reason I wrote this book was to process my past in a meditative and healing way, which brought up a lot of memories, and I was ready to let them go to make my life public for one major reason. I want to help humanity become better in our approach to finding solutions instead of getting stuck on problems. What I present in this book could be a game-changer when put into practice.
Transcendental Journeys is an inspiration of spiritual activism and I made an artistic statement by publishing it. Many of us scream for change and look on the outside for it, where we can get overwhelmed with so many possibilities and so much information. Most of us don’t even know where to begin and drop the ball before ever investigating where to start, or what our actual goal and life-purpose might be, although, we are all born wondering about it. I realized after my escape that physical freedom was not enough to be liberated from the paralyzing conditionings of the mind and the limiting constructs of Western society. I felt that there is more to life than we commonly perceive, or what we’re told and in this book I elucidate the natural progression of how I came to some unexpected, yet rational conclusions. My hope in presenting this crucial information in the form of an entertaining true and fun story is that it will inspire many people, and especially you, to take the leap.
I know most of us have the ability to fully bloom into the brilliance of our radiating, true nature. But we do not become well when we are purposefully misguided and get increasingly addicted to toxic stuff that bombards us from all angles in most metropolitan areas, on mental and physical levels. For people interested in freeing themselves of external and internal struggles, or individuals having addiction issues, this book holds great value! As a medical professional, I bring quite a bit of knowledge into the area of drugs since I dispensed pharmaceutical drugs job-wise. I have learned a lot about harm-reduction and treating heavy drug addictions that are at epidemical levels in most Western nations, with psychedelics!
I have had direct contact with ancient, indigenous medicine tribes that have used psychoactive herbal plants and other stimuli since immemorial times. The healing prayer-ceremonies in which they utilize those psychotropic concoctions are an integral aspect and the foundation for their colorful and artistic lives. I wrote about my experiences with these indigenous people in this book. Additionally, I describe how we made activist films that helped to kick out the billion-dollar mining companies from Mexico that were in direct violation of the law. During this critical and dangerous mission, WWF protected natural zones were saved. I am honored to have been a crucial aspect of another important peaceful activist movement that turned into the biggest synchronized worldwide meditation in the Guinness Book of Records and I wrote about how that came to be. The United Nations Human Rights Film Festival screened Liquid Crystal Vision, an Omananda film. The reasons for our filmmaking efforts are detailed from behind the scenes in one part of the book.
I self experimented extensively with psychotropic drugs and plants, but I no longer use mind altering substances and it’s been years since I have. I explain why I stopped and how I came to this conclusion. I also suggest smart drug policy updates and introduce unique plans for preventing scheduled substance abuse in this book while simultaneously advocating legalization of mind-altering and sacred herbs under controlled conditions, outside the pharmaceutical, medical, or religious framework. I clarify in simple terms for anyone, and especially those who should be all ears, even if they drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes, why what is considered normal or legal is not necessarily safe.
You will discover specific secrets that point towards a way out of the maze when reading this extraordinary story that is a mixture of autobiographical content, exotic travel and shamanic stories, astral journeys, and philosophical views. In the final chapter I elucidate easy-to-practice, yet, powerful, non-religious, spiritual methods and exercises for personal transformation, with helpful hints and recommendations.
Everything in Transcendental Journeys remains authentic to the facts as I experienced them. Only the character names have been changed, to protect the individuals’ privacy. A deeper reasoning builds throughout the story and the language changes from the beginning towards the end, which goes hand in hand with my own character development. The book starts with a somewhat ordinary and ignorant, although curious, perspective and it ends with, well, I leave that open for you to find out.
Torsten E. Klimmer aka Omananda, 2018