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Publishers Weekly: August 14, 2023

Willis has lived many lives through the years, as pastor, jazz musician, teacher and writer. In Cosmo and Me, he shares the quest he has been on the whole time—for the Holy Grail, to " experience God, " and what he found. As he is chronologically one of the first Baby Boomers, Willis's story parallels much of contemporary America's story, from his time as a youth helping build an early shopping mall to his avoidance of Vietnam through a teaching job to entering the 1980s and a midlife crisis even as the country seems to be going through its own crisis. In his retirement, Willis moved to the wilderness of South Carolina and found what he was looking for—God—in nature.

Willis has faced a lot of pain and beauty in his life, from beloved teachers lost to suicide to the beauty of nature experienced with close friends to a very full career in and out of religious institutions. In Cosmo and Me, he shares the "flowers " of these experiences, including some bold conclusions. While the level of personal disclosure is often high, Willis doesn't dig too deeply here into some practicalities of his search for God, such as its impact on his children and wives, though he does include several photos which help put faces to the stories that he tells.

Willis closes the stories of his life with a deeply thought out "theory" of just who God is, what the universe is and who people are — even though he warns that these passages may seem to be "a sudden turn to religion or philosophy, " they cohere well with the rest of the text by fleshing out what has been made implicit earlier. However a reader may feel about the specifics of Willis 's spiritual theory, it is well worth considering as hard-won the wisdom of a true seeker. Readers willing to appreciate the experiences of the past will learn much from Willis's story and spiritual insight.

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“In this fascinating work, Jim Willis provides his readers with an archetypal view of Merlin the Magician, which not only pushes them to look deeper into Merlin's mythical story, but also to look more deeply inside themselves.”

 - Dr. Paul J. Leslie, author of The Year of Living Magically: Practical Ways to Create a Life of Spirit, Wonder and Connection

“Willis reaches deep into the human psyche to summon forth forgotten archetypes in the stories we take for granted.”

- Ken Goudsward, author of Magic In The Bible and UFOs In The Bible

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“Providing readers with a view of the story of Robin Hood through a mystical and mythical lens, Jim WIllis takes his readers on a journey that encourages them to see the inhabitants of Sherwood Forest in a unique and new way.”

 - Dr. Paul J. Leslie, author of The Year of Living Magically: Practical Ways to Create a Life of Spirit, Wonder and Connection

 

“In a world oft-bereft of meaning, Willis nocks a sure arrow to stir the hero within.”

- Ken Goudsward, author of Magic In The Bible and UFOs In The Bible

“Through the lens of archetypal depth psychology, Eastern wisdom, nature spirituality, and shamanism, Jim Willis provides readers with a remarkable new way to interpret a beloved fairy tale. The profound insights in this book can be transformational to those who are open to exploring the realms of the mythic and the mysterious.”

 - Dr. Paul J. Leslie, author of The Year of Living Magically: Practical Ways to Create a Life of Spirit, Wonder and Connection

 

“Willis reaches deep into the human psyche to summon forth forgotten archetypes in the stories we take for granted.”

- Ken Goudsward, author of Magic In The Bible and UFOs In The Bible

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“The Quantum Akashic Field is open for exploration to all who develop a systematic strategy of meditation and creative imagination. By sharing his own out-of-body experiences, recorded through the years in his personal journals, Jim Willis serves as our guide into that world of mystery and revelation.”

— GEORGE NOORY, host of Coast to Coast AM

"Jim Willis, through a combination of modern science and very personal experience, manages to produce a veritable DIY guide for anyone interested in OBE.  The result is a book that should cause the steadfast non-believer to admit that there is at least a scientifically-based possibility that the OBE phenomenon is plausible, and for those of us who have actual experience with OBEs, provides validation as well as explanations and encouragement.  If there ever was a successful explanation for the inexplicable, this book is it."

— Gerry Bailey: Computer Scientist, Systems Engineer, and fellow OBE practitioner

 

"Willis weaves science, metaphysics, and cultural references in a thoughtful exploration of the out-of-body experience. Using his fascinating and highly symbolic personal experiences, he gently, but logically guides the reader to see that OBEs are a natural part of our spiritual development.

This book is a great summary of the basics with inspiring personal examples, encouragement, and practical guidance that is both useful for the beginner and a valuable refresher for those looking to enhance their experience."

— William Buhlman, author of Adventures Beyond the Body

 

"Another brilliant book by Jim Willis. How he manages to make complex concepts so easily accessible, I don’t know. Read it at your own risk!"

— Elyn Aviva: PhD, MDiv, author of The Question: A Magical Fable

 

"This is a very dangerous book. With his ability to tell a good story, Jim Willis can draw you right out of your body and into the astral planes. So, if you choose to read it, don’t say you haven’t been warned."

— Gary White: PhD, Professor Emeritus, Iowa State University, co-author of the Powerful Places Guidebook series

 

"Combining cutting edge theories, mysticism, and personal narratives, Jim Willis provides a fascinating overview of the out of body experience. Willis seamlessly makes connections between such diverse topics as perception, consciousness, philosophy, shamanism, and quantum physics, which challenges readers to look beyond their present assumptions about who and what they really are."

— Paul J. Leslie, psychotherapist, author, educator, author of Shadows in the Session: The Presence of the Anomalous in Psychotherapy

 

"Accessing the fabled Akashic records has always been a curiosity of mine, and in his book, Quantum Akashic Field, Jim provides a fun and easy to understand guide that makes exploring this sacred domain a fun experience."

— Cliff Dunning: Host/Producer, Earth Ancients, radio/podcast

 

"Jim Willis has written a wonder-filled, magical book. The Quantum Akashic Field is not merely entertaining and compelling reading; it is chock full of information, knowledge, insightful reflections, humor, and the kind of wisdom that can only come from deep, personal experience and extensive hands-on practice. The author is a master teacher and guide--one who is exceedingly adept in the art of communication.

It was the British philosopher Gilbert Ryle who made a sharp distinction between knowing-how and knowing-that, that is, practical and theoretical knowledge. One can know everything there is to know about, say, bicycles, but still be chronically unable to ride one.

Happily, Willis has both bases well-covered. He is thoroughly acquainted with the theoretical principles of the new physics and how they relate to the problem of consciousness in general, and to what were once regarded as “esoteric” or “paranormal” phenomena, including out-of-body experiences (OBEs), visions, inner guidance, and dreams, in particular. Moreover, he possesses an extraordinary gift for translating the paradoxical, often inscrutable concepts of quantum mechanics into accessible models for understanding and interpreting what parapsychologist Rhea White labeled our “exceptional human experiences,” and what psychiatric researcher Stanislav Grof dubbed “non-ordinary states of consciousness.”

C.G. Jung was the first to grasp that the new, post-Newtonian/Cartesian concept of nature inaugurated by quantum physicists such as Wolfgang Pauli (with whom he collaborated) shattered and rendered obsolete all the old--implicitly pejorative--dichotomies of “natural” versus “supernatural,” “scientific” versus “spiritual,” “objective” versus “subjective,” and “matter” versus “consciousness.” In making his argument, Willis cites Jung and successors such as Ervin Laszlo (and others), to whom he is clearly indebted.

The second half of the book is given over to offering sage practical advice on how to achieve a conscious OBE and navigate the challenging terrain of non-ordinary states of consciousness--advice grounded in the author’s own practices and personal experiences, which he generously shares with his readers. It is here that the author’s light as a gifted story-teller shines the brightest, and his passionate spirit of inquiry burns the most intensely.

What emerges from these captivating pages are the outlines of Jim Willis’s life-narrative. This is a fascinating story of someone marinated in the narrow, intellectualistic rationalism of our mainstream western culture, along with an equally narrow and dogmatic fundamentalist form of Christianity, who yet manages to free himself from these mental prisons even as he learns to experience ever wider, more expansive and inclusive states of awareness.

This is a story that Jung would have regarded as “a myth for our time,” and Joseph Campbell would have recognized as a contemporary version of the archetypal hero’s journey. That is to say, it is an exemplary story that those of us who yearn for a more meaningful mode of existence in a more sustainable world can and must learn how to live—if, that is, the human species hopes to survive on this beautiful and mysterious island earth."

— Joseph M. Felser, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy at Kingsborough Community College of The City University of New York; author of The Way Back to Paradise (Hampton Roads, 2005) and The Myth of the Great Ending (Hampton Roads, 2011); member of the Board of Directors of The Monroe Institute in Faber, Virginia (2015-2018)

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"It's been a long time since I wrote an OBE book review. It's not because I ran out of books to read. It's because I've been focused on other things. Part of the problem is that this book was difficult to read, and I mean that in the literal sense. The contents were good, but the font/typeset was so small I had to wear reading glasses (aka "peepers" or "cheaters") in order to read it. It was micro-font.

The book was 174 pages long, and each page was on thick, high quality paper. But if it was a normal font, it might have been 250 pages. So I was struggling to read every page, and therefore reluctant to go back to it; I'd put it down and not pick it up again for weeks.

I know I've said this in many other book reviews, but here it comes again: this book is fascinating and different from all the rest. If I had to sum it up in one sentence, I'd describe the book as "A philosopher's struggle to find life's meaning in the light of his OBEs."

The author, Jim Willis, is a good writer; he's authored 11 books, so he has great grammar, spelling, organization, and thoughtfulness. He doesn't waste your time.

Willis comes from a Christian background. Before he retired he was an ordained Christian Minister for more than 40 years. He wrote sermons and shouted the messages of Christianity at a pulpit in front of congregations of church-goers. And then, in 2013 or so, he started having out-of-body experiences, and needless to say, it caused him to do a lot of soul-searching, and his soul-searching is reflected heavily in this book. In a good way. OBEs are where the spiritual rubber hits the spiritual road! And that fascinates me. For example, he writes:

"If an argument about the existence of God hinges on proof texts selected from a Bible that is said to be without error, then all someone has to do is show that the Bible contains some discrepancies, and the argument is over. God simply ceases to exist. In other words, I wasn't preaching about God anymore. I was preaching about an inerrant, infallible Bible. In my theology, the Bible had taken the place of God." (pg. 50)

He's one of the first Christians I've ever read who pointed out a discrepancy in the Bible, one I had never heard before (and I've heard many):

"And language changes and cultures evolve. I find it fascinating, for instance, that the opening chapters of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, describes paradise as a forest-like garden of Eden. Sixty-six books later, in Revelation, the Bible's final book, paradise is described as a magnificent city." (pg. 133)

Rather than interpret OBEs through Christian-colored glasses, he started doing research, some of which was science-oriented, but much of which was in other spiritual traditions. So yes, there are a few quotes from the Bible in this book, but Willis also talks open-mindedly about Buddhism, Shamanism, and other spiritual traditions. He talks about spirit guides, past lives, and other "new age" beliefs. He also cites Robert Monroe and William Buhlman. I've got to admire a Christian who is as open-minded as Willis. So many religious believers, especially Christians, are not. I applaud Willis for being open-minded and doing the hard work.

Willis is level-headed. For example, he's quick to point out that:

"If OBEs constitute a scientific event as well as a metaphysical phenomenon, they will stand up to scrutiny. Indeed, they must stand up to scrutiny or they are not worthy of our study." (pg. 36)

He goes on to cite various scientific research and fundamentals of quantum physics, referencing, for example, one of my favorite non-OBE authors, Dr. Dean Radin, chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Science (IONs). (If you haven't read Radin's book Entangled Minds, you definitely should!)

In many of my book reviews, I complain that there are not enough OBE narratives, so readers have no idea the author's level of experience: Are they nut jobs (or "nutter" as they say in the UK), an inexperienced "book-knowledge-only" author, or have they actually been there? Thankfully, Willis has ample OBE narratives and explains exactly what his OBEs are like. Thank you, Jim Willis.

For example, he gives an OBE narrative from August 11, 2014, in which he finds himself on Martha's Vineyard trying to talk to the President of the United States (at the time, Obama). In another narrative, he describes flying directly into the Sun to "burn away all my impurities" He not only made it, he "enjoyed every second of it."

His narratives clearly point out that, like me, he's met various spirits and even the "invisible helpers" I wrote about. He even struggles with what to call them because nomenclature can be brutal to Christians: One person's "Angel" is another person's "Spirit" or another's "Higher Self." Choose your words carefully because each term is "loaded" with positive and negative connotations for the believer!

"Unseen angels," the Bible calls them in the book of Hebrews. The "Spirit Guides" of shamanic traditions. Our 'Higher Self.'" (pg. 61)

I can really relate to Willis because in some ways we're a lot alike. We're both old guys. Like me, he lives (or lived) on a properly in the middle of the woods, embracing nature. Like me, he questions everything, including our perceptions. Many years ago I wrote an article that compared OBEs to NASA: Why are most ordinary people convinced that the planet Mars is real? They've never been there (in-the-body that is!), so all they've got to base their beliefs on is anecdotal evidence: photographs and videos, all of which could easily be faked. Willis makes a similar analogy, except with England, since he'd never been there.

Near his home is a "Medicine Wheel" that he thinks might have been a sacred place for Native Americans who once lived there, and possibly a "vortex." Many of his OBE narratives involve traveling to the medicine wheel and witnessing rites, ceremonies, and spiritual lessons there.

I was pleasantly surprised when one of his narratives described beings I've seen myself. Here is his description:

"There I met someone, or something, that is very difficult to describe. It's not a 'being,' as such. It's more like a pillar, or tube, of light. It seems bright and, in contrast, I seem dark. (I guess anything would appear dark next to that light.)" (pg. 97)

In the past I've described them (verbally) to friends as looking like a giant, human-sized Coleman Lantern filaments floating a couple feet in the air. And I believe these beings are the basis for descriptions of "Angels" in the Bible.

Any self-respecting fundamentalist Christian would say "See? See? Being of Light? That's how the Bible describes Lucifer!" And yet, in my experience, these "angels" go out of their way to help people and perform sacred missions, often with unconscious and unaware astral travelers in tow to use as unwary tools of their trade. But I digress; that's a different topic for a different day.

I was disappointed that Willis never addressed "The Elephant in the Room," and that is: Why do many (at least fundamentalist) Christians think out-of-body travel is a trick of the Devil, evil, or even "Witchcraft," which is forbidden in the Bible?

Or the other, even bigger Elephant in the room: Willis talks about meeting and interacting with various spirit guides and spirits, even giving them names, like his spirit guide, Sobuko. But the Bible strictly forbids consorting and talking to spirits. How does he reconcile that?

This is definitely an excellent book if you want philosophy and conjecture with regard to out-of-body experiences. It's a search for meaning and answers. It's brutally honest and dripping with self-doubt. He asks all the right questions, and he treats opposing views fairly. And he comes up with excellent conclusions. For example:

"You inhabit all realities. It's only your five sense that create the illusion that this one is all there is." (pg. 91)

Then he argues his point by citing various theories of quantum physics, such as that we may be creating our reality simply by choosing from probable outcomes and collapsing the wave-forms by observing them. But how does that lead you to Ultimate Meaning, to "God"? That's a difficult question to answer. But he struggles to do so.

If you're looking for OBE techniques or tips, this book is not for you. There are no exit techniques in there. Well, he almost does. Willis offers some practical advice and breaks it down into several pages of instructions, which he summarizes as:

  1. Make the Decision

  2. Stick to it (Don't give up!)

  3. Develop a System

  4. Focus, Focus, Focus!

  5. Stay Calm

  6. Keep a Journal

He also suggests:

  • Learn to find stillness: Stillness of heart, stillness of mind, stillness of body.

  • Learn to staying grounded

  • Try to slow down your heartbeat.

He's also quick to point out that he's not always successful in getting out-of-body. He writes:

"I fail to still my mind as often as I succeed. Maybe even more often. It's a constant struggle." (pg. 125)

I feel your pain, Jim! 

You may be wondering: What does all this have to do with the quantum akashic field? Not much. Aside from a few small attempts to relate OBEs to quantum physics, there's really very little in the book about the "Akashic Library" or quantum mechanics. I'm not sure why so many authors try to relate OBEs to quantum physics: both William Buhlman and Michael Raduga did it, but neither did it justice. If you want a good discussion of how all this relates to quantum physics, go back to Dean Radin's book "Entangled Minds" which I mentioned earlier.

I enjoyed this book a lot and give it 4 stars out of 5. It's more philosophy and conjecture than I wanted, too light on techniques, but worth the money."

Bob Peterson
21 February 2023

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Review: ‘American Cults' explores religious zealotry in U.S. history

By JACQUELINE CUTLER

  • Apr 10, 2023

What’s the difference between a cult and a church?

Often, it depends on where you stand.

To the believers inside, their religion provides guidance and security. To the suspicious outside, that creed often looks like a legally sanctioned way to steal.

And the truth? That’s something Jim Willis tries to uncover in “American Cults: Cabals, Corruption, and Charismatic Leaders.” And he begins by pointing out that religious zealotry is as American as apple pie.

“Children are taught that Puritans came to New England because they sought refuge from persecution,” he writes. “What is usually left out is that they weren’t persecuted because they were religious. They were persecuted because they were religious fanatics.”

And as soon as they got here, the Puritans started persecuting other people, particularly if they didn’t believe as they did.

But as America grew, so did its religions. People began starting their own faiths, often claiming personal, divine revelation. Sometimes these fringe movements grew and became part of the mainstream.

Others remained cults — usually for good reason.

Jemima Wilkinson founded one of the country’s first home-grown faiths. Born in 1752 to a Quaker family in Rhode Island, Wilkinson was struck with a fever at age 21. After an astonishing recovery, Wilkinson announced he was now male and should be addressed as Publick Universal Friend.

Wilkinson also claimed that, as a result of his illness, he had died, been resurrected, and sent to preach to a “lost and guilty, gossiping, dying World.” Establishing a new faith, the Society of Universal Friends, he urged sexual abstinence and the abolition of slavery.

What followed would become the familiar fate of other cultists. First, establish your own commune. Then, tear yourself apart.

“Rumors circulated about ... harsh punishments for disobeying group rules, sexual misconduct and what were called ‘strange rituals.’” Willis writes. “These conflicts led to the final disintegration of the group in 1819, the year The Friend finally ‘left time,’ which sounds suspiciously like what other people call death.”

Willis’ book deals largely with religious cults, but he occasionally delves into politics. Is the KKK a cult? How about the far-right Proud Boys? Both have core beliefs and demand unquestioning loyalty. How about QAnon? Its leadership is far vaguer — no one’s even sure who Q is — but its bizarre conspiracy theories are no crazier than the creeds of some fringe faiths.

Americans have always cherished liberty. But apparently, no freedom is more deeply held — or potentially dangerous — than our right to believe whatever we want.

Reviewed by: Paul Dale Roberts – Paranormal Investigator – Halo Paranormal Investigations

"This is ONE fascinating book!  Let’s look at the back cover first.  This book has hidden truths, suppressed facts, and humanity’s true origins.  Then the question is asked….”what if what we have been taught about the origins of mankind is wrong?”  I am a strong believer in the Ancient Astronaut theory.  If you look at all of the facts, it just makes sense.  This book places everything together.  In this book, you will learn the truth.  In this book, you will get some detailed information about the Big Bang theory.  Jim has exceptional knowledge about the cosmos, ancient gods, religion and the multiverse.  Jim gets into details, not only about the multiverse in whole, but he also breaks it down with the “previous universe”; “mirror universe”; “opposite universe”; etc.  You will get some insight on Zecharia Sitchin and the Coming of the Gods.  Lots of details about the Anunnaki, the Watchers, Enki or also known at Ea, the father of Marduk who engineered the slave race of humans.  Yes, this information is all here and much more!  A lot of people believe that the snake in the Garden of Eden was trying to enslave Adam and Eve by offering Eve the apple.  If you really delve into the origin story, you would realize that the serpent was merely freeing Adam and Eve by presenting them with the gift of knowledge.  You will learn much more about that in this incredible book.  Could the Great Pyramid of Giza be an energy station or power point?  Find out in this book.  This book makes you question everything you thought you knew about ancient history.  Were the pyramids built by a multitude of slaves that were throwing in their blood, sweat and tears?  Or would it be logical that perhaps it was built by a race of beings with knowledge of sophisticated technology?  This book will reveal the answers.  You will find a whole slew of information from the bible and some logical interpretations of what various verses may actually mean.  After reading this brilliantly put together book, I was completely mesmerized.  The information you will find in this book is like super glue, it really sticks and won’t let go! "

PAUL DALE ROBERTS , 4/4/2020

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"Lost Civilizations: The Secret Histories and Suppressed Technologies of the Ancients by Jim Willis Paperback: 432 pages, 120 B/W photos and illustrations Publisher: Visible Ink Press (October 1, 2019) Review by Robert A. Goerman

Forget your bullwhip and fedora. Lost Civilizations: The Secret Histories and Suppressed Technologies of the Ancients by Jim Willis is a globetrotting adventure exploring the true origins of the human race. Discover these archeological mysteries without encountering spiders, scorpions, poison darts or snakes. Thoughtful and thought-provoking, Jim Willis compassionately examines archeology (the scientific evidence in stone and artifacts) and mythology (the evidence in stories that attempts to explain meaning and purpose). He presents a gentle style of writing that betrays the significance of his words. Who are we? Where did we come from? Lost Civilizations follows information where it leads rather than where we have been taught it should go. Willis writes, “The problem doesn’t come from lack of evidence. The problem lies in how the evidence is interpreted.” It is a matter of people “looking at history through their own prejudiced lenses.” Experts see what they want to see and then write the textbooks that train those who follow. We don't think about it. We assume it to be true. Which brings us to one theme of Lost Civilizations. “It’s becoming plain that we are not the pinnacle of civilized success. Others have come before us. They have seen the destruction of their civilization. Sometimes it happened gradually. Sometimes almost overnight. But they saw it rise. And they saw it fall.” Do civilizations come with a shelf life? Willis asks, “When intellectual capacity outstrips the ethical and moral ability to behave responsibly, is the end in sight? “Only by a study of the past will we find out.” Civilizations might end for any number of reasons: catastrophes and calamities, economic inequalities and internal strife, war, assimilation, and, believe it or not, even climate change. The reader is drawn deeper and deeper into antiquity and beyond. There is no escape. Torch in hand, Jim Willis leads us to amazing places. Many of our civilizations are older than anyone ever imagined. Much older. Tomorrow's technologies are revealing the secrets from our ancient past. Satellites and all manner of penetrating energies are locating lost cities in jungles, underground, and underwater. DNA studies are telling tales. Why did we build the great megaliths? What reason was sufficient for us to go to all that trouble over a very long, long period of time? Why? Willis keeps us awake at night. “We are a species suffering from amnesia. How can we possibly figure out where we're going if we don't know where we've been? Why have we forgotten such a monumental motivation that obviously meant so much to our ancestors? Why was the reason allowed to die out? Why can't we remember?” Why? Why? Why? Humanity has lost something. We are retracing our steps in order to find it Where did we lose something that was once so important to us? Lost Civilizations: The Secret Histories and Suppressed Technologies of the Ancients by Jim Willis is an amazing asset in our search for answers. It is richly illustrated, and its helpful bibliography and extensive index add to its usefulness. Highly recommended."

ROBERT GOERMAN, 10/1/2019

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“… startling new scientific and archaeological discoveries and revelations … delves deeply into innumerable ancient ruins and remains scattered across the globe …” – Alternative Perceptions Magazine

Book Review: Lost Civilizations – Jim Willis

"This book comes at a critical time in our comprehension of our own past. Archaeological discoveries of the last ten years or so have shaken up long held doctrines and begun to precipitate a radical shift in our perception of ourselves and our place among our ancient ancestors.

Walls are breaking down between traditionally siloed academic disciplines, such as geology, oceanography, astronomy, radiology, and anthropology, and even religion, resulting in a growing body of evidence for many ideas that have been previously dismissed as “fringe” or “pseudoscience”.
This growing evidence allows today’s investigators a much more solid foundation than those of the previous generation. Far less speculation is required and the resulting premises are much more well-founded and repeatable, building on the findings of such authors as Graham Hancock, Robert Schoch, and Andrew Collins; and integrating ancient scriptures and mythological tales plus countless examples of peer reviewed scholarly papers.
Mythologies are coming full circle, integrating ancient archetypes into such modern tales as “Watchmen” and “Avengers” and doors are opening for modern archaeology to break into the dawn of a new era where holistic, spiritual and archetypal consciousness will reveal new layers of ancient wisdom long forgotten.
It is into this milieu that Willis, and other enlightened researchers like him are able to ask dangerous and vital questions. Dangerous because dogmatic doctrine trembles before them. Vital in that our very lives, or perhaps I should say Our Very Life depends on them. Not on the answers, though. But rather on the act of questioning.
This book is highly recommended for anyone with an interest in either archaeology, mythology, or spirituality. In fact, it could be considered the perfect jumping in point for anyone with a background in any one of those fields and without a lot of experience in the other two. In this intersection, Willis holds a rather unique position, and he draws from and integrates diverse concepts in a way I have not seen elsewhere.
From Gobekli Tepe, to Apache legend, from Nephilim to Bigfoot, to Denisovans, to the Messiah, to Reptilians, Willis tackles all manner of myth and archetype, informed by evidence, and with a mind open to inductive interpretation rather than the agenda-toting that is all too common among scholars. He examines evidence, then looks behind and underneath it at what may lie still uncovered. So many topics are covered in this book, that it becomes impossible to go into great depth on many. This gives a great opportunity to the reader for further discovery. I have been a long time fan and researcher of many of the topics discussed, yet I found plenty of fresh google fuel herein as Willis brought up many things I had not yet heard of. This book will be a reference I will come back to over and over, and I can’t wait to read the rest of Jim’s books."

KEN GOUDSWARD, 3/29/2020

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