“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)
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
"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
“… 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