The path that lies before us is never a straight path. Rarely do things work out the way we would like them to. Life is unexpected – and so will be the future. What we rarely see are the anomalies that come from the places we least expect, and which offer us unknown paths to walk. Yet maybe, just maybe, it is these anomalies that are needed to move forward – in ways not obvious to us. Jacob the Seeker is one such anomaly. Or he will be one such anomaly, for his world has not yet come about. It beckons to us from our own near future – a future that is after the global collapse of human civilization …after the ‘Great Turning.’ What arises are two possibilities: the technological monastic Nous-City; and the scattered enclaves and walled settlements of remaining humanity. Two evolutionary streams lie ahead, mutually independent and yet with the potential for merger. That potential lies in the choices Jacob the Seeker will make. A new spiritual call descends upon the ruined planet, asking for the next phase to be undertaken for the Earth – Immanentize the eschaton! “It is difficult to clearly express what happened to me over the period of several weeks. It was both an intense and a surreal experience. Even thinking about it now has me at a loss to give any credible explanation. It is probably best that I don’t try to define or categorize what, in effect, was a series of startling and profound encounters. I have a feeling deep within that my meeting with the ‘person’ I came to know as Monroe was not an accident. Such encounters in life are rarely accidents; they are placed upon our paths for us to make the best from them – and to learn what they had to offer us. If it’s one thing that Monroe has taught me it’s that we are all blinded by our false systems of thought: beliefs, assumptions, opinions, etc. We create our own barriers to understanding, and we reinforce these limitations throughout our lives.”
What follows in this remarkable, understated book may seem unbelievable, even fanciful. Yet, as the author himself questions: perhaps that is the whole point?