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Tranceformers: Shamans of the 21st Century is the true story of this author's contact with a "dead" physicist colleague, and the telepathic communication that forced him to seek scientific answers to spiritual questions such as these classics: Who are we? Why are we here? Where are we going? For more than a decade, Harper embarked on a spiritual quest of careful reflection and methodical research in "abnormal physics and paranormal psychology," as he says. This headstrong but heartfelt effort would plunge Harper ...
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Tranceformers: Shamans of the 21st Century is the true story of this author's contact with a "dead" physicist colleague, and the telepathic communication that forced him to seek scientific answers to spiritual questions such as these classics: Who are we? Why are we here? Where are we going? For more than a decade, Harper embarked on a spiritual quest of careful reflection and methodical research in "abnormal physics and paranormal psychology," as he says. This headstrong but heartfelt effort would plunge Harper into the depths of despair and then lift him up to the heights of ecstasy over and over again as he produced an inspired synthesis of great ideas of all ages from cream-of-the-crop scientists and spiritualists. In this unique book, Harper offers comfort far from the simplistic optimism of New Age writers through a deep sense of "knowing," and that becomes obvious in the preface itself; yet his truth rings true from the first page to the last one. He never loses sight of his objective either, explaining how the mystical experience of every culture is an initiation into the fifth dimension of the shaman's consciousness. Throughout, Harper summons an astounding array of facts that lend credence to his seminal vision for the rediscovered myths of long-gone but not forgotten civilizations such as the Mayans and Egyptians, and the schools of thought espoused by so-called Freemasons. In short, he has built on a solid academic foundation that spans many disciplines: anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, astrology, physics, psychology, biology, history, mathematics, and medicine to name but a few. Moreover, this is an easy-to-read, intelligent, honest book not to be overlooked as Harper spews scientific theory and salutes spiritual teachings equally. He sees no contradiction between these two models of reality anymore. There is an irrepressible faith here and a rare chance to find solace in a time-of-trouble by reviewing the insights gleaned from Harper's communion with the "realm of the dead" and God. In summary, if you think, you are; and if you are, you will profit from thinking about Harper's visions of future world events that he outlines clearly to prepare us all for the Second Coming of Christ Consciousness in era-2012.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780977790401
  • Publisher: Reality Press
  • Publication date: 1/12/2006
  • Pages: 364
  • Sales rank: 1,349,005
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2007

    This book was given to me as a gift...

    by a friend who thought I might enjoy it. They were right! Completely up my alley and a great read. Figured I'd pay it forward and suggest to B&N readers to give this book a shot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2006

    TRANSform Yourself With TRANCEFORMERS

    John Harper's experience of a nocturnal visit by his recently deceased best friend plunged him into a ten year exploration of NDEs, OBEs, Altered States of Consciousness, psychic phenomena, theories of reincarnation, hyperdimensional physics, cosmology, the latest Unified Field theories, Superstrings, Zero Point Energy, the Holographic Universe, Quantum Coherent Consciousness and the relationship of all of this background information to the probability of Extraterrestrial Visitors and the reality of UFO phenomena. The result is a marvelous body of coherent conclusions reached after immersing his mind in the cutting edge theories and research studies by the top scientific thinkers on the planet. Harper has expanded his analysis and significantly enhanced its original presentation in 2002. I feel qualified to assess the quality of his research because after a personal OBE in 1973, during which the type of content associated with the prototypical Near Death Experience reshaped all my perspectives, I've devoted thirty-three years to study of the same topics, authors and books listed in Harper's extensive bibliogrphy. My forthcoming book focuses on the geometric foundation of universal energy patterns, their relation to the necessary structure of physical matter, and therefore to Cosmic Consciousness, so I fully appreciate Harper's excellent job of synthesizing massive amounts of data and making it compehensible to the general reader. TRANCEFORMERS hypothesizes a Revolution of Consciousness by all human beings as a consequence of a transformation of the energetic patterns of the Milky Way Galaxy, a transformation as profound as the one that fundamentalist religions refer to as the End Times. Dr. Harper is not a doomsayer in spite of his expectation of dramatic Earth Changes. Anyone striving to get prepared for the upheavals rushing toward us within a few years will be a giant step ahead of all others after reading how the Shamans of the 21st Century will lead humanity across uncharted territory.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2006

    Well written, concise, scholarly

    John Jay Harper is a research scientist and executive director for a non profit corporation dedicated to finding solutions to the emerging crise of climate, culture and consciousness. He has worked for the US Department of Defense and is a former computer specialist. None of these qualifications however prepared him for the realities that he discovered while researching his fascinating new book. The author begins with a simple premise. If you want to understand the true nature of the reality of the afterlife and the soul, one has to get away from other people's opinions and do some work on yourself. In Transformers, the reader has the opportunity to follow the author on a journey that is at once intellectual, emotional, and ultimately spiritual. In his attempts to unify science and spirit into one truth, the author draws on a wealth of cultures and philosophies from all over the world. As the book progresses, the reader quickly realizes that the author is indeed serious about his need to know. Unlike some other books in the genre, he does not fall prey to the easy religiosity or preachy revelations that can fill such tomes. Indeed, in the chapter entitled 'Our Higher Self', we discover that there is much more to our understanding of the higher nature of DNA, reality, and higher consciousness than was ever conveyed by Western science. As a researcher and medical physician, I was particularly pleased with the scholarship and meticulous academic rigor evident in the author's thinking and writing. That too is a breath of fresh air and a testament to his own personal development. The ability to evolve spiritually while maintaining an objective eye is crucial to the development of the higher faculties of mind. I have only written a handful of reviews for books of this type. However, without any reservation, I highly recommend this work for those who are crossing the great divide between science and the new frontier of the soul. Mitchell Earl Gibson MD author, The Living Soul

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2008

    Enlightenment Made Easy to Read

    In this uniquely formatted and immediately engaging book, Harper shares his spiritual quest for enlightenment. His wide range of knowledge and experience in everything from mathematics to anthropology and shamanism gives the book perspective, with quotes from other ¿great minds¿ make fun reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2007

    Get ready for that great leap into infinity, because we are just about there!

    There were many reasons that I was attracted to this book Tranceformers: Shamans of the 21st Century by John Jay Harper: 1) The subject of shamanism, which I¿m presently studying 2) His interpretation of the anticipated shift in consciousness as we approach the Mayan End-Date Calendar on December 21st, 2012 and 3) Even the title itself¿so ripe with implications. For as Harper suggests, those who are capable of keeping one foot in this dimension while inserting the other foot into the ¿fifth dimension¿ that is light itself, are the ¿reality transformers¿ of climate, culture, and civilization. He concludes that transforming the world we live in is an intentional process. More so, the Shamans of the 21st Century¿those willing to step into the transformer role¿will create that future reality for the rest of us. Indeed one of the most important ideas for rumination is John Jay Harper¿s transformational concept that the new world creation is a choice we make whether we understand the indigenous cosmologies, mythologies and native ritualistic practices¿or not. All who exist at this time and in this spatial awareness are the transitional players for the pending phase-shift within our global field-of-consciousness. Therefore, what we choose to experience is what the shift will be. The overall point is that a shaman is a reality transformer¿and so are you. So for John Jay Harper to use the term ¿Tranceformers¿ in his book title is to state his major intention for this book¿s contents. He is in effect saying, ¿Step into your natural power. You have the ability to change this world for the better. It is your choice.¿ Harper¿s book is a fascinating compilation of numerous scientific studies on the nature of reality. He reviews many popular theories on human capabilities and potential, and also offers the reader a panoply of personal spiritual revelations on alternative states of consciousness. This allows one to share his insight into what exists beyond the limited frame of normal perception we myopically call ¿reality.¿ All the while he conclusively states: Reality is what you make it! It is within this fifth-dimensional luminous field of light that ¿pure potential¿ awaits direction by the viewer. It is there that our self-created ¿reality¿ can be changed: where illness can be eliminated¿where soul fragments can be retrieved¿where karmic debts can be traced and removed¿where the world can be literally transformed in the blink of one¿s third eye by those willing to face the unknown to make those necessary changes, and then return to tell others how it was done. How does one embark on and survive such an epic journey into the unknown? Trance work takes you there to our place of origin and destiny. So to understand the trance-state is to comprehend a place of infinite possibility¿a dreamland constantly in the creation stage¿a mystical world shifting and changing. Yet here is the key: You can go there with specific intentions, such as in a state of trance, connecting into a much deeper part of Our Great Self that is the Source of all dream fodder. Deep meditation is a form of trance¿a vehicle used to reach that level of infinite possibility¿as is hypnotism. The difference between them is in depth of trance. Shamans use guided meditations or what they call ¿soul journeys,¿ to sink deeper and deeper into these multidimensional potential realities¿where spirits can interact and uniquely educate us in ways we find hard to imagine. When you study shamanism, you will soon realize that the reality we all presently live is little more than the operational instructions previously programmed into our subconscious mind that our conscious mind believes to be true¿and follows to the letter. If you learn how to reprogram your subconscious patterns to regain your health, or to create new opportunities in your life, or to simply give yourself permission to believe something other than what you¿ve always believed to be true, you will soon ex

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  • Posted February 2, 2009

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    Essential Information for the Modern Shaman

    TRANCEFORMERS offers a veritable smorgasbord of spiritual information to assist all of us in understanding the coming Earth and energy changes. Author John Jay Harper's central premise is that we are all capable of being modern shamans, with a huge assortment of tools, ideas, and practices available for us at this time of great global transformation. While Harper's book ventures into territories seldom explored by scientists such as himself, these interesting ideas are presented with clarity, humor, and warmth in a way that makes them immediately accessible and useful. Harper's passion for disseminating important shamanic information is fueled by some of his own spiritual epiphanies, which he shares while presenting summaries of ground-breaking work of many current visionaries in the field of consciousness today. While this book describes many aspects of shamanic and spiritual experiences, it does not provide a tutorial in just how, exactly, one may reach such an exalted state it is an excellent launchpad from which we may better understand our relationship with the universe in these extraordinary times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2006

    This book brings it all together

    I bought this book on a recommendation from Dr. Bruce Lipton's website after reading his book, 'The Biology of Belief.' As John Jay Harper begins his book with the dream of seeing a dead friend of his appear in a dream trying to communicate with him, I was intrigued from the start. For that last five years or so I had sensed my father's spirit guiding me. As Dr. Harper explains that our DNA does not die, as it is made of energy, we can understand how our 'spirit' remains after our physical body dies. From his huge bibliography of sources, Dr. Harper fully documents our past and future and what we have lost touch with over the years. Have you ever wondered why there is a pyramid with a 'glowing eye' on our dollar bill? The pyramids are more than architectural genius. They were built to reach deep into our mind and open our 'third eye.' Near-death experiences, UFOs, crop circles, astrology, telepathy,trances, shamans, and many other difficult-to-understand concepts are documented in detail and no longer seem 'science fiction' but rather 'science fact.' Dr. Harper explains that collectively the power we have within us can change the course of the world. We can all experience the 'fifth dimension' and be prepared for the future of our planet by reading this amazing book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2006

    Dr. Harper is the spokesperson for the planet!

    Once I started this book I could not put it down. I was completely enthrolled.His 15 year journey after the death of his friend has led to a point where he, with God's help can save our planet. The depth of his research is astounding. I feel his sense of sincerity and urgency. I have followed Dr. Harper's interviews on the radio and internet and anxiously await his next appearance,hopefully on TV.I only pray that our Goverment takes advantage of his knowledge to reverse the earth changes that are taking place. Many of my thoughts and beliefs have been confirmed. This is an amazing journey. It is a must read. I actually felt at peace while reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2006

    This book is epic and life changing

    In some ways, this book is too good to be true: Despite its flirtations with paranormal phenomena, it emerges spiritually wondrous and thoroughly credible scientifically. Here is the background. In mid-fall 1987, John Jay Harper loses his best friend to a heart attack. He cannot make himself believe that his best friend and colleague for nearly two decades, George, is really dead. He begins speculating: what if his friend's soul is afoot, perhaps in another dimension where essence and energy never die? Is their a 'fifth' dimension beyond the three of space and one of time? But he casts that off is merely wishful thinking it is not logical, at least that is what he concluded initially. But then seven months later, George appears at the foot of Harper's bed in a luau shirt and a beachcomber's hat! Is it a trick of the mind? Is it a joke? Is it a message? Is it, perhaps, confirmation of man's immortality or an intimation thereof? Harper is not sure at first, other than he knows it was a genuine perception it was not an hallucination brought on by alcohol, drugs, or illness. For more than a decade, Harper struggles with these questions of life-after-death, embarking on the toughest emotional and intellectual journey of his life, a trying spiritual quest of careful reflection and methodical research in 'abnormal physics and paranormal psychology,' as he says. This headstrong but heartfelt effort would plunge Harper into the depths of despair and then lift him up to the heights of ecstasy over and over again for years. From a reader's perspective, Harper's trials and tribulations, his pain and suffering, was well worth it all it produced an inspired synthesis of great notions by great people of all ages: scientists, philosophers, and psychologists. In Tranceformers, Harper offers a new kind of comfort and reassurance far from the simplistic optimism of New Age authors with whom he could unfortunately be lumped. His knowledge comes from a deep sense of 'knowing,' and that becomes obvious in the opening pages it rings true. His offering comes in an unorthodox package that commits the reader to a long, somewhat discursive exploration of physics and metaphysics. Heady stuff, indeed, but Harper never loses sight of his objective, never wanders too far from the catalyst for his brainwork: The essential understanding of the near-death experience as a shamanic initiation into the fifth dimension of cosmic consciousness. Throughout, Harper summons an astounding array of facts that lend credence to his seminal vision for mankind, and he brings the cherished writings of others to his side: Einstein, Rousseau, Newton, Jung, Freud, Krishnamurti, Tesla, Jesus. He also draws upon the rediscovered theories and beliefs of other long-gone but not forgotten civilizations such as the Mayans and Egyptians, and the schools of thought espoused by so-called Realists, and Transcendentalists, and Masons. In short, he has built on a solid academic foundation that spans many disciplines: anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, physics, psychology, biology, history, mathematics, and medicine to name but a few. Moreover, this is an easy-to-read, intelligent, honest, emotionally-freeing book not to be overlooked as Harper spews scientific theory and salutes spiritual teachings equally. He sees no contradiction between these two models of reality anymore. There is an irrepressible faith here in this book and a rare chance to find solace and peace in a time-of-trouble by reviewing the timeless truths gleaned from Harper's own communion with the 'realm of the dead' and God. In summary, if you think, you are and if you are, you will profit from thinking about Harper's illumination experience and the in-depth revelation of future world events he outlines clearly and forcefully. Harper views life as a master shaman should I imagine: He penetrates the dogma that

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2002

    a tranceformational journey from the inside out

    The cutting-edge of new paradigm thinking is constantly getting pushed back, at an ever faster pace. For some time now, we have needed an informed survey of the new cutting edge, and John Jay Harper offers this in Tranceformers. Not only that, however ¿ with the voice of an old friend he also draws us into his own transformative journey and invites us along on a search for meaning, sorting through a proliferation of books, theories, visions, and otherworldly experiences. And in the process, through hell and high water, we can begin to get a glimpse of what's really going on. A welcome integrative sweep of many important topics!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2002

    Consisely explains so much about reality of the Universe

    So many answers, so well documented. Well worth your time to read. Before reading the book, I asked the question: did you ever wonder how ETs can get from there to here instantaneously with their very physical (in our terms) bodies and craft? Here is my take on the answer to this question. In the common, current understanding of the universe by our species, time and distance seem important. But, the reality of the universe is that there is no time. It is only an illusion, a convenient mechanism we have invented to justify our perception of reality. All of our universe exists in the now and exist as manifestations of consciousness. When we look out from Earth into the Universe, we see past events of space-time, events that have happened, which have resulted in apparently what, where, why, and who we are. But, we never see the instantaneous now. The future only exists as multiple probabilities until a consensus of consciousness is reached on the next instant of now. Perhaps multiverses exist to fulfill all probabilities, but you and I in this consensual manifestation can only experience one flow of now that we call our time. However, we all can have the ability to travel instantaneously, not just mentally, as many of us have from one point in the universe to another, but physically as well. All locations of space-time in the now are really at the same "place." It is only an illusion that we think we must travel to some distant location at some velocity that is less than the speed of light. As such, UFOs and ETs and their interaction with us are absolutely centered in my view of reality. It will be great when we can, as they, go anywhere we wish just by "wishing." That time appears to be coming upon us, but we must prove ourselves first and overcome our ego-centric universal view that keeps getting us in trouble. Read this book. John's writing reveals the same answer to my question and so much more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2002

    From Trance to Transcendence

    John Harper's experience of a nocturnal visit by his recently deceased best friend plunged him into a ten year exploration of NDEs, OBEs, Altered States of Consciousness, psychic phenomena, theories of reincarnation, hyperdimensional physics, cosmology, unified field theories, Zero Point Energy, the Holographic Universe, Quantum Coherent Consciousness and the relationship of all of this scientific information to our Future, including the probability of Extraterrestrial Visitors and the reality of UFO phenomena. The result of immersing his mind in the cutting edge theories and research studies by the top scientific thinkers on the planetis a body of coherent conclusions. I feel qualified to assess the quality of his opinions because after a personal OBE in 1973, during which the prototypical content of NDEs reshaped all my perspectives, I devoted thirty years to study of the same topics, authors and books listed in Harper's extensive bibliography. My forthcoming book focuses on the geometric foundation of energy patterns, their relationship to the consequent structure of physical matter and a technique for volitionally accessing Cosmic Consciousness, so I fully appreciate Harper's excellent job of synthesizing massive amounts of data and making it compehensible to the general reader. TRANCEFORMERS predicts a global shift in the Consciousness of Humanity as a consequence of a transformation of the energetic patterns of the Milky Way Galaxy, which results in Earth Changes as profound as the End Times descriptions of fundamentalist religions. Dr. Harper is not a doomsayer in spite of his expectation of dramatic events. Anyone striving to get prepared for upheavals rushing toward us in the next decade will be a giant step ahead of those who fail to learn how Shamans of the 21st Century can lead us.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2002

    A Book of Life with Satisfying Answers to Death ...

    Editorial Submitted by: Mark Stimpfle, Department of Communications, Spokane Falls Community College, Washington In some ways, this book is too good to be true: Despite its flirtations with paranormal phenomena, it emerges spiritually wondrous and thoroughly credible scientifically. Here is the background. In mid-fall 1987, John Jay Harper loses his best friend to a heart attack. He cannot make himself believe that his best friend and colleague for nearly two decades, George, is really dead. He begins speculating: what if his friend's soul is afoot, perhaps in another dimension where essence and energy never die? Is their a "fifth" dimension beyond the three of space and one of time? But he casts that off is merely wishful thinking; it is not logical, at least that is what he concluded initially. But then seven months later, George appears at the foot of Harper's bed in a luau shirt and a beachcomber's hat! Is it a trick of the mind? Is it a joke? Is it a message? Is it, perhaps, confirmation of man's immortality or an intimation thereof? Harper is not sure at first, other than he knows it was a genuine perception; it was not an hallucination brought on by alcohol, drugs, or illness. For more than a decade, Harper struggles with these questions of life-after-death, embarking on the toughest emotional and intellectual journey of his life, a trying spiritual quest of careful reflection and methodical research in "abnormal physics and paranormal psychology," as he says. This headstrong but heartfelt effort would plunge Harper into the depths of despair and then lift him up to the heights of ecstasy over and over again for years. From a reader's perspective, Harper's trials and tribulations, his pain and suffering, was well worth it all; it produced an inspired synthesis of great notions by great people of all ages: scientists, philosophers, and psychologists. In Tranceformers, Harper offers a new kind of comfort and reassurance far from the simplistic optimism of New Age authors with whom he could unfortunately be lumped. His knowledge comes from a deep sense of "knowing," and that becomes obvious in the opening pages; it rings true. For his offering comes in an unorthodox package that commits the reader to a long, somewhat discursive exploration of physics and metaphysics. Heady stuff, indeed, but Harper never loses sight of his objective, never wanders too far from the catalyst for his brainwork: The essential understanding of the near-death experience as a shamanic initiation into the fifth dimension of cosmic consciousness. Throughout, Harper summons an astounding array of facts that lend credence to his seminal vision for mankind, and he brings the cherished writings of others to his side: Einstein, Rousseau, Newton, Jung, Freud, Krishnamurti, Tesla, Jesus. He also draws upon the rediscovered theories and beliefs of other long-gone but not forgotten civilizations such as the Mayans and Egyptians, and the schools of thought espoused by so-called Realists, and Transcendentalists, and Masons. In short, he has built on a solid academic foundation that spans many disciplines: anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, physics, psychology, biology, history, mathematics, and medicine to name but a few. Moreover, this is an easy-to-read, intelligent, honest, emotionally-freeing book not to be overlooked as Harper spews scientific theory and salutes spiritual teachings equally. He sees no contradiction between these two models of reality anymore. There is an irrepressible faith here in this book and a rare chance to find solace and peace in a time-of-trouble by reviewing the timeless truths gleaned from Harper's own communion with the "realm of the dead" and God. In summary, if you think, you are; and if you are, you will profit from thinking about Harper's illumination experience and the in-depth revelation of future world events he outlines clearly and forcefully. Harper views life as a master shaman should

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2002

    A Shaman Awakens

    Tranceformers: Shamans of the 21st Century is a well named book. In it John J. Harper gives the reader an intimate view of his own transformation over many years. John¿s transformation was precipitated by an encounter with a deceased colleague which caused him to question his rational precepts and search for a broader explanation of life and death, and the nature of existence here on Earth. As an author, John approaches these ¿dangerous subjects¿ for any scientific researcher with courage and conviction. He synthesizes widely divergent phenomena into one cohesive model. We hear a lot about paradigm shift these days, well, John¿s book will give you one. Those cosmological ideas you may have had about ¿how things work¿ will find a connection in John¿s thoughts regardless of whether you¿re scientifically, or spiritually inclined. A key characteristic of a Shaman is to use trance states and the ordinary materials available to them to perform extraordinary tasks. John¿s use of his own trance states, scientific mind, and written word are an excellent example of this. The rapidly changing world we live in seems to portend the coming of many ancient prophecies in our time. John¿s book is a call to action and a helpful set of tools for awakening the 21st Century Shaman in all of us.

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