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"One of the precious gifts of my father's legacy was his insistence that people can turn beliefs into knowns, finding out for themselves through direct experience that they are indeed more than their physical bodies. In that spirit, this book is a fine example of another explorer's journey into profound self-discovery, and particularly to the realization that "love is the only thing in life that counts." --Laurie A. Monroe, President, The Monroe Institute
This book was written specifically for those people for whom the question of "what is real" is the most important thing in life. It is for those who have a hard time concentrating on career or family--or anything--for fear it will turn out to be illusory. It is for anyone whose life is haunted by lack of meaning. The entire point of Muddy Tracks is that the author went out searching. He trusted, and sincerely looked, and found that his trust was rewarded. And, he says, as his trust was rewarded, so will yours be.
Muddy Tracks tells some of the things that happened to him, and at every step he says to you, "Here's a resource; try this. Here's a resource; try that. When I did this, this happened. When I did that; that happened." Keeping strictly to what he has experienced, DeMarco shows how many aids we may find in life. He shows how his life was enriched by selected reading, and by dream analysis, and by interaction with friends and so-called strangers. He describes some of the unusual resources he has discovered and used, particularly in connection with out-of-body explorer Bob Monroe and The Monroe Institute.
More intimately, he tells of some of the nearly unbelievable things he has learned to do--things, he points out, that are natural human abilities, available to all. As noted British author Colin Wilson says in his introduction, "Frank's experience has been in many ways remarkable, and he has a natural gift for making it come alive."
The net result is to provide the reader with firsthand, informed reassurance that we all have our own internal guidance, which is reliable and is willing and able to come forth when welcomed. DeMarco cites his own experiences to argue that if you come to the quest in faith, the faith will be rewarded. The meaning of your life can be found, but it can only be found by you yourself. And, having found it, you will find it meaningful precisely because it will be your meaning, and not someone else's.
The age of gurus is over. It is time for us each to come into our own. Muddy Tracks will help you--and encourage you--to learn to do that.
New Age author and publisher DeMarco (who wrote the novel Messenger as a sequel to James Hilton's Lost Horizon) presents an earnest and systematic account of his many years' journey to discover his higher self, so that his readers may do the same. DeMarco's search began in 1970 with two discrete, life-changing experiences. The first was reading Colin Wilson's (who wrote this book's introduction) SF novel The Mind Parasites, which introduced him to the idea that all humans had "unsuspected abilities." The second was ingesting mescaline, which convinced him that there is no such thing as coincidence. In other words, the author maintains, he acquired firsthand knowledge that we humans are eternal souls temporarily trapped in physical bodies but ultimately connected to each other and to a larger being whom conventional religions call God and New Age devotees call the Universe. Dismissing what he once thought was his destiny to become a master statesman like JFK, DeMarco devoured all the relevant literature he could get his hands on and explored such alternative practices as remote viewing and past-life regression. His epiphany came in 1992 when he attended the institute founded by his new hero, the late Bob Monroe (Ultimate Journey), a former businessman who, in his late 50s, began having spontaneous out-of-body experiences. Skeptics may as well stay away from this; DeMarco has written for New Age readers and others in search of a reality greater than the one they already know.