What inspired you to write your memoir?
Considering the intensity of what I went through, I had to write A SECOND IN ETERNITY, as the ‘peak experience’ it describes has affected me every day since it occurred in February of 1977.
About your Book:
A Second in Eternity is the true story about the author’s ‘out-of-body, tunnel-of-light’ experience and everything that lead up to it. For no apparent reason, the author suddenly found himself increasingly more aware of and able to ‘see and know’ future events, plus the thoughts and feelings of others, at will and with uncanny clarity. But what started as a trickle, within days became a tsunami of unexplainable precognitive and psychic ability.
Unable to stop, filter or understand what he was experiencing, he channeled this phenomenon into accurately forecasting numerous events minutes before they occurred. Friends and family were naturally stunned, as well as concerned for his well being, yet no one could deny what was happening. During a week of vacillating between indescribable euphoria and debilitating fear, he felt his perceptions escalating until, as a pedestrian, he was hit head-on by a speeding car.
The author then reveals how he instantly left his body, experienced ecstasy beyond description for what seemed like an eternity, then returned to his body unharmed–but as a changed person. Police, paramedics, doctors, friends and relatives were baffled that he wasn’t even hurt, while the author was elated by what he experienced and the real treasures he brought back: Knowledge about the powers of the mind, soul and spirit, and the awareness that such voyages to the Source or the Mind of God and back are indeed possible.
Full of mystery, wit and spiritual insights, A Second in Eternity is a fast moving and thought provoking story that leads the reader through the realities possible when the wall that separates our conscious and subconscious minds dissipates to reveal the Unity that underlies all things.
The third of seven sons, I noticed my psychic nature as a child when I began experiencing accurate premonitions, but I didn’t understand this God-given gift until my early twenties. Raised Catholic, in my search for truth, I unknowingly challenged priests and nuns with my incessant questions about God, life, predestination, Heaven and Hell. Even at a young age, I was convinced that the truth is knowable and that God wants us to know it, both of which I now know are true. By the time I entered college, I realized that most religions (as taught and practiced today) failed to satisfy my relentless curiosity about spiritual matters and why we go through what we do. I wanted to know the mechanics and the mysteries of the Universe, how much control and free will we really have, what exists beyond this world, and what happens when we die.
Thanks to various people during the mid 60’s, I began studying metaphysics and reading the works of spiritualists and psychics like Madame Blavatsky, Ruth Montgomery and Edgar Cayce. In particular, Cayce’s insights about God, Jesus Christ, the mysteries and origins of life, psychic phenomena, and reincarnation triggered my own psychic development and understanding of metaphysical laws and principles. Indeed, my curiosity brought me answers and empowered me to see things I didn’t know human beings could see and experience. By the early 70’s, I was giving psychic readings using playing cards and other methodologies.
In February of 1977 I had a ‘tunnel of light, out of body, near death’ experience that exposed me to new levels of psychic ability and answered more of my questions about God and the Universe. I wrote about that experience in my book, A SECOND IN ETERNITY. SEE: http://www.garywimmer.com/writer/eternity.htm
In 1980 a very gifted psychic taught me a basic method of Lithomancy, and for three decades I have used a personalized version of this highly-intuitive art to give accurate and comprehensive readings in the USA and in Europe, in person and over the phone. I work regularly at psychic fairs, conventions, parties, fundraisers, on cruise ships, on live radio shows, etc.
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I did not want to wait for publishers to decide whether to consider A SECOND IN ETERNITY, so I decided to self-publish via CreateSpace. The book is now available on Amazon, CreateSpace, and Kindle.