“The Birth of a Soul” First Edition 2021. Written in a novel-like style.
Written in a novel-like style, “The Birth of a Soul” entertains while exploring a new approach to self-development, science, philosophy and religion. Many years ago, Johanna Kern began to fall into spontaneous trances in which she found herself in an ancient temple, where she was receiving the Teachings Of Hope from an ancient Master. Only a small handful of her closest friends knew about her secret story: the trances, the Teachings, and the ongoing struggle to make sense of it all. They kept assuring her that her unusual experiences were real. They thought that she needed to share that amazing knowledge with others because it could improve people’s lives. That it would give them a perspective not known to humans before – a spirituality that reaches both the hearts and the minds – an explanation of what’s most important to us.
Johanna’s story received international attention, winning praise by readers in North America and Europe, receiving recognition at international book festivals, and endorsement by three world-renowned experts/scientists: Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Jerry Solfvin, PhD. andBrian Van der Horst.
“As a scientist who has devoted many years to the serious study of ‘things that go bump in the night,’ I’ve encountered directly or indirectly almost every type of extraordinary human capability, and I can assure you Johanna Kern’s special ability is rather unique.” —Jerry Solfvin, PhD.,Professor at Center for Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; former Senior Research Associate at Psychical Research Foundation at Duke
Johanna Kern’s trances continued for many years, and after the exploration of Laws and Powers affecting the Material World, her Teachers guided her through her journeys in the Spiritual World.
This book documents her recollection of what she discovered about our Soul, destiny, our connection with God/The Highest Vibration, and what is available to us.
“I published my first book, ‘Master and the Green-Eyed Hope’, in 2013,” says Johanna Kern. “To be honest, it felt like a really brave thing to do. I was afraid that it could damage my professional life (full-time filmmaker); I thought it could ruin all that I had built over the years.
Nothing like that happened. Nobody was questioning my sanity but me. Quite the opposite,“Master and the Green-Eyed Hope”was adored by readers in North America and Europe, received awards at the New York and San Francisco International Book Festivals, and was endorsed by three experts/scientists renowned for their work in the fields of psychology, parapsychology, human consciousness and metaphysics. This is what they said:
“As a scientist who has devoted many years to the serious study of ‘things that go bump in the night,’ I’ve encountered directly or indirectly almost every type of extraordinary human capability, and I can assure you Johanna Kern’s special ability is rather unique.
Like Castaneda, the author ventures into the hinter world as a sort of transcendental anthropologist, comes back whole and offers a detailed report that makes the rest of us feel as if we’ve been there too. Thoroughly grounded, highly intelligent journey, with its complex system of symbols and metaphors, and rich blend of characters from several worlds.” — Jerry Solfvin, PhD., Professor at Center for Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; former Senior Research Associate at the Psychical Research Foundation at Duke (with William Roll) conducting studies of poltergeists, meditation and psi, and psychophysiology (with Ed Kelly); former director of the graduate program in parapsychology at John F. Kennedy University in California.
“I have read Johanna Kern’s manuscript and found it very intriguing. From a psychological point of view, it suggests that her ‘spontaneous trances’ reflect the fact that the REM (rapid eye movement) cycle continues during the day, but most people do not notice it. Ms. Kern might be particularly sensitive to it and her ‘spontaneous trances’ might occur at the time when vivid dreams would take place if she had been asleep. Ernest Rossi has done considerable research on these cycles and arranges to see his clients for clinical hypnosis at a time that matches their daytime counterpart to their nighttime REM stage.
The material itself is reminiscent of the Castaneda books. Exceptionally well written, in an engaging, reader-friendly style. The Master could have an existence apart from his visits to Ms. Kern and other people might be able to contact him as well because he represents what Jung called the ‘collective unconscious’. Her book I feel, will truly contribute to human well-being.” — Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Saybrook University; former President of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, the Parapsychological Association and the Association for the Study of Dreams; Charter Member of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation; Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, the American Psychological Society, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion; former Director of the Dream Laboratory at Maimonides Medical Center in New York and The Child Study Center at Kent State University.
“Johanna Kern is a serious woman, a professional filmmaker of talent, who found herself experiencing, to her own great surprise, some truly bizarre, transcendental and supernatural events. Sometimes these individuals find themselves channeling volumes of religious revelations and evolutionary instruction manuals like ‘The Urantia Book’ and ‘A Course in Miracles’ tomes. Sometimes they undergo a series of trance-like states and begin spouting purported ancient wisdom and/or producing paranormal phenomena.
Johanna’s story is especially valuable and interesting because it records and illustrates the development of an individual through time — a sort of answer to the perennial ‘What’s it worth?” question. ‘Master and the Green-Eyed Hope’ is a very well-written, enjoyable book that places it above the general order of this genre of work.” — Brian Van der Horst, journalist and management consultant; Chief Facilitator, Europe, for Ken Wilber’s Integral Institute, former director of the Neuro-Linguistic Programming Center for Advanced Studies in San Francisco; former acquisitions editor for J.P. Tarcher Books and Houghton-Mifflin; former editor for New Realities, Practical Psychology, Playboy, and The Village Voice; author of several books and over 1,000 magazine and newspaper articles.
“This recollection of my recent trances, ‘The Birth of a Soul’ – will take you on a journey with me into the Spiritual and the Invisible World, where we will discover more about our destiny, our connection with God/The Highest Vibration, the origins of our spiritual existence, the fate and evolution of our Soul and our individual consciousness, the Force of Existence and the Mathematics of Frequencies, as well as what is available to us – in both our physical life and the life of our Soul.” – Johanna Kern