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Far From This Land
A Memoir about Evolution, Love, and the Afterlife
Author Michael Gellert
ISBN: 9780892541966
Book (Hardcover)
Nicolas-Hays, Nicolas-Hays
5.5 x 8.5
192 pages
August 15, 2021


This book is inspired by the author’s dreams and visionary experiences in response to brain surgery. Unfolding as a dialogue between different parts of his personality, its story is told from the perspective of an alter ego, a skeptical part of him that could not believe and accept these astonishing dreams and visions. Throughout his story, he is resistant to accepting his near-death experience—an extraordinary one by most standards. He has to fight his way to embracing, reluctantly, the implications this experience has for his personal development as well as his understanding of human evolution. The book explores such topics as the workings of the unconscious mind (dreams, visions, and paranormal phenomena); the evolution of consciousness and of our planet; and the psychological and spiritual dimension of climate change. Though very much about the afterlife, it has profound implications for our everyday lives.

“A remarkable book that sets in motion the dreamscape of the unconscious mind. Gellert applies Jung’s active imagination techniques with great originality. The evolutionary material is fascinating, taking a deep dive into the philosophy of theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, among other things.” —Wendy Goldman Rohm, New York Times bestselling author

Michael Gellert is a faculty member of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and a certified Jungian analyst in private practice. He has been a college professor and a mental health consultant to the University of Southern California and Time Magazine. He is the author of Modern Mysticism: Jung, Zen, and the Still Good Hand of God and The Fate of America: An Inquiry into National Character.

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