Autobiography of a Modern Prophet Wins 2017 Best Book Award
By Linda Anderson, Minnesota
The e-book edition of Autobiography of a Modern Prophet won the American Book Fest 2017 Best Book Award for New Age: Non-Fiction. Autobiography of a Modern Prophet was selected by a distinguished panel of industry judges from 2,000 entries.
For me, Sri Harold’s momentous journey before and after God-Realization twisted and turned like a fast-paced novel. He wrote, “The heart of this book is thus not the experience of God alone, but also the narrative that precedes and follows the experience. It shows how I had to come to terms with this unexcelled state of God Awareness in my everyday life.”
After hearing about the national award, I thought it would be cool to find out why other people love the book. The results follow.
A Bookstore Discovery
Tammy Attama from Virginia tells about her experience of finding Autobiography of a Modern Prophet in a bookstore.
“Books of every kind lined the dozens of shelves before me. Slowly and deliberately I walked, running my fingers across the bindings and whispering the titles out loud. No reason to be there, or so I thought, except to pass time.
“What adventure shall I embark on today?” I mumbled to myself
“I glided through aisles of books before one jumped out at me. “Autobiography of a Modern Prophet,” I whispered, and the kind-looking man on the front cover seemed to call to me. I stared directly into his eyes, and something stirred within.
“Not understanding this feeling, I abruptly put it down, almost dropping it back into place, as I felt a wave of energy pulse through me. Despite this, I returned the book to the shelf. I didn’t know what a modern prophet looked like but I was positive it wasn’t him. Where was the white hair and flowing robe?
“I strolled around the store aimlessly. Having no idea what I was looking for, I picked up one book after another and then quickly proceeded to put them back. ‘A modern prophet’ crossed my mind over and over again despite my best efforts to think of anything else.
“Settling on a purchase, I approached the checkout and patiently waited my turn. One last quick gaze around the store, and where do my eyes land? On a shelf off to my side sat, you guessed it, Autobiography of a Modern Prophet.
“Giggling to myself, I picked up the book, stared deeply into this man’s eyes, and silently stated, “Okay, okay. If you are going to follow me around the store, I guess I have no choice but to take you home.” In my mind’s eye, I swore he winked at me! This would be the beginning of a love story I am still writing.”
Tammy took her next spiritual step by becoming a member of Eckankar a year after reading the book.
What Other Readers Say about the Book
Lorraine Buell from Southern California says, “I have recommended this book to others. It’s such a beautiful book. I frequently read it before bed or first thing in the morning. It reminds me that being stretched is the natural state for Soul when It’s moving forward.”
“I recommend the book because it completely summarizes the true, practical essence of the ECK [Holy Spirit] teachings from basics to the very advanced day-to-day terms anyone can understand,” writes Austin Audu of Texas.
Charles Richards, PhD, from California says, “Anybody who’s interested in spirituality and realizing their spiritual potential can read this book and get insights and understanding about deeper spiritual truths. Autobiography of a Modern Prophet is written from a contemporary, Western perspective. Sri Harold wasn’t raised in India. He came from a Christian background like a lot of us and he’s achieved Mastership in a modern society and culture, which is something I don’t think you hear about anywhere else. I’ve read nothing that compares to it.”
Below are a few customer comments and editorial reviews about the book that I found on Amazon.com:
“I urge anyone slightly interested in finding out more about the spiritual significance of certain events in their lives to give this book a read.”
“Over the years and through the various experiences called life, Harold’s books have helped a great deal in that whatever I’ve had to go through, he’s gone through worse and come out the other side, his face firmly toward God.”
“When a true master (in any field) reveals his process—the successes and failures, challenges, pitfalls to avoid, timeless principles, motivations, techniques, tests, lessons, and qualities one must have to achieve mastery in his chosen field, sincere aspirants can reap immeasurable benefits.”
Thousands of people around the world have read Autobiography of a Modern Prophet. Many found inspiration, guidance, and insights about their spiritual experiences.
What treasures will this book hold for you and friends, family members, or spiritual seekers to whom you give it as a golden gift?
Soul Travel Experience
by Harold Klemp
from Autobiography of a Modern Prophet
Our breath is a sound of HU as we breathe in and out. My object was to go out, to Soul Travel, so the natural thing was for me to sing HU on the outgoing breath. Without straining, I then watched the inner screen of my mind, which was blank to start, in an offhand, easy way. It was then I had one of my first Soul Travel experiences….
This was my experience: A single pinpoint of white light appeared in the depths of the dark universe before me. It was far off in the distance but exploded toward me at a fantastic speed, like a tiny dot of light racing to meet a planet of unspeakable radiance.
It was like flying into the sun, passing through a curtain of light, and coming out on the other side to a world of gorgeous colors. I hung suspended in space, a splendid light (the glorious Soul body) of seeing, knowing, and being.
Below me lay the dazzling white sands of a beach, with a multiplicity of blue-and-green ocean waters, the waves washed mildly upon the sand. Small birds ebbed and flowed with the tide, mirroring the give-and-take of life. The bright blue sky was unclouded by haze of any kind. This must be heaven, I thought.