James Davis wrote one of these 5 star reviews of this book, but has since dropped out of Eckankar, and has told me that he has changed his opinion of Klemp and of Eckankar. This book contains a lot of dogma and expects the reader to believe in the masters created by Paul Twitchell in 1965. Rebazar Tarzs is one such "Master" that is actually Twitchell's former Master Sri Kirpal Singh of Radhasoami Satsang. Rebazar is a corner stone for Eckankar because without him there is no validity of Mahantaship for the two former leaders and the current leader Twitchell, Gross, and Klemp.
Klemp plants the seeds of Eck masters in the mind of the reader and gives techniques so that the reader will "experience" for themselves "proof" of their existance. Actually, the mind will create constructs (images and concepts) and will use filters to interpret reality as it is willing to see and experience It. One does not need a mahanta or master outside of their own higher self or God-soul to experience the realities of the higher planes of God or of ALL THAT IS. This is only one thing, of many, that is hidden from the reader. The Mahanta of Eckankar seeks spiritual dependency for its members through complete surrender for protection, guidance, and reliance in all matters and on all planes. Therefore, spiritual freedom only becomes a catch (22) phrase to the members of this innocent looking religion.
Also, if you have already read one book by this author you can save your money on this one. His books are all alike... no new info here.
This book draws heavily on the teachings of Eckankar. It is, in fact, put out by their press, and takes most of its case histories from ECK practitioners. Clearly, the book is intended to lead people to practice ECK. As I am not a practitioner of that Path, I cannot evaluate it in those terms. I will say, however, that it has some excellent techniques for developing your "dream memory," learning from your dreams, soul travel, meeting spiritual masters in dreams, fending off psychic attacks, etc. -- if you are able to translate the ubiquitous references to ECK into those of your own religion or Path. (For example, instead of chanting "Hu" as the ECK people do, I chant Hebrew mantras.) The book also includes some material on understanding past-life dreams, which is probably why I received a review copy (I have written three books on reincarnation, all available here in Amazon). For those who practice ECK or one of the Eastern or New Age philosophies, this would be a most helpful book. For myself, I prefer something more theologically neutral.