• Gerald R. Stanek

    Visionary Fiction Author

Gerald R. Stanek

I have written several books in the relatively new genre of Visionary Fiction. As I write I seek to be an active participant in the exchange of energy and information between the mundane and ethereal worlds.

My latest works, The Road to Shambhala and Contact: and Other Impressions, and now, Rosa Mundi focus on the interplay between these realms and the effect of transcendental experience on subjective reality.

When I finished my first novel, The Eighth House, there was no such designation as Visionary Fiction in the publishing industry. The book didn’t fit the fantasy, adventure or mystery molds, and so it waited on the shelf. It dealt with expanding awareness, meditation, visioning, divination, the return of the Divine Feminine, and evolution toward a unified humanity.

Since then I have studied the esoteric teachings of various traditions and worked to become a more conscious writer.

“A cornucopia of spiritual insight and wisdom. Be prepared to go on an adventure of inspiration and awakening.”

~ Jodine Turner, PhD. Author of The Hidden Abbey


Since working for hospice, Tanika has become accustomed to deathbed scenes, but when dying self-help guru Orina touches her, she is changed forever. She becomes increasingly clairvoyant, and joins Bennett on his quest to fulfill his grandmother’s dying wish. With the help of a centuries-old journal, an ancient navigational instrument, and a shaman from beyond the veil, they set out to find the place of conjunction and begin the world anew.


Contact and Other Impressions

“Celia thought of herself as an open vessel for Spirit to work through, and as such it was ever her intention to allow herself to be used without the pesky obfuscation of the intellect. At this she usually succeeded.”

Alex can’t remember where he is going, why he is going there, or with whom he is traveling. Seth can’t forget who he has been. Gloria seems to know what is about to happen. Liz is completely surprised. Joel believes there are complex requirements to get there. Rachel believes it is simple. Some think it’s a dream, for others it’s all a game.

We all know there is more to existence than what reaches us through the five senses. We feel it in our guts, our hearts, our bones. We know there is someone, something, or somewhere else we are trying to connect to, but are there forces trying to contact us? These seven stories track the progress of some fellow seekers.

The Road to Shambala

“I’m glad the hippies came up with the term ‘blow my mind’: otherwise, I couldn’t really describe the Road to Shambhala.”
—Elizabeth Oakes

From the author of Skirting the Gorge, and The Eighth House comes a new novel of initiation. Brendon Pearce has no faith in faith. He doesn’t believe in thinking his way into positive places like his sister Cassidy. He doesn’t believe in psychics or spirit guides, but they believe in him. Seeking a new life, or at least an escape from his old one, Brendon finds himself among artists, UFO enthusiasts, healers and psychics, who urge him to take advantage of his opportunities, and ‘conquer the lower three worlds’. His life is soon filled with intimations, portents, and unexplained phenomena. With their encouragement, he begins to learn the truth about himself, the Earth, and the cosmos. For Brendon, the road to Shambhala leads through Ojai, Sedona, dreams, and of course, the heart.

The 8th House

“The sound of his voice made him wish he had not spoken at all; it seemed so small. It couldn’t possibly be heard, or if heard, would never be heeded. “I serve You, “ he said softly, and dropped his offering into the pit.”

Grandfather, expelled from his native land as a young man and facing death from exposure, is rescued by beings of the sky and transported to a world of strange beasts, powerful women, violent men, and telepathic ‘demons’. He meets Grenoth, a hoarder of secrets, Ilakein, a master of ancient wisdom who advises him to ‘learn a way’, and attempts to open his mind to forgotten realms, and sweet Lyta, a visionary and dreamer. Although he is absorbed into this new society, Grandfather is haunted by a desire to return home, so he learns divination, practices dreaming, and scours the landscape for a route back to the valley of his birth, until at last he learns the value of all things unseen, learns to let go of desire, and remembers who he is.

Skirting the Gorge

The university town of Ithaca New York, blessed with numerous waterfalls and beautiful, dangerous gorges, provides a cosmopolitan yet bucolic backdrop for this tale of transformation. Here Stephen and Michelle Wolcott live an ostensibly idyllic, albeit wintry life, comfortably oblivious of the constant interplay between the subtle and material worlds. Gathered for a Christmas party at their well-ordered home, old friends and a new neighbor are treated to the appearance of a fox in the snowy yard. For some it is magical, for others innocuous, for all it proves significant. Following the party, Michelle’s old trouble with migraines returns, bringing frightening sensations, confusion, and the recurring vision of a body in the water. With the aid of a shaman, she approaches a new understanding of the nature of existence, learns to open her heart, and finds that spiritual forces are conspiring to take her life in a new direction.

My Other Titles

Emmalina’s Dream

The Day the World Fell Away


Sonoran Ruminations

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