How to Kiss the Universe

An Inspirational Spiritual and Metaphysical Narrative About Human Origin, Essence and Destiny

Non-Fiction - Audiobook
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Reviewed on 08/08/2022
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Author Biography

JOZEF SIMKOVIC came to the United States in 1987 as a refugee from Czechoslovakia which was still governed by the communist regime at that time. After settling in the United States with his family, he spent most of his time in the country working as a radio journalist for the Slovak Service of The Voice of America. Later after the Slovak Service was closed, he continued work as a broadcasting engineer for VOA. In 2003, he was awarded the VOA Gold Medal for bringing the news to his native country of Slovakia in a meaningful way and entertaining fashion.
He considered his work for VOA to be his life mission, but later during his engineer years, he discovered his even more important destiny while taking part in numerous meditation programs at the famous Monroe Institute in Virginia. His extensive diary from these programs and other countless meditations became the foundation for his books.
Before coming to the United States, Jozef Simkovic completed the study of radio and TV broadcasting technology at the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava and a postgraduate study of computer programming at the Czech Technical University in Prague. He worked as Deputy Chief in the Computer Center of the Slovak Broadcasting Technology and Operations Company.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

How to Kiss the Universe: An Inspirational Spiritual and Metaphysical Narrative About Human Origin, Essence and Destiny is a work of non-fiction in the spirituality subgenre. It is intended for the general adult audience owing to its complex philosophical themes and the occasional use of strong language and was penned by author Jozef Simkovic with audiobook narration in this format provided by John Steele. In this eye-opening work filled with revelations and insight into the purpose of life and the universe around us, the audience is introduced to the real-life journey of a journalist, leaving his physical body and traveling by consciousness alone. What results is a fascinating take on spirituality that the curious will not want to miss.

In terms of its content, author Jozef Simkovic has certainly put his mind, body, and soul into this work to excite and engage with readers over the many mysteries of the universe and present his findings on those topics that we have all surely wondered about. Whether you’re a believer in the content of the work or not, Simkovic makes interesting and well-backed-up points from his own experience and resources beyond, and he presents everything in a professional and highly engaging style.

In terms of audiobook presentation, the narration by John Steele adds a new dimension of meaning, intention, and passion to the work, as Steele brings the different concepts and ideas to life vividly. Serious in tone but also highly enthused and inspired, Steele’s narrative quality and the excellent editing of the work only further elevate the content and makes it more accessible and interesting to a wider audience. Overall, I’d certainly recommend How to Kiss the Universe to anyone with an interest in spirituality and life’s biggest questions.

Gordon D. Durich

How to Kiss the Universe: An Inspirational Spiritual and Metaphysical Narrative About Human Origin, Essence, and Destiny by Jozef Simkovic concerns astral travel, projection, and connecting with the higher planes of human consciousness. It explains how readers, like the author who was a former journalist, can experience this level of consciousness. The reasons for our existence and the earth’s creation are addressed and how our worldly ways challenge our expression of love for God. Relearning how to love is the starting point for further revelations of things to come. Based on the use and power of meditation, this non-fictional work covers the breakthrough made possible by temporarily leaving our physical bodies. Spirit travel and guides, representing the non-physical dimensions, are discussed. Reincarnation is explained as a natural step in the ongoing cycle of life or death and is confronted and described as an opportunity to learn from the current lifetime and its lessons from lower consciousness.

Reading or listening to How to Kiss the Universe was an enjoyable experience. I liked the way it developed from the physical to the metaphysical. Having an open mind is essential to understanding Jozef Simkovic’s work. It is a practical and comforting guide to our existence and understanding of the interconnectedness of the diverse possibilities of human expression. This will facilitate reaching a higher plane of purpose and being. I have often pondered the concept of reincarnation. This book clearly explained this and other metaphysical notions. I loved the warmth of the narration by John Steele and the audio reading of this work. Listening to it made it a more involving experience and easier to understand the complex concepts and progression.

Joe Wisinski

How to Kiss the Universe: An Inspirational Spiritual and Metaphysical Narrative About Human Origin, Essence and Destiny is the telling of exceptional experiences by Jozef Simkovic. The author, a former journalist, says he’s communicated with spiritual beings who have given him insight into the human experience. He received five critically important messages, including one that said a God/creator does exist and another that said he was the person chosen to understand the message of the spiritual world he entered. Simkovic says everything he describes happened exactly as he relates it. He realizes that some will consider his story to be untrue, but stays firm in his statement that he experienced all he says he did. One reason Simkovic wrote this book was to help his readers overcome the natural fear of death.

How to Kiss the Universe is an interesting read. Author Jozef Simkovic is clearly passionate about what he believes and enthusiastic about sharing his message. Simkovic wisely shared his experiences by writing in creative nonfiction rather than using a strictly clinical approach. That approach adds much to the enjoyment of his book, as well as its effectiveness. Not everyone will be convinced by Simkovic’s work, but it’s well worth listening to. This book will expose readers to new ideas, challenge some current beliefs, and at other times reinforce what they already believe. I can pay this book the highest compliment any reviewer can give a book—it will make readers think. Note that there is a small amount of explicit language.

The book is narrated by John Steele, whose voice is pleasant and easy to understand. He reads at just the right speed and inflection to keep listeners interested. Steele’s voice fits in well with the overall content of the book.

Philip Van Heusen

The questions a person asks will tell you much about them. How to Kiss the Universe: An Inspirational Spiritual and Metaphysical Narrative About Human Origin, Essence, and Destiny by Jozef Simkovic shares the metaphysical world with the reader. Some may believe this book is fictional and describes Jozef’s flights of fancy. Jozef admits that he writes in a fictional style, but he asserts that his adventures to other realms are true. If one listens to this book and follows Jozef’s techniques, he claims you too can experience the exciting spiritual world. After listening with an open mind, you can judge for yourself whether Jozef’s writing is worth considering or is a collection of nonsense. Jozef highly recommends The Monroe Institute. Jozef says one must have a high level of discipline to leave the body and travel in the spirit world. During his metaphysical travels, he speaks of out-of-body states, spirit guides, helpers, and others.

When humans reach old age or have a traumatic event occur in their lives, they often start to ponder the reality and inevitability of death. What lies beyond the grave? Is there more to the universe than the physical? Is death the end or just the beginning? These and other questions find answers in How to Kiss the Universe by Jozef Simkovic. You may disagree with his explanations and methods, but this book is an interesting listen. Keep an open mind, and you might find that you agree with Jozef to some degree. Jozef believes the spirit world is not just for the dead. By applying his advice, the living can readily experience the spiritual. Jozef shares his experiences in the hope that you, too, will learn to enjoy all the spirit world has to offer.

John Steele is the narrator for How to Kiss the Universe. He does a great job in that his voice inflects appropriately, and he gives the right pauses along the way. John’s voice can be described as easy listening. He speaks clearly and is readily understandable. John makes Jozef Simkovic’s concepts easy to comprehend and he is an excellent narrator.

Rabia Tanveer

How to Kiss the Universe: An Inspirational Spiritual and Metaphysical Narrative About Human Origin, Essence, and Destiny by Jozef Simkovic is an audiobook narrated by John Steele. Exploring different avenues of human consciousness and spirituality, this non-fiction audiobook asks some tough questions without sounding skeptical. Answering long-asked questions such as the purpose of life on Earth, the afterlife, and everything in between, Jozef shares his experiences at the Monroe Institute and his knowledge and spiritual adventures with readers in the most exciting way possible.

The subject matter of this book is very interesting, especially for readers with an open and curious mind. On the surface, this book is all about self-discovery and accepting the self as an extension of the soul. However, the more I thought about it, the more I was left intrigued by the hidden meanings. Just listening to the book made me feel like I knew the author intimately. He carefully chose his words; he had a plan, and he executed it perfectly. Each chapter felt personal, and each metaphysical journey felt like my own. I loved the spirituality and the educational aspects of the book!

Narrator John Steele breathed life into the narrative and made it more entertaining. Listening to an 8-hour plus audiobook is not easy, but John Steele’s narration style and author Jozef Simkovic's narrative made it an entertaining experience. The cadence of John’s words and the highs and lows of his voice were enough to keep me focused and attentive for as long as I listened. I would highly recommend this audiobook!