Toward the Ultimate Source

Planning for the Afterlife

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 Philip Van Heusen for Readers' Favorite

In Toward the Ultimate Source: Planning for the Afterlife by Jozef Simkovic, the reader finds the thrilling sequel to Jozef’s first book, How to Kiss the Universe. Jozef declares that each incident detailed is an actual event. Jozef is a futuristic thinker who sees what most of us miss. He sincerely believes in the metaphysical world. While leaving his physical body behind, he travels to other levels of existence. He introduces the reader to his spirit guides and different focus levels. Jozef shares wisdom obtained from those who had previously achieved a much higher energy level. The Monroe Institute features prominently in Jozef’s beliefs. Information given to Jozef includes that there is neither beginning nor end and that we are much more than the physical body. Jozef travels to an infinite number of universes. The reader is reminded that time and space are only local and not an issue outside the physical world.

One of Jozef Simkovic’s interesting encounters involves his introduction to Jesus Christ. In this encounter, he acknowledges who Christ is. He also says that Jesus has manifested on many planets in many different universes. Right before Jesus leaves Jozef, he reveals that he was also Buddha, Mohammad, Krishna, Zoroaster, Abraham, and others. Bible-believing Christians will struggle with this concept. However, this book provides plenty to consider and contemplate. Reincarnation occurs because we decide we haven’t learned enough lessons. Spiritual travelers must remember the law of non-intervention. In Toward the Ultimate Source, Jozef goes into more detail about his spiritual travels. This book will keep your interest.

Toward the Ultimate Source is narrated by John Steele, who does an admirable job of keeping the listener involved. His tone is clear and distinct. Proper inflection of his voice is heard throughout the book. Without actually using character voices, John makes the dialogue clear. As a result, the listener can follow the conversation. John made this book a true joy to listen to.

Cassie Widjaja

Toward The Ultimate Source: Planning for the Afterlife by Jozef Simkovic is a mindblowing nonfiction book that discusses the author's incredible metaphysical trips from his physical body to the origin of everything. Jozef explores a human's spiritual experience and purpose by engaging in insightful conversations with angelic beings. Through this book, Jozef wishes to inspire the reader to pursue their own journey of self-discovery without the typical constraints.

Even if you do not believe in out-of-body experiences, Toward The Ultimate Source: Planning for the Afterlife is still a unique narrative on how one deals with mortality, specifically, how to prepare for the afterlife. Upon reading this book, I find it comforting and insightful as I have always dreaded death since it sounded so final. Jozef Simkovic details his experiences with attention to detail and a touch of humor, which made it easy for me to imagine what he experienced and felt at that time. I found it incredibly interesting when he described hearing a steady stream of his future chapters' titles during his drive home. It shows that miraculous things can happen even in daily activities. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for comfort during this Covid-19 era.

Toward the Ultimate Source: Planning for the Afterlife is expertly narrated by John Steele, a Telecommunications Manager at Voice of America. His decades of experience are shown through how he switches effortlessly between different voices and infuses each sentence with emotion and depth. His delivery made for an entertaining 'read.'

Sefina Hawke

Toward the Ultimate Source (Planning for the Afterlife) by Jozef Simkovic is a non-fiction alternative and complementary medicine wellness audiobook that would appeal to a diverse audience of young adults and adults with an interest in human spiritual existence and purpose. The author takes the listener with him on his exploration as a spiritual traveler, all the while teaching about the metaphysical point of view. Are you ready to learn how to find your answers without the constraints imposed by the modern world?

Toward the Ultimate Source (Planning for the Afterlife) by Jozef Simkovic is a well-written and well-narrated audiobook that focuses on several intriguing ideas and concepts. The author’s previous experience as a journalist aided him in sharing his experiences as a spiritual traveler in a way that is both interesting and understandable to everyone, regardless of whether one is new to exploring the metaphysical or not. The author avoided the use of any scientific jargon and used an almost fictional writing style that made me feel like I was going on an adventure with the author in preparation for my own metaphysical trips. I really liked how the author explained what a metaphysical point of view was and how it could lead to a deeper understanding of certain fundamental questions.

The narrator of this audiobook is John Steele. Mr. Steele is an accomplished voice actor and has numerous acting credits to his name including Natural Soap Making, Proof of Heaven, and Persuasion: Secret Techniques to Influence Human Behavior. Mr. Steele’s experience with non-fiction audiobooks is clearly evident in his delivery of the content and his ability to alter his voice tone to keep the listener interested. I loved the way Mr. Steele’s voice pulled me along on the author’s journey and allowed me to feel like I was almost a part of the audiobook.

Justine Reyes

Toward the Ultimate Source: Planning for the Afterlife is a spiritual and inspirational non-fiction work by former journalist and spiritual traveler Jozef Simkovic. The book covers Simkovic's electrifying and enlightening metaphysical journeys. Simkovic challenges readers and listeners to tread through his narrative with an open mind and dismiss existing biases that may cloud or constrain their perception of his work. The book can be read in two ways: as a factual account or as a science fiction novel, with the latter recommended by Simkovic for those finding his work hard to digest.

As someone who grew up in an environment that believed in a mixture of spiritualism and superstition, the topics Jozef Simkovic covers greatly appeal to me. Toward the Ultimate Source was enthralling and enlightening. Despite my upbringing and familiarity with spiritualism, I remain skeptical, but a skeptic with an open mind, especially when Simkovic's overall goal is to help others become whole as human beings. He advises us to love unconditionally, to be kinder, and more compassionate. This book made me reflect on my doubts and fears concerning human mortality and made me think of the legacy I would want to leave. I believe any piece of work that evokes something positive in us is worth a read.

John Steele, a broadcasting veteran since 1976, narrates Toward the Ultimate Source. Steele also worked on Simkovic's previous novel, How to Kiss the Universe. Steele is articulate, engaging, and clear in his narration. He delivers an upbeat performance to a recherché piece of literature.

Rabia Tanveer

Toward the Ultimate Source: Planning for the Afterlife by Jozef Simkovic is an audiobook narrated by John Steele. The book continues the spiritual and metaphysical adventures of Jozef Simkovic as he takes readers along on a journey where he questions his spirituality, modernity, and a lot more. You might imagine reading a person’s experiences with metaphysical adventures would be too fantastical to be entertaining, but you will be surprised. Jozef shares personal experiences with readers and what the afterlife will be like.

Toward the Ultimate Source describes Jozef’s journey to self-discovery as he learns what else is there to life and life after death. Instead of being religious and objective, the narrative is spiritual and thought-provoking. Jozef now educates the reader as well as keeps them entertained with his findings and adventures. This book is more about the afterlife, preparing for it, and exploring what it can mean to different people. Of course, you need to approach it with an open mind and an open heart; otherwise, it will go over your head. I love the underlying message: be kind to others!

John Steele has, once again, wowed me with his narrative style. He enlivens Jozef’s narrative and makes sure the listener will feel every adventure as if they were right beside Jozef. The excitement is still there, but this time, it is amplified and helps the listener feel the thrill of the discoveries as well. Educational and fun! Kudos to John Steele for a job well done!