The Visioneers

A Courage Story about Belief in the Future
Desmond Berghofer
The Visioneers: A Courage Story About Belief in the Future Book Cover

The Visioneers is a new kind of novel, a participatory experience for the reader, who becomes an actor in the excitement-filled love and adventure story about the triumph of good over evil at the planetary level. It carries an affirming message for those who search thoughtfully for a future of peace and caring. It is the foundation stone of a support structure strong enough to encircle the world.

The Visioneers invites you to participate in a transformative learning experience that generates awe in human possibilities. It will uplift and empower you to continue your travel on journeys destined to create a future of quality for the Earth, its citizens, and all its living systems. It will touch your heart with age-old truths, even as it challenges you to understand new paradigms that set our lives in a global future. It will open doors for those in business, education, the arts and science, and human resource development, who seek to build enterprises, communities, and learning places ready to meet the challenges of a 21st century renaissance.

The Visioneers also stands alone as entertainment. It is a powerful story of romance, mystery and suspense, with a memorable cast of characters, who once encountered will become part of your life. For those with a positive future vision, it is a treasure experience to be cherished.

Who are the Visioneers? Answers from the novel:

“(The Visioneers) are citizen-activists, who seek to give power to ordinary people by awakening inside their minds the visions that are there, for themselves, their families, their communities, and the world.” (Page 268)

“The path of the Visioneers calls for all good men and women to step forward, to step forward in such numbers that no power on Earth can stop them, in their intent to build a future that is good and true and decent.” (Page 173)

“(The Visioneers) are wakening the dulled imaginations of a tidal force of human potential to create a different outcome. They are stirring up the listless energy of a population at drift to identify a shared vision of what life can be like on this planet in the 21st century, instead of what it is likely to be like if conditions don’t change.” (Page 308)

Ideas from the Novel about the world:

“…swelling up across the whole vast richness of the human minds on this planet is a revulsion at our failure as the most noble creature on God’s Earth to live up to our nobility.” (Page 152)

“And the time has come for the idea that we can, by leading with our visionary minds, create the kind of world that we would choose to live in for ourselves, and for our children, and for their children after them.” (Page 203)

About leadership:

“For leaders of true greatness,…the world can never ask too much. For such men and women are not shaken by the world. Rather they shape the world with their vision. They drive unerringly to the heart of all that matters, and in the fierce intensity of their courage they gather to them a force so strong that evil can’t endure in the face of it.” (Page 352)

About the future:

“The supreme motivating concept of the future is synergy: men and women of all nations coming together under leaders of great vision, who see that the pursuit of a common ideal, one world, one Earth, one people, is the reason for all existence.” (Page 289)

Foreword of The Visioneers: A Courage Story about Belief in the Future

"Dear Fellow Reader: The book you are about to enter is not an ordinary reading experience. It is a journey which leads to a new country, a “promised land” in which, transformed and empowered, you will become a planetary citizen of a new and future time. In order to travel to this place, some preparation is required. Each of us brings to every new experience a set of paradigms, concepts and beliefs that determine our perception of reality. These are the ultimate limits which act as blinders to the wider world of truth. To achieve the potential this book has to change you forever in a life-enhancing way, you must be prepared to suspend the set of judgments that hold your blinders in place. You must be prepared to hold fire and think deeply. This journey includes the truths of ancient times passed down both in our genes and through the wisdom of our ancestors. It contains new and future truths about our state-of-the-art understanding of human consciousness as the energy that fuels our world’s engine. It encompasses the truth of the heart that we feel authentic, and the truth of the spirit that transcends religious dogma, to embrace the mind of humankind. It uplifts us to see the hope of what can be as we become children of a common God, brothers and sisters of the soul. This book is written in the tradition of great literature since the first storytellers of our kind entranced their fellows with tales of imagination, of mystery, of suspense, of romance; and it is written in the new tradition of the visual cinema of the mind’s eye, where frame after frame of exquisite beauty unfolds in a flow..."