The Novel

The Visioneers, A Courage Story about Belief in the Future

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

The Visioneers is a new kind of novel.

It 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, 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.


Readers of the heart begin here.

Dear Fellow Listener:

The book you are about to enter is not an ordinary listening 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, exposing us to our deepest humanity.

It is the story of the triumph of good over evil, taking into account real world events, people and places. Carefully researched, it comes from the mind of a new renaissance author, knowledgeable about the world, who clearly understands the current scientific findings about consciousness and energy. It provides an easy learning of all those things that will stretch our belief system into a more flexible and expandable shape, a shape amenable to a quality life in a future to which we all must go.

Finally, it is a personal call to action to the reader to become a Visioneer, an engineer, a pioneer of a better future, a future that begins with oneself and moves to the realm of a relationship of meaning with others. Once this book has touched your heart, you will want to give a copy to those you love and care about. This book is a gift of love and of life.

-Geraldine Schwartz

Testimonials – Quotes

“The visioneering concept is truly world transforming in potentiality… Through the medium of an engrossing novel, you have given us a fantastic tool.”

– Willis Harman: President, Institute of Noetic Sciences. Author of Higher Creativity and Global Mind Change.

“I am a Visioneer. I am with you. Your vision is about to transform so many.”

– Mona Brookes: Best-selling author of Drawing with Children and Drawing for Older Children and Teens.

“I am profoundly moved and eternally grateful to Des Berghofer for creating this insightful experience and support structure for all of us who still struggle to dare to imagine peace in our lifetime.”

– Marilyn King: Two-time Olympian, and founder of the Peace Team.

“Congratulations on a spiritually moving and uplifting script.”

– Dorothy Blandford: Entrepreneur

“It is a powerful book, absorbing to read, vivid and emotional at times, and stimulating throughout. I was especially moved by the wonderful attitude of everyone working together for a mutual cause; something I have not experienced since the War.”

– Peter Marchant: Senior Citizen

“The book was an inspiration!!! It gives new meaning to the words rejuvenation and revitalization… This book ignites a spirit of human power… The children are the future. It is good to see that you have incorporated “children of the world as being influential and dynamic sources of energy.”

– Judy Magrill: Graduate Student

“The Visioneers will inspire people of all ages to gather under its banner and spread its message of the limitlessness of the human mind.”

– Jane Fredeman, Ph.D.: Simon Fraser University

“In this time when young adults are finding it difficult to get excited about the future, this book is a blessing in disguise. Carpe diem: Seize the day.”

– Sarah Berghofer: University Freshman

Who are the Visioneers?

Answer from the book…

“(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)

“We are a group of twenty ordinary people from many countries who have come together on an enterprise to change the future of the world.” (Page 78)

“It’s a grand dream. But it’s also a possible future. Our task as Visioneers is to show how to move the possible to real.” (Page 89)

“Now you and your Visioneers, and many millions of like-minded souls across the planet, are moving to take history away from the brink, toward the horizon.” (Page 161)

“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 acting…They’re out in the world. They’re grabbing attention. They’re pulling up the blinds. They’re throwing open the window. Today we’re a curiosity. Tomorrow we’ll be a force so strong that all the El Condors of the world will tremble in their eyries for fear of it.” (Page 188)

“(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)

“The spirit of the Visioneers…is demonstrating over and over again, in every country, among the rich and poor alike, that people acting together to enhance life can and do make a difference.” (Page 391)

“…the Visioneers…are running with nothing more than human spirit and hope and belief in a better world that they can build with their minds.” (Page 421)

“…you’ve learned that to speak about impossible things, you must first move your position to higher ground. From there, they no longer seem impossible. That’s what the Visioneers are doing, moving people to higher grounds in their minds.” (Page 475)

Ideas from the Book

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)

“…it’s time now for us to take back into our own hands the responsibility for building a vision of the future that’s full of the joy of human cooperation and caring.” (Page 153)

“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)

“I have this sense, that somehow the world is listening in a way that it’s never listened before, and that if someone, today, speaks the right words they’ll be heard, and the world will have turned a corner.” (Page 196)

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 the 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, on Earth, one people is the reason for all existence.” (Page 289)

“Today’s world of negativity and limitation has been created by the prevailing collective unconscious. A new world tomorrow will be the outcome of a new collective unconscious, born of a new learning.” (Page 437)

About business…

“We look for productivity gains through smart new systems, but the way you really get leaps in productivity is in the hearts and minds of people. The new paradigm that’s out there for business is to understand that human consciousness is the most important resource we’ve got.” (Page 114)