The Secret of Metaphysical Science by Andrea Scarsi is genuine and accurate, but perhaps not a destined to be a classic in the field of transcendent literature


The immediate challenge in reading a book on metaphysics is judging the authenticity of the information. That’s a difficult task, but there are certain clues and road maps that can help us out.

One of the best ways is to compare new books to those powerful works that have withstood the test of time. I’m thinking of spiritual classics such as “Autobiography of a Yogi” by Paramahansa Yogananda, “Zen Mind, Beginners Mind,” by Shunryu Suzuki, “The Awakening of Intelligence” by Jiddu Krishnamurti “The Spectrum of Consciousness,” by Ken Wilber and more recently, “How the World Can Be The Way It Is,” by Steve Hagen – to name just a few.

So how does THE SECRET OF METAPHYSICAL SCIENCE by DR. ANDREA SCARSI hold up in this esteemed company? Well, for me, it comes off as “transcendent literature lite.” While this is by no means a terrible book, it comes nowhere near the level of the masterful titles I list above.

I’m satisfied that Dr. Scarsi is an authentic individual and that his claims of numerous and spectacular experiences of enlightenment are genuine. But achieving “cosmic consciousness” does not automatically translate to “stellar author.”

This book reads more like a New Age instruction manual. It’s often bland and plodding. The consciousness-shattering event of achieving Ultimate Realization has been rendered mundane in these 90 pages.

Andrea Scarsi

But wait a minute – does the subject of attaining enlightenment necessarily have to be ponderous, intellectual, serious and weighed down with gravitas? No! Some of the best books on the topic are quirky and funny, beguiling and playful. Perhaps the best example is THE LAZY MAN’S GUIDE TO ENLIGHTENMENT by Thaddeus Golas. You can find it free online. This is a small document of power-packed pages so profound, all-encompassing and just so downright delightfully loopy – I often say it’s everything you need to know about reality and enlightenment in 80 pages. And it’s fun!

Even though The Secret of Metaphysical Science is also a short manuscript, Dr. Scarsi pads it in the end with brief reviews of some of his favorite books which cover a variety of related topics, such as Reiki, wisdom gleaned via extraterrestrial alien contact, and the typical gewgaw about “attracting wealth.” Very unfortunately, Dr. Scarsi endorses THE SOURCE FIELD INVESTIGATIONS by David Wilcock, a vastly inferior work featuring endless pages of the most muddled quantum claptrap on the market today.

Even so – I give The Secret of Metaphysical Science a mild endorsement because the information is thorough, complete and nominally accurate, if uneven across the length of document. For those less familiar with the topic or who are approaching it for the first time, this book is not a bad place to start in finding clues and guideposts for that Ultimate Journey.

Your reviewer, Ken Korczak, is a former newspaper reporter, government information officer, served as an advocate for homeless people as a VISTA Volunteer, and taught journalism at the University of North Dakota for five years. He is the author of: THE MAN IN THE NOTHING CHAMBER

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2 thoughts on “The Secret of Metaphysical Science by Andrea Scarsi is genuine and accurate, but perhaps not a destined to be a classic in the field of transcendent literature

  1. Andrea

    Hi Ken, thanks for you review, I love it!
    It’s sharp, accurate and honest, all qualities I prize.
    I also read some of your others reviews on books I know and I like how you analyze your chosen subjects.
    I see you’re involved in Buddhism, and Alienism. Looks like we’re on parallel paths. I love the Buddha. Did you read: Old path white clouds by Thich Nhat Hanh? I cried on each page.
    And I love Them. Did you read my Extraterrestrial Channeling?
    Well, let’s see if we meet some day, meanwhile, all the best and all my love.
    Andrea Scarsi
    PS: I’m downloading The Lazy Man’s Guide To Enlightenment, as you suggested; it’s always good checking each other’s out. |/

    1. Ken Korczak

      Hi Andrea:

      I want to thank you for your kind and gracious words. I also want to say without reservation that I think the work you are doing and the message you are bringing with your writing is extremely important.

      Let me also clarify something for my other readers here: Writing about transcendent states and transcendent experience is one of the most difficult tasks in all of literature. There is a saying in the Zen tradition: “To talk about Zen is to not know Zen.” Part of that statement refers to the absolute difficult of going “out” and experiencing or “having communion” with “divine” or higher states of consciousness is something that just does not translate easily through the use of our imperfect language — and as beings focused in three-dimensional reality.

      I can tell by reading Adrea Scarsi’s words that he truly has an authentic message based on genuine experience of what it means to realize that we are all greater than our physical selves, and that our consciousness is something that is unimaginably vast and unlimited.

      Billions of people still don’t realize that — they are “asleep” — and so this is why we need more people like Dr, Scarsi who is making an absolutely heroic effort to bring a message of love, expanded consciousness, and hope to his fellow travelers here in this physical-matter reality we call Earth existence.

      Even though I have suggested Dr. Scarsi’s book might not be perfect — it doesn’t have to be! — the core of his book’s message is critically important, and we need to hear much more from people like Andrea if we are too not just evolve as a species — but survive.

      I really a lot of people — a lot! — will read the works of Andrea Scarsi, give them careful attention and pay attention to his message — it’s truly important.

      To Andrea: I have not read the book by Thich Nhat Hanh you name, but I have read some of his other works, such as “Living Buddha, Living Christ” which is a marvelous book. Thich Nhat Hanh is an amazing guy!

      I don’t call myself a Buddhist, although I began practicing Zen meditation in college more than 30 years ago — I’ve mediated every day for all those 30+ years. It’s just one of the items in a certain “toolbox” of things we can pick up on our journey here in physical matter reality — I’m interested in a lot of other things, as well — for example, i found great benefit in the Hemi-Sync technology of the Monroe Institute, and I’ve always had an amazing time with lucid dream practice — which dovetails so easily into the OBE or so-called astral travel stuff.

      But in the end, its all about something very simple: Expanding in love, getting rid of fear, and evolving our consciousness to a state of less entropy, which in turn means very simply: “Becoming Love.”

      Thanks again Andrea for your note, and with MUCH LOVE …



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