Frank Demarco's "The Sphere and the Hologram"

I recommend Frank Demarco’s book “The Sphere and the Hologram”.

Edited: Just took a peek. Looks interesting.

Just finished reading it.

Book description

The Sphere and the Hologram recounts an extraordinary three-way partnership, that produced extraordinary results. The physical end of the collaboration involved two people: Rita Warren, a Ph.D. professor of psychology who, after her retirement, spent four years directing The Monroe Institute’s laboratory, helping volunteers to achieve and explore altered mental states under controlled conditions, and Frank DeMarco, an author, former journalist and co-founder of the Hampton Roads Publishing Co., Inc., who had learned to bring forth messages from the other side.

The nonphysical end involved what DeMarco calls “the guys upstairs,” a group whose composition changes from time to time, depending upon subject matter and other variables. Together, in the summer of 2001, they began a series of weekly sessions in which DeMarco entered an altered state and Warren asked questions that had interested her for years, questions for which the volunteers she had quizzed had been unable to provide satisfactory answers. What is the nature and purpose of life? Is there a God? Is there an afterlife, and if so, what is it like? What is the truth behind crop circles, UFOs, etc? In short, how does the world function?

As it turned out, the guys upstairs were more than willing to share what they know. Using a combination of explanation, analogy, pointed questions, jokes, and thought experiments, they set out to answer anything that could be asked–and their fascinating series of conversations may help you change your life.

I’m posting the table of contents to show the depth and variety of topics the authors present.

Table of Contents

The Sphere and the Hologram: Explanations from the Other Side

The Sessions

Session One August 8, 2001
The Gentlemen Upstairs – Individuals or a Group?
TGU’s Work
TGU and We Co-Exist
Blurring Distinctions
The Concept of Levels
The Next Step
The Nature of Individuals
The Merit of This Work

Session Two August 21, 2001
TGU’s Mission
TGU and Frank
Planning a Lifetime
Variety of Lifetimes
A Difference in Voice
Good Questions Get Good Answers

Session Three August 28, 2001
Gender Polarity among TGU
Free Will and Conscience
Higher and Lower Impulses
The Mind
How TGU See the World
Different Perspectives
Helping Others
Life’s Goals
TGU’s Purpose

Session Four September 4, 2001
Other Energy Systems
Control over Health
Problems and Opportunities
Life As Choice
Mental Health
How to Make a Better World
Separation and Oneness
Barriers between People

Session Five September 11, 2001
Holding One’s Center
The Manner of Death
Preferences in the Manner of Death
Span of Consciousness
Individuals: A Convenient Fiction
The Effect of the 9/11 Event
Rubber Glove Analogy
Rita’s Balloon Analogy
Interest Is in the Moment

Session Six September 18, 2001
Moral Relativity
Values and Conflict
How TGU Experience Emotion
Prayer As a Phenomenon
A Symbol of Togetherness
The Current Crisis
TGU’s Awareness and Manipulation
Time, There
Is It All an Illusion?
Appearance and Reality
Suspicious Footprints

Session Seven September 25, 2001
How TGU Access Knowledge
The Record and the Needle
The Matrix and the Individual
Secret Schools
When Things Seem Stagnant
Countless Realities
Stretching Consciousness
TGU and Guidance
A Future Life on Mars
Valuable Process

Session Eight October 2, 2001
The Meaning of Disasters
Evolution and Creation
Changing Humans
Frank’s Struggle with Health
The Value of Struggles
Living in the Now
Personality and Affinity
Between Lives
The Uses of Physical Matter
Shifting Consciousness
Focus of Consciousness
An Exercise
TGU and Using a Body
Alternate Realities

Session Nine October 9, 2001
Definitions of Consciousness
Intelligence Inherent in Universe
Group Minds and Animal Minds
Messages from the Other Side
Looking at Seth
Crop Circles
Exercises for Spiritual Advancement
Finding the Best Way to Spiritual Advancement
How to Best Use TGU

Session Ten October 16, 2001
Performance Anxiety and Access
Angels and Guides
Earth Changes
A Hard Winter?
Suffering and Choice
Locale III and Focus 23
The Monroe System: An Exploration Just Beginning
Seth and TGU
Amoeba Analogy
Next Stage of Human Development
Maintaining Equanimity

Session Eleven October 23, 2001
Choice, Here and There
Belief System Territories
Who Sets up the Environment?
Monroe’s System
Spirit Possession
Astrology and Correspondence
World Religions and Truth
The Meaning of Dreams

Session Twelve October 30, 2001
The Larger Being and God
Stretching to Other Layers
Becoming More Individual
Monroe and Religious Systems
Entering the Physical
The Lure of the Physical
Dreams, the Amoeba, and the Unconscious
Creating Reality, Being Dreamed
Conspiracies and Living in Faith

Session Thirteen November 6, 2001
The Concept of the Amoeba
Individuality on the Other Side
Successful Lives and the Amoeba
Obtaining Psychic Abilities
Earth’s Other Inhabitants
The West and the World

Session Fourteen November 13, 2001
The Nature of the Amoeba
The Amoeba and Crystallized Beings
Of God and Satan and Polarities
About This Book

Session Fifteen November 20, 2001
Lessons from Frank’s Experiences
Geniuses, Perception, and Potential
Relative Advantages, There and Here
Looking for the Footprints of Guidance
People’s Awareness of Manipulation
Monads and Biospheres

Session Sixteen November 29, 2001
Definition of Now
Making the Transition
After the Transition
TGU after the Transition
Communicating with the Next Level
Consciousness Levels and Focus Levels

Session Seventeen December 4, 2001
Multiple Perspectives
Both Sides Work Together
Essence and Personality
Water and Ice Cubes
Notes on Prep Sessions
Difference in Consciousness
Freedom and Intelligence
Forms and Development

Session Eighteen PREP Session January 11, 2002
Meaning of Crystallization
The Sphere and the Hologram
Suggestions for TMI
Information for Frank and Rita
Egyptian Experience
Priestly Image

Session Nineteen January 29, 2002
Consciousness of Other Lives
Importance of Separateness of Lives
The Question of God
Remembering Past and Future
Searching for an Analogy
Lifetimes As Experiment – Analogy
Personalities Alive over There
Both Sides Equally Important

Session Twenty PREP Session February 9, 2002
Aligning Physical Energy
Reincarnation Questions
Individuals and Threads
Lifetimes and Time and Causality
TGU As Monad, As Intermediary
Reincarnation Questions
“Stuck”ness As Habit of Mind
Monroe System Questions
Limits of Physical Reality
Time, There
Frank and the Material
Pursuing Proof
Connecting with Smallwood

Session Twenty-One March 19, 2002
Interaction with the Other Side
Interaction on the Other Side
Personalities Still Exist There
The Benefit of Isolation
Work and Vocation
Two Kinds of UFOs
The Value of Group Activity
Physical Contacts
TGU’s Puzzlement
Consciousness and the Body
Sharing Consciousness

Session Twenty-Two March 26, 2002
Soul Mates and Twin Souls
Time As a Dimension
The Big Bang Idea As a Boundary
Time Travel
Seth and TGU As Phenomena
Difference in Questions


About the Author
Also by Frank DeMarco
About Hologram Books


I haven’t read any of Demarco’s more recent books. Probably some (much?) of those books’ material can be found on his 667 page blog, still active. I’ve browsed only a few of his posts.

What sets apart “The Sphere and the Hologram” is that the conversation with “the guys upstairs” was conducted by Rita, an 80 year old psychologist with credentials, heavily into New Age spirituality, which made her an ideal incredulous questioner, who often couldn’t understand explanations, drew wrong conclusions, was reluctant that “the guys upstairs” didn’t confirm her beliefs. None of the major channels, like Roberts and Hicks, did benefit of such a framework.

Demarco’s channeled material (from “The Sphere and the Hologram”) is much less prolix, and more direct than any other I’ve seen, Seth’s included.


Looks interesting. Thanks for the copy and paste contents overview. :+1:

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I must thank you for this introduction to Frank DeMarco and Rita Warren. I am very pleased by their level of discourse. Beautiful!

I’m just getting started with the material but it already feels familiar. Thank you.

You’re both welcome.

These are a few interesting entries in DeMarco’s blog channeling Rita