Joa Bolendas (1917–2005) was a modern Swiss visionary and down-to-earth mystic in the mold of Hildegard of Bingen. She had visions of spiritual beings throughout her adult life, beginning the 1950s. She grew up like any normal child, but it quickly became evident that she had psychic gifts. With her confirmation into the Protestant church, she became aware of God's guidance and began to have significant dreams. Her first visions concerned the unity of the multitude of different churches. The heavenly beings who came to her also spoke to her of the state of the world—ecological, geopolitical, and social—and asked her to pray. Thus it was that Joa undertook great prayer battles for the future of humanity and the Earth. These became known—no one knows how—and occasionally foreign governments would consult with her. She continued to live simply as she deepened her devotion to God and the world through profound prayer. In her later years, her visions expanded to include revelations that related to the meaning of life on both sides of the threshold. Joa Bolendas continued each week to attend various neighborhood churches for prayer, and continued to receive visions whose range and depth continued to expand. At the age of eighty-eight, she passed into God's world. Click here to visit Joa's website.