Enlightenment Cards: Thoughts from the Disappearance of the Universe, by Gary Renard. Gary R. Renard, the best-selling author of The Disappearance of the Universe, brings you 72 cards that are guaranteed to accelerate your spiritual progress and help you achieve enlightenment. The thoughts expressed were spoken by Gary’s Ascended Master Teachers, and were chosen for these cards with their Guidance. If you read at least some of these cards every day over an extended period of time, you will never be the same. Gary R. Renard was born on the historic North Shore of Massachusetts, where he eventually became a professional guitar player. During the Harmonic Convergence of 1987, he heard a “calling” and began to take his life in a different direction. In the early 1990s, Gary R. Renard underwent a powerful spiritual awakening. Today he is a private investor who writes, travels, and discusses metaphysical principles with other spiritual seekers.