Thoughts on The Disciple by Simon Hay




The Disciple

Published by Simon Hay Feb 15 2013


This is the story of Simon Hay, a plumber who is about to get a blast from the past, a 2000 year old past. After the death of his father-in-law Simon attends a meditation session, and meets his spirit guide Gegu (pronounced Ged – ju). Simon’s spirit guide tells him to forgive himself, and when Simon questions this…he learns about his past in a way most could not imagine. Over the next few months, Simon is visited by many spirits including Jesus, and it is through these visits that Simon discovers that he was none other than Judas, the betrayer of Christ.

This is Simon Hay’s account of these visits and recounts the history of the time surrounding the life of Jesus and Judas. The account includes conversations (according to Hay) with many well known biblical figures, and lead Simon on a path to self discovery.

As the weeks and months go on, Hay is visited repeatedly by these spirits, and they relate the history and story of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, Judas and others in a way which may leave many questioning the version they’ve learned in church or questioning their belief of this particular version.


So hold on to your hats when you sit down to read this one! Be prepared to have a few raised eyebrows, a lot of questions, and for the skeptic, answers that may not satisfy.

This book focuses on Simon Hay, who started out as a plumber and after an out of body experience recounts “trances” of spirits including Jesus, Mary Magdalene, John the Baptist, and Hay’s spirit guide Gegu. Simon learns through these “trances” that 2000 years ago he was Judas, and betrayed Jesus. He lays out in the pages an incredible story, that may offend some believers, and leave others questioning their beliefs about Jesus and his life.

Hay also shares quite openly that not everyone (even a few in his own circle of friends) believe in entirety, everything he’s related from “trance” . However those in his group do believe he is a superior medium. So at the end of the day, it is left to the individual reader to decide if Hay is who he claims to be, or if he is another in a stream of faith healers or mystics who believe they were someone famous in a past life.

The book is well laid out, and the progression of information does build the story in a well thought out format.    Not being, overly well versed in the entire biblical story of Jesus and not versed at all in “trance” writing, this book left this reviewer struggling at times to keep track of who is who, and where they fit into the story. This is no discredit to Hay or his writing ability; its just the reader may want to bush up on their biblical history a bit before plunging in. It is evident however that Simon Hay believes what he has written, and at the end of the book, the reader will need to decide on their own as to his credibility.

One surprise in this book, is the amount of sexually related details and stories that the spirits provide to Simon as they share their life stories.  Some of these details are quite graphic and a bit unsettling in places.  Hay also speaks in places on very taboo subjects for many christian’s such as homosexuality, virginity and Hay sends very clear messages with this book on what he believe’s to be Jesus’ take on these subjects.


Worth The Read – With a Warning Label.

This book is graphic in places, and flies in the face of Christian doctrine to some degree, so for those readers who offend easily or prefer to not question their beliefs, then I would perhaps recommend caution in selecting this particular piece.  To qualify that statement, I was in about 100 pages into it and seriously debated finishing and/or reviewing this book, as it is not my intention to tread on anyone’s beliefs and/or offend anyone. I did opt to finish, because my curiosity got the better of me, and I felt that I wanted to share this book, because it does go against the grain which makes it of interest.  If however, you are open minded, spiritual in nature, and willing to explore and question, then I’d check this one out. Can I answer for you, if Simon Hay is who he claims to be? No.  I do however challenge you to read it and share your thoughts here.


Perfect choice for the subject matter, if maybe a little graphic.


Simon Hay

Simon Hay is a healer and medium who travels throughout Australia and the world connecting people to spirit. He is considered an expert in energy healing and has retired from Karate. He enjoys many hobbies including darts and pool and spending time with his partner and family.

To Learn more about Simon and his life, visit