About the author:
Dudley Lynch, author of Strategy of a Dolphin and Mother of All Minds offers, "I consider Zen to be one of those superlative examples of what the human brain can store and serve up in unique and appealing ways at will on most any occasion or assignment. To say his range of knowledge and interests are "eclectic" is engaging in understatement. And this is what makes his services as a "possibilities coagulator" for his clients so valuable and exciting."
He served as Web Director, Conference Chair and President-Elect for the Phoenix chapter of the American Society for Training and Development; Coordinator for the Phoenix Institute of Noetic Sciences community; and is a member of the American Counseling Association, International Association of Facilitators and World Futures Society.
He served as the liaison for the Phoenix Indian School Preservation Coalition, a First Nations coalition made up of representatives from 18 of the 21 tribes in Arizona, for the design/build process of Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix.
After teaching high school for nearly a decade, he wrote a business plan for an educational village that draws out the natural cycles, rhythms and yearnings of students absent from traditional institutions. It includes integration of green and psychospiritual technologies.
'Zen' received his MA in Organizational Management, MBA in project management, Secondary Teaching Certification and BS in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. His student number was 671 (first 1,000 graduates) and he lays claim to the current marketing slogan, “I am a Phoenix.” He also earned certification as a hypnotherapist and transformational life coach from the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts.
Orphaned and adopted young, Bruce began having experiences of apparent extraterrestrial origin at 8, witnessing his trips to an orange cigar-shaped cloud on a monthly basis and at 18, had a out of body experience beyond the near-death type that gave his life direction and purpose.
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Zendor the Contrarian
A Seminal View of Consciousness, Cosmology and the Congruence of Science and Spirituality
Bruce 'Zen' Benefiel MA
An orphan takes on a hero's journey to find his mission and purpose, literally overcoming death to find the truth about our origins and more...Zendor the Contrarian is a new millennial myth wrapped in a true story about the trials and tribulations of garnering wisdom in a world that seems foreign. His life unfolds as his curiosity deepens, things adding up to more than he ever expected along the way; reconciling encounters quite to the contrary of belief systems currently adhered to in the world, including regular 'visits' with what many call extraterrestrials.
Zendor wields a sharp intellect and insatiable quest for understanding the weird stuff that happens to him as he questions the nature of reality and his place in it. A near-death experience in college sets him firmly on a path into the unknown. He takes the reader on timely explorations of possibility and offers poignant considerations that could affect life dramatically.
How does he do it? You'll love how the subtle details evolve. This is a true story, an evolving truth of humanity's evolution and rightful place among the stars as seen through one who is discovering it on the fly. You might find some correlation or corroboration with your own experience.
From a reader:
You won't again see yourself or the world in the same way
It isn't often you get to review a book by someone you already know, respect - and this respect is based on the results that Zen delivers in the real, concrete world where most of us live. Zen is a perfect combination of can-do problem solver and off-your-radar philosopher in one amazing human being.
His book, Zendor - Door to what IS, speaks of this world and other worlds with data, experience, insights, and questions, many of which the reader is challenged to answer - or at least ponder for extended periods.
Zen does not dispense recipes and firm answers to life's questions. Instead, he invites you to use all six senses and to think. I have not been lucky enough to attend one of his workshops or retreats, yet I am dead sure I would leave with fewer limits to the possibilities in my life.
What Zen and I have in common is that we were adopted as young children. The effect that simple event has on one's psyche is profound and lasting an entire lifetime. We are forced to ask question after question. Who am I, really? Where did I come from? Why did I grow up with these people and not "my real parents?" What is my special purpose in this universe?
Zen will take you there. Enjoy.
5.0 out of 5 stars May 20, 2013
By John P. DERMODY
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Don't forget to also get COSMIC CONUNDRUM: WHO AM I? as a companion volume to help you discover your own inner wisdom. https://www.createspace.com/3560852
- Publication Date:
- 1490501304 / 9781490501307
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- US Trade Paper
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- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
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- Biography & Autobiography / Adventurers & Explorers