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Zor: Philosophy, Spirituality, and Science Paperback – November 9, 2010
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For those of you which at times contemplate the meaning of life, God, the energy of the universe, or the complexity of relationships, "Zor" is the answer you've been seeking...someone you'll never forget. --Gary Sorkin/Pacific Book Review
The perfect read for both individuals and reader's groups...the author has a talent for teaching deeper philosophies in a way that is easier to understand...read it in a single sitting. --Paige Lovitt/Reader Views
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John was like every other baby boomer. Grow up, go to college, get roomie named, Ed, get ceramic gorilla bong (Kong), meet future wife, Mary, join up with the Peace Corps, forget about the Peace Corps, join family business, have two kids, and settle into a regular boring life. Gone were the days of "Nam and Nixon, Nixon and Nam," protests, idealism, and scoring weed. It was time to grow up and find a place like Jake's, a bar where he could find solace in a glass. John thought to himself, "Many people want to go to a bar where they know your name; I just want to go where they know my drink." Scotch. (p. 39) Zor, who turned out to be brilliant (and claimed he was God), was the one who knew his name and somehow knew everything about him and everything else for that matter.
The little guy began to tell John the secrets of the universe starting with a few simplistic philosophical thoughts to ponder like "Concentration of life's negatives debilitates the soul.Read more ›
A lot of the action takes place in a Boston bar called Jake's. Substantive conversations occur between an intellectual investment manager with a spiritual deficit and a mysterious philosopher named Zor. The story thread is the spiritual transformation of John, the investment manager.
John's enlightenment is interesting although not entirely believable because it relies on some coincidences, maybe even miracles. Nevertheless, the drama in John's life kept me engrossed. And in some ways, John is an "everyman." He is outwardly quite successful and has a very nice life except for his lack of meaningful connection with others. He should be happy but he's not.
Zor is a font of knowledge and wisdom, but he's not realistic because he has no apparent self-interests or life problems. But in relatively few pages, Zor provides major paradigm shifts by incorporating recent scientific development into spectacular world views and purposes for life.
Zor is the kind of book that leads one to read other books, beginning with those referenced in this book. It is an introductory book for thought processes leading to the unification of religions and a kind of second Renaissance that will integrate science with spirituality.
I was surprised at my relative ignorance of quantum physics and their implications. Zor makes these amazing discoveries relevant. Some of the dialogue was tedious for me to read and forced.
As I was reading ZOR (quickly, easily, eagerly!) on my Kindle ($2.99), I was reminded of several other books: THE CELESTINE PROPHECY by James Redfield (not quite as argumentative or resistant), ILLUSIONS: CONFESSIONS OF A RELUCTANT MESSIAH by Richard Bach, JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL by Richard Bach, and THE MUSIC LESSON: A SPIRITUAL SEARCH FOR GROWTH THROUGH MUSIC by Victor L. Wooten -- all having a rather resistant "everyman" character learning from an elevated "master-type" man (spiritual being?) freely sharing the deepest concepts on the universal truths and realities so many of us have lost or not known in terms we can all relate to and understand about all areas of our lives.
These concepts catch us up and help us realize we can change our lives; we can be the change in the world that we are seeking (Gandhi)...
From how we draw ourselves to illness to how we can achieve true happiness (one word leads us to it) to how we can share more beneficially with others to understanding that thoughts impact reality to how energy operates to "energy attracts like-kind energy" (Law of Attraction) to how our brain operates to how surrounding ourselves with the past leads us to repeating it or remaining where it has brought us to the amazingly easy-to-understand concepts about quantum physics and how understanding them will open and excite our horizons about life -- ours, others', the world's, the Universe... The fact that time is not endless -- it is boundless, and what this means to us.
Part of its summary: "It is hard to say that quantum physics proves anything. It is not structured like that -- what quantum physics proves is the probability of things.Read more ›
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Absolutely Superb - A true life changing and wonderfully up lifting book. Very highly recommend this book. I am going to read it again a second time. What a Treasure!Published 9 months ago by Happydog
Easy to read, with incredible life experiences and tips to live a fuller and reacher life. Very nurturing and positive bookPublished 20 months ago by Roberto HM
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It took a while to get throughout as I spent a good deal of time reviewing passages and reflecting on my perception of what I was taking in. Read morePublished on October 8, 2013 by Andrea K Moore
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