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To me the book serves as Volume II of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance...a font of knowledge and wisdom...the kind of book that leads one to read other books. --Citizen John/Top 500 Reviewer For Amazon.com

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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For my two boys, Adam and Tyler; what Zor can't teach you, you don't need to know.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452895406
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452895406
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,839,503 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Deb HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 12, 2011
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It was a dwarf. An honest to goodness little people dwarf right in the middle of the Public Garden near the Duck Pond. John Brewster was never expecting to see anyone like that in Boston, but he'd be seeing much more of Zor once they were introduced to one another. In the meantime, Zor was nonchalantly dealing with some teenage boys who decided that tormenting him would be the game of the day, but they weren't counting on him standing his ground. John was amazed at the sight and it was an eye opener when Zor later told him he'd simply said "no thank you" to their gift of "negative ch'i." They say good things come in little packages, but this package would eventually destroy his life. Utterly and totally whack his trust fund rear end out of the ballpark starting with one simple line: "I am Zor."

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.
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Every addict should read this book. I will be sober one year christmas day. I didn't get it all but I got alot. Addiction comes from pain. Pain comes from negitive feelings. I wish I read this book 20 years ago. If I knew I was in control and could have refused negitivity my life would be so much better. Praise god whatever he is.
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To me this book almost serves as Volume II of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Discoveries in quantum physics call for an update.

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.
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Reviewed by Sheryl Rak, Vocal Therapist/Voice Teacher/Alternative Healing Consultant

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.
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