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Zor
     

Zor

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by J. B.
 

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"Zor", follows Jonathan Brewster, (a middle aged money manager from Boston), as he takes a Socratic journey through philosophy, spirituality, and science.

Forced to defend his way of life from the challenges of a Haitian dwarf named Zor, Jonathan unexpectedly discovers the power of positive energy, quantum entanglement, the law of attraction, emotional

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"Zor", follows Jonathan Brewster, (a middle aged money manager from Boston), as he takes a Socratic journey through philosophy, spirituality, and science.

Forced to defend his way of life from the challenges of a Haitian dwarf named Zor, Jonathan unexpectedly discovers the power of positive energy, quantum entanglement, the law of attraction, emotional addictions, neuron networks, placebos, vipassana meditation, Jung's collective unconscious, Nietzsche, metta, God, and happiness.

Drawn to a new reality, Jonathan rises above his crisis of conscience and restructures his life for the greater good, only to experience the ultimate betrayal.

Editorial Reviews

Amy Lignor
***** 5 Star, Highly Recommended

This is a book that really gets to the heart of the values and beliefs taught since, the beginning of time...deeply intellectual

There are many different theories discussed in this novel that readers
will be able to relate to in one way or another. Zor is an interesting character and the author offers up some extremely good lines that really strike a chord, such as, when you stop chasing your dreams all that’s left are nightmares.
Gary Sorkin
Behind the gilded hue cover photo displaying a drink tumbler along with the humble initials of the author J.B. printed in the corner, Zor: Philosophy, Spirituality, and Science is an enigma for the reader as to its content. For those of you which at times in your past became less than sober one way or another, and contemplated the meaning of life, God, the energy of the universe, or the complexity of relationships, Zor is the answer you've been seeking...someone I guarantee, you'll never forget.
Julie Anne Dawson
Its problems are its strengths!
On the surface, Zor does everything wrong. The plot is relatively thin. Character development is sparse. Descriptive text is lacking. Much of the story is passive. And yet the very issues that casual readers would consider "problems" on the surface level are what make the book such a fascinating read. The fact is that Zor is less a novel than it is an opportunity to eavesdrop in on a debate as old as humanity. He challenges our world view!
June Maffin
This story powerfully addresses the synergistic connection between spirituality, science and philosophy (entanglement) in a compelling and easy-to-understand way.It's seldom that I find a book that resonates so deeply with every fibre of my being in so many ways, but this is such a book. I didn't want it to end. I read it slowly, savouring each page, enjoying the plot and the character of Zor who challenges the reader to think - really think about love, wholeness, peace - life.
Citizen John
To me this book serves as Volume II of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Discoveries in quantum physics call for this book. Zor is a font of knowledge...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. This makes Zor an important book.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012370471
Publisher:
CreateSpace
Publication date:
11/09/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
679 KB

Meet the Author

I was fortunate to attend the cultural melting pot of Boston University in the early 70's. As senior class president I graduated with both a major in Business Administration and a concentration in Philosophy/Religious Studies.

Since graduation I have spent 30 years trying to balance compassion and morality with corporate success and capitalism; finally succeeding with the publication of my new book, "Zor".

"Zor" explores the relationship between philosophy, spirituality, and science by asking one simple question; where do you turn when life's core beliefs become suspect?

That is the dilemma confronting Jonathan Brewster, a middle aged money manager from Boston, whose "chance" meeting with a Haitian dwarf named Zor, spirals out of control. Forced to defend his life in a series of intense debates concerning negative ch'i, emotional addictions, neuron networks, placebos, vipassana meditation, the collective unconscious, laws of attraction, sub-atomic entanglement, Nietzche, metta, God, and happiness; John is reluctantly drawn to a new reality.

Rising above his crisis of conscience he restructures his life for the greater good, only to be challenged by the ultimate betrayal.

Currently living seaside, in a picturesque New England community with my wife and son, I am convinced the movement that captured a nation in the late 60's is still very much alive. "What's so wrong with peace, love, and understanding?"

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Zor 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Danabee2010 More than 1 year ago
J.B. writes a wonderful smart read with two 'draw you in' main characters, John and Zor. Zor seems to be the guidance we all seek, even if we don't want to hear everything he has to say, we still crave the information. I think sometimes we get so focused on daily routines and short term 'get through the day' goals we lose sight of our dreams. Zor has many explanations for this; negative energy, placing focus in the wrong place, deal don't dwell, etc. I liked his view of being like children. Zor explains when we are young we surround ourselves of what we want to be and where we want to go, but as we grow older we lose that focus and switch it to where we have been. John and Zor discuss many philosophies and philosophers while sitting in John's favorite escape/bar, Jakes. I don't believe John realized he was seeking Zor or needed to hear what Zor had to say, but he did. John states that Zor ruined his life, when in fact he made John live. I will read this story again and I'm sure I will realize new insights. This is not new information, but the way J.B. has Zor explain it clicked with me. It's simple; stop focusing on the gas gauge that is on empty and just put some gas in the darn thing. I recommend reading this book in silence giving yourself plenty of space and time to reflect. I wrote down many quotes from this book, one of my favorites is "Mankind doesn't think in terms of creating happiness, we think in terms of eliminating unhappiness."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My wife recommended Zor to me. I read this and was hooked within the first chapter. You can relate thi story to anyones life. All you need is an open mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whats up with you?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Join another assasin clan at SRE 1st result! Plz be active!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pads in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its me. Im at a store using a nook. Gah! I hate being unable to rp... Havoc, what is the status of the Z.O.R.?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Growls and stalks away sadly
Anonymoustache More than 1 year ago
Hye to all- Grounded. Will be for a while. Seeya in maybe a week.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To the ZOR: Please let Silentfang or Blackshine know that I have a message for him at our place result two. -Arsenic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Leave Jayclan alone. What did they ever do to you? Its not nice to go and attack some clan just cause you feel like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is ZOR all about? Besides killing innocent cats for fun?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im not midnight ignore me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For Braveriver at sumner. Dont leave until you see her spirit goint up to STARCLAN!!! Then blow her body to bits. As gruesome as you want, any way you want. Just kill her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
KILL IVYKIT AT 'iacan' Result one!!! URGENT!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aww ok.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Heey!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Xor?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heyo! I just seriously damaged some cats!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We are going to sabatoge or raid jayclan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please kill Blazefeather at "green hills" first result. Hes so irritating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"You wanna know were SunClan is? Well here's death!" Toxin grabbed her throat and choked her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Compelling read that could easily be turned into a delightful movie for big screen. Each page will captivate you and the end will leave you wanting more from the mysterious character, Zor. Its message of positive energy is clear from the beginning, but nicely illustrated at the book's close.
peacedanceCR More than 1 year ago
of self-exploration and coming to terms with life in my twenties. Twenty years later it's still nice to read a book that puts all those things I learned in an entertaining, enlightening, fiction style story. I picked it up and couldn't put it down and learned a few new tricks along the way. This is just a must read for anyone who wonders if their is more to life.
Helen_Ginger More than 1 year ago
Zor, by J.B., is a story of two men who meet in a bar and discuss philosophy. In fact, the subtitle of the book is "Philosophy, Spirituality, and Science". The protagonist in the story is John Brewster, but the man driving the story is Zor. Through their discussions, Brewster's life is changed. Here's the back cover blurb: ** Where do you turn when life's basic tenets become suspect? Such is the dilemma confronting Jonathan Brewster, a middle aged money manager from Boston, after his "chance" meeting with the Haitian dwarf, Zor. Forced into a series of intense debates regarding negative ch'i, emotional additions, neuron networks, placebos, vipassana meditation, the collective unconscious, laws of attraction, sub-atomic entanglement, Nietzsche, metta, God and happiness; John is reluctantly drawn to a new reality. Rising above his crisis of conscience he restructures his life for the greater good, only to be challenged by the ultimate betrayal ** If I had met Zor in a bar, I would have run the opposite direction. Not because he's a dwarf. Because he talks philosophy and spirituality and science, stuff I haven't pondered or debated since college. Having said that, it was interesting to be the third-party reading their debates and discussions. For the most part, I kept up. Brewster has a life outside of the bar and Zor. He has a wife and a job, but it is those meetings in the bar that bring him to life. And it is Zor who makes him examine his life. These discussions take him to the brink of everything: his life, his marriage, his job. J.B. has written an interesting, intriguing, and intense book.