Paying It Forward – A Best Practice for the Future

A Gift of the Heart – Responding

The place where the ‘voice’ first made itself known early in life; renovated by new owners.

A blessed life is best shared for consideration and reflection, inspiring others to be and do beyond the constraints of fear or finance. I feel it is more important to share and, in some way, pay it forward and offer reflections that might be similar and/or provide insights into life as we know it. I came from a small town, grew up with small town ethics, morals and values.

I have them still, yet play in a much larger global village now. I believe in the innate ability we have of embracing a new living awareness. I’ve learned that there is a natural progression toward harmony among people and planet, too. In spite of our challenges, we’ll get through them together.

I was doubly blessed with adoption by wonderful parents who were engaged in our community and then reconnecting with my birth parents in magical ways with no love lost at all. It’s a hero’s journey of sorts, a series that is multidimensional in itself, complete with explorations to match. Trials and tribulations abound as this one seeks to find soulace in life and love.

The best things in life are shared, in this case over 1,000 pages of my best writing across the three-book series: Zendor the Barbarian. I enjoyed writing them, sometimes labored over them, experienced many cathartic moments and finally published them. Below you will find a few books, from the incredible journey of my own life to practical business skills to considerations for our future planetary civilization. Please continue the theme and do something in your own life to pay it forward now.

Enjoy these, too!

A Selection Shared – Would love your reviews on Amazon.

Embark on a transformative journey with Zen Benefiel’s books, where deep insights and heartfelt wisdom converge. His writings are an invitation to explore the realms of self-discovery, spiritual awakening, and the intricate dance between the cosmos and the soul. Each page resonates with the pursuit of harmony, offering guidance and inspiration for seekers of truth and those yearning for a deeper connection with the universe. Step into a world where every word is a step towards enlightenment and self-realization. Discover the magic within and around with Zen Benefiel’s enlightening collection.

From readers:

This book is a fun ride through metaphysical-land for those who are new to it. Entertaining, enthralling, you can’t stop reading it once you get started. If ever you have seen or heard things no one else does and you think you are crazy, think “spiritual” happening instead. For too long we have ignored the inner voices that speak to us and Zen’s journey may speak to you as well.

Meria Heller –

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 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.
Zen will take you there. Enjoy.
5.0 out of 5 stars May 20, 2013 By John P. DERMODY Amazon Verified Purchase

This is an autobiographical story of a spiritual adventurer who is led on a journey of intense life-altering experiences that serve to further the advancement of what appears to be an already advanced soul. Although sometimes the tale seems a little disjointed and one might wonder where this is going, in the end it becomes clear that Bruce/Zendor has been directly and indirectly influenced by a mind/soul connection that is unflagging in its ability to magnetize life lessons that, while certainly not the most comfortable, have brought him a long way down the path toward unification with Source.  For myself, I could only wish that such mystical realms were more apparent in my life, but reading about it in another is a good second.
Sallyelena Lewis, Artist, Arizona

Transformational Life Coaching with Zen Benefiel, MA, MBA

All of the books below are in PDF format, so any reader will do.


Review of Stubbing My T.O.E. on Purpose…

“Zen Benefiel, literally, takes us with him on his journey from drums to conundrums. His mind is facile as he weaves a narrative ranging from deep within the esoteric/ufology subculture to lessons of marriage, family, and business life. He draws upon archetypal psychology with a particular appreciation for the creative godhead archetype. If you read this book with an open heart, you may find yourself discovering new vistas of your own.” ~Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD Host, New Thinking Allowed YouTube channel

Stubbing My T.O.E on Purpose’ by Bruce ‘Zen’ Benefiel is a thought-provoking and introspective exploration of consciousness, spirituality, and the nature of reality. This book takes readers on a captivating journey that challenges conventional beliefs and encourages them to question the very fabric of their existence.

Benefiel’s writing style is engaging and accessible, striking a balance between depth and clarity. He seamlessly weaves together personal anecdotes, philosophical musings, and scientific insights to create a comprehensive exploration of the nature of reality and our place within it. While the subject matter can be complex, Benefiel does an excellent job of presenting his ideas in a relatable and understandable manner.

Click here: Stubbing My T.O.E. on Purpose - A Seminal View of Consciousness, Cosmology and the Congruence of Science and Spirituality (1823 downloads )

Zendor the Barbarian – An Adoptee’s Quest for Identity

Click here: Zendor the Barbarian 1 (2971 downloads )
372 pages (paperback)

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An Interesting Entrance
Hey You ! … Who, me?
Early Initiations
My First ‘Experience’
Teenagedom… the Agony and the Ecstasy
Gifted Psychiatrist
Tough Transition
Institutions and Institutionalization
The Messy Antic Complex
Reconnecting to the World
Phoenix Bound
Aerospace vs. Inner Space
Every Good Deed
Ascended Masters
About the Author

Click here: Zendor the Barbarian - Part Deux (3449 downloads )
288 pages (paperback)

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Here Wego
The View from Above ?
The Starting Point
Some Reprieve… NOT
Phoenix Long Ago?
Multidimensional Party Time
Malevolent Humans
Three Suns as ONE
The Ultimate Encounter
Weird Stuff in Sedona
Moving On
Mystic Moments
Probing Questions
Commander Hurley
A Surprise Visit
Bridging the Normal Life
Transitions and Relation ships
Eventful, Special and Sad
Secondary Priorities
The Prophets Conference
Secondary Teaching Trials
Hopi Return
Gathering of Souls
About the Author

Click here: Zendor the Barbarian - Part Trois (2745 downloads )
310 pages (paperback)

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Reverence for Ancestors
Uniformity in Nature
Council of 300
Building Community
Mission: Earth Dance
Zendor Goes to Hollywood
Chilé con Xendor
Isis to Las Pulgas
9-11… Tragedy or Tribulation?
Passing the Buck
Keys to Their Wisdom
Returning to Phoenix
Meditative Moments
Spectrum Academy
Visit with Grandmother
Heart of the Hearts
Purveyors of the Federation
The Screenplay
On the Road Again
Mothership Café
They’re Baaack
Phoenix UFO Group
Where do we go from here?
About the Author

Personal Development Workbook

Click here:  Cosmic Conundrum - Who Am I, Really? (3822 downloads ) 175 pages (paperback)

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Reader review:

Author Bruce ‘Zen’ Benefiel offers a healthy dose of spiritual wisdom for an “out-of-this-world” reader experience. Some dynamics which make this book a helpful guide are the author’s out-of-body experiences, his education and unique intelligence, combined with (but not limited to) an aptitude for research, diverse content synthesis and organization, complete with workbook opportunities for reflection on the provided material.

Zen embraces psychological, scientific, intuitive and mystical explanations, offering practical exercises for meditation, releasing emotional blockages, mentorship, deepening the experience of “flow,” and more. Where relevant, Zen gives simple and effective definitions of spiritual terms for comprehension, and methodical processes for readers to achieve similar results with the suggested exercises. The author’s knowledge of mental-emotional transformational methodologies makes for well-explored and deeply penetrating lessons on the self-help topics.

Woven by the common thread of his mystical experiences, Zen continually provides insightful logic regarding the ultimately inevitable connections among science and spirituality, connecting within, and galactic citizenry. Meaningful personal stories from the author’s physical life experience are steeped in wisdom. That said; the author’s emotional vulnerability is a great asset to humanizing the mystical experiences he lives out.

Zen’s authentic sharing creates a good foundation for us (the readers) to contemplate and realize the unique reality to which we have embraced and have been exposed. The book reveals compelling evidence that we can each go beyond our normal waking consciousness to connect in higher and finer ways. The material provided ties into an overall cosmic picture, complex enough to stretch our ideas of reality and cosmic responsibility while, at the same time, practical enough to not lose accessibility in the lessons offered.

Ethereal experiences are occasionally scoffed at due to popular misconceptions of an ethereal person’s resulting incongruence with normal reality (aka, “airy-fairy”). However, sound reasoning and pragmatic advice ensure that readers like us can learn from the offerings even if we aren’t able to relate the material in its entirety. For example, Zen offers practical guidance on the most basic and often overlooked necessity of balancing and resolving our emotions. Since such healthy (and practical) behaviors aren’t yet common sense for mankind, we could clearly argue that not only is a person’s reality highly relative to the beholder, but reality is also highly relative to how many people are beholding it. In other words, common sense is relative to what a group considers common. Even then, a high commonality doesn’t necessarily indicate truth.


LinkedIn Workbook

Compiled and published in 2014, the user interface has changed though the philosophy using the platform remains best practices. LinkedIn is a powerful tool for professional networking today.  As you might imagine, no one person or book has all the answers. This workbook has most of them, though, compiled from across the Web and various experts with links and references for further research.

The ‘assignment’ (see Dudley Lynch’s reference) for this volume was to gather and present the best practices of LinkedIn usage for growing relationships and business transactions. LinkedIn has changed its look, and made some features only available in Premium or Sales Navigator access levels. The book still has value in presenting the considerations and process for establishing your presence and growing your network well.

In this 80 page workbook we’ll look at information collected from a number of sources, plus offer some wisdom regarding relationship building. If you’ve considered the notion that LinkedIn™ has more to offer than you are getting currently, then this workbook is for you. Hours and hours of research and vetting went into this material. You’ll garner the rewards. Click here:  How to Grow Your Business Using LinkedIn (649 downloads ) 80 pages (paperback)


Potential for Humanity

Published in 2019, ZERO to ONE – Making Our Way Toward a Conscious Civilization explores the ‘contact modalities’ across a spectrum of personal experiences and observational inquiries, perhaps open the readers world to a new living experience. The Kardashev scale of planetary evolution describes a TYPE I Civilization as one that is able to use the energy of the planet, perhaps even manage weather and resources to facilitate a state of harmony among people and planet. We have to change the way we think in order to do that. ZERO to ONE presents some of those ways to change our perception.

Reviewed in the United States on October 20, 2019

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Council of 300 – Galactic Federation: First Contact and the Future of Earth

Do you believe in UFOs? Do you believe we are being visited by extraterrestrials? We really are among you. This is a short story about one who was privy to a meeting among the locals, members of the Ashtar Command branch of the Galactic Federation. The meeting was in an undisclosed location on board the New Jerusalem, available only to those who were given special access and by invitation only. You might have been one of them.

Would you like to know what it was about and how it might affect you? Get ready to have your mind blown. Oftentimes those who share such seemingly incredulous experiences are pushed aside in our society. They are rejected because of the lack of direct experience of others that offer some understanding of the possibilities of advanced civilizations interacting with humankind. Many are stepping forward now. Enjoy the read. Click here:  Council of 300 (1548 downloads )


The Story of Zen…

2021 – Beginning a New Phase

Most recently I’ve come off a 30-year hiatus, at my beloved’s request, from One World to produce One World in a New World, a series of apocalyptic chats that truly reveal knowing, both inner and outer kinds. They are truly conversations that matter now as we grow to know a greater reality and our ability to experience it together.

My chats explore the nature of being and how professional people have even been a little tight-lipped, though not without experience of their own inner-guidance and knowing. Now we need to talk about it more openly to assist those coming out of their quarantines to find corroboration in thinking differently about life and our potential.

In addition to the above, I’m available to have conversations about the books as well as expanding the view we have toward the possibilities we can engage for our collective future and co-creating a better world. I’ve created a media one-sheet for that purpose that has live links to the activities and resources I’ve created.

2023 Update

Our two year goal was to make it to 10,000 subscribers. We missed it by 6 weeks. We’ve had new episodes every week, since June 1, 2021.