Gonzalo W. Benard
Portuguese born, Gonzalo W. Bénard has been living between Barcelona, Lisbon and Paris. Doing his live as artist photographer and writer, he has his works being lectured in several universities around the globe, with more than 40 exhibitions worldwide, with his artworks in great art collections, private and public, from Sir Elton John to Museum of Serralves, Porto, and often featured in the main magazines like Eyemazing or published in Thames & Hudson. Gonzalo W. Bénard is High Functioning Autistic and has been tutor and teacher, storyteller and art curator. He was raised in a deep historical and cultural environment with his multiple European roots. He soon developed his taste and skills in writing, painting, photography, drawing and cooking. Natural healer and spiritual medium, he’s a shaman who studied with masters in Africa and in the high mountains of Tibet for several years, often required or invited as so. Gonzalo Bénard went through brain death a few years ago and came back to life 3 days afterwards with a loss of memory that he rebuilt, fixing the whole puzzle of his past.
The Sacred Book of G
Memoir, philosophy, spirituality, autism
“The Sacred Book of G” is a book of philosophy. A sacred book. A Journal of an inner journey of life. Written on different rhythms and times and locations. “The Sacred Book of G” was composed as if it was a music sheet for a strings' quartet. It’s music. It’s life. It’s minded. About brains, and inner thoughts on society - which does not make much sense. It’s critical in its wonderings. Facing the world as it goes. It’s fire in its dynamic and water so you can dive in. It’s an inner brain coming out. A book of memoirs to remind yourself that life should be lived. A journal to remind yourself that life goes on and that we must learn how to embrace it. No matter how. It’s a book about life. A book defeating death. Written following the rhythm of the thoughts. Inner ones. Inner doubts. Autistic fightings. About life itself and how we're able to manage it. Fearless. As death.
“The Sacred Book of G is a very unique and thought provoking journal into the labyrinthian mind of Autism. It challenges one to rethink possibilities, what is considered the norm and offers perplexing commentary of philosophic nature into our own self awareness causing one to question the idea of what is self? I found the work an intimate journey that connects to the reader rather than leaving one as spectator. You’re travelling with the writer in his most sacred territories.” (Amazon review)
I, Energy - On Collective Consciousness, Quantum Physics and Old Shamanism
How much are we disconnected from the reality as it is? Old shamanic wisdom is only now being proven and backed by scientists and physicians. Is that what we need to feel safer and start understanding the meaning of life? A long time ago men believed that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Later on we finally discovered that the sun was the center. To realize some time afterwards that we’re in a galaxy… amongst others, in a Universe that we thought was unique. It isn’t. There’s a Collective Consciousness in the whole Multiverse. And we are all part of it: we all have an important gift to share. Amongst other issues that have been worked on by old Shamans and Buddhists for ages, science has already proven that humans have energetic auras, and organs that sense energy. That we inherit memories from our ancestors, and that meditation repairs telomeres in DNA, which slows the process of aging and speeds the process of healing. And finally that we’re made of energy. Pure energy and frequency. And that our brains have the same resonance as the Earth. In this book, you will find some actual experiences, some learning on healing as a being of energy and how you can do it yourself. The power of meditation and visualization. How western science is now much more open to the Buddhist science of mind, or in fact, working together. Old shamans were not only healers, but also physicians and cosmologists. They are wise beings on perception and senses. Tesla gave us tremendous information about all this related to energy that is only now being talked about and proven. Plank too. We’re heading for a better understanding about life within the Universe, of Collective Consciousness and how it affects each one of us. And how we can affect it as well. To be connected with your higher self. To be Consciousness. To stop fearing death and start living life.