Cavorting with Gods

Author: Peter VanDenBeemt

ISBN 978-1-62137-943-0 (softcover)

380 pages


Six quirky journeys with a gallimaufry of gods:

Frank is faced with an imploding relationship and a broader loss of purpose, challenges made greater by his history of autism, visual impairment, and corrosive family ties. While trying to cope, he's sent by an implausible but genial host on six deity-graced journeys to strange, enigmatic lands. Each journey puts him in a different world and each challenges him to change the world for the better. Echoing Gulliver's Travels and Steppenwolf, each is also an allegory, in Frank's case for one of six imponderables facing contemplation:

  •     Truth and What Is
  •     Human Nature and Free Will
  •     Suffering and Death
  •     Morality and Justice
  •     Faith and the Nature of God
  •     Meaning and Purpose in Life

And through these journeys Frank finds the unexpected truth that shapes all of life


  • I was born in Philadelphia, PA.
  • My first three years of school at Overbrook School for the Blind, a boarding school where I attended classes for the "partially sighted'
  • When I was fourteen IBM transferred my father to Zurich, Switzerland
  • When I was eighteen I started Lehigh University in Engineering Physics
  • In my junior year I worked for a year at Bell Labs in Whippany, NJ.
  • I received my master's degree in physics from Boston University
  • After two years in their Ph.D. program I moved to LA.
  • Between bouts of creativity (mostly writing prose and songs) I work intermittently as a software engineer
  • At the same time I strenuously pursued psychological and spiritual awareness
  • In 2012, I retired and moved to Thailand.

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