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Bio for Thomas Razzeto

Thomas Razzeto's bio and email

I have been interested in the deepest questions about life and God for as long as I can remember, starting with my very Catholic upbringing, which I felt strongly connected to until I was about 20 years old. When I was about 25, I started to look into the Seth material, as channeled by Jane Roberts. At that time, I read lots of books about Near-Death Experiences, the afterlife, spirit communication and so forth. I really liked these books and when I was around 30, I started to attended many live channeling sessions in my local area.

By the time I was 50, various people and channeled entities had been telling me for half of my life that I was divine. While I had some intuitive understanding that this was indeed true, it was when Timothy Conway told me how this was true for all of us that the light bulb really turned on for me.

We all find our divine nature in our Awareness. It is here where we find our True Self. Timothy's satsangs were an excellent match for me and I attended every week from June 2005 until June 2016, when he and his wife Laura moved to Arizona.

I started writing in 1999 and soon after that, I was posting my essays on my website. This led to many invitations to speak publicly, both in person and on the radio. I have been featured twice on the very popular radio show, Coast to Coast AM and in September 2012, I spoke for the prestigious lecture series, Mind and Supermind, which is run by Santa Barbara City College. Graham Hancock twice selected me as his Author of the Month. I also was a guest on Rick Archer’s podcast, Buddha at the Gas Pump. Here's the link to that interview:

“Buddha at the Gas Pump” Thomas Razzeto and Rick Archer on YouTube

As you can see, my book is Living the Paradox of Enlightenment. The first edition was released in the fall of 2013 and the current edition (the third edition) was released in March 2023.

Even though I have written a book, I see myself primarily as a spiritual teacher, not an author. I simply use my own book as a teaching guide for the classes that I teach, both in person and online. I am not planning on writing another book since this one covers all I want to say about spiritual growth and enlightenment. I certainly offer a very unique perspective and you can find out more about that here: How My Teachings Are Unique.

Long ago, I received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and spent some years in software design, technical support, computer training, and computer consulting. But for whatever reason, I stepped away from the typical "worker bee" lifestyle about 35 years ago and just get by the best I can with a very simple life.

I enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, beach volleyball, running and bike riding. I also enjoy relaxing at home with a good book and meditating. And I most certainly enjoy talking about my favorite subject: our true nature as this One, Divine, Open Awareness, the unborn Source and Witness of all of creation!

Perhaps you will be inspired to take a close look at what I have to offer and perhaps this will help you develop a deeper personal peace and bring forth a warmer love. It is only through the many and we can share the One Love of God.

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Oh, before I wrap this up, perhaps I should mention that I am a one-man band. Everything that you see on my website or in my book was put there by me (with the power and grace of God actually doing all of the work). This keeps my costs very low.

My programming background enabled me to build my website and maintain it without paying a penny to a webmaster. I took all of the photos (*) and I edited, if it was necessary, all the photos, videos and audio files that are on my site. (* Except the one with Sri Ramana Maharshi and the ones with me in them.)

I wrote and edited the book. Many people suggested that I use a professional editor but I wanted the teachings and my personality to come through as clearly as possible. I took the photo for the cover with an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera that I borrowed from a friend. I designed both the front and back book covers. I also do all the marketing, which is a complicated subject that I will not go into here.

The main idea is that when you spend time with my website or book, you will feel like you are just hanging out with me, just a regular guy who is not a superstar in any way, without a polished public image cooked up by some slick marketing company. Yet I still offer everyOne some interesting things to ponder deeply and put into practice, if so inspired. I hope that you enjoy the time you spend with my work.

Here are my book and donation links:

My book is at Amazon
Fourth Edition, April 2024

Living the Paradox of Enlightenment

My unusual business philosophy

Donations are appreciated

Thanks for considering my work. In truth, I honor your divine nature.

All my best to you, Thomas Razzeto

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