Which one is which?
Zoon and Bob in black berets


When I was in elementary school, I was obsessed with puppets. I wrote my own puppet shows and even performed them for my school with hand puppets I made from paper bags, popsicle stick puppets, and crude marionettes.

But that’s not the interesting part of this story.

Not too many years ago, the interesting part started. I hadn’t played with puppets in over a decade and even then, nothing more than noodling around for a few minutes here and there.

I was engaging myself in long form meditations, catching painting ideas. One day while doing this, Zoon appeared in a vision and told me to build him a body.

Never having built a decent puppet before, clueless about where to start, and chin-deep in life chaos, I declined. I used to be silly-stubborn, so when he showed up every day shouting “BUILD ME! BUILD ME! BUILD ME!” I ignored him.

After a few months of this, I told him that I had no idea how to build him. I’d never built a muppet-y puppet before and didn’t know where to begin. I figured that’d be the end of it.


Zoon sent me exact measurements and told me how to search for the materials I’d need. Over three weekends, I put him together and he guided me every step of the way. My wife and our friend Fukumi helped with the sewing (I was too scared to try).

Since then, Zoon has brought me along on a weird and wonderful journey. He’s a wise teacher and I channel him and give him a body with which to express himself.

Zoon is very much the wise mystic that I used to fantasize about being and, working with him, I have evolved and worked through my “stuff” at a much faster pace than I could have alone.

On day one, he told me that he wanted to have a “show where he could talk with people” and we’ve done various experiments and iterations of this idea. With each failure, I have come to understand him better and have grown considerably.

Be sure to follow Zoon on Instagram and check out our YouTube channel. We currently provide “Zoon Card of the Week” readings Live on Sundays. Zoon Cards are a deck he designed himself that I did my best to draw for him. There are 64 cards and the purpose isn’t to “tell the future” so much as to reveal the path to you in the here and now.

Zoon amazes me constantly and I do my best to keep up.