Read Lives Lived article in Globe and Mail
From the Beginning
Ben Willemsen was born in Rotterdam in 1936 and attended Ship Engineers college in Amsterdam. He immigrated to Canada in 1958 and worked in engineering-related fields and eventually as an industrial designer.
Sailing to Canada on the "Groote Beer" 1958
At 40, Ben began having experiences that his logical mind could not explain, demonstrating to him that there was a reality beyond the material world, a non-ordinary reality that influenced our everyday life and, most importantly, gave meaning and purpose to all physical existence. Leaving his engineering profession behind, he embarked on a path of psychic and spiritual development by means of mental disciplines and research. During this period, he was the subject of a two-year long study of diagnostic imagery and distance healing with anthropologist and shamanism expert, Dr. Joan Townsend. Ben also taught for many years through Continuing Education and Creative Retirement Manitoba and was a guest lecturer at the Universities of Manitoba and Winnipeg.
Centre for Human Energy
In 1987, Ben founded the Centre for Human Energy in Winnipeg, Canada where he offered workshops, development groups, and personal and spiritual counseling. In 1999, Ben and his wife Penny opened a new Centre for Human Energy Studies near Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Human Energy Trilogy
Ben is the author of three important and deeply engaging books about the psyche, the spirit and personal growth: DON'T WATER THE STICK: THE PATH OF THE PSYCHE (2nd ed., 1998), THE SPIRIT AND I: THE EVOLUTION OF SOUL (2nd ed., 2004), and WATER YOUR ROOTS: WALKING A SPIRITUAL PATH (2009). The Human Energy Trilogy is a must-read for anyone interested in the healing arts, physical and spiritual well-being, the spirit world, and personal growth. All three volumes are now available as eBooks in PDF format. For FREE downloads of the introductions to all three volumes, CLICK HERE.
water your roots Book Launch, mcnally robinson,
Winnipeg june 2009