I found that one man, Rod J Vessels, had actually written a whole book about him, called, "The Zeezrom Syndrome"
Immediately I was fascinated, and I started to look up some of the references there in the Google search. Even though there were a lot of mentions of the book at various sites, there was precious little information about it. A few pages gave me some basic hints, but none of them actually told me what "The Zeezrom Syndrome" actually IS.
I was, however, intrigued. I love the story (I mentioned it's one of my all-time favorite Book of Mormon stories). It turned out that I had some Affiliate money stored up in my account over at Amazon, so I went ahead and bought it. When it arrives, I'll read it and review it here.
In the meantime, here are some other references which I found interesting:
- A review over at Irreantum (The Association of Mormon Letters)
- A transcription of a radio interview with Bro. Vessels. Very enlightening and interesting, but it still didn't really explain the Syndrome (not in my mind, anyway).
- An article at a psychic website (yes, you read that right) that compares it to the "Eye of the Needle Syndrome" (whatever that is).
Based on my brief encounters with second and third hand information about the book, I'm guessing that the Zeezrom Syndrome has something to do with being caught up in pride and materialism, bringing on lessened spirituality.
But that's just a guess.
More to come on this great Book of Mormon Mystery!
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