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Wulf Zendik (born Lawrence E. Wulfing, in El Paso, Texas, October 7, 1920 – June 12, 1999) was an American author, poet, musician, environmentalist, and bohemian. He was the author of the novel A Quest Among The Bewildered, Blackhawk: Diary of an Eco-Warrior, and Zendik. and has been described[by whom?] as an "undiscovered Beat." Wulfing founded the community Zendik (also known as Zendik Arts Farm), located in Florida, Southern California, Texas, North Carolina, and West Virginia at various times, with his wife/partner Carol Merson (also known as Arol Wulf).
After Zendik's death, Zendik Farm continued Zendik's philosophy by promoting the arts and an environmentally sound lifestyle. In 2006, the community had a show, Zendik News, on public-access television Channel 75 in Baltimore, MD. Zendik Farm members were known for their sales of T-shirts and bumper stickers saying "Stop Bitching, Start a Revolution." The community has since disbanded, with the property being sold. It has been accused[by whom?] of being a 'sex cult'.
Publications and music
- Zendik, Wulf. 2001. A quest among the bewildered. Mill Spring, N.C.: Zendik Communal Arts.
- Zendik, Wulf. 1990. Blackhawk: diary of an eco-warrior. Bastrop, TX: Zendik Farm.
- Zendik, Wulf. 1990. Bop! Bastrop, Tex: Zendik Farm Arts Foundation.
- Zendik, Wulf. 2005. I=eM-e: the cozmik equation. [Marlinton, W.Va.]: Zendik Arts.
- Zendik, Wulf. 2003. Talk given to the International Monetary Fund one night before takeover. Mill Spring, NC: W. Zendik.
- Zendik, 1998 rock music CD, Vero Beach, FL: Zendik Soundz. Songs: Strontium rain—Purple blaze—Yang/yin—When she strays—Ancient in my eyes—Jewels and things—This muzik.
- We the poet. Rock music CD by Zendik (Organization). 1999. Mill Springs, NC: Zendik Soundz. Songs: What happened to rock'n roll—My life would sing—How many—Last chance blues—Girl could dance—Never had a chance—River in my mind—Gambler—Let it rip.
- Zendik Orgaztra, and Wulf Zendik. 1999. Dance of the cozmic warriorz. Vero Beach, FL: Zendik Soundz. Songs: Yang/yin—Farm jam—The kiss—Madman—Dance of the cozmic warriorz—Let's get stoned—Inzanity.
- Welcome to the Book Venue, An emerging Beat era Masterpiece by Wulf Zendik, by Lisa Macguire
- Literary Kicks, Opinions, Observations and Research
- Ace Boggess Reviews "A Quest Among the Bewildered", Adirondack Review
- Zendik Arts Foundation of West Virginia website
- Baltimore Grassroots Media, Shows on Channel 75
- Who Are These People?, by Ryan Grim. Washington City Paper, Nov. 4-10, 2005
- , Zendik Farm For Sale: West Virginia Commune, Maybe Cult, On The Market For $950,000
- The Work of Wulf Zendik - online repository of his written work
- Wulf Zendik Facebook page
- The Green Alternative, At Zendik Arts Farm, a Commune Strives for a Dollar and Change, by Fredrick Kunkle. Washington Post, Jan. 22, 2006
- FAQ and criticism of Zendik Farm by former member
- Personal story of a 13-year member of Zendik Farm (1978-1991)