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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: The Wisdom Academy Press (November 11, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615215572
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615215570
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #758,176 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Christian de Quincey, Ph.D., author and international speaker, is Professor of Philosophy and Consciousness Studies at John F. Kennedy University; Dean of Consciousness Studies at the University of Philosophical Research; adjunct faculty with Wisdom University. He is also founder of The Wisdom Academy, offering private mentorships in consciousness.

Dr. de Quincey is author of the award-winning book "Radical Nature: The Soul of Matter" and "Radical Knowing: Understanding Consciousness through Relationship." His latest books are "Consciousness from Zombies to Angels" and "Deep Spirit: Cracking the Noetic Code."

Samples of his writings on consciousness and cosmology are available at:

www.TheWisdomAcademy.org

www.TheWisdomBlog.wordpress.com

www.deepspirit.com

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And then, I read this book and took notes, and then I think I took notes on the notes that I took.
Papillon
Add some mind-bending, hallucinogen-induced alternative states of conscious, and Deep Spirit is an entertaining and challenging read.
Chilcotin
The philosophy presented in "Deep Spirit" shows me a way--reality is a co-creation involving all sentient beings.
A. Janel Beeman

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ken Ebert on March 16, 2009
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Being familiar with Christian de Quincey's work, through his earlier books, I was delighted to be notified by a friend that this novel was finally available in print form. I ordered it right away! Once the book was in my hands I put aside other reading to delve into this adventure story.

The scope of this book is immense, yet the ease of the storytelling provides ready access to these mind-challanging ideas. In considering that we humans may be and become more than we are conditioned to believe we are, the implications of such expansive vision can be daunting and intimidating. Christian de Quincey's compelling writing style portrays these ideas of human evolution, as well as our reconsidered place in the grand schemes of Nature, in a way that lends the power of a well-told story to something that may otherwise be overwhelming. The result is a burgeoning depiction that draws forth our innate wisdom in considering the immensity of Nature, mind, and evolution. It is also deeply entertaining!

I once heard a Native American saying that "All things new are hidden in the past". That's what this book is about: the timeless knowledge through wisdom that seems to direct our course behind the veils of reason. The timelessness that comes from beholding beauty, meaning, and spirit, evokes breathtaking feelings of the realm where dreams and the material world flow together, and intermingle, in a call to regard the well-being of our world.

I recommend this book highly, especially if you want to grow a little while reading a work of fiction. This book speaks to and from the heart of humanity, while celebrating the embrace of Nature. It is a gem worth examining.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Papillon on February 27, 2009
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I read this book. And then I re-read this book. And then, I read this book and took notes, and then I think I took notes on the notes that I took. It became my mission to find out what was fact and what was imagination. (Most of this book is based on fact.) This book has depth, and layers of meaning, and beautiful themes, and sublime truth. It is a good read in and of itself, but it can also be the beginning of a rich and meaningful journey. What a pleasure to sink into Deep Spirit.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Elise Ching on March 9, 2010
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Although the characters and story of "Deep Spirit" are enticing in and of themselves, this book also reads on another profoundly soul-stirring level. As reader I keep feeling challenged to address the questions, who am I, where am I, in this? The book feels more like experience than story, and it is a privilege to participate in it. It is both visionary tale and consciousness transforming journey. It pulses with soul-wisdom rare to find between the covers of a book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chilcotin on May 24, 2009
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Christian de Quincey has long been a clear voice speaking from the leading edge in the field of the evolution of consciousness. His wonderful books Radical Nature and Radical Knowing were written as a philosopher of mind, but they were not written as purely intellectual works; rather, they weave together heart and mind both in content and in style. In his writing, de Quincey walks the walk he talks about. Through his own inner explorations he has discovered that clarity of thought - important though it is - must be balanced with feeling; with a direct experience of belonging to the world in which we all live together.

In Deep Spirit de Quincey steps into the realm of fiction - always a risky move for a formal philosopher - and tells a tale about our world and the possibility of inner transformation. But this is not merely a good yarn, because de Quincey weaves philosophical thought and scientific fact into the action. Abstract ideas are personified and brought to earth and sea through a cast of characters that range from a NASA scientist, a beautiful Amazonian shaman, and a nomadic pearl-diver to a dolphin who communicates complex ideas to humans. Stirred into the bubbling brew are dark and power-hungry villains: or are they actually manifestations of our own shadows? Add some mind-bending, hallucinogen-induced alternative states of conscious, and Deep Spirit is an entertaining and challenging read.

There is a great deal to ponder here, and questions about what is real and what imagination always hover in the fore- or background. I mean who knows? Perhaps dolphins can and do monitor human communications. Perhaps, given a particular set of circumstances, we and they can communicate telepathically.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Janel Beeman on February 13, 2009
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Warning: This Book Alters Consciousness

I started reading "Deep Spirit" because Christian de Quincey is an author and thinker I've followed for years. I was intrigued by how he would put his concerns for the evolution of consciousness into a novel and was delighted to find that this "novel" is also a storehouse of information about the evolution of consciousness.

You can read "Deep Spirit" just for the story about a man and a woman thrown together by a common dream to save humanity by saving a very special dolphin. Or you can read it as a source of spiritual inspiration and startling scientific insights.

His non-fiction books Radical Nature and Radical Knowing eased me into a new understanding of what it means to be a human being living on a fragile planet with other creatures on whom we all depend.

Some of the topics that most interested me in this book are::

Nature has a Mind of Its Own . . . And it's a good thing too. We aren't doing such a hot job of it and need her help. The wisdom in these pages echoes my own personal experiences living in wilderness. I could feel energetic differences by tuning into sensations in my body. My own healing began by discovering my love for my children. Then the love of my own body. The love of the body of nature came next. I've never had a more intimate relationship. All these awakenings now exist within a pervasive felt sense of holiness and Oneness in diversity. And that comes through in the pages of "Deep Spirit."

Interspecies Consciousness and Communication . . . I've seen the world through my own cat's eyes; spontaneously shape-shifted into a large cat, a lion, I think; and visited some state of consciousness where all the animal instincts were present. Even mosquitos . . .
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