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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: New Page Books; 1 edition (February 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781601631831
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601631831
  • ASIN: 1601631839
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr. Kirby Surprise received his doctorate in counseling psychology from the Institute for Integral Studies. He works in an advanced outpatient program for the State of California where he assesses, diagnoses, and treats clients with psychotic and delusional disorders. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Dr. Allan Combs is author of more than 100 articles, chapters, and books on consciousness and the brain. He is co-editor of the Journal of Conscious Evolution, and associate editor of Dynamical Psychology. Combs's most recent book is Consciousness Explained Better.

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Believe nothing in it and everything Surprise tells you all at the same time!
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Pointing towards discoveries in Quantum Physics, Dr. Surprise stresses his view that we are multidimensional beings operating in a multidimensional universe.
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The author has a great sense of humor which is lacking from every other book on the subject.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 1, 2012
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You're not feeling well and something is telling you not to go to class today, yet you go anyway because there's a big test scheduled next week. The bus is late, there's a traffic jam 12 miles long, yet you still go on ignoring the inconvenient events and your sniffling nose. You reach the class room door just to discover ... the class is cancelled. Your intuition and the signs around you were right all along; you should've stayed home.

The above scenario is an all too common Synchronistic Event (SEs), often tossed away as coincidence, dumb luck, intuition, or simply a gut feeling during a specific moment in your life. Ever wondered if there was something more to them then just that? Well there is and you can find out more in Dr. Kirby Surprise's Synchronicity: The Art of Coincidence, Choice, and Unlocking Your Mind.

One part science text book, one part metaphysical treatise, and two parts (non-fiction) story telling, Synchronicity is a book that will change the way you understand your own mind and the reality in which you live in. Through it, you will gain the ability to recognize your own SEs, create them, and recognize the SEs of other's around you.

This book is written in such a way that anyone could easily grasp the concepts presented by the author. As an individual with an English degree (something as far away from the scientific field as Neptune is from the sun), I can vouched for this book's accessibility. Moreover, it has changed my mind for better, and it can change yours too!

I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in psychology, Jung, synchronicity, and, of course, to anyone who is interested in themselves.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By phileana on May 14, 2012
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Kirby Surprise has written a book about a longtime interest he has in how we create synchronicities in our lives. He thinks that we ourselves are responsible for them, because we are multidimensional beings who create the synchronous events we experience in this dimension in the higher-dimensional reality our greater selves inhabit. His examples of synchronicities in his own life, often in sidebars to the text, are intriguing, as are his accounts of how psychotics misinterpret the synchronicities they experience as having a meaning which they don't in fact possess. He also teaches, in the last half of the book, a method to create synchronous events, and even thought-form beings, in your own life.

However, his book is not very well-written, nor are his claims either clear or well-supported. He seems to have tied his view of the nature of SEs (his abbreviation of "synchronous events") to a theory in physics--a version of string theory--that may or may not turn out to be true in the long run. This seems to be a weak point that a very sceptical, science-oriented person, which he repeatedly says he is, would notice and discuss. But he doesn't. He believes that SE's cannot be other than our own creations, and that this view is somehow scientific. But he gives no argument for his opinion, which seems to me to need defending. He also believes that SE's are amusing, but have no greater significance--again a view that needs arguing for, especially given the testimony of so many over so long years that SE's can be highly meaningful. But there is no argument given. In the light of his views, teaching you to produce SE's is on the level of teaching parlor tricks, and that is the tone of his presentation. But if that's so, what's the point?
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Me, Myself, and Monsters on January 23, 2012
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Dr. Surprise has written a book that is both engaging and inspiring! From beginning to end, I found that I couldn't help but be awed by the possible power of my own mind, and crack the occasional smirk at the author's wry wit. I would recommend this to anyone who's interested in learning more on synchronicity.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By adrienne amundsen on February 3, 2012
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The concept of synchronicity is a topic which has been interesting to people since Jung addressed it seriously,and even longer when you consider the other names by which it has gone. We psychologists tend to divide between those who "believe" and those who scoff at the idea. Dr. Surprise's wonderful book addresses synchronicity in a sophisticated and scientifically grounded way. I especialy loved his descriptions of early humans and the evolution of consciousness. Highly recommended!Adrienne Amundsen Ph.D.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By EasyReader on January 29, 2012
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Synchronicity: The Art of Coincidence, Choice, and Unlocking Your MindThere are few books that I come across that clearly explains how the mind works in such a way that changes my world view. Dr. Surprise's work - Synchronicity - is one such book. If someone wants to see how the world works in ways that will expand their understanding and insight, this is the book for them. Well written and researched, he masterfully shares his experience and understanding of synchronicity in a compelling way.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Vencenza on January 22, 2012
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I picked this book up and was wonderfully surprised by how easy and fast a read it was.
The author has a great sense of humor which is lacking from every other book on the subject.
Not only that but I have started to see synchronicity within my own life from reading the book.
Any book that can teach you a formally dry topic while making you laugh deserves every star.
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