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Synchronicity [Kindle Edition]

Kirby Surprise , Allan Combs
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The experience of meaningful coincidences is universal. They are reported by people of every culture, every belief system, and every time period. Synchronicity examines the evidence for the human influence on the meaningfulness of events, and the way the modern computational model of the mind predicts how we create meaning. It demonstrates that these events, based on the activity of the mind, are caused by the person who perceives them. In this fascinating work, you will:Learn to use your amazing ability to create synchronistic events Discover how your mind creates the reality you experience Unlock your brain's vast resources of connectivity and creativity Change from living as a separate being to living as a part of the unified whole Synchronicity will show you how you already create events around you, and make you a conscious co-creator of your reality. Dr. Surprise describes the miracles of your brain's processes, merging the worlds of modern physics and ancient mysticism to reveal abilities you have always possessed, but which were not fully understood until now. Learn to make reality dance to the rhythms of your thoughts.


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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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  • File Size: 1939 KB
  • Print Length: 289 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1601631839
  • Publisher: New Page Books; 1 edition (February 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0074I2572
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Explore Your Mind with Dr. Surprise 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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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Content But Needs Clearer Focus 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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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!!! 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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars He says Jung was wrong November 24, 2012
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Surprise is confident enough and has a big enough ego to, say Jung, who invented the term, "sychronicity", was wrong about it. Surprise also says there is no such thing as archetypes, because, he says, "no one has ever seen them". All very presumptuous on his part, and it puts me off.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ultimately, A Dissapointing Read June 10, 2012
By R. Hawk
Format:Paperback
I have read many books on synchronicity as well as books on related subjects where quantum theory is tied to the psychological study of the human mind, and I have to agree with all of the 3 star and 1 star reviews for this book to date. The author inserts limiting biases into his text that are not backed up by any sort of serious scientific evidence though he claims to approach the topic from an unbiased, scientific viewpoint. This is not true of most books on this subject, that are much more thorough and balanced.

The greatest value in this book, and its a limited one, is that the author provides seven steps for cultivating synchronous events in your life at the end of the book. Whether these techniques will be effective for you is debatable, but they are good suggestions which should have a broad appeal and usefulness.

As an avid reader, especially in the field of how the human mind works, and its relation to metaphysical studies and quantum field research, I will admit that some books are obviously much better than others. This is not just a personal bias however of "liking" one over the other. If I had to rate the quality of the "argument" so to speak in this book against every other one I've gone through in a general sense, with the others averaging a 7-8 out of 10 with 10 being perfect, I'd have to give this book somewhere in the range of a 5.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars It's great!
I call this my new bible. It's great!
Published 1 month ago by roger stockham
1.0 out of 5 stars No surprise here
no surprise here, another book lacking Jungs insight ( and everything else for that matter) this trite bit of pop psychology, supposes it rewrites Jungs ideas . Read more
Published 5 months ago by muzo
5.0 out of 5 stars definitive synchronistic book
I was very impressed with this book. There are many paths and apparently the author nailed this one. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Have read several of these type of books and this one looks to be the best. Will continue researching this subject.
Published 11 months ago by Frank J. Fello
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
There are other reviews here that seem to have reviewed this book with the best choice of words. My thoughts simply on this book: The author tries to strip magic, mystery, awe and... Read more
Published 16 months ago by N. Stever
5.0 out of 5 stars Think About Your Mind
Dr. Surprise combines a number of different disciplines and understandings to make a theory of your mind that is completely unique. Read more
Published 17 months ago by The Vampyre J
2.0 out of 5 stars Can't grasp all included.
I'm taking a long long time reading this book because it is not an easy read for me. Maybe a little over-my head?
Published 17 months ago by Cecilia Morphis
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb enlightening book
I'd recommend this book to anyone who would like to take their life experiences to the next level.
Much research and information is presented which allows the reader to become... Read more
Published 21 months ago by M. A. L. Mulliner
3.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't quite meet the mark
I have read the other 3 star reviews and I have to say I agree 100%! I love reading about metaphysical and 'new age' topics, and thought this book looked intriguing. Read more
Published on November 25, 2012 by Alexis
1.0 out of 5 stars not what I thought
The book was not what I thought it would be. I was hoping for more simple examples of coincidences; instead it was way too wordy, not getting to the point.
Published on November 9, 2012 by Weather enthusiast
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