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Deep Spirit Paperback – November 11, 2008
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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.
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.Read more ›
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.
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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 . . .Read more ›
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de Quincy has quite the attitude. Strident at times and materialistic at the core. Probably OK for some, but not my thing.Published 22 days ago by highdesert
Deep Spirit is a novel, that you will not want to put down once you start. Christian de Quincey is a master of weaving adventure, science and romance through a wonderful soul of a... Read morePublished on July 8, 2014 by Rhonda Tretsven
This is one of those rare, once-you-start-you-can't-put-it-down books. An incredible novel that is at once entertaining and informative. Read morePublished on July 4, 2014 by Bill Salisbury
Christian de Quincey has done what few writers can do. In his book, "Deep Spirit," he has managed to synthesize the enormous complexities from fields as far flung as... Read morePublished on February 5, 2014 by soulwhisperer
Reading Dr. de Quincy's book is a grand adventure. It's innovative mix of science and spirituality, which unfolds through interspecies communication, is a great blessing for all... Read morePublished on February 5, 2014 by Eccentrigal
Christian de Quincey's Deep Spirit: Cracking the Noetic Code vividly illustrates the process of transformation that, in his view, is necessary for humankind's next step in the... Read morePublished on January 2, 2012 by Ersi Danou
A fast paced story with believable interspecies communication, heroes and traitors, that takes us around the world leading to a final scene where one black pearl allows the human... Read morePublished on May 10, 2011 by Robert J. Wolff
Christian de Quincey is one of my favorite authors. All of his books are impassioned, insightful, magnificently researched and presented to the reader in the most accessible and... Read morePublished on January 27, 2011 by mewantbook