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March 9, 2012

Kirby Surprise, Ph.D.

Synchronicity: The Art of Coincidence, Choice, and Unlocking Your Mind

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S y n o p s i s

Oh boy. This one's a brain twister.

We've got a scientist explaining spirituality. Or rather, a psychotherapist explaining quantum physics.

Synchronicity: The mind does a back flip when it happens, that tear in the veil. Something in your environment has just sent you a very strong, very personal message. "Who's hearing my thoughts?" You wonder. "Who's communicating with me?" You've just experienced intelligence in the ether, and things will never be the same.

But Dr. Kirby Surprise says we are creating these experiences. He says we affect change in our environment by paying attention to it - that this fact is now accepted science.

So, okay. Let's say you're driving down the road and mentally ask the universe, "Stop and get gas, or wait until later?" Then as you're watching the trees go by a sign pops up on the side of the road. It says, "Gas up now. Straight ahead." Well, that's a clear answer to your question and you've just had a synchronistic experience. Right?

Yes, and no, Surprise seems to say. Apparently we use our intelligence to project the answer we want.

But he also says there's a seamless mesh of our minds and the environment; that separation is an illusion. "Synchronistic experiences are tiny versions of enlightenment. They allow us to understand that there is no separation of us and the universe."

Synchronicity occurs when our conscious minds are in communication with our unconscious minds, and receive an answer, he's saying. By observing our environment with the question in mind, we engender a response in 3-D.

Surprise says stimulants like coffee help us experience more and stronger synchronicities, and that depressants such as alcohol suppress them. He says we can generate synchronicities at will, and tells us how.

Enlightening discussion, although it's a bummer to find out that the information coming through is "only as intelligent as the person perceiving it."

Mel says the doctor's book is outstanding.

B i o

Yes, Surprise is his real given name. Dr. Kirby Surprise received his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology in 2007 from the Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco and his Masters in advanced psychodynamic and transpersonal studies from John F. Kennedy University. He worked for 14 years as a social worker in impoverished areas before returning to graduate school. Dr. Surprise received his license as a psychologist in 2009, and currently works in an advanced outpatient program for the state of California.

He is a professional communicator, having given workshops and lectures on his subject, and conducts psycho educational groups on a wide variety of subjects for the state of California. The inspiration for his writing comes from a lifelong interest in psychology, metaphysics, philosophy, history, science, and his work with his clients. His interest in Synchronicity stemmed from experiencing frequent and surprising SE, and needing a working understanding of the phenomena. The model of SE he teaches was a response by SE themselves to his asking "How does synchronicity work?"

He was born in Glen Cove Long Island. He grew up in Bethpage, New York, with his parents Gladys and Alfred, and his older brother Tom. Dr. Surprise met his wife Patricia while in college in New York. They have been married for 28 years and have two children, Vencenza and George.

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