Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sage of Synchronicity





This book, written by Marcus T. Anthony (PhD), is a radical change from most self-help or spiritual-leaning books. Dr. Anthony has intensely studied both, coming up with a new way of integrating the two. Believing himself to be a "futurist," he provides specific processes intended to help the reader get in touch with their inner knowing. You know, that niggling little feeling in the back of your mind that says you really should be focusing here instead of there, or on this instead of that. He terms this process "integrated intelligence," and its outcome "wisdom and transformation." You can read some of Dr. Anthony's academic papers here, on his website. This book is a sequel to Integrated Intelligence, and is written in an easy to understand format.

"This book is about a particular way of enhancing wisdom; using the innate ability of the mind to draw upon intelligence beyond the boundaries of self, and then applying that intelligence to make decisions, take action, and then reflect upon the whole process. This is the Wisdom Cycle."

He doesn't give the kind of advice that says this process is easy. Quite the opposite. Which is why I liked this book. He helps the reader take responsibility, which I believe is the key to success when it comes to any kind of transformation. Giving ways of connecting and healing those broken parts of ourselves that often originate in childhood. Connecting and talking down the ego, which never goes away. It is part of who we are, an integral part of our psyche. It just has a habit of running the show, causing us untold havoc and problems.

This book would appeal to those that are interested in psychology and spirituality. Also to those who feel they have a specific purpose, but have been unsuccessful in connecting with it. Based in psychology, but with new ways of understanding who we are, and how we can change the world through transformation of the mind, this was an interesting read.


24 comments:

Miss Footloose said...

This looks like just the book I need to read right now -- fitting in with what I've been thinking and reading about. Synchronicity, I think.

One thing I've come to understand from all my travels in "strange" countries meeting people of different cultural, spiritual and religious backgrounds is that there's a lot to learn about what's going on beyond our everyday conscious mind.

Ivan Kavalera said...

Nice post

Nancy said...

Miss - I'll bet this is true. Travel opens up the world, and minds.

Ivan - Thanks.

DJan said...

Nancy, I'll add this to my ever growing list. I was also smiling at the typo in your title, which seemed ALMOST right...

JC said...

I will check it out !!!

Nancy said...

DJ - Thanks for the heads up!

JC - It's worth checking out. Go to his website, which tells more about him and his philosophy.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

nancy, i love your new look over here!!! fabulous! now, aren't you just SOMEthing with your new everything! it's really neat - and great post, too - i've heard of the book but have not read it - my "reading" list is longer than my arm already but my "finished" list had dwindled accordingly, so it all works out - thanks so much for a great review!

Nancy said...

Gypsy - I know what you mean! I have the same problem. Stacks of books...

Sniffles and Smiles said...

What a fascinating book it appears to be...You are wonderful! If only I could keep up with as many books as you do...I tend to start one, and then pick up another...I generally try to keep a half-dozen going at once as a result...sigh...don't get very far that way, unfortunately. Love, love, love the new look to your blog!!! Have a wonderful week, dear Nancy! ~Janine XO

Nancy said...

Sniffles - I was doing the same thing with books. I finally decided - one at a time! Otherwise I never seem to finish them.

luksky said...

I don't see any typo in the title...o'well, I must be blind. Anyway, I just checked out the book "Infinite Possibilities" by Mike Dooley. I'll let you know if it's worth the read. :-)

Natalie said...

Sounds like perfection on a page to me. :) Thanks for the tip Nancy.

Brian Miller said...

really intriguing nancy...

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Good post. Rob like this book, too. Now it's my turn!

Eternally Distracted said...

I have a huge 'must read' list but a head that just won't allow me to! I am terrible and just sitting down and enjoying a book - OCD is a bugger ya know!

great review :0)

ds said...

Sounds interesting. Thanks for the great review!

Marcus T. said...

Hmm, this is something of a coincidence in itself. I was just checking out this blog for the first time two days ago (the reincarnation video/Oprah), and I pop in today for a re-visit, and my book is the feature of a blog entry!

Anyway, thanks for the write up. There's a bit more about the book (and an extract of the first 50 pages) here:

www.sageofsynchronicity.weebly.com

And keep up the great work on the blog!

Marcus Anthony

linda said...

sounds very interesting and up my alley...i shall have to check into the link, thank you for sharing.....
and your blog is looking quite spiffy! :)

Gemel said...

Off to get my own copy, thanks for sharing :-)

Deborah said...

Thank you for posting about this, Nancy. I'm quite intrigued by the premise of the book, particularly because it's not a 'recipe for quick/easy success'. I'll put it on my list of books to pick up next time I'm in Calgary!

Marguerite said...

This book looks like a great read! Thanks so much for the wonderful review and linkage. Your blog looks fabulous, cher! If I could only find the time...

ellen abbott said...

Sounds like the kind of book I would like. I wonder, though, why we (modern day humans) don't accept that part of our 'knowing' as a given. Early man must have relied on it, never questioned it. When did we reach the point where we no longer considered that part of our 'knowing' (for lack of a better word) as something to be respected, listened to, believed in?

Ruth said...

I like this concept of integrated intelligence. Thank you for the information here.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I'm always impressed by your reading material. I wonder what Dr. Anthony would think of my mind. It doesn't just go from here to there; it seems to bounce all over the place.