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.
"Synchronicity is teeming with delightful and often
compelling surprises about the nature of meaningful coincidences in
contemporary life. The author's prose is playful, provocative, and
profound. Though you may not agree with all of Professor Surprise's
conclusions, this book should be required reading for anyone
wanting to understand the magnificence and mystery of
--Gary E. Schwartz, PhD, professor of psychology and medicine, The University of Arizona, and author of The Sacred Promise
"An interesting mix of mythology, neuroscience, and common
sense, this book takes a serious, but light-hearted look at the way
synchronicity works and the degree to which it can be controlled.
Going well beyond the ideas of Jung, synchronicity's discoverer,
psychotherapist Surprise draws on anthropology, String Theory, and
Walt Disney to make the case that our internal states do effect
--Anna Jedrziewski, New Age Retailer