Interspecies CommunicationwithChristian de Quincey

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christian de quincey radical nature: the soul of matter

Christian de Quincey, PhD, is dean of consciousness studies at the University of Philosophical Research. He is a faculty member at John F. Kennedy University and Sophia University. He is founder and director of the Wisdom Academy. He is author of Radical Nature: The Soul of Matter, Radical Knowing: Understanding Consciousness Through Relationship, Consciousness From Zombies to Angels: The Shadow and the Light of Knowing Who You Are, Deep Spirit: Cracking the Noetic Code, and Blindspots: 21 Good Reasons to Think Before You Talk.

Here de Quincey describes the process by which he wrote his novel, Deep Spirit: Cracking the Noetic Code, in which he describes a scientist’s communications with a dolphin. He literally wrote 400 pages in a two-week period. Later, while engaged in a shamanistic journey workshop, he came to feel that the novel itself represented a form of interspecies communication. While this possibility might seem far-fetched to some, it is presented in the context of empirical accounts of human-dolphin telepathic communication. De Quincey also discusses the notion of interspecies communication in the context of the philosophies of panpsychism and intersubjectivity.

(Recorded on August 23, 2015)

Published on August 31, 2015


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