Reading “Blindspots: 21 Good Reasons to Think before you Talk” by Christian de Quincey

My world is all about editing. I spend hours editing my podcast, and when I’m not editing A Couple of Europhiles, I’m editing my next book called “Piemonte; the secret that needs to be told”. That’s one of the reasons Christian’s book got my attention. It offers 21 reasons to think before you talk. And this requires editing of another sort, entirely.

Our world is more connected than ever and one of the many provocative points about this book is ‘casting a skeptical eye on 21 beliefs that keep science, philosophy and spirituality in the dark”. A lot of us are exploring this idea of consciousness. Phrases like ‘nobody knows what consciousness is” and “we create our own reality” are beliefs that ‘distort and block our understanding and openness to important questions about life, the universe, mind, matter, God, and the miraculous.

When I wrote “A European Odyssey” I explored my journey through various cities, some reviewers said it read like a detective novel because there were clues uncovered along the way. Clues that allowed me to find a home, become less materialistic, study herbs, become a little self-sufficient, and learn how to listen to the trees. Christian de Quincey is allowing my journey to continue in the mind, beyond the geographical trip that took me sailing across the Atlantic and through several European cities.

It’s a trip of a read, it’s highbrow, it’s deep and it takes awhile to process his ideas because Christian spent years trying to synthesise them. I highly recommend.

Published by baileyalexander

An American living in Piemonte. Sailed across the Atlantic aboard our 43 Nauticat in 2002 and spent over a decade living in Rome, Paris, Prague, Malta, Venice and Bucharest before settling in Piemonte, Italia.

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