Christian de Quincey is a teacher, author, writing coach, and international speaker. His work focuses on consciousness — the essence of who we are and what we can become. He has been studying, practicing, and teaching the noetic arts and sciences for the past 25+ years. He offers guidance and support to others to transform their own lives — by developing their natural “noetic” gifts. “Noetic” refers to intuitive ways of knowing — how we feel and think, intuit, and imagine. It’s all about being in relationship: with yourself, with others, and with the natural world. “Noetics” is also about naturally expanding the consciousness of our place in the larger scheme of things, and how we can realize our full potential as caring and compassionate human beings. If you ever think about any of these things, you might be interested to learn how and why he came to write a novel explaining his understanding of consciousness. It is called Deep Spirit: Cracking the Noetic Code. For 12 years, he was editor of the IONS Review and Shift, the magazine published by the Institute of Noetic Sciences in California. During that time, he completed his doctoral studies in philosophy and religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and co-authored The Scientific Exploration of Consciousness with the late Willis Harman. Since then, Christian has spent most of his time putting into practice what he has learned about how the noetic arts and sciences can help people access higher levels of awareness and understanding.