Island of Knowledge

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In 1974 Linda Quiring moved to Salt Spring Island, British Columbia to ‘find’ herself. Salt Spring Island was one of the centers for the counter-culture movement in Canada; home to hippies and back-to-the-landers. Soon, Linda encountered an enlightened man, Sydney Banks, and became his first student.

Together they wrote Island of Knowledge under Linda’s authorship, detailing Syd’s teachings and the profound changes those listening experienced in their lives, health and relationships.
Sydney Banks would ultimately become renowned for his revelation of The Three Principles inherent in those teachings. Linda and Syd remained friends until his passing in 2009.

Before his death, Syd approached Linda about the possibility of getting Island of Knowledge republished. However, embarrassed by the ‘hippy’ jargon of the 1970’s, Syd asked that references to the times be changed.

In deciding what should be left in, what changed, and what taken out, Linda and her publisher realized the book was in fact an important historical account of an amazing time and place and that to tamper with the integrity of the book would be a great disservice, thus it is republished exactly as is.

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Linda Quiring

Linda Quiring

Linda Quiring and her husband Bill live on a small farm on Saltspring Island, British Columbia where they grow heritage apples and keep bees.

Recently retired after 35 years making Artisan soaps and body care products, Linda is the author of Island of Knowledge, Beyond Beliefs: The Lost Teachings of Sydney Banks, Encounters with an Enlightened Man: The Early Years with Sydney Banks, and continues to write.

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  1. Kirsten Clausager

    Denne bog er en sand perle. Den er skrevet af Linda Quiring, som kendte Sydney Banks personligt. Den beretter, med Quirings meget personlige stemme, hvordan hendes vej ind i forståelse af De Tre Principper foregik i start 1970’erne. Hun og hendes mand, Bill, tager til Salt Spring Island for at “finde sig selv”. På øen møder de Syd, som de har hørt, er “oplyst”. Linda og Bill tager på besøg for at deltage i de gruppemøder, Syd holder, og langsomt indledes et venskab, der skal vise sig at forandre Lindas og Bills liv for altid. Bogen er bygget op som en slags samtalebog, hvor Linda, Bill og andre stiller Syd spørgsmål, hvorpå han forklarer, hvad han ser. Han uddyber med eksempler, både af meget filosofisk karakter, og af meget konkret. Quiring beskriver i sin lille, fine bog også Salt Spring Island, dens befolkning og naturen, så man som læser kommer helt i ro. Bogen er på én gang et must read på linje med Banks egne bøger, og samtidig en bog, som kræver noget af sin læser: at man lytter. Ser. Overgiver sig. Og gør man det, bliver man rigt belønnet. En utroligt dyb, indsigtsfuld, varm, kærlig og smuk bog!

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