Who is Sydney Banks?
Sydney Banks (1931-2009) was an ordinary man who had a profound enlightenment experience in 1973. He went from being a welder with a 9th grade education to becoming a world teacher. His awakening revealed to him The Three Principles that are the foundation of all human experience; Mind, Consciousness, and Thought.
William James, who is regarded as the father of modern psychology, once wrote that the field of psychology had no true principles. He said if such principles were ever realized on a large scale, it would make the importance of every human advancement since fire pale in comparison. These causal laws, these principles, are precisely what Syd Banks came to know.
People from all walks of life were drawn to learn from Syd. Soon after his insight, a grassroots movement developed and people heard about these principles by word of mouth. Those who were impacted at an insightful level experienced profound changes that transformed their lives. These changes were unique and started attracting mental health, prevention, and business professionals. To this day, the impact and inspiration of such uncommon results and dramatic change are the driving force in spreading what Syd understood.
Through the years, innumerable foundations, institutions, and businesses have been created to serve as a means of passing on the understanding of The Three Principles. Private, county, city and state programs have been established in mental health treatment, corrections, substance abuse, trauma, PTSD, education, prevention, sports and leadership. There have been unparalleled programs for business leaders, couples, parents, families, the homeless, low-income housing residents, veterans, and the general public.
Like William James predicted, the discovery of principles of human experience would create a revolutionary order of human change. Though Sydney Banks passed away in 2009, the combination of the intelligence and power of The Three Principles and the results of change that people experience created a natural momentum that has carried and will continue to spread this understanding throughout the world.
Syd requested from his death bed that the Three Principles Global Community (3PGC) be formed in order to preserve the integrity of his realizations and to make them available to the world.
*Listen to the video below to hear Sydney Banks tell the story of his enlightenment experience.