Sydney Banks Resources

The Story of Syd's Enlightenment Experience

An 8-minute video of Sydney Banks sharing the story of his enlightenment experience, available on the Three Principles Foundation website (starts with a short introduction by Elsie Spittle):

Sydney Banks Website


There are several short videos of Syd at the following page... (NOTE: They will not play on most mobile devices)  (click the link "Click Here for Video Playlist")

  • Infinite Levels
  • Forgive Yourself
  • The Equalizer
  • Goodwill
  • Wisdom
  • Universal
  • Big Little Mind
  • Secret Lies Within

This is a brand new website (Feb2018) put together by Lone Pine Publishing (the primary publisher of Syd's books, videos, and audios), Sydney Banks, Partners Publishing, and International Human Relations Consultants Inc.. They offer free online access to the following:




  • Hawaii Lecture Series (this is the only source for this series before purchase)
    • Secret of the Mind
    • Oneness of Life
    • The Power of Thought
    • Going Home
  • Long Beach Lecture Series (this series is also available on the 3PGC website)
    • The Great Illusion
    • Truth Lies Within
    • The Experience
    • Jumping the Boundaries of Time
  • Washington Lecture Series (this is the only source for this series before purchase)
    • The Three Principles
    • Separate Realities


  • One Thought Away
  • Attitude
  • The Great Spirit
  • What is Truth


Several pages of each book are available to read online:

  • The Enlightened Gardener
  • The Enlightened Gardener Revisited
  • The Missing Link
  • Second Chance
  • In Quest of the Pearl
  • Dear Liza


3PGC Website


There are currently 5 Sydney Banks videos available on the website, 4 of which make up the Long Beach Lecure video series. You can access them as follows:

The following videos will appear:

  • Sydney Banks - What are the Three Principles
  • Long Beach Lecture Series:
    • The Experience
    • The Great Illusion
    • Truth Lies Within
    • Jumping the Boundaries of Time



NOTE: Only 2 have been uploaded so far.

  1. Sydney Banks Salt Spring Island Interview from June 2008 -



(CD available for purchase at the 3PGC online store)

Sydney Banks Books, DVDs, and CDs

All of the Sydney Banks content available for sale can be purchased from the following sources:

Note: Some products are also available from major book and audio/video sellers.

NEW! - The Enlightened Gardener is now available as an audio-book on Audible.


Book List:

  1. Second Chance (1987)
  2. In Quest of the Pearl (1990)
  3. The Missing Link: Reflections on Philosophy of Spirit (1998)
  4. The Enlightened Gardener (2001)
  5. Dear Liza (2004)
  6. The Enlightened Gardener Revisited (2005)


The full list of books, CDs, DVDs is below:

NOTE: As of August 7, 2019 Lone Pine's new website shows only Syd's books, and none of his CDs or DVDs. All of his books on their site are showing as OUT OF STOCK. I've sent them an email and will update this note once I have a reply.

Syd Banks/Linda Quiring Co-Authored Books

Linda Quiring, along with Syd Banks, wrote the first two books about Syd's wisdom in the 70s. The links below provide a bit of background on each book, and list where you can purchase them.

Genesis of the Three Principles (Movie, 2016)

A movie narrated by Elsie Spittle and Chip Chipman, sharing the story of Sydney Banks, and including several clips of Syd speaking:


Three Principles Foundation Website

Clips from the "Ultimate Answer" video (+ one short video explaining the Principles) by Sydney Banks are available at the following link:

  • The Ultimate Answer - Part 1
  • The Ultimate Answer - Part 2
  • The Ultimate Answer - Part 3
  • The Ultimate Answer: A New World - Part 1
  • The Ultimate Answer: A New World - Part 2
  • The Three Principles


Same videos via Youtube:

Miscellaneous Sydney Banks Videos and Audios

Sydney Banks in the News

With a preference for not being followed as a guru, and pointing people toward finding their own wisdom within, Sydney Banks rarely participated in interviews for the news. 





Three Principles Wikipedia Page

Vancouver Sun Obituary:

Vancouver Sun Article:

Pittsburg Post Gazette Article:

OnBeing Article:

BBC Radio 4 - "From Our Own Correspondent" Program - 15/02/2018:

Move forward to 22:39 of the audio recording to catch the final piece written by Richard Hamilton, sharing his thoughts about his meeting with Chip and Jan Chipman on Salt Spring Island, to learn about Sydney Banks:


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Conrad Dorling | Reply 08.01.2020 00:46

Thank you Jonelle, I'll do that. Best wishes, Conrad

Conrad Dorling | Reply 07.01.2020 12:48

I am looking for the earliest recordings of Syd, before the 3 Principles Psychology thing took off, when he spoke about the meaning of life, spiritually...

Jonelle 07.01.2020 19:22

They're not available publicly as far as I know. Maybe try reaching out to Linda Quiring? I don't have an email, but she's on Facebook.

julianne | Reply 13.07.2019 21:10

Thank you - lovely to locate a diving off point to connect with resources.
Blessings and Joy Julianne

Jonelle 13.07.2019 21:15

You're very welcome Julianne! 😊❀️

luke | Reply 24.06.2019 09:59

Thanks for this website.
Here is another audio recording from the early years

Jonelle 24.06.2019 13:34

Beautiful, thank you! I'll add it to the list on this page when I'm back from vacation.

Joh | Reply 01.11.2018 01:03

Thank you so much for taking the time to oganise this information so thoughtfully - in one location Jonelle. It's very helpful & I really appreciate it πŸ€“

Jonelle 01.11.2018 11:28

You're very welcome Joh!

Ganesh Srinivasan | Reply 23.04.2018 07:10

Though I have most of the books by Syd Banks the video/audio impact is phenomenal. Thank you for organizing the resources beautifully.

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01.10 | 14:31

I am so glad to hear Sara! So kind of you to let me know! On the website menu to the left is also a "Procrastination" page which has some insights on the topic.

30.09 | 17:08

I found your blog post after googling "procrastination and the three principles". I'm new to this understanding and your very clear explanation helped. ☺️

12.12 | 22:29

Thank you Lars! So happy to hear from you, and glad you enjoyed the reading! I hope to continue writing and sharing whenever inspired. 😊

12.12 | 14:30

Hi Jonelle
Just stumbled across your website, love reading all your insights.
Hope you keep sharing. Thanks from Lars (all the way from Denmark

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