This book offers an original naturalistic theory of the nature and use of meaningful coincidences (synchronicities).
Imagine you are attending a one trick magic show. As the performance ends you find yourself in a state of awe. “Now that you are dazzled,” says the magician, “I’ll either repeat the trick as often as you like, or I’ll show you how it’s done.” The choice is yours.
In recent years there has been an exploding interest in the topic of meaningful coincidences, often referred to as synchronicities (a term coined by Jung). Since the publication of Jung and Pauli’s seminal work on this topic: The Interpretation of Nature and the Psyche (1955),1 the Jungian perspective has had an almost complete monopoly with respect to the theoretical, interpretive, psychological, scientific, philosophical, occult, and spiritual implications concerning the nature and use of meaningful coincidences.
Synchronicities are associated with significant psychological change—transformation, transcendence, and an expansion of consciousness—occurring in sudden, unexpected, dramatically impactful ways. In this connection they involve the whole self both in terms of being and becoming. They are also associated with primary motivators including trust, hope, faith, intentionality, and persistence.