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The science of synchronicity and serendipity
Bernard D. Beitman M.D.
Musicians tend to live uncertain lives. When is our next gig? How will the audience respond? Can we resonate with each other and the audience? Coincidences arise in uncertainty.
Artists unknowingly predict and sometimes create the future through their work. These coincidences point to a greater mind of which we are all a part.
Telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition are common human experiences, perhaps with us from before human language developed. Modern science has no explanation.
Children ages 2-3 sometimes report details of the past lives of other people, claiming to have been that person.
Coincidences in the professional life of a major contributor to the advancement of medicine.
Create your own coincidences by tossing the coins and turning to the designated page in the I Ching.
Somehow we show up in the right place at the right time, seemingly guided by information from outside of us. Psychologist Jim Carpenter has an explanation.
The psychosphere, our mental atmosphere, shows how your own individual evolution contributes the the evolution of human consciousness.
Curiosity about coincidences can lead you to conceptual and experiential mind spaces beyond everyday reality.
How the perspective gained from NDEs helps to explain some coincidences.
The intense emotions of family relationships and their necessary transitions create elaborate and complicated coincidences. How can we make sense of them?
Every coincidence has a probability of happening. That does not mean that probability explains most coincidences.
Coincidences come in many forms, have many uses and several different explanations. Let's find the patterns that link these characteristics.
Like each of us, nations are composed of parts. When a coincidence happens to us, we have ways to understand its use. What about when coincidences happen to a nations?
What can Biblical stories tell us about coincidences?
A series of similar, low-probability events involving the Trump presidential campaign demonstrate how coincidences can be analyzed objectively.
While synchronicity theory has primarily stayed with Jungian thought, his contemporary Paul Kammerer had some very different ideas.
Why spend a lifetime studying Jung's ideas about synchronicity? Professor Roderick Main is doing just that and, in this guest post, explains why.
Want to know how to make coincidences happen more frequently? Try a few mind adjustments.
David Strabala had a question and set about trying to find the answer. He arranged interviews with experts who he hoped might help him figure out synchronicity.
An interview on a radio show dedicated to coincidence studies features a wide-ranging discussion of clinical experiences with synchronicity.
Our brains are immersed in atmospheric electromagnetic currents whose spectrum is similar to the spectrum of our brain waves.
Computer software con artists rely on probabilities to create coincidences between those in need and their phone calls.
When your coincidences involve others, call their attention to it. Pointing out the coincidence will at least brighten their day and may tune them in to seeing more of them.
Having a series of frequent and intense coincidences can sometimes be overwhelming.
Media coincidences provide evidence of an increasingly closer connection between human minds and our rapidly expanding involvement with the internet.
When you walk into a therapist's office, you may have a problem very similar to one of your therapist's issues.
Conventional psychology can offer good explanations for some coincidences without having to invoke God-Universe or probability.
What are the odds? Coincidences can be rated on a scale of 1-10 for their quality. The lower the probability, the higher the quality.
Once you acknowledge your interpersonal energy, be mindful of how to manage it!
Bernard Beitman, M.D., is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia. He is the former chair of the University of Missouri-Columbia department of psychiatry.