Recent Synchronicities

Couple of odd synchronicities happened to me this past week, which I thought might be worth posting. I'm currently editing an old 'classic' alternative-topic book for reprinting via Daily Grail Publishing, and had spent the night reading through a chapter about David Lewis-Williams and his theories connecting rock art and shamanism. Upon finishing the chapter, I left my office area and went to switch on the television for a bit of 'chill-out' time. As the TV came on, I was presented by a man discussing rock art..."nice synchronicity", I thought to myself. Then he started talking about shamanism connected to this rock art. Then the narrator points out that the guy talking is David Lewis-Williams. I was pretty much able to narrate the rest of the documentary, as it was almost a carbon copy of the chapter I had just edited!

A couple of days later, I watched (not for the first time) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Upon switching off the DVD after the movie finished, the TV was on a music channel and playing "Lucas with the Lid Off". The interesting part is that this video clip was directed by Michel Gondry, who directed Eternal Sunshine.

Granted, the latter isn't as impressive as the former, but both made me sit up and pay attention. And while both are well within the bounds of chance happenings, it's worth noting that I had never seen David Lewis Williams on television before.

Update: One more TV synchronicity!

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You might want to go buy a lotto ticket one of these days, it's all I'm saying ;-)

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Your synchs are as interesting as your dreams!

"They" say that when you have synchs you are in harmony, so it sounds like any spiritual work you are doing has paid off.

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Definitely on the right track then, Greg. The trick is not to look for more synchronicities - the moment you do, they stop happening.

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Good morning everyone,
The best cluster I can remember was a National Lottery show years ago when Uri Geller was a guest. I turned to my wife, who has a lot of 'events', and told her to concentrate on the lottery ticket. Just before the draw began one of the babies woke up so she rushed upstairs, getting back down for the last two numbers. She concentrated. I had both. She cost me millions did that baby!
Then we discussed Geller as a catalyst, and I joked that he'd better not destroy any of our electrics. At that point the iron burnt out, a spark flying across the room, and leaving a smell of burning.
Ten minutes later her mother rang up, wondering if anything was wrong as she'd smelt burning in her house and just finished checking for a fire and decided to ring her daughter.

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I'm fanatical about moderation

Anthony North

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Greg,
I've been getting synchronicities of a similar nature, often related to a book I'm reading or movie I just saw. Possibly the best recent one goes like this:

I rented The Lost Tomb of Jesus DVD by Simcha Jacobovici. I was very impressed by the investigation and afterwards watched the special features which included an interview with Jacobovici, who also "starred" in the documentary Michael Moore-style.

The next day at work, I went for lunch then to a bank machine. As I walked out of the bank, a tall man wearing a colourful yarmulke walked by directly in front of me - it was Simcha Jacobovici. I said hello and told him I had just watched the DVD last night and I found it very convincing. He thanked me and said he had been taking a lot of heat for it. He got on his cell phone and we parted.

The timing required for him to walk by as I left the bank - if it had been seconds sooner or later - I never would have seen him.

I actually have an even better one involving Daniel Pinchbeck's 2012 book if anyone wants to hear it.

John

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Share it with us, please :-)

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I was feeling too tired to post this tonight and was going to go to bed...but then whilst flicking channels I saw...Simcha Jacobovici.

OK here we go:

I'm Canadian, and in 2001 I was in Oxford, England visiting my sister. She was an assistant lecturer at Oxford U and rented a room from a guy called Steven who was a geologist. We were planning to go see Stonehenge the next day. Steven was telling me that he thought the stones were deposited in the area of Stonehenge by ice flows during the ice age. The next day we saw the awesomeness of Stonehenge, the only time I've been there. My sister didn't live at Steven's house for long and I haven't heard much about him since.

This past summer I was up at the family cottage. My sister was visiting from England. My book at the time was Daniel Pinchbeck's 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl.

My dad asked me to do some painting on the boathouse. I noticed the name of the paint colour was Stonehenge.

After painting I sat down by the lake and read Pinchbeck. One page in, a new chapter started, called Stonehenge.

After reading for a while, I went up to the cottage where my sister was making dinner. I told her that I was very impressed with the spaghetti sauce she had made and asked her if she was using a recipe. She said she was - she had got it from Steven, the geologist from Oxford.

I experienced a number of synchronicities while reading this book and decided to email Daniel Pinchbeck. This led to me publishing an article on his site Reality Sandwich:

http://www.realitysandwich.com/ghosts_ou...

I do think that synchronicities guide us. It seems lately there's always another one waiting around the corner. I would be interested in starting up a webpage to record unusual examples from people, any thoughts on this idea?

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I do think that synchronicities guide us. It seems lately there's always another one waiting around the corner. I would be interested in starting up a webpage to record unusual examples from people, any thoughts on this idea?

I think it is a great idea. But more on just collecting weird sinc events from people, what should be more important, IMO, is that people tell if such experiences had a lasting effect in their lives. I mean, those things must be happening for a more important & profound reason than merely making people exclaim "WTF???", right?

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Yes I agree they are there to lead us somewhere and I don't think it's hard to figure out where they are leading; the key is just to pay attention to them. It's a good point - some sort of web project that would record examples and also try to track where they are leading. Oh boy I'm picturing some kind of 2D mapping system - ok I really have to go to bed now.

BTW my site
http://walkthruwalls.org

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Hey Greg,

That's awesome. It's part of the waking up process that's happening on the planet right now. Synchronicities are popping up EVERYWHERE.

I have to disagree with the person that posted above me. I, and other people tracing synchs through our collective conscioussness have found that the more you look for them, the more you'll find. Deciding to look for a synch is like deciding to really start listening to someone who's talking to you. Only in this instance, your listening to the self-conscious universe. It wants you to hear what it has to say.

Look up Synchromystics on Google. Or check out my blog and the links to my friends at:

http://thutherthought.blogspot.com/

Be sure to check the links on the right because they lead deep down the rabbit hole. ;)

There's some really AMAZING work being done here by some really smart people.

Follow the synchs, they will open you up, and the more you do, the more you'll find. That's been the case of everyone working in this area of esoteric research.

Bliss,

Thuth

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A couple days ago I started the car and the kid's CD was at the beginning of "Rainbow Connection" the Kermit the Frog song. This was the second time recently that I'd started the car and it had been cued up to that song, which is not the first song on the CD, and the first time I had turned it off cause I can always use a break from the kids CDs. This time I listened to it as I drove cause it's a great song. While driving I reflected on the lyrics and how meaningful they are.

Just now I followed the link to your site where you have a YouTube video of Kermit singing Rainbow Connection and you write about the words to this song.

There - a synchronicity occurring right here in this forum as we write about synchronicities. Look what you started Greg.

John

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John,

Here's one for you.

It's 11:33 in Michigan right now. My wife and I are listening to an old Interview about Moon Mysteries with JOHN Lear (an old Coast to Coast am) when I quickly pop open a new Firefox window to check my email and lo, there's your comment in my box. I go to TDG, read your post and right as I see that your name is John, John Lear says the word Michigan.

That's some awesome stuff.

Welcome to the new world, my friend. It's a magickal place!

;)

Thuth

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This is like a good tennis rally.

This morning as my wife was getting my 3-year old girl out of bed, I heard her say "Where's Daddy?", to which my wife responded "He's flown to the moon". This puzzled me cause it was an unusual thing for her to say; seemingly random and out of character.

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Thanks everyone for the comments, cool stuff! Here's another one...I have a few more to share when I find time:

Around 1996/97 - I was reading Holy Blood, Holy Grail and Hamlet's Mill at the same time (books on very different subjects, for anyone not familiar - HBHG is about secret societies and the Rennes-le-Chateau mystery in France, Hamlet's Mill is about archetypes in mythology and how they might relate to astronomical events.) Had just finished HBHG, thinking to myself what a great book, and picked up Hamlet's Mill for a quick read after work, as I had concert tickets to see TOOL that night. I read one interesting fact, and checked the footnote to find the reference was to "the archaeologist Pierre Plantard", who apparently hinted at knowing some esoteric secret related to myths and astronomy. Plantard, of course, is the main protagonist of HBHG, the alleged leader (now deceased) of the Priory of Sion. After that cross-over blowing me away, I headed off to the concert. Getting my ticket out before entry, I noticed that the TOOL tour (post-Aenima) was titled the "Et in Arcadia Ego" tour. That latin phrase is one of the key elements of...Holy Blood Holy Grail!

Kind regards,
Greg
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Nice one Greg, would like to hear more for sure.

Thought people might be interested - in spring 2005 I started getting very noticeable synchronicities almost daily. I decided that I would start a blog of them rather than letting them just fade away.

Here is the blog - I'd start at the beginning, which is the bottom of this page:
http://syncup.blogspot.com/2005_05_01_ar...

This intense period of synchs led to me meeting a psychic fellow who introduced me to instrumental transcommunication which I've been doing since. The synchronicities continue as well, as seen in the comments above.

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Certainly something odd going on with my TV and synchronicities. To add to the two in my original post, had another one last night:

It was a beautiful clear, crisp and cool autumn night here in Brisbane, and the Moon was perfect for viewing in the telescope. So I got it out, and spent quite a while trying to find places of interest - the Apollo 11 landing site, Crater Cassini etc. I noticed one small "peak" that looked quite impressive with the half-moon shadow, and so I spent quite a bit of time hunting down a Moon map to check what it was (Mons Piton, for the curious).

After much searching I finally found a map and made an identification (sometimes difficult with the inverted telescope image). Walking back outside to the telescope I went past the TV, which was airing "So You Think You Can Dance Australia". The judge talking had on a long sleeve shirt, but underneath was a T-shirt: which had a full-size image of the Moon on it!

Again, not a huge thing - but I don't think I've ever seen anyone wearing a T-shirt with an image of the Moon on it, and the timing was absolutely perfect, after spending the better part of half an hour tracking down a decent map of the Moon.

Quite odd really.

Kind regards,
Greg
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So, did you follow the mandate of destiny, and did the Moonwalk dance right there? ;-)

Or at least the Monty Pithon "silly dance" to your bedroom :-D

You really should, unless you want your computer be attacked by "SPAM! SPAM! SPAM!" as punishment...

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This is my first ever post, and it's late because I caused myself problems registering and then failed (somehow) to upload the comment yesterday. However, I've been a lurker on this august site for two years now and thought it was high time I shared, despite this blog entry having gone off the boil.

Last summer I had just finished re-reading Michael Shea's tribute to Jack Vance's 'Dying Earth' books. An episode in it concerns the battle between two magicians to control an entity called the 'Imp of Ka'. At the the time I was ignorant of the provenance of the word 'ka'.

Two or three days later I went back to the place I'd just vacated as my friend/landlord was having a clear out and wanted me to pick up the last of my stuff. While there I took the opportunity to lift a few books from a collection another friend had left a couple of years previously. Back at my own flat I had a quick flick through them.

The first I perused was a volume of essays by William Burroughs, and I read his piece on coincidence. In it he references Julian Jaynes' 'On the origin of Consciousness...'. The next book I scanned was one by Ian Wilson, which speculated on consciousness survival after death (don't know how good it is; never went back to it). In the few pages I scanned (certainly less than ten), it also referenced Jaynes, and I learned that the ka was part of the soul in Egyptian mysticism. I already had the giggles when I picked up the third book ('The Western Lands' by Burroghs) and after seconds found out that the Egyptians believed in seven souls, of which the ka was one.

All this happened over no more than 15 mins, 'On Coincidence' being a short essay, about five or six pages.

Apologies if this is a little long, but although I've enjoyed quite a few synchronistic startlers, none have been quite this convoluted.

Thanks,

Matt

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Pleased you've decided to stop lurking and joined the mob! Look forward to hearing more from you.

Retgards, Kathrinn

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Thanks for the welcome Kathrinn!

Matt