13 January, 2010

The Beginnings Of My Interest In Coincidences

I've been asked, "Why this fascination in coincidences and synchronicity?"

As far as I can remember it first started after I had read The Celestine Prophecy. This is an adventure by James Redfield that first came out in 1994. It's about a man on a quest to find a set of nine manuscripts containing 'insights into life itself - insights each human being is predicted to grasp sequentially, one insight then another.'

I won't go into what all of the manuscripts are about but will just say that the first one is about coincidences. The unnamed 'hero' in the book is told:

"These coincidences are happening more and more frequently and when they do, they strike us as beyond what would be expected by pure chance. They feel destined, as though our lives had been guided by some unexplained force. The experience induces a feeling of mystery and excitement and, as a result, we feel more alive."
The adventurer is then told:
"The manuscript predicts that once we reach a critical mass, the entire culture will begin to take these coincidental experiences seriously. We will wonder, in mass, what mysterious process underlines human life on this planet. And it will be this question asked at the same time by enough people, that will allow the other insights to also come into consciousness ..."
At the time of reading the book I was getting a few coincidences in my life, especially one about my deceased father that I haven't written about as yet on this blog. Because of this I started thinking about and recording coincidences.

Now you might well feel that all of this is a load of hogwash but you've got to admit that, when a coincidence happens in your life, it makes you think - and perhaps this is one of the reasons for coincidences and synchronicity.

Further reading:
Coincidence or Synchronicity - Example 6 Precognitive dream
Coincidence or Synchronicity - Example 5 A coincidence about names and dates

The Celestine Prophecy is availiable from Amazon:
The Celestine Prophecy for the USA
The Celestine Prophecy for the UK.

1 comment:

  1. A book that uses a new theory to explain all paranormal phenomena, but especially coincidences.

    http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/coincidence/6477814

    hope that helps Mike

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