Thursday, February 4

Music Freebies By Coincidence Or Synchronicity

Here's another couple of coincidences, though not my own. These stories comes from parapsychologist Alan Vaughan.

BeethovenWhile Alan was a student he wanted to posses the nine Beethoven symphonies, which had recently been released as a deluxe box set of records by the N.B.C. Orchestra. Being a student he couldn't afford the record set.

At the time, to help with his studies financially, he had a part time job in a public library and someone ordered the very set of records he desired through the library. When they arrived Alan was amazed to see that two sets had been sent but the bill was for one. The spare set he considered to be a gift of providence to him, an impoverished college student, who loved music.

Alan also tells the tale of a woman who wanted to obtain a special arrangement of Dvorak's Humoresque for her elderly father as a Christmas present. The version she desperately wanted was for violin and piano but the local record store said that no such recordings were currently available.

A few weeks prior to Christmas the record store clerk was surprised to receive a recording of Humoresque for violin and piano. The store had not placed the order and they found that, unbelievably, the label was different to the company that had sent it.

As the record arrived in such an extraordinary way they presented the record free of charge to their customer whose father, therefore, received a logically impossible gift for Christmas.

At first glance it seems that this coincidence business can bring about freebies! But life doesn't always work out like that. What these two examples had in common was a great passion, almost an obsession for the music which finally came their way via ... coincidence, synchronicity, chance?

As with visualisation, and other techniques, if we have a genuine, powerful desire for something - no matter what, good or bad - it can come about. But, as is often said: Be careful for what you wish for!

Further Reading:
Coincidence or Synchronicity - Example 8 - A concidence about photos
Coincidence or Synchronicity - Example 7 - About the Puruvian Nazca Lines


  1. I love hearing of these types of serendipitous experiences. It's almost eerie how life can take care of us in unexpected ways.

    Thanks for the great read--


  2. Melinda:
    Eerie indeed. I think at times we are helped and then the unexpected happens.

  3. I hadn't heard this story! Was it in Patterns of Prophecy?

  4. Trish and Rob: No I believe it was first published in The Baffling World of Synchronicity.