Tuesday, November 12

Roman Britain And The Magic Of Synchronicity

Picts attacking Hadrian's Wall

I know I've said something like this before but it's interesting how the universe helps us when we start looking for, or researching something. It can be quite magical how a book opens up at a specific page or the information will be seen on television or in a newspaper or by a myriad of other ways. I've read that Trish and Rob call this, in respect of books, the library angel.

Sometimes the information comes all by itself but at others it's necessary to put in a request. As I wrote a while back:

"I still remember the very first time I tried to find an answer to a question via asking the universe (or whatever you may prefer to call it). It was as a very young man and I'd read about mind power for the very first time. I tested out getting an answer and chose a bit of a silly question.

I asked the universe how high Mount Everest was. This was way before the Internet but I could have looked this up in an encyclopaedia or something similar. I decided, however, to wait for the 'magical' answer.

The next day the newsagent didn't have my normal daily newspaper so I chose a different one at random. I got to my then desk at work, opened the newspaper up, and there in front of me was an article about someone climbing Everest. It also gave the height of the mountain (29,035 ft)."

Since then I've been in the habit of asking, as the Bible states, "Ask, and it shall be given you."

Recently I had a strange example of this. I had been researching the Roman occupation in Great Britain for something I was writing. That evening I had a feeling I should open a large case I have with books and other bits and pieces from when I was child.

I hadn't opened it for a long time but right on top was a book with the title The Story of Prehistoric and Roman Britain. This provided me with most of the information I wanted.

But here's the strangest bit the next morning there was a letter pushed through my door from a neighbour. Here's the beginning of the letter:

Neighbour's letter about the Romans

As you can probably read it starts off: "History. When the Roman's came to G.B. they built Hadrian's Wall ..."

The gentleman has never sent me a letter before and he doesn't know about this blog or that I was wanting information about the Romans. As you will see he goes on to recommend I watch a television programme on the subject.

I find that amazing! What possessed him to tell me about the Romans? It's more than a simple coincidence. As it's meaningful it's definitely synchronicity in action. There's even a picture in my book of Hadrian's Wall as mentioned by my neighbour.

Beware, people can do the unexpected once synchronicity weaves it's web!

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The Sexual Examination Of The Witches Of Belvoir
We Stumble On A 3000 Year Old Settlement At S'Illot Mallorca

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  1. Suzie10:21

    How weird! Especially that neighbour's letter. You must be magnetic!

    1. Wish I was magnetic for money!

  2. That's a stunning synchro! And it was your neighbor who delivered the information... wow.

    I think that term, library angel, was coined by Arthur Koestler or Alan Vaughn or one of the earlier guys who wrote about coincidence. But thanks for the mention, Mike!

    1. My neighbour's letter blew me away, it was one of 'those' moments.

  3. Fascinating on every level!

  4. I think I've just topped you Mike.I have had the most mind boggling sync in my life so far to date,that probably tops all my previous syncs I have written before.
    I'm writing the post now and while it seems as unbelievable as Jung's scarab sync,I think mine beats Jung's as well,under the circumstances.

    1. I don't know why that last sentence of mine above is spaced out like that,as I didn't write it like that.Weird.

    2. Look forward to reading your sync!

    3. The funny thing is Mike that the night before I read this post I had read a book called "The Square Mile" by Beata Moore,which was all about the city (London) within a city established by the Romans around 50 AD.


      "The City of London is the historic heart of London. It refers to the area within the original old walled city built by the Romans around AD50. This, the oldest part of London, stretches from Temple and Fleet Street in the west to Aldgate and the Tower of London in the east, from Smithfield and the Barbican in the north to the River Thames in the south.
      This small area of just over one square mile is the smallest ceremonial county and a thriving business centre. The City embodies a mix of tradition and change; it is the most historic part of London, yet also the most modern; a kingdom of its own with many customs, traditions and pomp and ceremony preserved for centuries mixing easily with modern life. It is a business and financial centre with beautiful churches and tranquil green spaces where Roman ruins, medieval timber buildings, Tudor and Georgian houses sit next to iconic towering skyscrapers."

      It was like a walk through the city for me,and what the book didn't show I found on the net to supplement the photos in the book.
      I never knew there was a restaurant on the top floor of the Gherkin until I read this book.I learn something everyday it seems.