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This article is about the philosophical concept. For other uses, see Synchronicity (disambiguation).

Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, yet are experienced as occurring together in a meaningful manner. The concept of synchronicity was first described in this terminology by Carl Gustav Jung, a Swiss psychologist, in the 1920s.[1]

The concept does not question, or compete with, the notion of causality. Instead it maintains that, just as events may be grouped by cause, they may also be grouped by meaning. A grouping of events by meaning need not have an explanation in terms of cause and effect.

In addition to Jung, Arthur Koestler wrote extensively on synchronicity in The Roots of Coincidence.[2]




Diagram illustrating concept of synchronicity by CG Jung

The idea of synchronicity is that the conceptual relationship of minds, defined as the relationship between ideas, is intricately structured in its own logical way and gives rise to relationships that are not causal in nature. These relationships can manifest themselves as simultaneous occurrences that are meaningfully related.

Synchronistic events reveal an underlying pattern, a conceptual framework that encompasses, but is larger than, any of the systems that display the synchronicity. The suggestion of a larger framework is essential to satisfy the definition of synchronicity as originally developed by Carl Gustav Jung.[3]

Jung coined the word to describe what he called “temporally coincident occurrences of acausal events.” Jung variously described synchronicity as an “acausal connecting principle”, “meaningful coincidence” and “acausal parallelism”. Jung introduced the concept as early as the 1920s, but gave a full statement of it only in 1951 in an Eranos lecture[4] and in 1952, published a paper,Synchronizität als ein Prinzip akausaler Zusammenhänge (Synchronicity — An Acausal Connecting Principle)[5], in a volume with a related study by the physicist (and Nobel laureate) Wolfgang Pauli.[6]

It was a principle that Jung felt gave conclusive evidence for his concepts of archetypes and the collective unconscious,[7] in that it was descriptive of a governing dynamic that underlies the whole of human experience and history — social, emotional, psychological, and spiritual. Concurrent events that first appear to be coincidental but later turn out to be causally related are termed incoincident.

Jung believed that many experiences that are coincidences due to chance in terms of causality suggested the manifestation of parallel events or circumstances in terms of meaning, reflecting this governing dynamic.[8]

Even at Jung’s presentation of his work on synchronicity in 1951 at an Eranos lecture, his ideas on synchronicity were still evolving. Following discussions with bothAlbert Einstein and Wolfgang Pauli, Jung believed that there were parallels between synchronicity and aspects of relativity theory and quantum mechanics.[9] Jung was transfixed by the idea that life was not a series of random events but rather an expression of a deeper order, which he and Pauli referred to as Unus mundus. This deeper order led to the insights that a person was both embedded in an orderly framework and was the focus of that orderly framework and that the realisation of this was more than just an intellectual exercise, but also having elements of a spiritual awakening. From the religious perspective, synchronicity shares similar characteristics of an “intervention of grace”. Jung also believed that in a person’s life, synchronicity served a role similar to that of dreams, with the purpose of shifting a person’s egocentric conscious thinking to greater wholeness.

A close associate of Jung, Marie-Louise von Franz, stated towards the end of her life that the concept of synchronicity must now be worked on by a new generation of researchers.[10] For example, in the years since the publication of Jung’s work on synchronicity, some writers largely sympathetic to Jung’s approach have taken issue with certain aspects of his theory, including the question of how frequently synchronicity occurs. For example, in “The Waking Dream: Unlocking the Symbolic Language of Our Lives”, Ray Grasse suggests that instead of being a “rare” phenomenon, as Jung suggested, synchronicity is more likely all-pervasive, and that the occasional dramatic coincidence is only the tip of a larger iceberg of meaning that underlies our lives. Grasse places the discussion of synchronicity in the context of what he calls the “symbolist” world view, a traditional way of perceiving the universe that regards all phenomena as interwoven by linked analogies or “correspondences.” Though omnipresent, these correspondences tend to become obvious to us only in the case of the most startling coincidences. The study of astrology, he argues, offers a practical method of not only becoming more conscious of these subtle connections but also of testing and even predicting their occurrence throughout our lives.[11]

One of Jung’s favourite quotes on synchronicity was from Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, in which the White Queen says to Alice: “It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards”.[12][13]

‘The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday–but never jam to-day.’
‘It MUST come sometimes to “jam to-day,”‘ Alice objected.
‘No, it can’t,’ said the Queen. ‘It’s jam every OTHER day: to-day isn’t any OTHER day, you know.’
‘I don’t understand you,’ said Alice. ‘It’s dreadfully confusing!’
‘That’s the effect of living backwards,’ the Queen said kindly: ‘it always makes one a little giddy at first–’
‘Living backwards!’ Alice repeated in great astonishment. ‘I never heard of such a thing!’
‘–but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s memory works both ways.’
‘I’m sure MINE only works one way,’ Alice remarked. ‘I can’t remember things before they happen.’
‘It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards,’ the Queen remarked.


The French writer Émile Deschamps claims in his memoirs that, in 1805, he was treated to some plum pudding by a stranger named Monsieur de Fontgibu. Ten years later, the writer encountered plum pudding on the menu of a Paris restaurant and wanted to order some, but the waiter told him that the last dish had already been served to another customer, who turned out to be de Fontgibu. Many years later, in 1832, Deschamps was at a dinner and once again ordered plum pudding. He recalled the earlier incident and told his friends that only de Fontgibu was missing to make the setting complete — and in the same instant, the now senile de Fontgibu entered the room.[14]

In his book Synchronicity (1952), Jung tells the following story as an example of a synchronistic event:

A young woman I was treating had, at a critical moment, a dream in which she was given a golden scarab. While she was telling me this dream, I sat with my back to the closed window. Suddenly I heard a noise behind me, like a gentle tapping. I turned round and saw a flying insect knocking against the window-pane from the outside. I opened the window and caught the creature in the air as it flew in. It was the nearest analogy to a golden scarab one finds in our latitudes, a scarabaeid beetle, the common rose-chafer (Cetonia aurata), which, contrary to its usual habits had evidently felt the urge to get into a dark room at this particular moment. I must admit that nothing like it ever happened to me before or since. [15]

Jung wrote, after describing some examples, “When coincidences pile up in this way, one cannot help being impressed by them—for the greater the number of terms in such a series, or the more unusual its character, the more improbable it becomes.”[16]

In the book Thirty Years That Shook Physics – The Story of Quantum Theory (1966), George Gamow writes about Wolfgang Pauli, who was apparently considered a person particularly associated to Synchronicity Events. Gamow whimsically refers to ‘The “Pauli Effect”, a mysterious phenomenon which is not, and probably never will, be understood on a purely materialistic basis.’ The following anecdote is told:

It is well known that theoretical physicists cannot handle experimental equipment; it breaks whenever they touch it. Pauli was such a good theoretical physicist that something usually broke in the lab whenever he merely stepped across the threshold. A mysterious event that did not seem at first to be connected with Pauli’s presence once occurred in Professor J. Franck’s laborartory in Göttingen. Early one afternoon, without apparent cause, a complicated apparatus for the study of atomic phenomena collapsed. Franck wrote humorously about this to Pauli at his Zürich address and, after some delay, received an answer in an envelope with a Danish stamp. Pauli wrote that he had gone to visit Bohr and at the time of the mishap in Franck’s laboratory his train was stopped for a few minutes at the Göttingen railroad station. You may believe this anecdote or not, but there are many other observations concerning the reality of the Pauli Effect! [17]


Among some psychologists, Jung’s works, such as The Interpretation of Nature and the Psyche, were received as problematic. Fritz Levi, in his 1952 review in Neue Schweizer Rundschau (New Swiss Observations), critiqued Jung’s theory of synchronicity as vague in determinability of synchronistic events, saying that Jung never specifically explained his rejection of “magic causality” to which such an acausal principle as synchronicity would be related. He also questioned the theory’s usefulness.[18]

A possible explanation for Jung’s perception that the laws of probability seemed to be violated with some coincidences[19] can be seen in Littlewood’s law.

In psychology and cognitive scienceconfirmation bias is a tendency to search for or interpret new information in a way that confirms one’s preconceptions and avoids information and interpretations that contradict prior beliefs. It is a type of cognitive bias and represents an error of inductive inference, or as a form of selection bias toward confirmation of the hypothesis under study or disconfirmation of an alternative hypothesis. Confirmation bias is of interest in the teaching of critical thinking, as the skill is misused if rigorous critical scrutiny is applied only to evidence challenging a preconceived idea but not to evidence supporting it.[20]

Wolfgang Pauli, a scientist who in his professional life was severely critical of confirmation bias, made some effort to investigate the phenomenon, coauthoring a paper with Jung on the subject. Some of the evidence that Pauli cited was that ideas that occurred in his dreams would have synchronous analogs in later correspondence with distant collaborators.[21]

It has been asserted that Jung’s analytical psychological theory of synchronicity is equal to intellectual intuition.[22]

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my study is well under way into the link between so called mental illness versus psychic ability……………………………………………what worries me is how many people out there have been misdiagnosed by psychiatrists who are not at all open minded to psychic ability ?

i got thinking all this when i was diagnosed as having a mental disorder ,now if i had mentioned to the psychiatrists that i heard voices and saw things i would immediately be diagnosed as schizophrenic !!…thats worrying,how many more people are psychic but been labelled as mentally ill ?

there is a difference between hearing voices calling your name and hearing voices telling you to harm yourself or others

the thing with psychiatrists is that they are unbelievably closed minded,the secret with them is that you need a psychiatrist who follows Jung rather than Freud.
Jung was a believer in the paranormal and even wrote a dream meaning book,whereas Freud was fascinated with most things being down to sex.

i tested a psychiatrist once and told them i had seen something,this was put down to “hallucination” the psychiatrist started to stutter when i mentioned afterwards that four other people saw the very same thing….more stuttering and it was then put down to “group hysteria” i mean…please !!! they ought to credit people with more intelligence

i used to suffer from horrific RAGES,i was described as being like a man when this happened.afterwards i couldnt remember much,i dont think it is a coincedence that when i finally admitted i was psychic these rages stopped !!
i used to self harm for years , i thought this was down to my bad childhood but this also stopped when i admitted i was psychic

i have been doped up with Lithium and i noticed at the times i was on it i became more open psychically….i thought about that then realised that Lithium is a metal compound which is used in some batteries,spirits are well known to drain battery power to gain why not drain people who are on that drug ? makes total sense to me and explains the days and days i had where i could barely move,feeling drained of all my energy for no apparant reason.this would explain why i complained to my psychiatrist that i felt WORSE on lithium.

i dont believe i have a mental illness and neither do the people around me who know me well.
what is described as being over emotional in my opinion is just simply being an empath.

i believe i had a bad childhood for a reason…to become psychic,if thats not true and just makes me feel better then what the hell does it matter,since becoming psychic i have found more peace with myself than any amount of therapy ever gave me…none of it worked.

i have already discussed how some things i go through i realised were linked to my past life see past life experiment on my paranormal blog

im starting to think that the physical problems that i have that have never got a diagnosis from doctors are also down to being psychic,maybe i am taking on the illness of someones spirit and i need to find out their history in order to feel well again

i have had brain scans due to the humming i hear,the scan came back normal,it was described as a wiring problem in my brain and i was given a hearing aid that plays white noise…uuummm think about that,we use white noise to get spirits to speak during evp experiments so i dont think its a coincedence that around the time i admitted i was psychic i developed this “hum” it is on the same side that spirits communicate with me…i tested this gadget at haunted locations and while wearing it i did indeed get more communication,i noticed a well known tv psychic was wearing a white noise generator on the same side as me,so that is what started my study….
i wondered how many psychics had (a) mental illness (b) the hum (c) been on lithium (d) suffered rages etc
despite only starting the study a few months back i hardly need to read the survey answers from people any more,most of them have had one or all of these things !!

many of these people have had bad childhoods,many of these people have had near death experiences prior to discovering they were psychic,many of these people suffer unexplained physical illness,.this needs to be looked into by the medical profession who should become more open minded,there are people out their who are frightened and trying to cope with psychic ability and scared to mention it to doctors incase they are labelled as mentally ill.

why is it alright for psychiatrists to suggest meditation as a form of relaxation but if you mention that you get spirit contact when meditating they try and shove you on drugs ?

how many children are being misdiagnosed as having ADHD when they are actually just “indigos” (see Indigo kids section) how many children are accused of trying to get attention when they are actually struggling with their development ?,how many children who are amazingly artistic are actually being guided by spirits who are creating through them ? how many children are being doped up with Ritalin and the like,when all they need is someone to allow them to grow psychically ?

one day i will give my psychiatrist the link to this website and say that i dont need her anymore and that she should start studying a different branch of the human mind !!!!
i would like to see her explain away all the things on this website,i have all  the proof logged,im not silly

like i have said before that psychic ability is in all of us,we are born with it,it just stays with certain people,you would think that intelligent psychiatrists would accept that and get people the correct support rather than dope them up with drugs…you try getting an appointment to see a parapsychologist rather than a psychiatrist,it is nearly impossible,if you could be referred to a parapsychologist if needed it would save the psychiatrists an awful lot of work on people who dont respond to therapy or drug treatment because they dont actually need it !!

i dont take my lithium,i dont need it,i have all the support i need from like minded friends (and my spirit guide )

alot of cases my paranormal group investigate turn out to be activity caused by living people who are just starting out on their psychic journey and not knowing how to cope with it,we dont label these people as needing psychiatric help,after discussion and tips on how to deal with it many of these people have no longer been afraid and hence the activity has stopped !! one of my clients who stared out terrified of activity in her house is now a developing psychic and we often have “classes” together

oh on the subject of brain scans as i was earlier…i think that having a MRI scan (magnetic resonance imaging) can also trigger ability,the reason i say this is that i have had a few MRI scans over the years and they didnt used to bother me,but when i had the one for my brain around the time i admitted i was psychic i was suddenly petrified in the machine,i couldnt breathe and couldnt wait to get out,i was also picking up on a man named Ken who had a motorbike crash and died in the MRI machine (a few days later,it turned out to be true as i saw in the local paper) scans use magnets and it is a well known fact that spirits effect the magnetic field,soooo in the right people does the use of magnetic scans trigger something in their brain making them more open ?

something has certainly been opened in my brain and i can even hear a sort of electrical buzzing in the base of my skull as a warning signal that someone is going to make themselves known to me,followed by the humming getting louder

i also noticed that alot of people taking part in my survey had suffered pneumonia (i myself was hospitalised for a week with that and almost died,this was when i had my near death experience,to be discussed in my next blog)

I could go into this in much more detail but i will wait til my study is over then publish the results

obviously there are of course people out there with mental illness and they SHOULD see a psychiatrist as their first port of call,if they find they are getting nowhere then maybe its a good idea to start looking into the psychic side of things

if they are hurting themselves or other people and hearing disturbing voices and seeing horrific hallucinations then they WOULD need psychiatric help
so please dont assume you are just psychic if you get these things,check out all avenues

if any of this sounds familiar to you and you want to take part in my study please email me
readings . by . eevee @ inbox .com

all surveys are confidential

(c) eevee / hgh uk paranormal 2008


readingsbyeevee wrote on Jul 25, ’11
i have now been diagnosed with fibromyalgia among other things, I believe that to be a brain issue , you can read my article here :
I still believe though what I wrote above, and I have noticed that a lot of Fibro patients are also psychic !!
I will be writing more in depth about this soon


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