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The science of synchronicity and serendipity
Bernard D. Beitman M.D.
Scientific approaches to spirituality helps the bring together these apparently antagonistic approaches to the world.
To maximize the desired impact of a coincidence story, consider the mind of the receiver, monitor unnecessary details, and connect the patterns creating the coincidence.
There is truth to the Law of Very Large Numbers, but it can only be properly applied when we have data for those large numbers.
Are you recognizing the digitization of your mind? Synchronicity can help balance that with its dependence on your metaphoric thinking.
My backstory and experiences of coincidences.
New research shows that people can accurately judge whether an event is a coincidence or not—unless it happens to you.
Being alert to the unexpected creates serendipity. Scan your environment. Believe you can find new things and ideas to please you and your friends.
What do you mean when you say coincidence, synchronicity, or serendipity? How are they related and different?
What are the odds of meeting someone on a trail in the woods in a strange town who knows my son?
What do you do if your romance is charged with coincidences? Be careful about falling for the belief that this relationship will last forever.
Coincidences vary in their quality. Currently, quality is judged intuitively. Here is an attempt to objectify quality determination by focusing on various characteristics.
A meditation upon the basic concepts of Coincidence Studies
How can we know what someone else is thinking about us? Interpersonal coincidences challenge us to answer this question.
Similarities and difference confound our thinking. What is similar, what is different, how can I hold them both in mind when analyzing a coincidence?
A very smart psychiatrist experiences mania and reports to us about the major increase in coincidences and speculates about how they may be explained.
Killion has developed a data based model of coincidences between specific ages and specific life challenges.
If you want evidence for the pre-eminence of love, experience the stories of those who lost people in 9/11.
Therapy is a rich playground for synchronicities because the factors that influence the creation of coincidences are ever present–high emotion, transition, and need.
The mind-brain membrane manages the wide range of stimuli impinging on the brain. We need to discover the processes within this membrane.
Ever wonder about the weird connections you make with some others at a distance? Here's some food for thought.
4000 years of accumulated ancient philosophy reflects the careful and confirmed observation of many, many scholars. Their conclusions help us to create imagined futures.
Each movement we make toward a desired goal increases the likelihood of getting to that goal in ways we are just beginning to understand. Something about apples and probability?
Our brains respond quickly to low probability events because they tend to be deviations from expectations. Statisticians and synchronicity theorists stake out the same territory.
In addition to personality variables like the tendency to easily associate one idea with another similar idea, several situational factors increase the probability of coincidences.
How artistic images create a coincidence to illustrate the human condition and our group mind.
Coinciders are individuals who frequently experience coincidences. If you are such a person, which of the personality traits described in this study fit you?
Step back to imagine how meaningful coincidences can influence your confidence in certain decisions and your understanding of how the world works.
Have you ever found yourself right where you need to be without really knowing how you got there? You are not the only one.
Mind-blowing coincidences can open your mind to new realities.
Coincidence stories tend to fall into fairly discrete thematic categories. Here is the first attempt at describing them.
Bernard Beitman, M.D., is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia. He is the former chair of the University of Missouri-Columbia department of psychiatry.