1. The state or fact of being synchronous or simultaneous; synchronism.
2. Coincidence of events that seem to be meaningfully related, conceived in the theory of Carl Jung as an explanatory principle on the same order as causality.
Introduced by Carl Jung and Wolfgang Pauli, this term is used to refer to what could be described as meaningful coincidence; an obvious connection between two apparently (in terms of cause and effect) non-related events.
The concept of synchronicity - when seen in a wider and "esoteric-magical" context - raises strong questions concerning the existence of "coincidence" at all. Before the concept was known by this name, people often referred to such synchronistic events as portents or omens. India and Tibet know a similar concept, called auspicious coincidence (Sanskrit., pratitya-samutpada) and/or interdependent co-origination (Tib., rten-'brel); strongly hinting at the basic definition of synchronicity as a coming together of several factors which, in concert, give rise to a certain situation.
"I feel that the root of the enigma is to be found in the properties of whole numbers"
-- Jung on Synchronicity, _Letters 1951-1961_
"One way of thinking of this is to suppose that the waking world and the world of the dream have begun to merge so that in a certain sense the school of UFO criticism that has said flying saucers are hallucinations was correct in that the laws that operate in the dream, the laws that operate in hyperspace, can at times operate in three-dimensional space when the barrier between the two modes become weak. Then one gets these curious experiences, sometimes called psychotic breaks, that always have a tremendous impact on the experient because there seems to be an exterior component that could not possibly be subjective. At such times coincidences begin to build and build until one must finally admit that one does not know what is going on. Nevertheless, it is preposterous to claim that this is a psychological model of it, but it is really an alternative physics beginning to impinge on local reality."
- Terence McKenna - _Archaic Revival_
The term "synchronicity" is otherwise viewed as the term "coincidence" by those who do not find themselves perceptually within its flow. With the basic frequency of the environment of the universe increasing, the concept of synchronicity is very important, because the ongoing perception of it is a "marker" of the relationship between your consciousness and the subjective reality you perceive. As most of you have no doubt noticed, the rate and perception of synchronicity is increasing, as is the perception that the linear time flow is speeding up. Perhaps the best overall composite commentary on synchronicity that we have so-far seen is as follows:
Synchronicity is the conscious perception in a physiological time track of the simultaneous manifestation of the multi-dimensional universe. It is the conscious recognition that all events, objects, relationships, points of view, perceptions and interactions are ONE thing viewed from different perspectives. As the basic resonant vibration of the system increases, synchronicity becomes more easily perceptible within experiential reality. Synchronicity is also a reflection of what you believe you reality to be. Synchronicity, relative to reality, IS what reality IS, and it is the WAY it is. Now, many people have discussed the subject of synchronicity, all the way from Carl Jung to Bashar. However, it is from Bashar, representing the Essassani, that we get further clarification: " Recognize that you are all functioning completely within synchronicity, but many of you choose to function within negative synchronicity, choosing a perception of a negative reality, rather than positive synchronicity and a positive perception of reality. Should you choose a negative reality, than those situtations will be negative reflections.
Supposedly it is in the supernovae of dying stars that the more complex elements, necessary for life, are created. While it may seem the physical universe is running down it may be fueling something else. And what is that dark matter which takes up 90% of the mass of the universe? Interestingly that is the same proportion that we are told the unconscious has to the conscious mind. Is this parallel just a coincidence?
"Just as invisible matter dominates the physical evolution of the universe, so does the invisible component of the psyche - the unconscious - dominate psychological evolution. Yet the conscious part of the psyche plays a critical role because the unconscious is often reacting to it. Although our interest in visible ego consciousness has consumed us, depth psychology has clearly shown that the dark, invisible aspect of the psyche - the unconscious - displays a profound wisdom in directing our evolution."
- Victor Mansfield, _Synchronicity, Science, and Soul-Making_
Dr. Konstantin Raudives' book _The
Inaudible Becomes Audible_, is a systematic documentation of experiments using
tape recorders to record and decode voices from extra-dimensional realms.
Numerous theories have been put forward to explain this phenomena, such as "synchronicity",
a theory introduced by C.G. Jung. It assumes non-causal but meaningful
and related events taking place at one and the same time. The spiritualist
theory, being that the voices manifesting on tape emanate from transcendental
space. Should it become possible to substantiate this assumption scientifically,
it would be the first empirical evidence arrived at by experiments of the existence
and the activity of transcendental intelligences. The animistic hypothesis
presumes that poltergeist
phenomena, such as materializations and spirit messages are part of the psyche
(anima) of the medium, these psychic emanations can take shape and impress themselves
on our sense organs, our eyes, ears and sense of touch. These phenomena
are so numerous and well attested by reliable witnesses that they have to be
accepted as empirically proved manifestations. If the "animistic" interpretation
were to be proved correct it would be evidence through experiment of a purely
taking shape in physical (acoustic) form; in other words, of psychic forces
influencing matter. Further research into the possibilities of amplification
of sound and new forms of sonotechnology will open up new boundaries
never heard or envisaged.
- liner notes from track _Transitional Voices_ by ClockDVA off of _Man Amplified_ CD on Contempo (1992)
A connecting principle,
Linked to the invisible
Logic so inflexible
Yet nothing is invincible.
If we share this nightmare
Then we can dream
If you act, as you think,
The missing link,
We know you, they know me
A star fall, a phone
It joins all,
It's so deep, it's so wide
Effect without a cause
Sub-atomic laws, scientific pause
The Mystery Of Chance - Jung & Synchronicity by Peter A. Jordan