The best books on synchronicity

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Synchrodestiny

By Deepak Chopra,

Book cover of Synchrodestiny : Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence to Create Miracles

Deepak Chopra gives us a lovingly personal and spiritual perspective of synchronicity. On the practical side, it offers a variety of exercises to help the reader discover the power of synchronicity in his or her own life. In essence, however, it is simply about noticing the organizing intelligence seen through synchronistic events and inviting it into your life. In Chopra’s own words, “You don’t have to assign a specific meaning or interpretation to the coincidences, just … gently appreciate the cosmic coordination of your life with everything else.” This is a book that has changed the lives of its readers.


Who am I?

I am a teacher and writer, drawn to the topic of synchronicity because I have experienced so many remarkable coincidences during my life that it seems I have no choice but to study them. As a young man, I spent much time working with dreams, coming to understand them especially through Carl Jung’s explorations of archetypes, myths, and the deep unconscious. This led naturally to the study of synchronicity. I am also interested in the related topic of consciousness and have written several books about it. Out of all this I have come to see the cosmos as a strangely mysterious and wonderfully orchestrated community of beings and events.


I wrote...

Synchronicity: Through the Eyes of Science, Myth, and the Trickster

By Allan Combs, Mark Holland,

Book cover of Synchronicity: Through the Eyes of Science, Myth, and the Trickster

What is my book about?

Suppose you wake up in the morning with an old friend on your mind. You check the email on your cellphone and are surprised to find a letter just arrived from her. Her name is Jane. Later that morning while driving to work you stop for a traffic light and notice the license plate of the car in front of you reads, “JANE2YOU”! What are you to make of this strange coincidence? And what are you to make of a hundred other such coincides that enter your life, whispering unexpected messages from the universe?

This book explores the whole range of remarkable but meaningful coincidences, from the most insignificant and curious to rare life-transforming events that resound with mythic meaning. It tells stories of actual synchronistic coincidences, many from the lives of the authors themselves. Synchronicity touches on modern and even postmodern notions of science, while at the same time drawing us into mythological realities that speak of the subtle and surprisingly personal nature of the universe.

Synchronicity

By David Peat,

Book cover of Synchronicity: The Bridge Between Matter and Mind

This is a brilliant book by a physicist and highly creative thinker. David Peat worked personally with David Bohm in coming to understand the universe as a deep holographic process, one in which the meaning of real events is hidden and enfolded in the “implicate order” beyond time and space. Peat’s literary touch makes this book a must for those who love the study of synchronicity.


Who am I?

I am a teacher and writer, drawn to the topic of synchronicity because I have experienced so many remarkable coincidences during my life that it seems I have no choice but to study them. As a young man, I spent much time working with dreams, coming to understand them especially through Carl Jung’s explorations of archetypes, myths, and the deep unconscious. This led naturally to the study of synchronicity. I am also interested in the related topic of consciousness and have written several books about it. Out of all this I have come to see the cosmos as a strangely mysterious and wonderfully orchestrated community of beings and events.


I wrote...

Synchronicity: Through the Eyes of Science, Myth, and the Trickster

By Allan Combs, Mark Holland,

Book cover of Synchronicity: Through the Eyes of Science, Myth, and the Trickster

What is my book about?

Suppose you wake up in the morning with an old friend on your mind. You check the email on your cellphone and are surprised to find a letter just arrived from her. Her name is Jane. Later that morning while driving to work you stop for a traffic light and notice the license plate of the car in front of you reads, “JANE2YOU”! What are you to make of this strange coincidence? And what are you to make of a hundred other such coincides that enter your life, whispering unexpected messages from the universe?

This book explores the whole range of remarkable but meaningful coincidences, from the most insignificant and curious to rare life-transforming events that resound with mythic meaning. It tells stories of actual synchronistic coincidences, many from the lives of the authors themselves. Synchronicity touches on modern and even postmodern notions of science, while at the same time drawing us into mythological realities that speak of the subtle and surprisingly personal nature of the universe.

Synchronicity

By Kirby Surprise,

Book cover of Synchronicity: The Art of Coincidence, Choice, and Unlocking Your Mind

This book is a rich introduction to the topic of synchronicity, thoughtfully simplifying Carl Jung's original ideas. In the words of Gary Schwartz, PhD., this work “is teeming with delightful and compelling surprises about the nature of meaningful coincidences in contemporary life. The author's prose is playful, provocative, and profound.” From the foreword, which the present writer (Allan Combs) wrote himself, “If you are looking for answers to the profound enigma of the meaning and nature of meaningful coincidences in your own life, answers that bring psychological insight and spiritual understanding, then you have come to the right place.

Professor Surprise has given us the finest book of its kind: a clear and delightfully readable account of the nature of chance in the lives of ordinary people; and he has flavored his offering with a perfect sauce of delicious examples.” Here is an excellent first, and even last book on…


Who am I?

I am a teacher and writer, drawn to the topic of synchronicity because I have experienced so many remarkable coincidences during my life that it seems I have no choice but to study them. As a young man, I spent much time working with dreams, coming to understand them especially through Carl Jung’s explorations of archetypes, myths, and the deep unconscious. This led naturally to the study of synchronicity. I am also interested in the related topic of consciousness and have written several books about it. Out of all this I have come to see the cosmos as a strangely mysterious and wonderfully orchestrated community of beings and events.


I wrote...

Synchronicity: Through the Eyes of Science, Myth, and the Trickster

By Allan Combs, Mark Holland,

Book cover of Synchronicity: Through the Eyes of Science, Myth, and the Trickster

What is my book about?

Suppose you wake up in the morning with an old friend on your mind. You check the email on your cellphone and are surprised to find a letter just arrived from her. Her name is Jane. Later that morning while driving to work you stop for a traffic light and notice the license plate of the car in front of you reads, “JANE2YOU”! What are you to make of this strange coincidence? And what are you to make of a hundred other such coincides that enter your life, whispering unexpected messages from the universe?

This book explores the whole range of remarkable but meaningful coincidences, from the most insignificant and curious to rare life-transforming events that resound with mythic meaning. It tells stories of actual synchronistic coincidences, many from the lives of the authors themselves. Synchronicity touches on modern and even postmodern notions of science, while at the same time drawing us into mythological realities that speak of the subtle and surprisingly personal nature of the universe.

Living in Flow

By Sky Nelson-Isaacs,

Book cover of Living in Flow: The Science of Synchronicity and How Your Choices Shape Your World

In this rare book, Sky Nelson-Isaacs gives us a remarkably insightful and readable understanding of synchronicity and how to live into it. The author speaks with the triple-mind of a physicist, mystic, musician. It is a beautiful introduction to the topic of synchronicity, and how living with the flow brings many life gifts into our lives. Here is a fine first read on the topic of synchronicity. It is also deeply thoughtful and sophisticated upon further study. Easy but sophisticated reading, and a great place to start. Or finish!


Who am I?

I am a teacher and writer, drawn to the topic of synchronicity because I have experienced so many remarkable coincidences during my life that it seems I have no choice but to study them. As a young man, I spent much time working with dreams, coming to understand them especially through Carl Jung’s explorations of archetypes, myths, and the deep unconscious. This led naturally to the study of synchronicity. I am also interested in the related topic of consciousness and have written several books about it. Out of all this I have come to see the cosmos as a strangely mysterious and wonderfully orchestrated community of beings and events.


I wrote...

Synchronicity: Through the Eyes of Science, Myth, and the Trickster

By Allan Combs, Mark Holland,

Book cover of Synchronicity: Through the Eyes of Science, Myth, and the Trickster

What is my book about?

Suppose you wake up in the morning with an old friend on your mind. You check the email on your cellphone and are surprised to find a letter just arrived from her. Her name is Jane. Later that morning while driving to work you stop for a traffic light and notice the license plate of the car in front of you reads, “JANE2YOU”! What are you to make of this strange coincidence? And what are you to make of a hundred other such coincides that enter your life, whispering unexpected messages from the universe?

This book explores the whole range of remarkable but meaningful coincidences, from the most insignificant and curious to rare life-transforming events that resound with mythic meaning. It tells stories of actual synchronistic coincidences, many from the lives of the authors themselves. Synchronicity touches on modern and even postmodern notions of science, while at the same time drawing us into mythological realities that speak of the subtle and surprisingly personal nature of the universe.

Connecting with Coincidence

By Bernard Beitman,

Book cover of Connecting with Coincidence: The New Science for Using Synchronicity and Serendipity in Your Life

Coincidences and synchronicity fascinate me endlessly. I have been collecting books on this subject since 2000. With synchronicity, there’s a connection between your inner state and a physical outer event. And I believe that’s what we evoke while doing readings with tarot cards!

I agree with Dr. Beitman when he says that a meaningful coincidence can lead us to think completely differently about the nature of reality. Sometimes they are little hints that make us suspect that there is a reality where everything is connected to everything. They are lifting ‘The Veils of Maya’, the illusions that prevent us from seeing ‘actual reality’.

Bernard Beitman MD has been studying coincidences all his life and he’s the first psychiatrist since Carl Gustav Jung to attempt to systematise the study of coincidences. He explains how they could be activated and how we can use them to solve problems and to make choices.…


Who am I?

Since I was a teenager, I have been attracted to astrology, Jungian psychology, synchronicity, symbolism, alchemy, and Jewish esotery. Someone gave me my first Tarot deck as a present. Since then I collect old and new decks from the entire world and created my own Sun and Moon TarotI continue to deepen my knowledge of tarot and all the systems associated with it. At times I focus more on the Sefiroth and Kabbalah. Sometimes I’m more interested in different ways of interpreting tarot. I've been illustrating Astrological Learning Cards for a while now, trying to better understand the different astrological archetypes and to make art.


I wrote and illustrated...

Sun and Moon Tarot

By Vanessa Decort,

Book cover of Sun and Moon Tarot

What is my book about?

By playfully incorporating mythology and astrology, I bring unique interpretations to traditional tarot. The deck follows the traditional structure of Crowley Thoth Tarot but is also influenced by the book Mind MirrorThe Minor Arcana features Crowley’s keywords, but has people in the imagery and is influenced by the symbolism of Pamela Colman Smith's illustrations. Major Arcana cards show the associated Hebrew letter in the artwork.

Sun and Moon Tarot is a multi-cultural tarot deck with symbolism borrowed from Hinduism, yoga, ancient Egyptian and Greek mythology, the teachings of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and more. The Sun and Moon Tarot was published in 2010 and the pocket-sized version in 2017, it’s presented in a tin and features the black borders as originally designed.

Synchronicity

By C.G. Jung, R.F.C. Hull (translator),

Book cover of Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle

Carl Jung is the person who actually coined the term “synchronicity” and was the first to recognize it as an important connecting principle between the unconscious and the outer world. He observed that such events occur when the archetypal processes of the collective and personal unconscious correspond to objective events in the real world. Here, for example, he reports the now-famous case of the patient who dreamed of a scarab beetle, a creature that represented transformation to the ancient Egyptians, only to find a similar beetle tapping on Jung’s consultation room window the next day, as the patient described the dream to him.

For Jung, virtually all authentic instances of synchronicity involve the archetypal unconscious and reflect mythic themes. This book includes a number of the first and best examples in synchronicity literature.


Who am I?

I am a teacher and writer, drawn to the topic of synchronicity because I have experienced so many remarkable coincidences during my life that it seems I have no choice but to study them. As a young man, I spent much time working with dreams, coming to understand them especially through Carl Jung’s explorations of archetypes, myths, and the deep unconscious. This led naturally to the study of synchronicity. I am also interested in the related topic of consciousness and have written several books about it. Out of all this I have come to see the cosmos as a strangely mysterious and wonderfully orchestrated community of beings and events.


I wrote...

Synchronicity: Through the Eyes of Science, Myth, and the Trickster

By Allan Combs, Mark Holland,

Book cover of Synchronicity: Through the Eyes of Science, Myth, and the Trickster

What is my book about?

Suppose you wake up in the morning with an old friend on your mind. You check the email on your cellphone and are surprised to find a letter just arrived from her. Her name is Jane. Later that morning while driving to work you stop for a traffic light and notice the license plate of the car in front of you reads, “JANE2YOU”! What are you to make of this strange coincidence? And what are you to make of a hundred other such coincides that enter your life, whispering unexpected messages from the universe?

This book explores the whole range of remarkable but meaningful coincidences, from the most insignificant and curious to rare life-transforming events that resound with mythic meaning. It tells stories of actual synchronistic coincidences, many from the lives of the authors themselves. Synchronicity touches on modern and even postmodern notions of science, while at the same time drawing us into mythological realities that speak of the subtle and surprisingly personal nature of the universe.

Signs

By Laura Lynne Jackson,

Book cover of Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe

Laura Lynne Jackson is a blind-tested, certified, respected medium who has had her brain mapped while performing readings and who often donates her services to the bereaved. She seems to me to be as genuine as a medium can be proven to be. Signs is a collection of page-turning stories from her readings archive, and they are entertaining to read, yes, but she has a bigger message: we can all do this. We can all develop our intuition and communicate with our departed loved ones. She showed me that it’s true. Now, instead of calling all the signs and meaningful synchronicities I receive, over and over, “just coincidences,” I accept them as gifts from the universe. 


Who am I?

I’m an award-winning author of fiction that always explored existential questions but in a ruminating sort of way. After the loss of my only child, I turned to memoir and wrote Little Matches: A Memoir of Finding Light in the Dark, to tell the story of my search for satisfying answers to the big life questions. I spent months reading the philosophers and visiting people who claimed psi abilities. I sought out books on the paranormal written by critical thinkers, books by people who possessed real-world credentials, and/or had been tested and certified by groups I respected. They opened the door to a fascinating world of ideas and beliefs.


I wrote...

Little Matches: A Memoir of Finding Light in the Dark

By Maryanne O'Hara,

Book cover of Little Matches: A Memoir of Finding Light in the Dark

What is my book about?

After losing my only child, I looked for answers to the big life questions. Where is she? Is she? Is there more to life than this life? Does consciousness survive death? Does my existence serve any real purpose? Does anyone's? 

Little Matches is my recounting of my search and the surprising, affirming answers I discovered.

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