‘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,’ teaches wikipedia us, and it continues: : ‘…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 both Albert Einstein and Wolfgang Pauli, Jung believed that there were parallels between synchronicity and aspects of relativity theory and quantum mechanics. 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.’
And Joseph Jaworski wrote a beautiful book about it. The preparation for the seminar with him feels like described above. ‘Coincidental’ meetings at the terrace of the IJsbreker in Amsterdam, reconnecting at unexpected places with people from the past, connecting with new people and helping hands from everywhere. It’s truly special. Another world is opening. Now even television is interested.
More to come October 10 in de Rode Hoed in Amsterdam. Still some seats left! To apply: go to the webshop in the menubar.
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And now my field hockey coach from 30 years back happens to be the director of de Rode Hoed. Great to meet him again after so many years.