|The term synchronicity defines a series of events that
seem to be meaningfully connected. Carl Jung described synchronicity
as the "acausal connecting principle" -- i.e. a pattern of
connection that cannot be explained by traditional laws of cause and
effect. Most everyone has witnessed "coincidences" ranging from the
mundane to extraordinary, but the question is, are they JUST
coincidences, or do they speak for something larger? |
question of synchronicity dovetails with many other intriguing
hypotheses, including a holographic model of the universe, ESP,
precognition, and a host of other extrasensory and "paranormal"
phenomena that have yet to be recognized or understood by mainstream
science. I've spent a lifetime noticing and mentally filing away
countless little oddities that seem to demand attention. In 1988, I
read a newspaper account of the untimely death of NBA star Pistol
Pete Maravich. The article made special note of a bizarre
"coincidence" connected to Maravich's passing. In 1974, Maravich had
told an interviewer, "I don't want to play in the NBA for ten years
and then die of a heart attack at age 40." Maravich collapsed and
died of a heart attack after playing exactly ten years in the NBA.
He was 40 years old.
A pathologically incurious,
self-described "skeptic" who hears of this might instantly react,
"So what? Coincidences happen everyday." Of course, that is true.
But it is simply NOT RATIONAL to blindly assert that every so-called
"coincidence" that permeates our lives is without meaning. More and
more human beings are exploring reality from a more holistic
premise. The purely materialistic view of the Universe has lost
credibility in the eyes of many, because it does not reflect the
world we live in (most of us, anyway).
In a previous
multimedia presentation, we discussed the research of Dr. Rupert
Sheldrake, and the abundance of evidence for "interspecies
telepathy" and psychic powers of animals. No narrow, materialistic,
self-described "skeptic" can explain how a pet, separated from its
family, can traverse hundreds or even thousands of miles over
unfamiliar ground to return to its loved ones. And yet, countless
well-documented accounts exist of animals doing precisely that. But
HOW? It is stupid, incurious, and unforgivably lazy to not seek to
know the meaning behind such mysteries. And yet most self-described
"skeptics" have never really wondered if any meaning is even there.
This video presentation is far off the beaten path for
Thunderbolts.info. I've compiled a list of strange pop culture
"coincidences" connected to September 11th, 2001. Similar lists have
been presented elsewhere on the Internet, and I'm sure I've not
included all of the pertinent info. It is not my intention or
expectation to persuade viewers who are not inclined to believe in
"that sort of thing." I only ask that the viewer refrain from
negative, knee-jerk reactions without a moment or two of
circumspection. And since this presentation deals with
"coincidences" in Hollywood movies, consider for a moment this quote
from Mel Gibson's character in the M. Knight Shyamalan movie
"Signs," and ask yourself -- which type of person are you?
"People break down into two groups when the experience
something lucky. Group number one sees it as more than luck, more
than coincidence. They see it as a sign, evidence, that there is
someone up there, watching out for them. Group number two sees it
as just pure luck. Just a happy turn of chance. I'm sure the
people in Group number two are looking at those fourteen lights in
a very suspicious way. For them, the situation isn't fifty-fifty.
Could be bad, could be good. But deep down, they feel that
whatever happens, they're on their own. And that fills them with
fear. Yeah, there are those people. But there's a whole lot of
people in the Group number one. When they see those fourteen
lights, they're looking at a miracle. And deep down, they feel
that whatever's going to happen, there will be someone there to
help them. And that fills them with hope. See what you have to ask
yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that
sees signs, sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get
lucky? Or, look at the question this way: Is it possible that
there are no coincidences?"