Meaningful Coincidence 5
I am led to the conclusion that as
coincidence is so intricately interwoven into such fascinating and important
areas of human experience as prophecy, destiny, inspiration and the
survival of death itself, it cannot be chance. It is meaningful indeed. Is
it indeed designed so to be? If so, there must be a designer. Who can be the
designer? I am left with no alternative but God. There is too
much precision in the vary many examples which I give on this site and which
you can read if you are so minded.
Many people talk in terms of Jung's
theory of synchronicity as if it were an explanation. But it is merely a
recognition that there is a real phenomenon here. At best it is a
classification. It does not explain the origins of meaningful coincidence.
In fact, some very curious coincidences occurred one weekend on the beach,
when I was reading Jung's book 'An Acausal Connecting Principle' I had
at the time in March 1999, just began a series of lectures at Auckland University
under the general title 'The Significance of Coincidence'. In fact the whole
six week period of my lectures was marked by an astronomical increase in
both the frequency and intensity coincidences in my life. This suggest some
intelligence is interacting with me in my situation and magnifying the
effects as though in an experiment.
Probably the real importance of
coincidence on its deepest levels appears to be to cause us to
think, to wonder. Is there really nothing but the material world, after all?
Cannot meaningful coincidence when linked either
directly through psychic communication or indirectly through inspiration not
give us knowledge which is denied to conventional scientific techniques?
Could it be that meaningful coincidence is a modern form of
hieroglyphics, a kind of sacred language through which God chooses to
We have found that meaningful coincidence often appears to be a kind of authentication by God
of the words that come into our minds independently of the coincidence, sometimes before, sometimes
But as we pursue things, as we commit ourselves to trusting in
coincidences as being real and designed to assist us in
sometimes difficult decisions in our lives, then things seem to progress to
a higher level. The
coincidences become ever stronger. It is perhaps a little like Christian and
Hopeful as they finally came to cross the river which separates them
from the Celestial City in John Bunyan's Pilgim's Progress. They
discovered that the depth of the river was in inverse proportion to
faith. The more shallow the faith of the pilgrim the greater was the depth
of the river. With meaningful coincidence the correlation is direct rather
than inverse. The greater the faith that coincidence is indeed meaningful
guidance and not random chance, the greater is the extent of the
interaction, in frequency, intensity and usually complexity.
Incidentally that novel figured prominently in the Chicksands episodes in
1992. Coincidences there revolved around the reasons for the
disaster which had been and the
Twin Towers disaster
which was yet to come.
The nearest town to Chicksands was Bedford. Bunyan wrote Pilgrim's Progress
while he was in Bedford jail. And by coincidence Radio 4 in its 10am
morning religious slot, having read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation
over the previous year or so, started on a new 'religious book' whilst I was
working at Chicksands in August 1992. It was Pilgrim's Progress
and the opening tune was He who would valiant be.....
More and more we seem to be presented with evidence which can only be
explained on the hypothesis that there must
be something beyond the material world.
God appears to communicate with us more and more.
Our faith in God is repaid by His keeping faith with us and talking to us -
at first through inspiration, then a little more
directly through symbols in coincidences and then,
perhaps finally, directly mind to mind.
Perhaps meaningful coincidence is the missing key.
It can guide us. Myers and Sidgewick were very close to the truth that night in the Fellows
Garden at Trinity College , Cambridge, in 1869. Psychical research is
indeed the way to a certainty of the existence of God. Victorian
science had destroyed the old certainties of the Bible. For good or ill, it
is science that has since given us the world we know today. But the wheel
comes now full circle. For meaningful coincidence allied to psychic
information destroys the certainties of science. There must be more to the
universe than the physical world of space and time. For more see
Fragments of an Outer Mind
Conventional science cannot account
for the kinds of experiences which I discuss on this site, without falling
back on the trusted standbys of chance or fraud. I know that it is not
fraud. My research is fully recorded and documented. But what is most
astonishing is that any thinking logical person, anyone with any kind of
open, enquiring mind can accept that it is just chance.
To understand more about the intricate
webs of coincidence which have brought me to my conclusions, see
Meaningful Coincidence. See also the
later sites linked below if you have time or inclination, if you really want
to understand more about the phenomena of coincidence. This is the
most comprehensive series of websites you will find anywhere on the
internet. No one in the world has studied coincidence as thoroughly as
have I over the past quarter of a century or been more successful in coming
to understand its basis and its purpose.
For a later summary written in 2012
An Executive Summary