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1 "Since psyche and matter are contained in one and the same world, and moreover are in continuous contact with one another and ultimately rest on irrepresentable, transcendental factors, it is not only possible but fairly probable, even, that psyche and matter are two different aspects of one and the same thing. The synchronicity phenomena point, it seems to me, in this direction, for they show that the nonpsychic can behave like the psychic, and vice versa, without there being any causal connection between them." 'On the Nature of the Psyche' Collected Works (Carl Jung)

2 "If we personally realize that synchronicity is at work in our lives, we feel connected rather than isolated and estranged from others; we feel ourselves part of a divine, dynamic, interrelated unvierse." Jean Shinoda Bolen, Jungian psychologist, 'The Tao of Psychology' Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

3 "New pictures are gradually emerging of a reality which might be synchronous, or a constantly shifting holographic mosaic. The phenomenal world could be more like a vast thought field, which changes depending on how we look at it. Reality has been elevated from that of a fixed and static noun to a fluid, living verb." Unknown Man (Yatri)

4 "Be aware of the law of synchronicity. As the old Chinese saying goes: 'The right man sitting in his house and thinking the right thought will be heard 100 miles away.'" C. G. Jung: Letters, 1951-1961 (Gerhard Adler and Aniela Jaffe, editors)

5 "Synchronicity…is an all-pervading factor or principle in the universe, i.e., in the Unus Mundus [One World]." C. G. Jung: Letters, 1951-1961 (Gerhard Adler and Aniela Jaffe, editors)

6 "The characteristic feature of…synchronistic occurrences is meaningful coincidence, and as such I have defined the synchronistic principle. This principle suggests that there is an inter-connection or unity of causally unrelated events, and thus postulates a unitary aspect of being which can very well be described as the 'unus mundus' [one world]." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

7 "By far the greatest number of spontaneous synchronistic phenomena that I have had occasion to observe and analyse can easily be shown to have a direct connection with an archetype." Synchronicity, An Acausal Principle (Carl Jung)

8 "There are no such things as coincidences or accidents. Look for the meaning in your synchronistic enounters." Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles (Caroline Myss)

9 "In fact, we can see a dramatic (mythic) process in all the creations of external nature. The provings and therapeutic indications of homeopathy show how even elementary substances, as they embody characteristic personality types and traits, reflect and participate in the human drama of personality and in synchronistic events….we can intuit it in the ways in which the dynamics of human life are synchronized with the movements of the stars and the rhythms of the cosmos." The Alchemy of Healing (Edward C. Whitmont, MD)

10 "Synchronicity takes the coincidence of events in space and time as meaning something more than mere chance, namely, a peculiar interdependence of objective events among themselves as well as with the subjective (psychic) states of the observer or observers." C. G. Jung I Ching or The Book of Changes (Richard Wilhelm, translator)

11 "Synchronicity hints at the unified world behind the illusory veil of the material universe." Roger S. Jones, associate professor of physics at the University of Minnesota, 'Time and Time Again' American Theosophist, The (Dora Kunz, Executive Editor)

12 "Synchronicity is choreographed by a great, pervasive intelligence that lies at the heart of nature, and is manifest in each of us through what we call the soul." Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire (Deepak Chopra)

13 "The entire universe is a great theater of mirrors, a set of hieroglyphs to decipher; everything is a sign, everything harbors and manifests mystery. The principles of contradiction, of excluded middle, and of linear causality are supplanted by those of resolution, of included middle, and of synchronicity." Esoteric Psychology II (Alice A. Bailey)

14 "Synchronicity…means a 'meaningful coincidence' of outer and inner events that are not themselves causally connected. The emphasis lies on the word 'meaningful'." Marie Louise vonFranz, 'The Process of Individuation' Man and His Symbols (Carl Jung)

15 "Though synchronistic phenomena occur in time and space they manifest a remarkable independence of both these indispensable determinants of physical existence and hence do not conform to the law of causality." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

16 "Synchronistic encounters are meaningful; they are manifestations of an invisible power working with you and through you." Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles (Caroline Myss)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite