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Re: Theos-World Theosophy and Science

Feb 17, 2002 11:26 PM
by leonmaurer

Maybe this definition from the American Heritage dictionary might clear up 
the confusion a bit:

Syn'chro'nic'i'ty - n
1. The state or fact of being synchronous or simultaneous; synchronism. 
2. Coincidence of events that seem to be meaningfully related, conceived in 
the theory of Carl Jung as an explanatory principle on the same order as 

The first is the scientific meaning that refers to the simultaneous time of 
occurrence of two different actions or activities that depend solely on 
linked chains of cause and effect. For example, the sounds of speech that 
are synchronous or simultaneous with the movements of the mouth and lips, or 
the simultaneity of a light coming on when the switch is thrown. Today, the 
scientific theory of Chaos that links the fluttering of a butterfly's wings 
in Africa with a tornado in Kansas, as well as the theory of 
Superstrings/Membranes that links together the 10 dimensional fields of 
energy in both the material as well as the immaterial vacuum of physical 
space, all depend on the same concept of cause and effect as does the 
fundamental principles of theosophy. These theories along with relativity and 
quantum theories (as they are correlated by Superstring theory) are what HPB 
predicted would happen in the 20th century to eventually bring theosophical 
science and physical science together in perfect synchronicity... As I've 
tried to show by linking together all the above mentioned scientific theories 
in my theosophically rooted ABC multidimensional [chakra]field theory. 

The second definition, as posed by Jung in his introduction to the Wilhelm 
translation of the I-Ching -- in order to explain its oracular power that 
depends on the apparently random throwing of coins while thinking of a 
question to effect the changes in the hexagrams and, simultaneously, their 
interpretations -- refers to his theory that the simultaneity of the patterns 
of actions that occur on the physical plane are synchronous with the similar 
patterns in the mind, and also those on the higher universal planes... 
Implying a causal link between these different fields of action. The Native 
American's interpretations of the environmental signs, that they assume come 
directly from their Great Spirit Guide, also relates to this definition. 

All the above, it seems, would certainly confirm that there is no possibility 
of coincidence or synchronicity without lawful cycles or chains of cause and 
effect -- as held by theosophy. 

I hope this helps clarify the meaning of the word "synchronicity" in its 
various usage's.


In a message dated 02/18/02 3:34:53 AM, writes:

>Dear Mic,
>As I said, I am not a scientist. I see the world from the point of 
>view of my theosophical studies, and as far as I understand, given 
>the fuzziness of language which makes it difficult to pin these 
>things down, all manifestatin is governed by law. Everything is part 
>of a universal cause and effect pattern. If this is true, as I think 
>it is, there is no such thing as coincidence. Things only look random 
>to us because we can't see the whole pattern. We can't even remember 
>what we did in past lives which set the stage for this lifetime. 
>However, I suspect that there may be some realm in which this 
>synchronicity theory fits with what I describe. Perhaps it relates 
>specifically to what we can see, remember and know. So many of the 
>examples you have mentioned remind me of what I have learned about 
>more "primitive" (terrible word, maybe I mean pre-technological? or 
>pre-Christian?) cultures, such as that of the Native Americans, who 
>took everything in their environment as a sign or symbol to instruct 
>them as to living their lives. Every manifestation of nature they 
>took to represent some message to them. Does this relate? Is there 
>some way to find an interface between cosmic cause and effect and 
>material science? With synchronicity representing some aspect of the 
>Best wishes,
>On 17 Feb 2002 at 16:49, Mic Forster wrote:
>> Dear Adelasie,
>> I am referring here to the physical world as this is the world I am
>> most familiar. I am not sure how applicable synchronicity is but given
>> the rather open ended definition of the term it would apply to other
>> planes/worlds/realities etc. Perhaps if you share your thoughts on the
>> subject we might be able to understand eachother a little better
>> (hopefully!!) Kind regards, Mic

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