Once you're on the synchronicity highway, you're traveling through a realm that often seems as magical and strange as Alice's Wonderland. You feel connected to something larger than yourself and your immediate world. Your perceptions change, you see and experience yourself and life differently. You become immersed in a mystery that often defies reason and logic. Your worldview can be turned inside out like a dirty sock.
On the synchronicity highway, meaningful coincidence is your guidance system. It lies in your awareness, curiosity, feelings, intentions, and beliefs. It lies within. Once you trust that inner guidance, synchronicities seem to pop up everywhere. They occur in travel and creative endeavors, in social movements and popular culture, and they sometimes proliferate during and after UFO encounters. When our lives are in transition and during intensely emotional periods, synchronicity is usually right there with us.
Following the lead of Carl Jung, who coined the term synchronicity, we see paranormal phenomena fitting under the umbrella of synchronicity. That's because telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis all take place outside of cause and effect - the way things happen in the everyday world.
I bought this book because of an interest in synchronicity and was curious as to ideas with regard to it. What I discovered was a book that was interesting to some extent but seemed padded with irrelevant information.
1) The themes of movies are not evidence of anything - nor is a list of movies, who is in it, what their characters are called and their release years.
2) The story of people's abductions by aliens with some bare connection to synchronicity is interesting but on the whole irrelevant to the theme... As is what a remote viewer has seen on Mars - although the question as to whether or not greys are extra terrestrials is raised towards the end, there is too much presumption that these things are real, are connected to spaceships and are of extra-terrestrial phenomenon - there is no evidence of this and even if there was, what's it doing filling out whole chapters in this book?
3) Much of this book seems to be storytelling as opposed to an academic response to the effects of synchronicity. It's not just pseudo-science, it relies too much on second and third hand evidence. The only firsthand evidence is from the authors telling their own story - which is pretty subjective.
As someone who has had first hand experience of synchronicity, I really wanted more from this book. I did find it interesting but I just kept asking, 'where is this going to?' as another hour passed full of irrelevant interviews and tales of ufo's.
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If you can cope with a writer/thinker who says go connect real life with mindfulness then tells 'you' off for being so limited but then can tell a story about some heavy stuff about airport security and then you realise it is all about them, not the wider stuff go for this book. If you want a real sense of how life can be more than a, b and c, I suggest you go out of your front door and just give life a chance. Total egotistical guff. They quote Jung but think they just did Google quotes after they wrote it to give it gravitas. Utter rubbish. Total author ego and no help or objectivity .
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Would you consider the audio edition of The Synchronicity Highway to be better than the print version?
Haven't seen the print version but found the audiobook facinating enough.
What other book might you compare The Synchronicity Highway to and why?
This book is a chronicle of synchronicities and other paranormal phenomenom that are interesting if you are open-minded enough to believe that in the quantum view of the world anything is possible.
What about Kevin Pierce’s performance did you like?
Keven Pierce kept a steady pace throughout the book.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Sychronicity - As Real as Rain
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Where does The Synchronicity Highway rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I typically can't stand the 12+ hour books since I usually listen to about a quarter of it. This book was different- it held my attention consistently for the ENTIRE time! A great listen! Tells numerous different real life stories of all paranormal. I absolutely loved it!