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This is a discussion on Educational Purpose Only: I'll share Mine... within the INFJ Forum - The Protectors forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; If you shares yours... Experiences with synchronicity? Please feel free to use this thread to tell about any mundane or ...

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    Educational Purpose Only: I'll share Mine...

    If you shares yours...

    Experiences with synchronicity? Please feel free to use this thread to tell about any mundane or mind blowing synchronicity that you have or currently are experiencing. Please, discuss the topic and share any literature or personal ideas about the phenomenon. Serious inquiries, jokes, videos, memes, gifs, anything. Are you seeing certain numbers repeating in your life? Have you thought of a song and turned on the radio to only hear it being played? Were you just thinking of someone and BAM they called??? Share it! You are not alone.

    *** All types welcomed, of course. I just start threads here because I get lost easily and need to stay close to home. ***
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    For my own experiences:

    7, 8, 11, and 9's seem like to pop up in my life at various times. I haven't made any cool charts or graphs to track these random or not so random times, though, I should.

    I wish I had record of all the moments a song I was thinking about or had stuck in my mind suddenly played very shortly after. There has always been this electricity in the air when it happens, too.

    Interesting meme:



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    Mine is a weak one, but I'll share it since it's recent and it involves PerC. Last night I went from an image search of engravings of debtor's prisons, to old engravings of prisons and prison cells in general, to a closer look at a very interesting early 19th century engraving depicting Faust visiting Margaret in prison.


    (It's for sale, by they way. Yours for £300.) Which made me think of how I don't really know the whole story of Faust. Which led to Wikipedia disambiguation, and the "historical" figure, and Goethe, and . . . Christopher Marlowe. Because all roads lead to Marlowe. I spent the most time with the article about Marlowe's play. I learned that some ubiquitous quotations come from it.

    Including: the saying, "Que sera, sera." In the play, Doctor Faustus uses the phrase in a different way and with a different tone than it is used in quotation. He is being arrogant and dismissive of the subject of Divinity. (See the section Faust learns necromancy)

    And then tonight, I just saw that there was a video clip of the song "Que Sera, Sera" in a post made early today on the the Random Thoughts thread by @warweasel --someone who quite often has things to say about incarceration. From prisons, to Que sera, sera, to Que sera, sera, to another (tenuous) connection with prisons. Full circle.
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    Quote Originally Posted by INForJoking View Post
    For my own experiences:

    7, 8, 11, and 9's seem like to pop up in my life at various times. I haven't made any cool charts or graphs to track these random or not so random times, though, I should.

    I wish I had record of all the moments a song I was thinking about or had stuck in my mind suddenly played very shortly after. There has always been this electricity in the air when it happens, too.
    Haha, I was just thinking about synchronicity earlier today, and then I see your thread! I remember it's happened with one of @Snowflake Minuet's threads (I can't remember which one) before where she posted something that I was thinking of earlier that day. It really doesn't feel random either because it's usually too specific. It's not like I was thinking of a relationship thread, you know? I also notice that it seems to happen more with people I am in close contact to. When I was growing up, for instance, I was always on the same wavelength as my best friend, where we'd often (more often than normal) think the exact same thoughts at the same time, so I wonder if the synchronicity is enhanced by one's psychological proximity to the person too. I've also experienced hearing songs on the radio that I was thinking of right before it comes on multiple times too!

    Interesting meme:

    That makes me think of this, but some of it does seem to be trying too hard to make a link:


    Yes, it's such an Ni concept, so I don't understand why Jung is typed INTP so often. I've wanted to read his book on the subject. https://www.amazon.com/Synchronicity.../dp/0691150508

    I look for these kinds of connections across time, intertwining fates. I find it such a beautiful idea:

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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Not so much... or that I remember, really.

    I do recall one specific event, though. My mom and I had gone shopping... I was 22, had a new job and money burning holes in my pockets, so... off we did go to buy stuff. Mostly I bought random stuff... albums and model cars, mostly. It was October 25th... winter on the way and so little to do in those days in the cold (hence the music & models).

    At one point my mom tells me I should buy dress pants. I ask her why on earth would I spend that much money on some rather impractical? It's not like I was likely to wear them, after all. And she said You never know when you're going to have to go to a funeral.

    At 0130 the next morning (just a few hours later, really), I get a phone call from my friend (god kids' mom) telling me my friend (her brother, Brian) had been in an accident and I needed to get to the hospital straight away. Of course... he was dead when she called me, she just didn't say that over the phone.

    I've never forgotten that my mom said that. Obviously.

    There were a couple of others things with that particular event; the night of the 26th (the day he died), a great many of his friends, myself included, saw the same falling star. And since he was killed as a passenger in a coworker's vehicle, his truck was missing.

    It was found a couple days later in the back parking lot of the mortuary where he was laying quite dead.

    Weird shit, dude.
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    I'm almost certain I've shared this quote before on the subject, but I love it so much that I will share it again! The Carl Jung quote in particular made me think of it. I'd love to come back on the weekend and write more too, great topic! :)

    “Early in the novel that Tereza clutched under her arm when she went to visit Tomas, Anna meets Vronsky in curious circumstances: they are at the railway station when someone is run over by a train. At the end of the novel, Anna throws herself under a train. This symmetrical composition—the same motif appears at the beginning and at the end—may seem quite “novelistic” to you, and I am willing to agree, but only on condition that you refrain from reading such notions as “fictive,” “fabricated,” and “untrue to life” into the word “novelistic.” Because human lives are composed in precisely such a fashion.

    ‘They are composed like music. Guided by his sense of beauty, an individual transforms a fortuitous occurrence (Beethoven’s music, death under a train) into a motif, which then assumes a permanent place in the composition of the individual’s life. Anna could have chosen another way to take her life. But the motif of death and the railway station, unforgettably bound to the birth of love, enticed her in her hour of despair with its dark beauty. Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress.

    ‘It is wrong, then, to chide the novel for being fascinated by mysterious coincidences (like the meeting of Anna, Vronsky, the railway station, and death or the meeting of Beethoven, Tomas, Tereza, and the cognac), but it is right to chide man for being blind to such coincidences in his daily life. For he thereby deprives his life of a dimension of beauty.”

    (Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
    (The last paragraph particularly, but the rest I shared for context!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvin the Dendroid View Post
    Ceci n'est pas la vie.
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    I'm hesitant to write about specific experiences of synchronicity because I'm always cognizant of the fact that, from an outsider's perspective, it's very easy to say that I'm attributing meaning and relationship to events that need not necessarily be connected.

    I have friends who I consider much more loose-headed than me and they tell me about their synchronicities and I just think, "wow, they're really stretching here. They're seeing meaning where there isn't any." And I can see how my experiences can be heard in the same way.

    As experienced it's like there's a singular voice and a singular entity communicating to me through many different mouths. It's unsettling but it's also heartening. Makes me question the nature of existence. I really do closely scrutinize my synchronicities to try to see and understand how my faculty of forming interpretations imputes to events a sense of meaning and connection.

    Even though the evidence sometimes seems to so strongly suggest the complete impossibility of a causal explanation it's like my mind can't agree to it or accept it. I abide unwillingly in ambiguity.
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    I’ve always had this weird sort of thing with my brother. All the time, we’ll text about a song or movie or book(many other things too) that we haven’t thought of in years but decided to revisit or visit at the same time, many times down to the same minute. Or often times we seem to be thinking about the same thing. We can also appear to guess if the other is sick or just not feeling well in some way, without interacting at all for several weeks before recognizing it. I really have no idea what to make of this, though. There have been a few times where I haven’t thought of or heard a song in 10-20 years and then I’ll hear it as soon I think about it.

    I’m crapped on by birds more than what should be common, also, in a way that just can’t be accidental, and typically it’s in areas that aren’t particularly heavy in bird traffic. There can be one bird in the sky, just passing over, and several other people out and yet I swear it targets me specifically. More than a few times it’s struck my glasses, and sometime inside a vary narrow gap between my glasses and skull right into my eye. I thought it might be the glasses at first, but it’s happened through several pairs of glasses. I’m trying to remember if I’ve ever pissed off a gypsy at some point, or if my glasses have ever pissed of a gypsy at some point. I’m also convinced this is all a simulation and that there’s some sort of coding error in the highly improbable amount of bird crap I’ve encountered. Though, I worry if humanity is ready for the truth so I think it may be best to just accept all the bird crap, for now.
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