Synchronicities: Smoking Gun of the Paranormal?


Rogers Johnson


When the legendary Swiss Psychiatrist Carl Jung coined the term “synchronicity”, he described such an event as “acasual”, i.e., not having any connection to the process of cause and effect.

He was moved to create this neologism after treating a patient who was describing a dream that prominently featured a scarab beetle.  Now this insect happened to be very rare in that particular region, as its primary habitat was and is in Egypt. But while listening to the lady’s tale, Dr. Jung’s concentration was interrupted by a tapping sound on a nearby window.  To his surprise, it turned out to be the very golden scarab beetle that his female patient was referring to passionately from the dream in question.

Jung thoughtfully opened the window, and the beetle  dutifully landed directly on the palm of the doctor’s hand. He presented it to the lady as she was in the heat of talking about it and it was so stunning that she seemed forever changed afterwords, apparently cured of the issue that had been troubling her.

Jung realized there was something of great importance here, as the odds of things unfolding in this exact way must have gone to the point of infinity.

The word synchronicity has been defined as a “coincidence that goes beyond probability.”  And The New American Webster’s Handy College Dictionary defines coincidence as a notable occurrence of events, apparently accidental.

Well of course there’s a problem with the first definition, because you cannot use the word coincidence (an accident…acausal) and the phrase “beyond probability”, in the same sentence.  If something is beyond probability, it is the same as saying it happened beyond chance and goes to the point of infinity, and is therefore NOT an accident.

This would imply a mechanism mediating such an event.  The Webster’s definition is interesting in that is says apparently accidental.  This would also open the door to such a mechanism.  If such a mechanism exists, it would nullify Jung’s assertion that synchronicities are without any cause and effect relationship.

So what might this mechanism be?  Well, as has been mentioned here a number of times, CAUSE AND EFFECT! But cause and effect on such a subtle level that it would be impossible to quantify.

However, we can say that there definitely appears to be an inextricable link between consciousness, especially deep feelings (emotions) and serial thinking, and some sort of, for lack of a better term, quantum field.

It’s funny, but the “Law of Attraction” should be called the “Theory of Attraction” (not proven scientifically), and the Theory of Relativity should be referred to as the “The Law of Relativity” (a slam dunk scientifically!).

The quantum field mentioned here might be the oft described ‘zero point field”, which has many synonyms, but could, in fact, be the hand behind the curtain of all paranormal reality, or as the title of this post suggests, the smoking gun!

But this is why, and the most important part to consider…ANYONE can and do experience synchronicities, whether they’re aware of them or not, even if they aren’t psychically gifted.

Things that happen beyond chance, on such a incredibly massive scale, surely put these occurrences in the category of a “smoking gun”?  It goes without saying that scientists are far from proving any of this, but perhaps someday, if you already have not had your own “coincidence beyond probability”, one that utterly blows your mind, and when you do, it will be all the proof you’ll ever need.

This post was not written by me.  This fascinating glimpse of another facet of the paranormal was penned by one of my long time associates and paranormal researcher, Rogers Johnson, who can be reached at

If you like this particular blog, Rogers will follow up with others featuring some of his personal synchronicities that have changed him forever…which hopefully you’ll find entertaining and informative.

By Dr. Barry Taff

Dr. Barry Taff, who holds a doctorate in psychophysiology with a minor in biomedical engineering, worked as a research associate at UCLAs former parapsychology laboratory from 1969 through 1978. During his 41-year career, Dr. Taff has investigated more than 4,000 cases of ghosts, hauntings, poltergeists, and he has conducted extensive studies in telepathy and precognition which led to the development of the original protocols and methodologies for what was later coined remote-viewing. He is the author of Aliens Above, Ghosts Below.

2 replies on “Synchronicities: Smoking Gun of the Paranormal?”

I find it strange that some of these posts do not have any comments attached to them. More people should be more aware of the insights that these post hold especially this one since I personally would like to hear more from this writer and his experiences.

I’ve had the exact same thoughts myself Austin. It appears that only the more controversial blogs attract anyone to comment at all. My blog entitled “Psi & Psychosis: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid”, attracted numerous hate-mail comments, and some were so disturbing and down-right threatening that I deleted them all. I guess that some people get very upset when confronted with a truth they do not agree with. Other comments, certainly not hateful, were absolutely nonsensical. Perhaps most people visit such sites as mine only to be entertained as opposed to learning anything new. I suspect that these are the same people who watch the numerous paranormal “unreality” shows? Thanks for your comments Austin.

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