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Offline LarryH

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Last night, I was at a meeting called 'Psychic Circle', where attendees share their psychic experiences and discuss related issues. One person asked what we thought was happening with poltergeist activity. I mentioned that many of these phenomena have in common the presence of a young teenage girl, often troubled in some manner. I had never put together the concepts of chakras and Chi with this phenomenon, but it suddenly made sense. A young teen would be going through chaotic hormonal changes, thus the endocrine system, thus chakras, and the Chi or life energy generated by those changes might be manifesting in uncontrolled ways. In a way, it is a synchronicity that the discussion here veered this way just before the question was asked last night for me to make the connection.
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I have another sync story: In 1982, I heard about a 6-week seminar (one evening per week) about Seth. I went to the first lecture, which was conducted by two men who had attended Jane Roberts’ ESP classes (Andy Hauck and O.G. Tigerman). When I entered the room, I noticed two attractive women sitting together, and I said ‘Hi’ to them. They looked at one another and laughed. I took the hint and sat on the opposite side of the room. Since the lecture series was some distance away, I decided not to attend the remainder of the series.

Several weeks later, a co-worker asked me if I could meet him and his wife at a local restaurant on the weekend because he wanted me to tell his wife about Seth. He had relayed to her some of our conversations, and she was intrigued. We arranged to meet for brunch in Laguna, about 30 miles away from that lecture series. While we were discussing Seth, I looked over and saw that O.G., one of the two men who had conducted that lecture was eating nearby. I said hi to him, and he remembered me. He knew that I had only gone to the first lecture, but he said that he was having a party for the attendees the following Saturday, and I was welcome to come. I did come and had a good time interacting with the other attendees. As I prepared to leave, one of those two young women walked in the door. O.G. introduced us, and we immediately hit it off. We began dating, and two years later, we were married. Even though the marriage is dissolved, we stay good friends. Our two daughters can thank Seth for their present incarnations, though I know Framework 2 pulled many other strings.

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Hi LarryH,

I really like that story. Especially the part where you were just about to leave and in walks your future wife.  :)

I'd say that you and your ex-wife's 2 daughters each made an interesting choice for themselves; to come into this life, where both their parents knew about the Seth teachings.

What a head start is that.  :)

jbseth


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Hi All,

Here's both a synchronous story and a creation event story that occurred to me many years ago.

In May of 1983, I had somewhat of a friend/girlfriend who was in the mist of rebounding from a previous relationship and as things worked out, we ended up breaking up. Being somewhat depressed about this whole situation, I decided that I was tired of having this happen to me and I wanted something more out of life. I figured that I too was worthy of having a happy and healthy relationship with a woman in my life.

At this point, I had been a Seth reader for about 5 years and I knew all about his, "you create your reality" concepts and basically I believed that this was probably true.  I honestly believed that if you strived really hard and used a great deal of determination, you could accomplish many things; the power of positive thinking kind of thing, but I never actually tried or used Seth's ideas themselves.  As a result of this, I thought, OK, let's really give this Seth stuff an honest try. If Seth is correct about this, then I should be able to focus my attention on what I want and receive it.

So then, I started to focus my conscious thinking on seeing myself in a wonderful relationship with a woman and having a happy life. I really did this and spent time consciously focusing on this for about 8 weeks or so. I was really determined to see if Seth's concepts would really work. I didn't figure I had anything to lose by trying it out.

In early August 1983, I went to a local bar with a great dance floor called "Earthquake Ethel's". This was an awesome place where they had lighted disco balls, 3 dance floors, one of which was lighted, perhaps 6 large screen TV's and an awesome powerful surround sound system.  In 2018 terms, this doesn't sound like it was all that special, but in 1983, this was about as close as "state of the art" as you could get.

Every night at 8 pm, they simulated the earthquake from the 1970's movie "Earthquake" using the surround sound system while showing scenes from the movie on the big screen TV screens. During this particular night I noticed a woman and her girlfriends all walked in, grabbed some drinks and then sat down at a table near the dance floor. After a few minutes, I went over and asked this woman if she wanted to dance and she said yes.  We ended up dancing all night and to make a long story short, 8 months later we ended up getting married and here now 35 years later we are still married and very happy to be with each other.

Suffice it to say, I'm a very strong believer in Seth's concepts that you can change your world for the better by using his methods.

jbseth

Offline LarryH

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jbseth, so we both got married in 1984. What does your wife think about Seth? My girls, both brought up as Unitarian Universalists, are now on their own paths. The older one is agnostic, while the younger identifies as Christian. However, both are open to the ideas of Seth, and in fact, I text the younger one a Seth quote every morning. And if I don't, I hear about it.

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Hi LarryH,

Thanks for asking.

When I met her, my wife was what we now call a "recovering" Baptist.  :)

Her father was a Deacon in the Baptist church, I believe it was Baptist, and so she spent many years around the Christian based concepts.  However, she never felt quite right about some things that the Christian churches taught like being a "sinner" from birth and had some nagging doubts about many of the other Christian ideas. 

She was pretty open-minded when I met her, and she still is today. She's not quite the Seth follower that I am, and she's never taken the time to read any of the Seth books, but she probably knows more about Seth than many people, because I'm always talking to her about what Seth has to say on some topic.

She likes Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, many of the "New Thought" teachings, and we're both very comfortable with UU churches and their philosophies. We're always sharing our dreams and talking about what the symbolism means to us and reminding each other our beliefs when the other person seems to be down.

She's definitely not an atheist, but she doesn't quite share the same understanding that I do about critical historical biblical scholarship. When I tell her that I don't believe that Jesus ever did many of the things it says in the New Testament, she reminds me that Seth says there are many probable realities, which usually puts me in my place.  :)

While I would say that her personal spiritual "philosophy" may not be quite as in-depth as mine, how she demonstrates her spirituality in life by the way she demonstrates love, is quite a bit beyond, where I'm at.


jbseth 



Offline jbseth

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Hi LarryH,

Your "Psychic Circle" meeting sounds really interesting.

I think that in many cases you may be right in regards to your poltergeist comments.
It often seems to me that these poltergeist activities seem to have something to do with someone who is having a significant amount of emotional distress in their lives. My guess is that these people, with there powerful emotions are drawing up massive amounts of energy, and it is this energy which is probably released is uncontrolled way, that is causing these poltergeist type of activities.

Seth talks about how "emotion" is the driving force that helps to bring about reality creation. I think that powerful emotions can also play havoc in the energy field. It definitely does so in the Psychological reality.

I suspect that these people typically may not even realize that they "can" do this, or that they "are" doing this, and along with this, I also suspect that in most cases, the probably have no idea "how" they are doing this.



As with your poltergeist sync event, I've noticed quite often, that if I have some sort of situation in my life and if I leave it alone for awhile, quite often, my inner self will build up the exterior events in my life such that these exterior events seem to communicate some sort of message to me.

When this occurs and when I recognize it, I often think to myself with a smile that, "the universe, is talking to me".   :)

jbseth 

Offline LarryH

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Synchronicity can play a part in matters of life and death. In my freshman year in college, I had a roommate Bob who was kicked out of the program after the first semester. He stayed for the next semester, taking random classes, but aspirations had been dashed, and he went into a deep depression. One day, he told me that he had nothing to live for and was thinking of doing himself in. Long story short, I got in touch with the school counselor, who made an appointment for Bob with a psychiatrist at a local hospital for that afternoon. I got him out of bed (it was already afternoon), and he said, “This time, you’ve gone too far, Larry!” as he quickly got dressed. We took the bus together and got off within a few blocks of the hospital. It was a cold Detroit day with slush on the ground. We walked quickly to make it on time. But there was a very short, very wide lady slowly waddling down the sidewalk in front of us. We darted around her and continued to the hospital. At one point, I looked back, and she was perhaps 100 feet behind us. Then, in what seemed like an unusually short time, she was right behind us. I heard her ask, “So, you boys want to splash slush on me, do you?”

I was confused, since I knew I didn’t do that, and I was unaware of my roommate doing it. But I was also confused with how this lady caught up with us so quickly. I was apologetic, but Bob’s response was rude. The lady then said, “I recognize you boys. You were the ones who stole my purse two years ago.”

I explained to her that neither of us lived in Detroit two years before. Bob continued to berate her, telling her that she was crazy, etc. She continued to insist that it was us who had stolen her purse. Then, she said, “I have a weapon, and I will use it!”

I looked down and saw her hand around a large wooden knife handle, with the blade mostly concealed in her purse. She had us backed up against a picket fence in front of the hospital. I continued to express our innocence and to apologize for whatever happened when we had walked past her. Bob continued in his belligerent manner until he finally saw the knife. At that point, his demeanor changed, and he became polite. This changed the woman’s attitude, and she finally said, “Oh, so it wasn’t you boys who stole my purse?”

We both said, “No.”

That satisfied her. We walked together up the steps of the hospital. I opened the door for her. She went left, we went right. Bob made it to his appointment. After he came out, I asked him how it went. He said, “That was a total waste of time. I’m never coming back here!”

Later, when we spoke about the lady with the knife, he said, “You know, when I saw that knife, I never wanted to live so much in my life.”

Offline jbseth

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Hi LarryH.

Wow. Synchronous events are certainly interesting. Here’s a couple that are directly related to your latest post.


Just the other day, Sept. 5, 2018, I was right here in this Seth forum writing reply # 3 on the topic of “Seth on Abortion”.

https://speakingofseth.com/index.php?topic=1549.0

In this reply, I was sharing with the group, what Seth calls “violations” because I thought that these were pertinent to this topic.

In, “The Nature of Personality, Chapter 8, Sessions 634 and 635, Seth talks about the things that man does that violate the natural instinctive sense that animals have.  Seth calls these things “violations”.

In these sessions, Seth says that “Killing another human being is a violation.”  He also says, “Killing while protecting your own body from death at the hands at another through immediate contact is a violation.”

Then further down, he says, “Because you consider aggression synonymous with violence, you may not understand that aggressive – forceful, active, mental or spoken – commands for peace could save your life in such a case; yet they could.”

Then today, you tell me the story of you taking your roommate Bob, to the hospital and on the way, this woman, who sounds like she may have had mental issues and was carrying a big knife, threatened the two of you. Then, as you and then your roommate recognized the situation that you were in, you took an active assertive role in looking for peace in this situation and as a result, “This changed the woman’s attitude, and she finally said, “Oh, so it wasn’t you boys who stole my purse?”  “


Then,

As I was reading this story, I was remembering how in the fall of 1976, after attending the University of Florida, for that one fall quarter, I decided to discontinue going to college for a while. As a result of this, I had to move off campus and so I asked my roommate Carl, if he knew anyone, who was looking for a roommate for maybe 6 months or so.

It turns out that he did. Carl introduced me to 3 of his UF friends who all lived together, off campus in a large apartment in a large apartment complex. These guys were looking for a roommate so that they could reduce their monthly apartment costs.

After this, I moved in with them and got myself a job. In the spring of that year, The Grateful Dead were having a big concert in Tampa. One of my roommates, who I’ll call “George” though that wasn’t his name got himself a lot of drugs (LSD, coke, marijuana, etc.; which were pretty easy for these guys to come by, in Gainesville, in 1977) prior to this concert. Then, George went to the concert, got high and had a great time.

The following week, after he got back from the concert, for the first couple of days I didn’t see him. This wasn’t unusual because our schedules were always out of sync (pun definitely intended). Then, on Wednesday, when I did see him, he seems to be having some difficulties focusing. I just thought that he was really tired or something. After trying to sleep for about 30 minutes, he got up and told me that he had been having trouble sleeping recently and so he took off and went to see some friends.

The next day, my former roommate Carl called me and asked me if I knew what was going on with George. I asked him what he meant and he told me that he took George to the hospital because he wasn't making any sense. I told Carl what George had told me about having some trouble sleeping.

Fortunately, Carl’s father was a doctor and his mother was a nurse. Carl had the foresight to recognize that something was terribly wrong with George and got him to the UF psychiatric hospital. We contacted George’s parents and they immediately flew down to be with him.

This was about 2 months before I moved away from Florida, and before I left, I stopped in to see how George was doing. Unfortunate, he still wasn’t doing very well. After leaving Florida, I eventually lost touch with these guys and I never found out how it turned out for George. I sure hope everything turned out OK with him.

I haven’t thought about this for a very long time until recently you mentioned living in Gainseville and  Mickey Singer.


So here’s what we have. Four days ago, several of us on this site were musing over Seth’s “violations” and in regards to this Seth, also says that assertive spoken words for “peace” can get you out of a life threatening situation. Then today you proceed to tell us a story about how, in the past, you and your roommate used assertive spoken words for “peace” and got out of a life threatening situation.

Next, in telling us this story, you tell us about how, your roommate in college got to a point where he needed to talk to psychiatrist about an issue he was having and then I recall a similar story about a roommate in college who needed to talk to psychiatrist about an issue he was having.

jbseth

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jbseth: Freshman year of college, roommate seeing a hospital psychiatrist, life threatening situations, both of us having lived in Gainesville. There's an echo in here!

I want to mention that in my last story, I never felt the least bit in personal danger. My concern about the woman with the butcher knife was not for my personal safety, but rather for the loose cannon next to me, who was obviously not at his best that day. It was not me who needed to be shocked back to realizing that he wanted to live. Note how there was this initial intention to intervene with a person contemplating suicide and a plan carried out (seeing the psychiatrist) that was ineffective. But what WAS effective was this coincidental threat to Bob's life just outside of the hospital. Framework 2 brought that woman with the butcher knife to save Bob from himself.

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Hi LarryH,

Oh yeah, I didn't think that you were necessarily concerned for your life.

However, situations like that are extremely volatile and can very quickly get completely out of hand.



On a more personal note, I was raised in Fort Lauderdale, and so after high school and four years in the Air Force, I went to the UF in Gainseville.  While there, my friends and I use to occasionally drive over to Daytona Beach on Saturday morning and spend the day, body surfing, partying and just generally having a great time. My car did get stuck a few times on Daytona Beach, but I always had enough people with me to help me push it out.

I do miss swimming in the warm Florida ocean and gulf coast waters. The ocean water here off of the Oregon coast is pretty cold, even in the summer time.  :)

jbseth


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Wow Larry, you sure have had a lot of interesting experiences with synchronicity. More than I could ever imagine for the average person. I don't think you're average.

BTW I thought I'd add that I also lived in Florida for a while. But in Sarasota. From 77-82. Never been to Lauderdale for some reason, but have been to Daytona and a few other places. Had my fishing pole broken in half on the pier in Daytona. I think I hooked into a shark and it went right under the pier below my feet at lightening speed. Damn.


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Hi LarryH, Hi Deb, Hi All,

So here LarryH and I are talking about people who needed to go see a psychiatrist for various problems and then Deb posts a new post about mental health.

jbseth

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Wow Larry, you sure have had a lot of interesting experiences with synchronicity. More than I could ever imagine for the average person. I don't think you're average.
Deb, I don't know if it happens more for me or if I have just been paying attention more than most. I started writing them down in the '70's, or I might have forgotten some of them or at least some of the details. For a few weeks now, I have been preparing a talk on the topic, and when jbseth started this thread, I thought it would be an opportunity to organize my thoughts and get feedback. Of course, I wanted to include what Seth had to say about the topic, and I recently came across this:

After a series of synchronicities in the lives of Jane and Rob, Seth addressed the issue as follows (from TPS6, deleted session June 8, 1981):

“These are all quite mundane events, of course, yet they show over a period of a few days glimpses of the inner order of activity, similarities and coincidences that actually lie at the heart of events and serve as their true organization.”

“These encounters in their own ways are meant to show you that other people do indeed mean well, that they send good wishes in your directions, and the small clues mentioned earlier are meant, again, to remind you of the inner unity and correspondences beneath events.”

So what might all of these synchronicities say about reality? I thought that if I were to categorize those that I have compiled, I might see a pattern. Looking at the 17 synchronicities, I identified four categories: those that assisted in moving one toward a life path, those that offered spiritual guidance, those that fulfilled an intention in unexpected ways, and those that were simply reminders of Seth’s “inner unity and correspondences between events”. The results are as follows:

Life path: 3
Spiritual guidance: 7
Fulfilled intention in unexpected ways: 4
Reminder of inner unity: 5

That adds up to more than 17 because some of the examples fell into more than one category. One could say that all of the examples were reminders of inner unity, but I limited that number to only the examples that did not fit into the other categories.

TPS4, deleted session Nov 19, 1977: “All of your exterior communication, your physical events, national affairs, and private gatherings, are the result of the interrelationship of subjective realities, whose very basis is not physical at all. The power that moves the world does not come from the world, but at each moment comes into the world.”

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Hi LarryH,

That's a neat way to categorize these synchronous events and I really like that statement by Seth:

"The power that moves the world does not come from the world, but at each moment comes into the world.”

Thanks for sharing.  :)

jbseth

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Hi LarryH, Hi Deb,

I've been watching the news recently and monitoring Hurricane Florence, and I've got to say, that is one thing I don't miss about Florida. 

During the 15 years or so that I lived there, I got to experience several of these hurricanes, and boy we were lucky. During that time we never got hit by one of those super Hurricanes like, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Camille (which hit Biloxi Miss in the 1970's with 200 mph winds) or Hurricane Andrew (which hit south Florida in the early 1990's with >150 mph winds) and I wouldn't care to experience that at all.


LarryH,

Thanks for the info on the Michael Talbot books. The local library didn't have a copy of either one of these 2 books (The "Holographic Universe" or "Beyond the Quantum") and so they did an worldwide interlibrary request for me and the "Holographic Universe" just showed up today.  I don't know why, I never bothered to read this book before, in thumbing through it really quickly, I can see that it's amazing.

I should get the "Beyond the Quantum" book sometime soon and after reading these two, I'll do the same thing and see if they can find and borrow a copy of "Evolve or Die" by Marcus Dodd. 

Thanks again for the tip.    :)

jbseth


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I'll do the same thing and see if they can find and borrow a copy of "Evolve or Die" by Marcus Dodd. 
That's Evolve or Perish. Either way, the title was the one problem that I had with the book. Sounded a little preachy.

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Hi LarryH,

Thanks for the correction, yes it's "Evolve or Perish".

From the title it does sound like it might be religious oriented, if you didn't know better.
Was it preachy? Did you enjoy this book?

jbseth

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I did enjoy the book, but at least to some extent, it was because I knew him. The most fascinating anecdote was that near the end of the war, he and a driver were in a jeep traveling through the countryside alone when they were surprised by a small group of German soldiers. They thought they would be taken prisoner. But someone went to get the German commanding officer, who told Marcus, who was a 1st Lieutenant, that they wanted to surrender to him. He asked the officer how many soldiers he had. He answered, "13,000." Marcus said that he could not handle that many, and asked them to stay put for a day while he went back to base where he had 100 in his command. They agreed, but it took him a week to get permission. When he finally got back, they were still there. The commanding officer suggested that his officers be allowed to keep their weapons so that they could assist in controlling the other German soldiers. Marcus agreed. They took the prisoners back without incident.

When I was on the bus tour in France, the leader of the tour had also been in the 3rd infantry division, and I told him that story. He said, "I remember hearing that!" I ended up giving him Marcus' book, and I gave Marcus that guy's book.

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Oh, you guys! After trying to find The Holographic Universe and Evolve or Perish as free downloads or PDFs on the Internet with no luck, I ended up order the Holographic Universe on Amazon. My library has neither one and I can't find the Evolve or Perish book anywhere. Not even Amazon. Maybe I need to drive up to Boulder and check out the used book store.

Or maybe it will just show up on my front stoop this afternoon.  ::)

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Hi LarryH, Hi All,

I’ve been reading Michael Talbots book, “The Holographic Universe” and I just came across the section in Chapter 3 titled, “A Flaw in the Fabric of Reality”. In this section Michael describes “synchronicities”.   

In this section of his book, Michael Talbot talks about the classic example of synchronicity being Dr. Jung’s scarab story.  In this example, Dr. Jung was treating a patient who was somewhat resistant to therapy. One day while this woman was in his office she was telling Dr. Jung about a dream she had involving a scarab beetle. Dr. Jung was thinking about telling this patient that in Egyptian mythology, the scarab beetle represented rebirth. While he was pondering this issue, a scarab beetle made a tap on his window. It was the only time that a scarab beetle ever appeared at his window. He opened the window and the beetle flew in while he was interpreting this dream for this patient. The woman was so stunned by this, that she tempered her excessive rationality and from that point on, her response to therapy improved.

Then in the very next paragraph, Michael Talbot writes:

“Jung encountered many such meaningful coincidences during his psychotherapeutic work and noticed that they almost always accompany periods of emotional intensity and transformation: fundamental changes in belief, sudden and new insights, deaths, births, even changes in profession. He also notices that they tended to peak when the new realization or insight was just about to surface in a patients consciousness.”

LarryH, you mentioned that you were putting together some information for a talk on synchronicities. If you haven’t already considered these insights by Dr. Jung, and you probably have, then this information might be helpful to you as well.


Then, as if this wasn’t interesting enough, on the very next page, Michael Talbot mentions that Dr. Jung coauthored a book with physicist Wolfgang Pauli, titled, “The Interpretation and Nature of the Psyche”.  I knew that Jane Roberts / Seth has written a book whose title had to do with “The Nature of the Psyche” but I never knew that the Dr. Jung, the man who developed the concept of the “collective unconsciousness” also wrote a book who’s title had to do with “The Nature of the Psyche”. 

And why did I discover this? Because I’m reading a book that I had never bothered to read previously, and that I was “inspired” to read because LarryH told me that this is one of his favorite books. This occurred here in this Seth forum, where we are discussing “synchronicities”

Very interesting.  :)

jbseth



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LarryH, you mentioned that you were putting together some information for a talk on synchronicities. If you haven’t already considered these insights by Dr. Jung, and you probably have, then this information might be helpful to you as well.
jbseth, I did have the scarab story almost exactly as stated from another book. But I think the next part that you quote from the Talbot book would be a good addition, so thanks for that. I hadn't even considered checking that book for reference material.

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Hi LarryH,

No Problem. 

Thanks for the tip on the book.  It's been awesome.  :)

jbseth

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One Christmas many years ago, I got a book from my parents, written by my cousin Dr. Jeffrey Bonner, called Sailing with Noah. He is CEO of the St. Louis Zoo. The book is a collection of zoo stories from around the world. We decided as a family to go to see Night at the Museum, the Ben Stiller comedy. After we got back, I decided to start reading my cousin’s book. Early in the book, he tells of getting his PhD in Anthropology at Columbia University. While there, to help with expenses, and at the suggestion of Margaret Mead, he took a job in the anthropology department at the Museum of Natural History. This was the first I ever knew that my cousin had worked at this museum, synchronistically right after we had watched a movie that had been filmed at that very museum.

As I continued to read, Jeff relayed his own synchronicity (although he didn’t call it that). The museum experience eventually led to a ten-year career as director of the St. Louis Science Center. One day, he received a call from an executive recruiter who wanted to know if he would be interested in becoming president of the Indianapolis Zoo. Since he knew nothing about zoos, he thought it would make sense to visit the zoo before he talked to anyone about working there.
A week later, he was on a plane to Indianapolis. He arrived early and had plenty of time to kill, so he stopped at Smiley's Pancake House for breakfast. It was a run-down, eclectically decorated place with reproductions of Red Skelton's clowns and Elvis on black velvet. His booth, however, had only a framed quotation on the wall, from the book, The Outermost House, by Henry Beston:
 
“We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature, and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby the feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken a form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.”

He described the coincidence of this quotation over his bench in a roadside pancake house as "singularly improbable", but as beautiful a thought as he had ever seen expressed. He thought it had been placed above the booth specifically for him. He spent many years at that zoo and later CEO of the St. Louis Zoo. It's a great example of Jung's observation of synchronicities often coming at times of (among other things) "...changes in profession."

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Hi LarryH,

Yeah, that's a great example of Jung's synchronicities having to do with a job change.

After reading your post. I was thinking that I don't know of many examples having to do with job changes when I suddenly remembered the following. This story falls into the category of when one door closes another one opens.


In 1987, I was working for a large electronics firm as a "reliability" technician. For most of the 7 years that I had worked for this company, this was my job title and job function. In 1987, times were tough and I was placed on a "redeployment" list. Basically, I was told that I had 3 months to find another job within the company or I'd be let go.

As it so happened, there was an opening in another group in this company for a "reliability" engineer. Prior to being placed on the redeployment list, I didn't seriously consider applying for this job because I only had a Associates degree in electronics and typically you need a Bachelors Degree in electronics to be hired as an electronics engineer. 

Having nothing to lose, I applied for the position any and given my seven years of "reliability" experience, I was hired.

As a result of being on the redeployment list, I was forced into a position of applying for a new job and as a result of this, not only did I get a new job, but I also got a sizeable increase in salary as well.


As we often say, "God is good, all the time?"  :)

jbseth


 

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The opposite of black:
Twelve divided by two (word):