" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

September 11, 2019

The Positive Psychology of Synchronicity?

"Chris Mackey has long been interested in positive psychology, a science of wellbeing which, like other areas of psychology such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, is gradually showing more interest in spirituality. About 25 to 30% of Westerners consider themselves 'spiritual but not religious' and clairvoyants, tarot card readers and other alternative practitioners are these days consulted more often than mainstream mental health professionals, showing the general public’s interest in a transpersonal dimension in life. 
Chris's latest book "The Positive Psychology of Synchronicity" explores uncannily meaningful coincidences, which can be of particular interest to many people who are interested in enhancing their wellbeing, and are interested in a spiritual or soul dimension in life.
Synchronicity can be a helpful pointer to an optimal life path, as it tends to happen more often when we sense that we are on the right track."
I haven't read Chris' new book, but I did read the last one and I have written about Chris and that book before -
Synchronicity, 42 and Owls?
A fish at #42?!

I wrote this post on the fly just before going to bed having just watched Chris' talk at Watkins Books and when I woke up this morning Guy Lawrence had his latest podcast up titled -
That podcast was about Sky's new book 'Living in Flow: The Science of Synchronicity & How Your Choices Shape The World'.
These are the kind of conversations that I long for from Guy's podcast show.
It sounds like Guy's retreats are pretty popular, but I'm just not into retreating to be honest.
I'm with Bruce when it comes to retreats;-)
My last post was about Guy's podcast show and how he was on his wife's podcast show 'Love & Guts', a podcast mainly about gut health, but I also listened to Lynda's latest podcast with the author of the book 'Make It Happen', where I tried to argue that people really do put too much faith in their own thoughts and wishes when it comes to making things happen in their lives.
How to Let Go & Live in Flow, But Make IT Happen?
The funny thing to me is that I started reading David Mitchell's book 'The Bone Clocks' this week and on page 13 Holly is dreaming about the future with her boyfriend who she has left the family home over after an argument with her mother and Holly is dreaming of winning over her boyfriend through cooking for him and recounts that "All the magazines say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach" (yeah, that old wive's tale;-) and I thought that was good timing me reading that, as Lynda's work deals with gut health and Jordanna was a cooking magazine journalist before writing 'Make It Happen'.
'The Bone Clocks' has a similar cover design to 'Make It Happen' I think, too.
They say not to judge a book by its cover, but that's the reason I bought this book when I did.
I blame the "Book Angel", but once again "I" made the right decision buying this book, I think.

UPDATE: 2019

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