Toward a Phenomenology of Synchronicity

  • D. Hanson
  • Jon Klimo


The purpose of this chapter is to share the results of a research study of the experience of a particular type of synchronicity. Carl Jung (1973) defined synchronicity as coincidence that is acausal, wherein certain events do not seem to be connected by normal causal means, and that is also particularly meaningful to the experiencer. Specifically, this is a study of a kind of synchronicity that appears to be goal-directed, although not under the conscious control of the experiencer.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Hanson
    • 1
  • Jon Klimo
    • 1
  1. 1.Rosebridge Graduate School of Integrative PsychologyConcordUSA

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