Much has been written on how such unbelievable events can coincide,
especially when greatly removed in time and space. Carl Jung was
one of the first to write about the collective unconscious, a major
to the idea of synchronicity.
Robert Anton Wilson, author of The
Illuminatus! trilogy as well as a number of non-fiction books on
ideas of this nature, would say that synchronicity goes beyond a simple
matching, transporting us into the sublime.
Part of the appeal of synchronicities is that it allows the viewer a more active degree of participation in the viewing experience. Instead of just sitting there passively, you get to take part in what you see, by setting things up, by trying new combinations yourself. It's kind of subversive that way, because what you see is not necessarily what was originally intended as the viewing experience. It allows fans to reclaim participation in what they're seeing and hearing. It's a true multimedia experience, interactive at its easiest.
What do you need to venture into the world of Synchronicities??
|An Open Mind, a sense of humor,
and, most importantly, WONDER!!
A programmable CD Player is the easiest way to do the Synchs.
Records (Vinyl), tapes, or 8-Tracks have been used as well, although much more difficult.
|A Television, for your viewing enjoyment.
The bigger, the better...
|A VCR, for the video portion of the Synch.|
I first became interested in synchronicities when a friend of mine showed me the first synchronicity listed here. I think if you try this, you too will be hooked on the concept. Coincidentally, the best of those listed here are Pink Floyd Synchronicities. If you know of any others, with different bands, music, etc., please let me know. I'd love to include them. So ENJOY!!
An Arkiver Production, Copyright © 1995, 1996, 1997
http://www.xnet.com/~arkiver/synchro.shtml -- Revised: 29 JUNE 1997
This site went online on 8/8/95, as a single page.
Revised 5/11/97 to include multiple pages.
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