Cassandra Vieten: Imagining Synchronicities, EP 244

Or listen to an audio version HERE on

Imagination powers humanity, our basic natural resource. Synchronicity encourages imagining how our minds, and brains are connected to each other and to our environments while also remaining separate. Separate and together. Imagine that!

Our guest, Cassandra Vieten is Director of Research and Associate Scientist at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at the University of California, San Diego; She is also the Executive Director of the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, where she served as President from 2013-2019. Website:

Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at

Read more blog posts on The Coincidence Connector ยป