The Coincidence Connector

  • Factors that Increase Coincidence Frequency March 22, 2017


    What factors increase coincidence frequency? The answers involve the coincider (the person experiencing the coincidence) and the person’s situation.

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    People who see lots of coincidences describe themselves as spiritual and/or religious. Research also shows that coincidence-sensitive people tend to be self-referential, intuitive, and are seeking ... Read more »

  • The Connecting with Coincidence Radio Show Library March 11, 2017


    The weekly radio show CC with BB: Connecting with Coincidence with Dr. Bernie Beitman, MD, now has its own on-line library. You can go to the library here.

    Welcome to the only radio show in the world dedicated to coincidences, synchronicity and serendipity!

    Episodes 1 ... Read more »

  • What Is Synchronicity? An interview with feature documentary director David Strabala. February 20, 2017

    While counseling a troubled teen, David Strabala wondered how this boy kept finding himself at the wrong place at the wrong time. Could he arrange his life to be in the right place at the right time? Wasn’t this a synchronicity question?

    Inspired by the teen’s struggle and ... Read more »

  • As Above, So Below—a Sky/Brain Coincidence January 22, 2017


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    Hermes Trismegistus, thought to be an an ancient Egyptian philosopher, wrote “That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above corresponds to that which is Below…” The phrase has been summarized as “As above, ... Read more »

  • Some Coincidences are too Good to be True January 4, 2017

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    You are having computer problems. You have Microsoft software. You receive a call from someone telling you that your computer has problems needing to be fixed: it has a virus; it’s slow, or it’s sending out error messages. How wonderful! Someone at Microsoft knew of ... Read more »

  • Is a Barrage of Coincidences Challenging Your Sanity? Try coincidence counseling. December 13, 2016

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    A barrage of coincidences can challenge world views by their existential significance and the fear of the immensity they imply.

    They may also induce the brain to try to expect a meaning in everything, which may lead to heightened “associative thinking,” compared to the normal ... Read more »

  • Connecting with Coincidence Radio Show November 30, 2016

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    I have launched a weekly radio show called Connecting with Coincidence with Dr. Bernie Beitman, MD.

    The show is divided into 4 segments lasting about an hour with commercials. The first segment provides an introduction to the show and to me and discusses how coincidences suggest ... Read more »

  • Coincidence Psychodynamics: Some coincidences can be explained without God or probability November 15, 2016

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    God-Universe and probability rank as the two most popular explanations for coincidences. These explanations do not include the possible contributions of the people experiencing the coincidences: the coinciders. Either God-Universe did it for you as in “Coincidences are God’s way of remaining anonymous”. ... Read more »

  • Coincidence Quality: Amazing or Trivial? November 1, 2016

    Some coincidences are extraordinarily amazing like the series of serendipities that led to the discovery and manufacturing of penicillin (Beitman, p. 140-2). Some are trivial (like thinking of a strange word and a little later seeing or hearing that word).

    Why judge the quality of coincidences?

    The higher its quality, the more likely the coincidence offers ... Read more »

  • Managing Interpersonal Energy October 26, 2016

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    Two people exchanging energy (Sarah Ashmun)

    Interpersonal energy is probably related to energy radiating from each of our hearts.

    The magnetic component of the heart’s field can be measured several feet away from the body with Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID)-based magnetometers. (Heartmath). We can feel variations ... Read more »

  • Chi Whiz: Interpersonal Energy and Simulpathity October 14, 2016

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    Can people really experience the pain of a loved one at a distance? Yes they can!

    I call this category of coincidences, simulpathity, which is derived from the word Latin word simul (the same) and the Greek word pathos (suffering, feeling). The existence of simulpathity ... Read more »

  • HAPPY HUNTRODDS’ DAY A celebration of coincidence every 19th September October 4, 2016

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    This post is from https://onlinebingo.co.uk/

    There is a moment of awe that accompanies every coincidence. A fleeting second or two when your mind struggles with questions of what, why and how.

    What just happened? Why did it happen? How did it happen?

    But, perhaps the greatest gift of coincidence is ... Read more »

  • When Coincidences Signal It’s ‘Meant to Be’—But It’s Not! September 5, 2016

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    For many people coincidences are “all good”: If you wait long enough, you can probably find a positive outcome. In this post we look at coincidences that from the beginning seem to promise a great outcome but then yield nothing.

    Alan Colmes had ... Read more »

  • Serendipity: A Store, a Movie and a Coincidence: A cool word takes on new meanings August 15, 2016

    The word “serendipity” has many pop-culture references, but many people don’t know its original meaning or realize its usefulness.

    When customers walk into Serendipity, a women’s clothing store in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, they usually think of the movie Serendipity (2001) starring John Cusak (Jonathan) and Kate Beckinsale (Sara).

    The movie is serendipity rich. The ... Read more »

  • “There Are No Coincidences” July 6, 2016

    When uttering the phrase, “there are no coincidences” the speaker, feels fully confident in its truth. But, just like coincidences themselves, the meaning depends on the beliefs of the person involved.

    Let’s start by looking closely at the word coincidence. Dictionaries usually define it as two or more events coming together in a surprising, unexpected way ... Read more »