Coincidences alert us to the mysterious hiding in plain sight. Professor Bethany Butzer tells us that synchronicities reveal the all-pervasive consciousness.
In this episode, our guest describes how synchronicities might serve as evidence that consciousness is more fundamental in our universe than space, time, and matter. They allow us, perhaps, to bridge the gap between the physical and the metaphysical, by momentarily experience an underlying domain of reality in which mind and matter are one.
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Our guest Dr. Bethany Butzer writes, teaches, and does research in the fields of positive psychology and transpersonal psychology, which emphasize the development of human strength and potential. She received her PhD in psychology from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Bethany has worked in the corporate world and in academia, and she has also spent several years as an entrepreneur. From 2013 to 2015 she was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School, where she studied the effects of yoga in school settings. Bethany currently lives in Prague, where she teaches and does research as a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of New York in Prague. Bethany is also a Lecturer for the Alef Trust MSc program in Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology. Her research focuses on yoga and mindfulness for youth, as well as transpersonal topics such as synchronicity, parapsychology, and ecopsychology. She teaches undergraduate and Masters-level courses on topics such as research methods, positive psychology, consciousness, and career development. She also works as a research consultant with clients around the world. Learn more at www.bethanybutzer.com.
Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung o 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 https://coincider.com.