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EP210, Ralph Blumenthal: Portals to UFOs

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A New York Times reporter chases coincidences to uncover fantastic stories.

In this episode, Ralph Blumenthal describes his journey from New York Times crime reporter to writing about alien abduction. He believes in the power of books to “choose their authors,” rather than seeing the process as authors always being the ones to choose what books they will write.

Ralph gives a sample story of the coincidences revealed in his work: Noted Harvard psychiatrist and alien abduction researcher John E. Mack was run down and killed by a drunk driver in London on the night of Sept. 27, 2004, days before his 75th birthday. At nearly the same time, J. Wesley Boyd, a fellow psychiatrist and protege of Mack’s at Harvard, was landing in St. Petersburg, Russia, to attend a medical conference. In a taxi from the airport, Boyd looked out of the window to see a car ram into a crossing pedestrian. Boyd saw the man’s head slam onto the sidewalk and his legs crumple under the car. Later Boyd learned that his friend John Mack had been run over and killed in London at almost the same time, and in a very similar way. He was haunted by the painful synchronicity. 

Connecting with Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD (CCBB) is now offered as both an audio podcast–anywhere that podcasts are available–and in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE. We would love to hear from you as well! If you have a coincidence story to share, please leave it in the comments below, and we will respond. 

Our guest Ralph Blumenthal is a Distinguished Lecturer at Baruch College of the City University of New York, and was an award-winning reporter for The New York Times from 1964 to 2009. Ralph has written and co-authored seven books on organized crime and cultural history. He co-authored the recent series of groundbreaking Times articles on the secret Pentagon program to investigate UFOs. He led the Times metro team that won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the 1993 truck-bombing of the World Trade Center. In 2001, Blumenthal was named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to research the progressive career and penal reforms of Warden Lewis E. Lawes, “the man who made Sing Sing sing.” The book on Warden Lawes, “Miracle at Sing Sing,” was published by St. Martin’s in June, 2004. His most recent book is “The Believer: Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack,” published March 15, 2021 by High Road Books of the University of New Mexico Press. Learn more at www.ralphblumenthal.com.

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 https://coincider.com.

EP209, Sabrina Sauer: Improvise to Create Serendipity!

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By improvising with serendipity, Sabrina Sauer creates stimulating, rich environments and enthusiasm for flowing with the unexpected. 

Sabrina shares an example: “In my first year working as an assistant professor in Media Studies, I traveled to Milan for a conference. As I was relatively new to the field, I decided to watch a colleague’s presentation. Her session was chaired by a person who asked that colleague about a (in my mind) random topic that I also happened to be very interested in, just as I was thinking about that topic. I thought that that was a nice coincidence. Incidentally, I liked this person’s thought processes so much, that we are now married!”

Connecting with Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD (CCBB) is now offered as both an audio podcast–anywhere that podcasts are available–and in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE

Our guest Sabrina Sauer is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, at the Research Centre for Media and Journalism Studies. She obtained an MA in Media Studies, a PhD in Science and Technology Studies, and professionally trained as an actor prior to writing her dissertation about user-technology improvisations as a source for Information and Communication Technology innovation, at the University of Twente (Netherlands). She has published about media production, the agency of users and technological artefacts, exploratory search, improvisation, and serendipity. Her current research focuses on the use of digital data in creative media production practices, social innovation, and digital humanities. Learn more at https://www.rug.nl/staff/s.c.sauer/. 

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 https://coincider.com.

CCBB Episode 208, J.M. DeBord: Dreaming Life with Synchronicity

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“Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.” Here’s some evidence.  

In this episode, J.M. DeBord explores the relationship between dreams and synchronicity. For example, a young man starts dreaming about an anime show, and then discovers that it’s a real show. Further stories of incredible dream-real life coincidences follow.  

Connecting with Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD (CCBB) is now offered as both an audio podcast–anywhere that podcasts are available–and in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE

Our guest J.M. DeBord is the author of four books, including the the best-selling Dream Interpretation Dictionary. He is the creator of RadOwl’s Dream School and a longtime moderator of the largest and most popular online community for dream sharing: dreams.reddit.com. He’s also a student of Carl Jung’s psychology and a moderator of that subreddit. Learn more at https://jmdebord.com or https://Dreamschool.net. 

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 https://coincider.com.

CCBB Episode 207, Carol Bowman: Deceased Family Member Coincidences of Returning to the Family

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What if your 3 year old child tells you that they had been another relative of yours in a previous life. Is such a thing “just a coincidence”?  

Our guest on this episode, Carol Bowman, explores this topic based on her career researching phenomena relating to past lives. Carol is an author, a researcher of children’s past life memories, and a past life therapist for adults for over thirty years. We also discuss whether all coincidences are meaningful, and whether coincidences seem to increase at certain critical points in our lives.   

Connecting with Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD (CCBB) is now  offered as both an audio podcast–anywhere that podcasts are  available–and in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE

As a past life researcher and therapist, Carol Bowman has published two books: Children’s Past Lives (Bantam Books, 1997) and Return From  Heaven (HarperCollins, 2001). These have been translated into more than 20 languages. She has appeared on many TV shows, including Oprah,  Unsolved Mysteries, Good Morning America, and ABC Primetime, as well as in documentaries on the BBC, A&E, CBC, and PBS.  She has also been a  guest on radio shows and podcasts.  She has lectured in the U.S., Europe, and South America. Learn more at https://CarolBowman.com.  

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 https://coincider.com.