There is an interesting word in the English language, it pretty much has to be observed for it true significance to be understood.
Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events which are causally unrelated occurring together in a meaningful manner.
The concept does not question, or compete with, the notion of causality. Instead, it maintains that just as events may be grouped by cause, they may also be grouped by their meaning.
In order to be synchronistic, the events must be related to one another temporally so as to rule out direct causation.
The idea of synchronicity is that the conceptual relationship of minds, defined as the relationship between ideas, is intricately structured in its own logical way and gives rise to relationships which are not causal in nature. Instead, causal relationships are understood as simultaneous—that is, the cause and effect occur at the same time.
Synchronous events reveal an underlying pattern, a conceptual framework which encompasses, but is larger than, any of the systems which display the synchronicity. The suggestion of a larger framework is essential in order to satisfy the definition of synchronicity as originally developed by Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung.
Jung coined the word to describe what he called “temporally coincident occurrences of acausal events.” Jung variously described synchronicity as an “acausal connecting principle”, “meaningful coincidence” and “acausal parallelism”. Jung introduced the concept as early as the 1920s but only gave a full statement of it in 1951 in an Eranos lecture and in 1952, published a paper, Synchronicity — An Acausal Connecting Principle , in a volume with a related study by the physicist (and Nobel laureate) Wolfgang Pauli.
A pretty good example of Synchronicity just occurred, well, in my personal opinion, though it is equally possible that it was either purely coincidence or perhaps just Barack Obama responding in an indirect, but otherwise knee jerk manner to accusations made by former Congressman Allen West.
18 Jan 2014
Former Rep. Allen West (R-FL) labels President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder as racist for their policies on Steve Malzberg’s NewsMaxTV show earlier this week…
Here’s what Obama had to say the very next day.
President Barack Obama said that racial tensions may have softened his popularity among white voters within the last two years, according to a story posted on the New Yorker magazine’s website today.
“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black president,” Obama said in the article by David Remnick, appearing in the magazine’s Jan. 27 edition.
It’s not uncommon for liars, scoundrels, small children and the intellectually impaired individuals to resort to the old “But they did it first” justification of morally reprehensible behavior, Obama is clearly not as advertised “The Smartest man in the room” when he so often likewise has to resort to such tactics to rationalize his own morally reprehensible behavior.