Even the most skeptical people have had psychic experiences, whether they rationalize it as coincidence or embrace that it was a psychic experience. In my personal experience as a witch and psychic there is no such thing as coincidence but rather that of endless synchronicity.
When we view the world as purely coincidental, we blind ourselves to the magick that is contained within our every day life and the messages that are being sent to us. It is through synchronicity that witches read omens, signs, and auguries. It is also through synchronicity that the right runes or tarot cards that are drawn are the ones that are meant to be.
In Hermetics there’s the axiom “As above, so below; as below, so above.” which is called The Law of Correspondence in the Kybalion. Which simply means that all things have a connection, agreement and correspondence to different planes. Hermeticism teaches that all things that occur in the physical realm also has a correspondence in the mental realm and the spiritual realm.
Carl Jung, the founder of Analytical Psychology was a man very interested in mysticism and occultism. His work was a major contribution to western occultism and the majority of his writings were exploring occult topics, religious ideas and mythological themes. Jung coined the theory of synchronicity, which he defined as an acausal (or related by meaning) connection of two or more psycho-psychic phenomena, which appear to be a coincidental on the surface.
The idea is that the universe via the Collective Unconscious is always trying to communicate to us psychic information through symbolism, including in the “real world” but that human rationalism keeps us from understanding it. This idea of the Collective Unconscious is once again very similar to the Kybalion‘s statements regarding the Law of Mentalism which states “THE ALL IS MIND; The Universe is Mental.” and “The Universe is Mental –held in the Mind of THE ALL.” Especially when you pair that with the Law of Correspondence, we see strong parallels between the ideas.
Jung discovered this when he was having a session with one of his psychotherapy clients where she was talking about her recent dream of a golden scarab. The next day as Jung was pondering her situation an insect flew into his window and after catching it, he found that it was a golden scarab. This was extremely unusual for his location and climate, however there it was! He thought about the historical symbolism ascribed to the scarab and realized that it was what she needed (symbolic death and renewal) to recover from her psychological ailments. It seemed far too strange to be a coincidence. This began his exploration of the concept.
Jung believed that behind all of these synchronicities, archetypal constellations were the key. An archetype is a primordial psychic image that serves as a model for a character, symbol or role that is inherently universal because it arises from within the Collective Unconsciousness, which we’re all tapped into. The Collective Unconscious speaks through symbols that we have ascribed meaning to throughout our existence as a human species. The easiest examples are the archetypes of the “hero” and the “villain” or “friend” or “monster” or “healer” or “lover”, which are all universal and everyone understands what type of character that is.
An archetypal constellation is when various elements begin to merge in the Unconscious Mind from the Collective Unconscious into patterned relationships externally for the Conscious Mind to assimilate and understand. This means that we can see a very observable link between these premonitions that seem to be coincidental and a direct message related to your experience and what you need to know.
Carl Jung was heavy into exploring the realm of dreams and the meanings behind them. He believed that the Collective Unconscious was always speaking via symbols through dreams. Heavy emphasis was placed on the interpretation of dreams and the archetypes and symbols within them to understand the messages that the individual was receiving. Many spiritual and mystical traditions around the world view the waking world as a dream or place equal importance on dreams as they do the physical world.
By recognizing the synchronicity around us and acknowledging it, we begin to see patterns and themes. I believe that one should try interpreting synchronistic events in the same way that one would interpret dream symbolism. Doing so leads to a more open psychic state to receive the messages of the spirits, gods, ancestors, Higher Self and universe.
A talented psychic is an observant psychic, in this physical reality and others, constantly translating information between realms, whether that be the physical, mental or spiritual planes. By paying attention to synchronicity you begin opening up those channels of “language” between different planes. So pay attention the next time a strange coincidence occurs within your life. It’s an opportunity to open your lines of communication and guidance within your life.