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A Tale of Two


By Mark Grant

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9. TRIUMPH 103
12. COLD WARS 147
13. MOSCOW 157


16. THE PRIEST 189
17. CLOSURE 197




It was in mid-2012, when I first became aware of the book you
are now holding.
I was soon intrigued by the authors fresh views on a topic that I
blithely had assumed that I already knew quite well: Synchronicity.
My premature hardening of the categories condition was destined to
improve thanks to Mark Grant, whose uncanny insights into this
subject were truly inspirational.
Hence, I am honored to introduce readers to the expanded third
edition of A Tale of Two Synchronicities. I can say frankly that the
author has uncovered something astonishing in spotlighting
synchronistic patterns unnoticed by mostand such patterns often
have been unfolding for quite some time. His investigation proceeds
along two parallel paths: Examining synchronicities (syncs) that
range from the familiar personal (micro) level to various public or
(macro) group levels. The end result is a startlingly insightful way
of viewing life and history. Never before have I heard such a view
expressed so clearly, nor seen such a perspective in printfrom the
time when Carl G. Jung coined the term synchronicity in the 1920s!
The first chapter of this book will provide the reader with a solid
understanding of where this revolutionary thesis leads. From the
start, Mark Grant provides easily verifiable evidence which forcefully
suggests that certain events both private and public are targeted for

synchronistic encoding. But then he goes one step further, showing
through what he calls relational design that many of these synced
events are part of an even wider choreography, one that commenced
astonishingly early in sequential timepreceding later syncs by
years, decades and, in some cases, centuries.
This suggests a hidden symphony of generally unnoticed,
ongoing influences that curious readers can ponder. In particular, the
macro lens that the author provides will support those interested in
fathoming a previously unexplored dimension of the human
experience. (This was certainly true for me as a reader.)
In general, the author attributes the patterns he has uncovered to
the unobtrusive influence of an unidentified designer, who remains
amorphously free of being pigeonholedthereby respecting the
spiritual views of all readers. But every now and then, the author
takes care to remind his audience that these results could also be a
consequence of a relatively unknown causal principle. Much to his
credit, he also concedes that his findings could be due to chance.
However, what he presents is of such a high order that it would seem
incumbent upon chance theorists to provide comparable evidence.
Having earned multiple advanced degrees in science
culminating with a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Stanford
University School of Medicine, I find this restraint highly
commendable. And, frankly, it is all-too-often lacking in
alternative fields of inquiry.
As interesting as the patterns presented are in isolation, they
often point to very particular themes. This combination makes the
attending design seem truly intelligent, and purposeful. To say
that the authors investigation seemed directed at times would be a
serious understatement. This is much more than a well-researched
project; it is also an engrossing, authentic story that unfolds on two
levelseventually pointing the way to a hidden, perennial wisdom.
I apprenticed for years in an ancient spiritual tradition known in
modern times as Huna. That lores surviving fragments seem to be
portions of a vast wisdom that originated in an advanced, ancient
civilization which Pythagoras called Antichthones and Plato called
Atlantis. Accordingly, Kahuna Lani (HoanoiwahinenuhoaLani)
one of the extraordinary teachers who ordained me after 13 years of
study had a healthy contempt for vacuous, spiritually impotent,
New Age thinking. And I deeply absorbed his bias over the years.
Huna has a rich understanding of synchronicities. Such events
are seen as evidence of the benevolent involvement of the spirit
world, in seeking to direct our attention the presence of angelic
support; doing so in a manner that honors a deep moral value

namely, non-interference with the human use of free will.
This provided much common ground between the author and
myself, and as I got to know Mark Grant, I shared some anecdotes
that detail my own experience with synchronicity. After Mark got to
know me, he eventually requested that I write a Foreword for this
books second edition. I was certainly happy to fulfill that request.
But I only told part of my story because I wished to avoid stealing his
After informing me that a third edition was in the works, Mark
asked that I tell my story in full. He asked me to do this because he
feels that my own account reflects certain patterns and themes that
come up in this book on a recurring basis.
So here goes.

My own story begins on a very familiar date, when I should
have died but remained alive by virtue of choosing to exit an
otherwise fatal stream of events. This was largely thanks to noticing
more than two-dozen unusual coincidences leading up to my early
morning arrival at Londons Heathrow airport early on the 11
September 2001, with an upper-class ticket to travel from London to
LA via Boston. Some of those many syncs were so strange that I
began to pay close attention, slowly relaxing into an active, open-
eyed meditation state.
At the United Airlines check-in counter, I confirmed my First
Class seat assignments and the timing of the route yet felt a
spontaneous and inexplicable urge to remain in Boston which Ive
always enjoyed for a day or two before continuing on to LA on the
12th or 13th. I asked the counter agent, who happened to be a senior
supervisor with authority, about making such a change, but she said
that this was impossible due to my upgrade status to 1st class (via
mileage) for the entire journey. I persisted by asking again quite
politely. And, as she said, You have to fly through Boston without a
layover because theres no way I can I suddenly felt sick to my
stomach. Horribly sick.
Then I blurted out, much to my own surprise, that I wished to
skip Boston altogether and needed a direct flight from London to LA.
At that moment, the sudden sick feeling lifted immediately. Because
of this I became resolute in insisting upon an itinerary alteration, and
the agent put me on an alternative route that bypassed Boston
That alternative, direct London-Los Angeles flight was also odd.
Several hours into our travel over the Atlantic and North Pole, the
crew disappeared into the galley and engaged in an animated

discussion while the captain illuminated the Fasten Seat Belt sign
and made a serious-sounding announcement that everyone should
remain in their seats. Hence, no one could approach the huddled
flight attendants. There was a palpable air of something is wrong,
yet no one knew what.
Finally, just after we had crossed into airspace over the western
US, our pilot announced that a plane-related accident had occurred
at the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York. And, as a result, all
flights over the US had been suspended. So we turned around
roughly 180 and headed toward a landing in Canada where we would
be stranded for days.
I hardly need to remind anyone of what happened on the 11th of
September 2001. For my part, I was acutely aware that I should have
connected to United Flight #175, which was the hijacked commercial
plane that departed Boston for LAX but flew into the WTCs south
tower. My literal survival was thanks to becoming intuitively curious
upon noticing the plethora of odd and meaningful coincidences or
syncs that occurred prior to flying as planned.
The next winter after my 9/11 non-event, I visited the
Manhattan WTC site. Over that week in New York, I became quite
ill with a Legionnaires-Disease-type of mould, fungal and bacterial
infection of the lungs. I returned to the Western US thinking that I
had a severe flu and went to bed in isolation to recover. After three
pain-wracked days, I began coughing up copious amounts of blood
and had what commonly is called an NDE (near-death experience).
During that NDE I genuinely seemed to step out of my body
(i.e., die) and instantly perceived an indescribable world of vast love,
angelic beings, rapturous music, and rich answers to every question I
asked. It was during that time I saw the rich inter-connectedness of
life in which spiritual forces conduct a glorious trans-life symphony
while respecting each persons free will. The richness and
complexity of that symphony are beyond words.
Eventually, I was given a clear NDE choice of whether to stay
in that exalted place of unconditional love or return to living in a
damaged body. Although I had seen that life would be quite hard in
8-10 years, I chose to leave the wondrous company of angels and
loved ones and return to life in the body. In summary, I felt
empowered by dying, which was the best experience of my life! But
the details of answers Id received faded over the next several days.
I gradually recovered and enjoyed a happy life for 8+ years.
And I began to wonder whether Id foreseen some kind of worst case
scenarioone which I remembered ever-so-vaguely as an

impression about a potential future that might never manifest into
actual reality.
But on the tenth year anniversary of the WTC near-miss, on
9/11/2011, I awoke with a horrific loathing. I felt worse and worse
all day until my left side abruptly seemed paralyzed. I was taken to
the Emergency Room and suddenly remembered that Id already seen
this brain injury episode during the NDE nearly a decade before. I
was going to become disabled and paralyzed on the 10-year
anniversary of 09/11/2001a truly weird personal irony.
As one can imagine, I was quite stunned by the precision of this
striking ten-year duration. But then I was astonished to learn that it
came up in relation to 9/11 in public macronistic terms, as the
reader will learn in the next chapter! Those who read further will
learn that this duration comes up again, in relation to a most
extraordinary Olympian event.
Remarkably, it would appear that this is one of the logical
places to look for synchronistic linkage. Mark refers to this kind of
relational connection as a time bridge. He suspects, for very good
reasons, that this is one of the designers preferred ways of linking
events where discreet interventions occur.
But that is only half the picture. There are connections, and
then there are the events to which those connections point.
Turning again to my own experience: on the one hand, it would
appear that someone knew in advance what was about to unfold in
New York City on 9/11/2001, and initiated a synchronistic dialogue
with me as I made my way to Heathrow. Then, exactly ten years
later, I was reminded of an extraordinarily inspirational time when I
visited the other side and came back to the life we all know.
This completes the picture. My own experiences were than very
neatly synced; each one relates to the theme of a transcendent reality.
This is a book that boldly discusses both sides of this same
mystery again and again. I must candidly confess that it has moved
me personally.
Mark Grant had done something amazing, ferreting out ancient
spiritual truths via the careful observation of publicly verifiable facts,
ones so commonly ignored. Truly, this is a work that has much
greater potential relevance. So I invite readers to tread upon this
newly-opened road, one which is considerably less traveled.

Lewis E. Graham, Ph.D., D.D. (Kahuna Lanakila)
GNOSI S Onward Volumes I IV [2013]



Chapter 1

Many people believe that life is somehow planned or fated.
This book goes one step further, making a case that some events
are discreetly designed and scheduled, in ways that are meant to be
Here we shall explore what the author thinks of as
contemporary mysticism. This is a very different thing than
ancient mysticism, which can be highly problematic because stories
from antiquity are often difficult if not impossible to validate.
As the term applies to our investigation, contemporary
mysticism avoids this difficulty because it concerns things that happen
in our times, and on lifes public stages, where relevant facts are
easily confirmed and not confined to antiquity and hearsay.
This chapter will give the reader a sense of the kind of data with
which we will be working. So, here are our first examples.
For many people, September 10, 2002 was a somber day. It was
the eve of the first anniversary of the infamous World Trade Center
attacks, when terrorists flew jets into two buildings in New York
Citys financial district.
Why were peoples moods so affected a year later?
The answer is clear, yet mysterious. Obviously, the attacks

were a memorable event for many people. But something subtler was
going on at that time. For some reason, anniversaries stand out in the
human imagination. And as far as that goes, some are more
prominent than others, like one-year anniversaries, five and ten-year
This was why, on September 10, 2002, over at Chicagos
Mercantile Exchange, word spread that the exchange would open one
hour later the following morning, because the next day was the one-
year anniversary of 9/11. And that
afternoon, the Standard & Poors 500
futures index closed at exactly 911.00.
Perhaps feelings were most
heightened in the state of New York
on September 11, 2002, the one-year
anniversary. After all, that was where
the attacks had occurred. How
striking it must have been, when the
evening results of the New York state
three-ball lottery came in.
Shown here, the numbers 9, 1 and 1 came up, in that order.

For the most part, this book is about synchronicity, a term
coined in the early 20th century by the renowned psychologist, Carl
Jung, a protg of Sigmund Freud. Synchronicity refers to
meaningful coincidences, or events that some people believe cannot
be adequately explained by the laws of random distribution,
otherwise known as chance theory.
As I use the term, synchronicity refers to normal events which
seem synced because the events contain certain meaningful features
but also, in some cases, because of their timing. I believe that this is
an area of focus that has been greatly overlooked by those who focus
on synchronicity. But already, we can see how essential meaningful
duration is, through the two examples just presented. Occasionally, I
think of anomalies as syncs, if these unusual events feature the
elements just mentioned.
In order to begin to appreciate synchronicity, it is first essential
to embrace the significance of symbolic association. Often this
occurs very naturally, as was the case with World Trade Center
attacks, which became known as 9/11 within days. Other times this
is done very deliberately. In the jargon of advertising, this practice is
known as branding. This method of entrainment is used by virtually
all major corporations and governments, who have long since
recognized the power of symbolic association.

To many people, synchronistic results suggest that some events
are choreographed by a mysterious third party, who makes use of
meaningful symbolic associations. And this interpretation, which I
call the designer model, implies interesting technological
For example, in the case of our first two examples, on the one
hand we appear to be witnessing the handiwork of an agent who has
the capacity to choreograph market closings to one one-hundredth
of a point. In the second case it would appear that the designer can
infiltrate one of the most well-guarded human institutions, the gaming
industry. It seems to follow that the designer also recognizes that
anniversaries stand out in the human imagination, and that 911 has
very particular symbolic meaning in the collective consciousness.
There are, of course, other explanations.
And as far as those things go, a common response among
skeptics is to say that so-called examples of synchronicity are nothing
more than the byproduct of peoples tendency to subconsciously look
for meaning.
Any reasonable person can accept that this claim is true, some
of the time. Then again, syncs have a way of coming to people
without being asked. This is exactly what we just saw in our two
examples. Likewise with what occurred on September 11, 2011, at
the Belmont race track in New York: On what was the tenth
anniversary of 9/11, the first three winners of the day were horses 9,
1, and 1 in that order.
Based on evidence, the claim that syncs are the result of people
looking for confirming information turns out to be a conditioned
judgment rather than a considered one.
Likewise, with another famous claim: that comparable results
can be easily reproduced, if one looks long enough. As one might
expect, this was offered up in the aftermath of the 9/11 one-year
anniversary syncs. Some said that one could find many 911s on the
one-year anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks on
billboards, license plates, grocery receipts, anywhere.
This is also true. But in order to see why it is a weak
explanation, we must ask why the examples just mentioned were
reported in the news.
The 911.00 market result in Chicago was widely reported
because it occurred in a major financial center. The 9-1-1 lottery
result made national news because it happened in the state of New
York, where the attacks took place. The Belmont race results were
widely reported because the facilities there were used for rescue
operations after 9/11.

All of these 911 syncs made the news because they prominently
related to the World Trade Center attacks, in timely fashion, and in
terms that many people could relate to.
When it comes to group-level synchronicity, the event or
connection must stand out in a way that groups of people find
noteworthy, not just a single individual or two. This standard greatly
limits what constitutes comparable connection. Seen in this light, it
makes no sense to assert that a woman seeing a receipt or a license
plate with a 911 on it is comparable to our market closing or lottery
result. Nor would Americans have cared if, at a horse track
somewhere in South America, the first three winners on the ten-year
anniversary of 9/11 were horses 9, 1 and 1. What sets Belmont apart
is its proximity (or geographical prominence) to where the World
Trade Center attacks occurred.
Prominence is a term I use often in this book. I do so because it
often explains why conventional ways of accounting for
synchronicity are inadequate. The term comes up especially
frequently in this opening chapter. I ask the reader for patience, as I
attempt to clarify how prominence fits in the wider discussion, and
why it seems to be a crucial synchronistic element.
Now, let us consider another essential ingredient of
synchronicity, improbability. But as we proceed, keep in mind these
well-known rules of thumb, which even the most ardent empiricists
and self-proclaimed rationalists live by:
In certain settings, the less likely an event is, the less inclined
we are to view it as being due to chance. At a certain threshold, if an
event is sufficiently improbable, we tend to believe that it is
impossible to be due to chance.
In the lottery example, we can calculate the exact likelihood that
this 911 result would have occurred in a world ruled by chance
alone: Since there are two three-ball draws each day in the New
York lottery, the odds that we would see a 9-1-1 on any given day (in
that order) are exactly 1 in 500.
Those are fairly long odds, at which rate we would expect to see
a 9-1-1 in this setting about once every year and a half, or 500 days.
But this tells the far smaller part of the story. To understand why, we
must return to the notion of prominence.
September 11, 2002 was not any given day. Few people
would have cared, if the 9-1-1 came up on August 9
or March 12

or any other day in a normal year except September 11. Thats why
the lottery result made the news, because of 9-1-1s widespread
symbolic significance to the World Trade Center attacks.
This changes everything. To get the real picture here, we must

consider the 1-in-500 odds in relation to September 11s only.
The bottom line is that we can expect to see a meaningful 9-1-1
result in the New York state lottery around once every 500 years!
Had time permitted, the last time we would expect to have seen such
a result would have been around the time Christopher Columbus
arrived in the New World. We can expect another meaningful result
like this around 2500 AD.
Yet this is exactly what happened on the one-year anniversary
of 9/11, on the anniversary when people were perhaps most cognizant
of how the day related to the World Trade Center attacks.
Turning to those Belmont horse race results, we cannot know
the exact odds of the 9, 1 and 1 finishes. But this doesnt mean that
we cant make a reasonable estimation.
Suppose the average horse race consists of ten horses. In a
world ruled by chance alone we would expect to see this 9, 1 and 1
outcome about once every 1,000 races (1/10 x 1/10 x 1/10).
At eight horses per race, the expectation drops to once every
512 races. At twelve per race, it rises to once every 1,728 races.
Again, since this outcome would only be meaningful on a
September 11, we have one day out of the year to generate a
meaningful result. At this range, we can expect such a result to occur
about once every 500 to 1,500 years (in a world ruled only by
chance). Yet this is what happened on the ten-year anniversary of
9/11, at the one horse race track in America which played a crucial
role in the post-9/11 operations. Once more, we see that prominence
matters greatly.
It would be much more difficult to calculate the odds of what
occurred at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and perhaps
impossible. One approach might entail asking how many market
exchanges there are in the United States, and boards that are
comparable to the Standard & Poors one, in terms of prestige (or
But in order to make a hit not any 911 closing would do.
The one that occurred was noteworthy because it was 911.00. In fact,
round numbers, like 00, are another thing that we tend to notice.
For this reason, it seems unlikely that a 911.28 or 911.81 closing
would have made the news.

In the world of track and field (and sports in general) Usain Bolt
has exceptional prominence. At the time of this writing, Bolt ranks as
the worlds fastest man, and the fastest man to have ever lived, by far.
And when it comes to determining exactly who the Fastest Man
in the World is, in a normal year one race stands out above all others.

That would be the 100-meter final at the World Track and Field
Our next example involves a time frame of about 15 to 20
seconds. This is how long it would take to complete a 100 meter
race, plus few seconds afterwards, when the racers slow down.
On August 11, 2013
Bolt won this most
prestigious race in Moscow.
Just as he was slowing down,
after the race was over, a bolt
of lightning flashed in the sky
above the stadium. Thats a
very tight window of
opportunity for such a well-
placed and obviously
meaningful lightning bolt to strike. Little wonder that Oliver Morins
image was circulated all over the Internet.
Now consider the likelihood that this was due to chance: The
100-meter championship final occurs once a year, and years last for
around 31,500,000 seconds. The odds that lightning would strike
above the stadium in Moscow during this 20-second window works
out to about one in 1.5 million. One would be more than twice as
likely to be handed a Royal Flush in a Poker game.
And so we turn to a rule of thumb mentioned earlier. If one saw
a Royal Flush dealt at a card table, which comes along once every
649,740 times, in controlled chance settings, how many of us would
insist that this outcome had to be due to chance?
The answer depends on how strongly one believes in the
supremacy of the laws of chance, and how inclined, or disinclined,
one is to consider alternative explanations. This book is intended for
people who are willing to consider various possibilities.

Throughout this book I generally explain syncs as if they are the
result of design. However, I wish to make clear that I do not insist
that this interpretation is the correct one.
While I favor the designer way of explaining syncs, I am well
aware that there is a risk in believing entirely in this model.
Synchronicity may be based on a relatively unknown kind of cause-
and-effect, based on what I think of as mind-matter physics. If the
mind-matter model is ultimately the correct one, then attributing all
of these results to a third party or parties would be incorrect and
tantamount to factoring ourselves out of the true causal equation.


Exactly six months before that race in Moscow, Pope Benedict
became the first Roman Catholic Pope to resign in 600 years. On
February 11, 2013, Benedict announced that he would be leaving
office at the end of the month.
It is hard to imagine any living individual who is more
prominent in the Roman Catholic world than the Pope. And, of
course, the Roman Catholic Church is a highly prominent global
Thats why, when the media picked up on this news, the story
went worldwide in a heartbeat.
And just as billions of people turned their attention to the
Vatican, lightning struck the dome of St. Peters Basilica, on the same
day that Benedict resigned.
As always, some regarded this as pure coincidence. The claim
this time was that lightning strikes St. Peters often or that it
probably does, because its a big building.
Consider that around four million visitors come to the Vatican
each year. This works out to about 11,000 camera-toting tourists
daily. If lightning does strike St. Peters often during storms, then
common sense suggests that it would be very easy to find several
photos or video clips of this occurring at other times.
I found none, other than the one that was captured on the very
day a Pope resigned. Maybe there have been other strikes, but it
hardly seems common. But this overlooks why this strike was
especially remarkable: It occurred on a very prominent day in the
Catholic world, when a Pope resigned for the first time in 600 years.
As evidence like this mounts, the credibility of the default
chance explanation should be called
into question. And so we add more
According to various press sources,
a German daily calendar seemed to have
predicted Benedicts resignation, the
day before he announced that he would
be resigning. The cartoon showed the
Pope winning a lottery, saying that he
would quit his job tomorrow. Note the
date on the calendar, February 10, 2013. That was the day before
Benedict announced his resignation.
As usual, for the next few weeks there was widespread
speculation regarding who the next Pope would be. That
conversation ended a month later, when a cardinal from Argentina
became the new Pope.

It turns out that the new Pope, Francis, is a big fan of the San
Lorenzo Saints soccer team in Argentina. In fact, on March 12, 2008,
exactly five years before the Papal conclave opened that elected him
Pope, Francis became a
member of the Saints fan club.
Note that this duration is
striking in much the same way
that those 911 syncs were, as
another round anniversary.
But the case for discreet
intervention becomes more
interesting when Francis fan
club ID card is viewed from
another angle.
Next, observe that his fan club number is 88235NO. I have
underlined the numeric portion of this ID. Since it is five digits long,
we know that 100,000 five-digit number combinations could appear
here, ranging from 00000 to 99999.
Now see that the last four digits of the numeric portion of
Francis ID are 8235. And one can plainly see, there are only two
ways out of 100,000 that 8235 can appear in this underlined section:
as the first four digits in the sequence, or as the last four ones.
All of this is worth mentioning because on the day that Francis
was elected Pope, the Argentina national lottery result was 8235.
In effect, the Argentine lottery result mimicked Franciss ID
card against chance odds of 1 in 50,000. People throughout South
America were stunned by this most timely result, as they should have

This cluster of syncs represents what I think of as relational
design: Seen in these (design) terms, the designer begins a discreet
intervention by ensuring that a cartoonist makes a prophetic
cartoon. That German calendar entry became a sync the next day,
through how it was seen to have foreshadowed Benedicts
resignation. On the big day the designer throws down a lightning
strike, presumably to let us know that something is up.
And so the German calendar made the news. But what could
not be recognized then, was that the cartoon would prove relevant for
other reasons that were yet to unfoled.
The key, as things turned out, was that the cartoon was
published in Benedicts homeland and was based on a lottery result.
Francis election was synced on the day he was elected Pope,
through a lottery result that occurred in his homeland.

This is a vintage example of relational design. Viewed
chronologically, it rather seems like a continuing symbolic

I have found that the best syncs often contain layered hints of
discreet intervention. And so, I have learned to look closer. With
that idea in mind, lets take a closer look at that Argentine lottery
ticket. Do you see anything unusual?
Just below the winning numbers are the same four digits, in
different order. I believe the chance odds of this kind of match come
in at around 1-in-400 (.4 x. 3 x .2 x .1).
When it comes to the designer model, a good question to ask is,
what if this unusual event was meant to be noticed? After all, if the
designer wanted to fix another lottery, in order to discreetly hint at its
presence, then why not add another element that hinted at discreet
intervention? Nor would this be the first example of layering in this
case, as we saw on the previous page.
So I started playing around with the numbers, and soon found
that they added up to 13,617. I then noted that this string (13617)
could convert to a date, 13/6/17.
This corresponds to the 13
of June in 1917, which is an
exceedingly prominent date in the Roman Catholic Church during the
century. This is the date of the second Fatima visitation, when
Mary, the mother of Jesus, is believed to have appeared to three
children in Portugal.
I will leave it to others to look up the Fatima visitations if they
wish. The main point is that this pairing showed up on a very big day
in Roman Catholic setting, through a lottery result that was seen to be
fated for another reason; and this visually appealing pairing pointed
to another very prominent date in this setting from the previous
century, against extremely long chance odds.

Inevitably, many will ask if this design was a form of divine
Thats very possible, but not necessarily so. All that can be
inferred (throughout this book, when patterns are considered as
design) is that our hypothetical agent is capable of producing the
observed connections. It is entirely possible that we are considering
the handiwork of an agent who is extremely advanced relative to
ourselves, but less than God. The universe is a very big place.
Also, some people will ask the divine question in the case of
the Papal syncs because they occurred in relation to a religious or
spiritual setting. But what happens when comparable information is

seen to occur in secular or non-spiritual environments, like the ones
considered earlier?
In short, we are required to explore our biases of where such
miraculous results can and cannot occur. I take a wide-angle view,
and can certainly think of reasons why the designer might want to
work its magic in worldly environments as well as spiritual ones.
After all, there are so many different shades of us, and many of us
are not religious or spiritual, per se. For that reason its difficult for
me to imagine the designer working through only religion, or just one
religious or spiritual denomination, especially when the evidence
suggests that we are being reached out to in various settings, through
group-level synchronicity, or macrosyncs.

So, let us turn to an entirely different setting, where a macrosync
occurred in relation to two of the most prominent American
Presidents, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
Both men died on the exact same day, in 1826.
Lets think about that. Two Presidents dead on the same day!
Surely, this must have been very striking to Americans of that time.
But this wasnt just any pair of Presidents. Adams and Jefferson
were thought of as a duo, in much the same way that Muhammad Ali
and Joe Frazier were regarded in the world of boxing, or like Siskel
and Eibert were recently, in the world of film. So, the fact that
Jefferson and Adams were widely (or prominently) thought of as a
duo certainly adds to this picture.
But there is more. Not only did both men die on the same day,
and not only were they thought of as a pair, the two men passed away
on the USAs birthday, on the 4
of July.
And so we see another example of synchronistic layering.
Finally, in dying on July 4, 1826, this dynamic duo passed on
Americas 50
Now, lets think about that. What might Americans have
thought of this 50?
I suspect that many readers will instantly think that the answer
has something to do with the number of American states. However,
in 1826 there were only 24 states.
Still, it seems very likely that Americans would have been
struck by this 50 because, and as noted, people have a tendency to
note round numbers. As such, this base-50 duration would have
been striking, and in terms that point to the birth of the United States.
Through this striking, durational connection, another relevant
theme is introduced. Both Jefferson and Adams were Founding
Fathers, members of a very limited group of men who played

prominent roles in Americas founding and its birth.
Surely, Americans of that time would have been deeply moved
by these various connections. This story probably lingered in the
public imagination for years, during which time its compelling
features were discussed time and time again, and seen by many as a
fated outcome, or something so improbable that it was hardly likely
to be due to chance.
With these thoughts in mind, imagine how the American public
felt exactly five years after the deaths of Adams and Jefferson.
That was when President James Monroe died, on July 4

Again, we see how relational design assumes the appearance
of a kind of symbolic dialogue, where, in this case, the designer went
out of its way to speak to American people through decidedly non-
religious considerations.
Another term I use in this book is back-referencing. This
refers to how some syncs seem designed to relate to earlier syncs,
anomalies, or events of consequence. Such reckoning works both
ways, of course. Looking the other way, earlier relational syncs
appear to be designed to foreshadow later events, like synchronistic

So, how unlikely is it that the second, third and fourth US
Presidents to die would all pass away on July 4
Imagine an enormous hat, one which contains the names of all
the people in the world who have died, and the dates when they
passed over. Being such a large sample, the dates would be very
evenly distributed across the calendar year. How many attempts it
would take, before we pulled the names of three persons who died on
July 4
, on three draws from the hat?
According to the laws of chance it would take about fifty trillion
attempts (1/365 x 1/365 x 1/365).
Thats 50,000,000,000,000. With numbers like that, it is really
rational to assume that the second, third and fourth Presidents to die
all did so on July 4
due to luck?
People often associate events because they contain common
elements. But the case for relational design can also be made based
on duration, the distance between two events. When durations seem
like design features I think of them as time bridges. The 911 syncs
all relied on this form of encoding, through meaningful anniversaries.
So does this famous example, regarding the careers and deaths of
Presidents John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln:
Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846; Kennedy was elected

to Congress in 1946. Lincoln was elected President in 1860;
Kennedy was elected President in 1960. Both men were succeeded
by men named Johnson. Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln,
was born in 1808. Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was
born in 1908.
Other prominent information from their biographical profiles
suggests that Lincoln and Kennedy were meant to be considered in
association: Both men presided during periods when Civil Rights
was an especially hot issue. Each man was killed as he sat next to his
wife, as a result of gunshots to the head. Kennedy was shot while
driving in a Ford-Lincoln Continental. Lincoln was shot at Fords
Theatre. Lee Harvey Oswald, who shot Kennedy, was captured in a
movie theatre. Kennedy had a secretary named (Eveyln) Lincoln. On
a side note, Lincoln was
fatally shot on a Good
Friday, five days after the
America Civil War finally
ended, on Palm Sunday.
The base-100 time
bridges mentioned in
relation to Lincoln and
Kennedy suggest that the
designer is making use of
our innate tendency to notice round numbers, again. And like the 911
anniversary time bridges, these durations are striking in a general
sense, since the durations are noteworthy to most people. For this
reason I think of these kinds of time bridges as conventional ones.
But conventional time bridges only scratch the surface, when
it comes to this form of relational design. Syncs often incorporate
unconventional time bridges, that is, durations that require some
reflection on a synced event, or basic knowledge about its setting.
For example, we have noted that the deaths of Presidents Adams
and Jefferson would surely have been shocking news, partly because
both men died on the same day. But the year when this occurred also
mattered, since 1826 established a striking 50-year connection to
Americas birth, and Adams and Jeffersons roles as Founding
Since 1826 assumed a significant role in that design, I
eventually wondered if the designer had made further use of this
string. I certainly didnt have to look far, only to the next passing of a
US President that event which surely shocked Americans and got
them thinking about what had happened exactly five years earlier.
It turns out that James Monroe died exactly 1826 days after

Jefferson and Adams.

In the spring of 2011, Bono, the lead singer of U2, one of the
worlds preeminent rock-n-roll
bands, was in Vancouver,
He and a crew member had
decided to go for a walk. It
started to rain. Times being
tough, it seems that the two
decided to save a few dollars on
cab fare by hitchhiking.
The pair was spotted on the
side of the road by a couple in a pickup truck, who circled around and
gave them a ride. What made this a story was the fact that Bono
had been picked up by a professional ice hockey player from the
National Hockey League (NHL), named Gilbert Brul. In other
words, this became a story because the driver, like Bono, was a
prominent individual.
Now, this was a very special time for the people of Vancouver.
The citys NHL franchise, the Canucks, had made it to the final round
of the leagues championship playoffs, known with some reverence in
the world of hockey as the Stanley Cup Finals.
As they were driving along, Bono invited Brul and his
girlfriend to the bands next concert, set for the following day in the
city of Edmonton.
But there was a problem. The concert was on the same night as
Game One of the finals. Brul had tickets to the game. Now he had a
choice to make.
In the end the forces of rock-n-roll prevailed and Brul went to
the concert. He even brought along his mom.
And the story, as they say, had legs. With hockey fever at
epidemic levels in Vancouver, it was certainly neat that the Bono-
Brul encounter took place in town, on the eve of the first game of the
finals, with the Canucks about to face the Boston Bruins.
And that was where most people left off. But not me. By the
time I heard about this story I was into my fourth year of exploring
synchronicity with some regularity. Since this encounter seemed like
somewhat of a shouter the kind of sync that seems to be intended
to get attention of people in general I suspected that there might be
more to this episode.
And there was.
For one thing, Gilbert Brul turned out to be a surprisingly

relevant person to meet up with Bono. He was born on January 1
1987. Bruls birth evoked an immediate association to one of U2s
most famous songs, New Years Day.
Also, at that time of his encounter with Bono, Brul played for
Edmonton, where the U2 concert was. He had been born in
Edmonton as well.
Turning to Vancouvers opponent in the upcoming Stanley Cup
finals, the last time Boston had made it to the finals they had played
Bruls team, the Edmonton Oilers.
It seemed, perhaps, that the designer was playing up Edmonton
in this case. Looking closer in that direction, I found out that
Edmonton has a rather unique relationship to U2.
The city sits well to the
north of all other major
Canadian cities, on nearly the
exact same latitude as Dublin,
Ireland. Edmonton and
Dublin are about four
thousand miles apart, west-to-
east, and only fifteen miles
apart, going north-to-south.
As one can see, the geographical relationship is quite striking. It is
also relevant, because Dublin is where U2 was born.
This story had also shined some light on Game One of the
Stanley Cup finals the game Brul had to miss in order to attend the
U2 concert. Since I had figured that the roadside encounter had been
choreographed, rather emphatically, I thought I might find more
meaningful connections if I looked there.
In Game One, Boston and Vancouver had skated back and forth
for nearly sixty minutes, without scoring a goal. Then, with less than
a minute left in regulation time, the Canucks stole the game. The lone
goal scorer in Vancouvers 1-0 victory was Raffi Torres, which made
him an especially prominent player in that game.
So, I looked Torres up, and learned that he had been born on
October 8
. That was curious, since the city of Edmonton was
incorporated (or born) on October 8
And like Brul, Raffi Torres used to play for the Edmonton
Oilers. That is, until he was traded in 2008.
On July 1
of that year, Torres was traded in exchange for
Gilbert Brul.
Chance? The NHL consists of 30 teams. Each team is allowed
to have 23 players on their active rosters, but up to 50 players under
contract. This means that the 29 other teams could have involved up

to 1,450 other players in a trade for Brul.
Yet the player he was traded for just happened to be the hero of
the game that Brul missed in order to see the U2 concert, as a result
of the synced and layered roadside encounter with Bono.

I uncovered this information because I seriously considered the
possibility that the Bono-Brul encounter may have been
choreographed, by a designer who occasionally leaves hints of its
ongoing involvement in human affairs.
I have found that prominent events are generally good places to
look for synchronistic encoding, even when at first glance there are
no apparent hints of discreet intervention.
I was well into writing this book, when it finally occurred to me
that I ought to check out one of the most memorable events in the
history of American sports, and international ice hockey.
Sports Illustrated, the iconic American sports magazine, named
the Miracle on Ice The Top Sports Moment of the 20th Century.
On the occasion of its 100
anniversary, the International Ice Hockey
Federation (IIHF) called it The Top International Hockey Story of
the Century (from 1908-2008).
Such accolades confirm to the outsider that this game had A-
List prominence. But before I go into what I found when I looked in
this direction, here, in a nutshell, is the story of the Miracle on Ice.
On February 22, 1980 a young American hockey team,
consisting of college players, played a highly favored, much more
seasoned team of older, professional players from the Soviet Union.
The game took place at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics; at
stake was who would play for the gold medal. It was the height of
the Cold War which, in certain very tangible respects, made the USA-
USSR showdown a match between the forces of capitalism and
However, the tale of the tape suggested something more along
the lines of contest involving David and Goliath. A year earlier
Goliath had defeated a team of NHL all-stars in the three-game
Challenge Cup, two games to one. The first two games had been
close, but in the final one, the Soviets crushed the NHL stars, 6-0.
Then, just before the 1980 Winter Games began, Goliath thumped
David in a tune-up game, in New York City, 10-3.
By the time of their showdown with the Soviets, the underdog
US team had become Americas Olympic darlings, having played
well above expectations as the hockey tournament at Lake Placid
unfolded. But given the games Cold War overtones, the stage was
set for a contest that truly transcended hockey. Americans who didnt

know the difference between a face lift and a face-off got pulled into
the drama.
When all was said and done, the USA shocked the world,
winning the Miracle on Ice game by a score of 4-3.
Jim McKay, the legendary American sports anchor, likened the
outcome to a group of Canadian college football players defeating the
Pittsburgh Steelers (the recent Super Bowl champions).
The problem with Mr. McKays analogy is that Super Bowl
champions are club teams. The Soviet national team consisted of its
top hockey leagues best all-stars. Therefore, a better analogy would
have the Canadian college football players facing a super Pro Bowl
team, one consisting of the very best players from both of the
National Football Leagues two conferences. And this team would
have been training together for several years, eleven months a year, in
preparation for an exceptionally important game with those Canadian
college kids.
So, because of the Miracle on Ices exceptionally historic
prominence, I eventually thought to look to this game.
Of course, in a world ruled by chance, the bigness of this event
should have no bearing on what I was looking for, hints of discreet
So, where to begin looking? When it comes to group-level
syncs, my rule of thumb is to look in the direction of consensus
prominence, that is, what tends to stand out in the mind of the group.
In sport settings, prominence can assume several forms. Game-
winning goals and goal-scorers are always prominent, if only in a
technical sense on some occasions. But oftentimes key moments
dont show up on summary sheets, such as how a big hit, a big save
or an injury can turn a game. Sometimes something weird happens,
and these anomalies also tend to stand out in the mind of the group.
For these reasons it can be very helpful to be familiar with the
storyline of a given event, that is, how a game unfolded.
In the Miracle on Ice game, one moment was huge by any
standard. Mike Eruziones goal in the third period put the USA
ahead, 4-3. This turned out to be the final goal of the game, and
therefore the winning one.
As far as prominence is concerned, many have said that this is
the biggest goal in the history of US ice hockey. We note that this is
a subjective measure. But whether or not this is true is completely
beside the point, for the purposes of our discussion. All that matters
is that Eruziones goal is recognized as an exceptionally prominent
goal by many people in this setting. This makes it an unusually
attractive target for possible synchronistic encoding, according to the

designer model.
So, this was the first place I looked.
And when I did, I found that Eruziones goal came at exactly the
minute of the game.
By exactly I mean 50:00. This figure may recall the 911.00
seen at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, on the eve of the one-year
anniversary of 9/11. It may also recall the fact that Presidents
Jefferson and Adams died on Americas 50
Well revisit Adams and Jefferson soon enough. For now, lets
recall that it seems unlikely, that the Standard & Poors closing would
have made the news, had that exchange closed at 911.38 or 911.92.
We heard about that macrosync because .00 stands out to people in
Turning to Eruziones goal, it becomes reasonable to ask if the
00 seen there was also installed by design. Perhaps the designer
wished to play up the number 50 through this association, since 50 is
prominently linked to that striking 00.
So, lets start there. Why might the designer want to make use
of 50 at the climax of the Miracle on Ice game?
A plausible explanation arises when one recognizes Eruziones
goal for what it was: a great American moment. In our day and
age the number 50 has strong relevance as an American symbol. It
represents the number of states in the United States.
This is very convenient since, by acclimation, the Miracle on Ice
game unified the American public.
This is what I think of as a self-referencing sync, the kind of
sync that speaks to the occasion. The reader may be surprised how
often macrosyncs feature this sort of connection. To cite some seen
so far: that bolt of lightning in the skies above Moscow certainly
reflected Usain Bolts triumph in the world 100-meter final of 2013.
The 911 syncs all spoke to the occasion because they occurred on
September 11s. Then there was the fact that Gilbert Brul was born
on New Years Day.
Self-referencing syncs add to the inference of intelligent design,
through raising the possibility that the designer is aware of the
significance of a given event, and wishes to encode it in terms that
convey its awareness.
As things turn out, the great American moment we are now
considering delivers more self-referencing information.
For starters, Eruziones last name means eruption in Italian.
This is exactly what happened across the United States of America
when he scored this epic goal.
Also, the Miracle on Ice game took place on the birthday of the

first President of the United States, George Washington. So, the
timing of Eruziones goal speaks to the occasion on two levels in
American terms: referencing the United States by the minute, and
the USAs first President by date.
Now, in the storyline of this game another goal stood out.
Late in the first period, the generally disciplined Soviet team
suffered a brief mental lapse. This enabled the USAs Mark Johnson
to score with one second remaining. His shocking goal tied the game
and gave the Americans a big boost going into the first intermission.
The way the goal occurred was also somewhat self-referencing, in
that its unusual, timely nature reflected the widespread feeling that
the US club was a team of destiny.
This goal is also remembered because it caused the furious
Soviet coach to change goalies. Years later Viktor Tikhonov would
call that decision the biggest mistake of his career another obvious
measure of prominence. Tikhonov took Vladislav Tretiak out of the
game, and Tretiak was widely regarded as the best goaltender in the
world at that time.
For the record, anyone who cares to look into this game will
easily confirm that I am not rewriting history here when I bring up
Mark Johnsons goal. It was a highlight in the Miracle on Ice
storyline unlike the other goals scored in that game, aside from
This is where things get very interesting, when we consider the
possibility that the designer may have played up the number 50,
through the timing of Eruziones goal, in order to symbolically
reference unity through an American statehood association. If thats
true, then for similar reasons, Johnsons goal assumes the appearance
of a synchronistic sneak preview.
Before going further, I must first introduce what I call the
string method. This is not my invention either, and later on I will
present a well-known example where this kind of sync came up in
dramatic and layered fashion. The string syncs that appeared in that
famous case were so striking that a certain phrase was driven to the
number one position of google.coms search engine.
For now, here is how the string method works:
My birthday is May 13
. If I scored a very big goal at 5:13 of a
hockey game, I might be impressed because 5:13 converts to 5/13,
by way of the string 513. One way of expressing May 13
is as
5/13. I might also be impressed, if I scored at 13:05. This is because
1305 converts to 13/05. This also translates to May 13, which is
also commonly expressed the 13
of May, or the 13
day of the 5

month of the year.

Of interest now, is the fact that Mark Johnsons goal came at
19:59 of the first period.
When we apply the string method, we find that this time
signature converts to the year 1959. And thats interesting, because
1959 was the year when 50 finally became a relevant number, in an
American sense: In 1959 Hawaii became Americas 50
Seen as a part of a base-50 statehood design, the timing of
Johnsons goal foreshadows the climax of the Miracle on Ice game,
which was fated to occur at 50:00. The American unity theme is
being emphasized, or played up, through two peak moments in the
Miracle on Ice game, whose respective timings speak to the statehood
theme from two related angles.
Finally, and writing as someone who is familiar with this setting
(of North American ice hockey), I find the prophetic implications
surrounding Mark Johnsons goal here to be interesting for another
reason. It would appear that his biographical profile foreshadowed
another major event in this setting. Appropriately perhaps, that one,
which we will explore later, related to the city where professional (or
capitalist) ice hockey was first introduced.

Its early, and I get that. In many respects, the case I am
building is like an evening Poker game, where unusual hands show
up more often than they should, according chance expectation.
At first, we are inclined to assume that such hands are based on
luck. This is natural, and perhaps it is the position that many readers
will be in now as they consider the limited number of hands that
have been presented so far.
However, as more strange hands show up on the proverbial
table, the more we begin to suspect that someone is discreetly
intervening in the laws of random distribution.
Its a process, and therefore one that takes some time. By the
time the reader gets to the end of this book, he or she will have seen
many more examples where similar evidence has occurred on the
public record.
At this point it is a lot to ask, for many people to even accept the
possibility that two hockey goals could have been timed by design
and to the second. This is understood. But it should be kept in mind
that this rush to judgment may be due to the way we have been
trained to think, of what we can consider, and what we must dismiss
or ignore.
Nonetheless, if a designer chose to time Mark Johnsons and
Mike Eruziones goals for the general purpose of hinting at its
involvement in human affairs, then it seems reasonable to think that

our mysterious agent might want to include supporting secondary
data in the same picture.
We have already seen some of that. But how else might this be
If a major objective on the designers part was to get people
thinking about Johnsons and Eruziones goals in association, (as I
am saying might be true), then installing a time bridge based on these
two goals could be effective. It might also be practical to base the
time bridge on seconds, since the two statehood associations rely on
the seconds when each goal was scored, at 19:59 and 50:00.
So then, how many seconds apart were Johnsons and
Eruziones goals, anyway? The answer is 1,801.
Next, we recall that Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were
(possibly) involved in a major macrosync, one that stunned America
on the USAs 50
birthday. Synch
1801 was the only year when these two men served as US
Interesting. Thinking of Johnson and Eruzione in combination
leads us to Adams and Jefferson.
And 1801 was 25 years after Americas birth, and 25 years
before Jefferson and Adams died, on the USAs 50
birthday. A
rather harmonious fit, and all the more so when we recall that
Johnsons and Eruziones goal related to 50 through their respective
statehood associations.
Featured on the opposite page is an image of our current
monumental moment, voted as the greatest highlight of all time in
2008 by viewers of ESPN, a major American television sports
Again, this is A-List prominence. And, lets be honest: It does
seems very unlikely, does it not, that most hockey goals would
prominently display American connections of the quality we see
But why is this important? To appreciate why, it may be helpful
to first recall the recent fictional works of a bestselling author, named
Dan Brown. In books like The Da Vinci Code, Brown worked with
the premise that groups of individuals discreetly encoded great works
of art and architecture with subtle symbolism. And since the advent
of the Internet, independent researchers have presented mounds of
evidence to suggest that the ancients did a similar thing, encoding
prominent structures with information that proves that they knew far
more than mainstream academics credit them with.
Turning to the Eruziones goal, if it was designed, then were
considering the handiwork of an agent who has the ability to impose

its vision in settings where people compete against each other.
Thats why this is important: It begs the larger question. To what
extent has this sort of thing been going on right under humanitys
collective nose, whether we care to focus in on it or not?
But this is only the beginning. When Eruziones goal is
considered in wider, relational terms, a much more unlikely picture
emerges that extends the inference of intelligent design and ongoing

Unlike the works of Dan Brown, there is nothing fictional about
this information. Nor is this the kind of design, (if it is design), that
compares to the best of what has been found with respect to our most
well-known ancient structures. Frankly, this is something far more
advanced. A power appears to be working through us, with the ease
of an advanced computer gaming programmer who can shape events
because he or she is above the laws that govern the game.

The only remaining question is if the results are designed, or if
they are due to some unknown cause, or if they can be consistently
reproduced under controlled random environments. In that case we
can reasonably assume, and should assume, that the patterns
presented in this book are probably due to chance and this writers
selective attention.
If the results I found in relation to Mike Eruziones goal and
Mark Johnsons, are due to chance, then it shouldnt matter that I
looked to this most epic game because it was so historic (or
prominent). Chance theory predicts that most hockey goals will
produce comparable results, or that a significant number of them
will, when carefully examined.
Setting up a test to prove this would be a relatively simple task.

For starters, one would need to first compile a list of randomly
generated hockey games. From this list, two goals per game must
also be randomly selected.
Those wishing to test the claim that one can find anything
anywhere if one looks long enough would need to produce
prominent American associations from a significant number of these
This is logically consistent, because the claim is that one can
find anything, if one looks long enough. Prominent American
associations would need to be presented in two ways, in order to
match what we have seen: through viewing these goals in isolation,
and through considering them in relation to each other.
Perhaps the skeptical prediction now seems unrealistic. It
should, because it probably is.
Now that its called into focus, the claim that one can find
anything anywhere sounds like an emotional response based on
preconceived notions and dismissive labeling.
Maybe a more relaxed standard will help the chance theorists
cause. Perhaps showing that these pairs of randomly generated goals
are self-referencing in a more general sense would lead to
comparable results.
How do they speak to the particular games they are derived
from (as Johnsons and Eruziones goals do, in the American sense,
through their shared statehood associations)? How does the setting
speak to the occasion, (as the Miracle on Ice game speaks to its
significance as a great American event, through having been played
on George Washingtons birthday)? And how do these pairs of goals
establish relevant relational connections, (as the duration between
Johnsons and Eruziones goals does by referencing the only year
when Jefferson and Adams each held Americas highest political
It remains to be seen if the serious skeptic can do this; and I am
not saying that it cannot be done. And perhaps this is why I have
consistently found results like the ones I have presented so far when I
looked to prominent events. But for now I only wish to separate
those individuals, serious skeptics, from those who claim to be
skeptics, but arent willing to actually test their own ideas.

So, lets pull back and consider what has just been presented.
In general, we have been considering what Carl Jung called
synchronicity from a perspective that has not been carefully
considered. Most people who are interested in this subject tend to

explore how it works in their own lives. I strongly feel that this kind
of introspective focus has greatly limited our understanding of this
fascinating subject.
This is not a book about sports. In the most general sense, it is
an exploration of how synchronicity has been occurring in a context
that has been largely ignored. Nonetheless, when it comes to the
exploration of macronicity, or group-level synchronicity, we have to
start somewhere. A sustained look into a particular setting may also
be useful because we can gain a sense of how deep synchronicity
might reach in general.
Sports settings are ideal because they produce outcomes based
on competition, where results are defined at the human level by a
kind of controlled chaos that is seen live and often before thousands,
if not many millions of people. These considerations enable us to
rule out human intervention, in virtually all cases.
The body of work we will consider in this book generally
concerns very well-known events relating to ice hockey, American
football and big-time soccer.
However, this macro information is presented in the context of
a personal journey. And because of the way things worked out, at
times we will explore other evidence of synchronicity, mainly with
respect to mans remote past. Our tour will even take the reader off
planet on a couple of occasions, so to speak.
I would encourage those who might not be interested in sports,
but are interested in synchronicity, to consider reading along
anyway. It will become clear that I am working with a relatively
simple template that is highly transferrable. So are the methods that I
present in this pioneering study. This book presents a new way of
thinking, one that may have direct relevance to a field of human
endeavor that the reader is interested in.
What I have to present requires no great knowledge of sports,
either. All of the essential information will be explained in clear
terms, much as we have just seen with respect to the Miracle on Ice.
Even to the sports-minded person, this setting things up properly is
necessary for a fundamental reason: To see why a symbolic
association is meaningful in a given setting, one must gain some
familiarity of the setting.
It is my hope that people will eventually get the message of
what this book is really about, that synchronicity likely occurring in
various public settings, not just in our personal lives. When people
begin focusing on these shared macro fields, it is inevitable that our
shared understanding of synchronicity will expand well beyond what
I present here.


That being said, these macro considerations are only half of
what I have to share. This book is the result of an inner journey
which I see as having begun in late 2006.
That was when I began looking into significant (or prominent)
memories from my past, in much the same way that I have in this
chapter to see if they featured evidence of synchronistic design.
By the time I got started I already knew that some of these
events contained such information. However, when I took a
sustained look starting in late 2006, I was astonished to find that there
was much more evidence of synchronistic design than I had
previously imagined. What I learned then convinced me that some
events in life are not just fated but scheduled, and very likely
unfolding according to some sort of blueprint, one that we can begin
to recognize, if we know where and how to look.
Before going further, I would like to present an extended
version of a famous example of synchronicity offered up by Carl

A young woman I was treating had, at a critical
moment, a dream in which she was given a golden scarab.
While she was telling me this dream, I sat with my back to
the closed window. Suddenly I heard a noise behind me,
like a gentle tapping. I turned round and saw a flying
insect knocking against the window-pane from the outside.
I opened the window and caught the creature in the air as it
flew in. It was the nearest analogy to a golden scarab one
finds in our latitudes, a scarabaeid beetle, the common
rose-chafer (Cetonia aurata), which, contrary to its usual
habits had evidently felt the urge to get into a dark room at
this particular moment. I must admit that nothing like it
ever happened to me before or since.

This story is seen as synchronistic because the arrival of the
scarab beetle is meaningful, since it was relevant to what was going
on at the time and because it was improbable.
Explained in terms of designer theory, it would appear that a
mysterious third party was monitoring this conversation and decided
to have a beetle arrive on Jungs window sill at just the right moment.
It also becomes plausible that the designer directed Jungs
focus, ensuring that he would see the beetle at just the right time and
not miss this meaningful connection. This possibility may be as
intriguing as the actual sync, for it infers that the designer has the
ability to operate within the sphere of our awareness.

It follows that this sort of thing may occur much more
frequently than we think, manifesting at times as the voice of our
conscience, as hunches, as epiphanies, or even as thoughts that relate
to the most mundane matters.
In this wider intimate context, syncs may be regarded as
personalized signs that this is exactly what is going on in our lives,
with more regularity and to a much greater extent than we are
conditioned to think.
On the contrary, we are conditioned to presume that this is not
occurring, and that to presume otherwise is irrational.
But what if that conventional interpretation of our shared reality
is entirely wrong?
Then again, the moment we raise the idea that a designer is
operating within our sphere of awareness, so do we introduce the
possibility that the designer is actually another part of who we are.
Such a possibility reopens the door for the mind-matter model, in
which Jung and/or his patient somehow prompted the beetle to arrive
when it did. This may well be the correct way of accounting for
synchronicity, for even Jesus said we could move mountains if we
had enough faith.

Suppose that during Jungs next appointment, a patient started
talking about a bus accident, and that there was a bus accident right
outside of Jungs office, as the patient was telling that story.
Finally, imagine that later on that same day, another patient told
Jung about an earthquake she had been in as a child, and that a minor
earthquake occurred just after the patient brought this story up.
Considered together with the earlier anecdote, these three
episodes could certainly be seen as a very deliberate demonstration on
the designers part.
Furthermore, the designer could be seen to have displayed the
ability to communicate very personally through a progression, based
on the manipulation of the wider environment on three different
levels. At first the designer displayed the ability to move an insect;
then it showed that it could influence traffic; and finally, it showed
that it could cause earth movements.
This extended Jungian example reflects my own journey
which led to this book. Things began in 2006, gained speed in 2007
and continued all the way to 2012.
A definite progression unfolded during this time, but not in
ways that incorporated insects, traffic and geological movements. In
my case, it appears that the designer eventually made use of film and
television productions, and then some of the biggest sporting events

on this planet.
In a few chapters I will describe the early part of this journey in
some detail. But for now, here is a very brief overview of how it
Not long after I began looking into my past, in late 2006, I
started to suspect that I was being guided in my investigation. Every
once a while, it would occur to me to look in a particular direction,
for no apparent reason. Often, when I followed up on these hunches,
I would find very compelling evidence of synchronicity.
This kept happening, perhaps every few days or so, until I began
to think that maybe a voice was whispering in my ear a voice that
knew where to look and wished to assist me in my investigation. (A
voice very much like the one that may have prompted Jungs patient
to talk about her dream, and direct Jungs attention to the window sill
where the beetle appeared.)
Much to my surprise, this sense of being directed continued,
intermittently, all the way through to the summer of 2007. That was
when I entered the world of Hollywood as a film and television
background performer, or extra.
Soon after working in this capacity I began to note that several
of the productions I was sent to also related to my past, in remarkably
specific ways. By the time I finished working as an extra which I
did for about a year and a half I was quite convinced that I had been
sent to certain sets because they addressed my past, and later on,
because they reflected what was going on in the world around me.
Two of those jobs also seemed to reference future events with
uncanny precision, although I couldnt have known that during my
tour of Hollywood. This also comes up later on in the book, in the
course of telling the narrative.
This sense of personal interaction continued after I was done
working in film and television. But by then, the novelty of this
experience had worn off somewhat, and I accepted this as an oddly
normal feature in my life.
However, I could never make sense of why this had begun to
happen. And that was a bit frustrating, because the way I received
information seemed so very purposeful at times.
In late 2009 a subtle shift occurred. That was when I looked
ahead, to a couple of big-time sporting events that were set to take
place in early 2010.
Those events captured my attention because I could see, in
advance, that they had features which strongly related to two of the
more well-encoded events from my distant past. And so, for the first
time since this journey of discovery began in late 2006, I looked

forward in time, based on design considerations, wondering if some
sort of discreet intervention was going to occur on very public
What I learned after these events took place launched my
journey to a whole new level, and eventually resulted in this book.
Much to my surprise, these two macro events seemed to
reference my past, with astounding precision. However, in checking
them out, I also found compelling evidence of macronistic design,
the first indications of synchronistic encoding that was of more
general or group-related interest.
As I looked further into those events, I happened to find
evidence to suggest that similar historic events were also
synchronistically encoded. This compelled me to look in other
directions, and I found more of the same not always, but often
enough to leave me convinced that something very deliberate was
going on.
Meanwhile, as the months passed, other current public events
came up that I felt drawn to, for various reasons. These events also
turned out to contain evidence of synchronicity that was relevant on
the group level; but often they also contained striking personal
connections as if I was directed to see them for reasons that worked
on both levels.
This is why I presented an extended version of Carl Jungs
famous example of synchronicity. What ultimately unfolded was a
two-layered journey of discovery that began in late 2006 and
continued until 2012.
As I view the results, the designer directed me to some
extraordinary macrosyncs, while demonstrating the ability to
reference an ordinary individuals life at the same time, yours truly.
I wish to make clear that if my interpretation is correct, then the
results are not about me. They are about a power or a principle that
works through us. In hindsight, I feel as though I was literally
pulled into the designers narrative, which, again, led to this book.

So, this really is A Tale of Two Synchronicities. And here it
would be timely to introduce some terms that will be used throughout
this book. I have subdivided synchronicity into two categories:
Synchronicity that seems intended for groups is what I refer to
as macronicity or macrosyncs. The more personal experience of
synchronicity is what I sometimes call micronicity, or microsyncs.

In order to tell the narrative properly, I must first devote a few
chapters to this books more personal side. This is necessary, because

in order to show how certain macro events relate to my past, parts
of my past must first be explained. And it will seem like a significant
departure or change in style from what has been presented in this
So, for the next three chapters, I will revisit some events which
took place much earlier in my life, around the time I was in my early
twenties. After that I jump to midlife, taking another chapter to
describe, in some detail, how my synchronistic journey began to
unfold in 2006.
After the personal chapters are told, I will begin discussing what
unfolded starting in early 2010, on lifes larger stages. From then on,
most of what is presented will concern macrosyncs that are quite like
the ones presented in this chapter.
However, as the book unfolds, two more personal detours come
up. Again, both are necessary in order to set up what follows in the
narrative. Just sayin
Some of the things that I have to share about my past are very
unusual. Because of this I wish to state, at the outset, that I have
always presented these personal accounts truthfully, and without any
I have done my best to make my own narrative engaging, and I
would like to believe that this book is much more interesting, if it is
read from start to finish. Nonetheless, I recognize that some readers
may only be interested in the public examples of synchronicity.
Therefore, should anyone wish to go straight to the macrosyncs,
they may do so by jumping ahead to the chapter entitled Macronicity.
Beyond that, if you flip through the pages, you should be able to
recognize the other chapters which are primarily concerned with
synchronicity on lifes larger stages.