Synchronicity

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Some of this stuff can be dismissed as "you thought of the colour blue so you're more attuned to it" but that doesn't explain the stuff that pops up apropos of nothing. I started reading a book with Goya's Witches' Flight on the cover a few days ago then last night saw Christoph De Babalon had a new record out, clicked through and he'd used the same painting on the sleeve. It's a famous painting, but still. Why does it just happen to appear whilst I'm reading a book with it on the cover?

Last year there were three celebrities who died the day after I'd spoken to someone about them. I can't remember who the others were, but one of them was Toni Morrison. A mate and I randomly started talking about her then she died the next day. Once is whatever, but three times made me uneasy.

Anyone have any similar experiences? I reckon we've all had at least one.
 

catalog

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I emailed a mate the other day to discuss new Dean blunt releases and we got around to talking about ar Kane who I've never thought are similar but then he sent me a link to something by a guy called Simon Scott who plays in the band slowdive, but makes ambient drone stuff in his spare time. We were emailing throughout the day and then an email comes in from boomkat announcing Simon Scott's new album... So of course had to listen after he had just been telling me about the guy (friend doesn't get the boomkat updates).

Not earth shattering I know, but it did make me listen to the guy
 

pattycakes_

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This happens with new words. I'll see or hear a new word every few months or so and then all of a sudden its in conversations people are having nearby, in a podcast I'm listening to and even in forum convos. The last word like that was heel. As in wrestling or film character.
 

poetix

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Does it seem to anyone else as if someone's jacked up the synchronicity dial on the simulation lately? Could be an effect of lockdown - narrower bandwidth access to the world, so coincidences happen/get noticed more often...
 

luka

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Does it seem to anyone else as if someone's jacked up the synchronicity dial on the simulation lately? Could be an effect of lockdown - narrower bandwidth access to the world, so coincidences happen/get noticed more often...
has poetix come over to our side? I almost don't want him to. Part of me thinks the universe has a structural need for his sobreity and rationalism to balance my worst excesses. If he turns it could be curtains for everyone.
 

WashYourHands

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An acausal connecting principle.

The problem with synchronicities is they just won’t fuck off. A few people have mentioned upturns since the 23rd March, or was it the 23rd June 2016. A labyrinth.
 

poetix

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The problem with synchronicities is they just won’t fuck off.
The PKD criterion for reality - "that which, when you stop believing in it, it doesn't go away" - seems to hold, weakly but naggingly, for synchronicity. It's right at the boundary where apophenia and conspiracy meet.
 

poetix

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I refresh the Dissensus main page immediately after posting this, and the top thread in politics is "Why Conspiracy Theories?". But perhaps it was already before I posted this, and my eye had skimmed over it, so that the word was already lodged in the back of my mind...
 

luka

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i don't beleive in appohenia. i think the word is itself a conspiracy. i think the real issue is with people shooing away evidence of connections which are concrete and undeniable and have far reaching consequences.
 

Mr. Tea

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i don't beleive in appohenia. i think the word is itself a conspiracy. i think the real issue is with people shooing away evidence of connections which are concrete and undeniable and have far reaching consequences.
What's this about "evidence"?

Sounds suspiciously empiricist to me!
 
That’s the first time I’ve seen appohenia, thanks. Collectively we’re in a hypervigilant state, our actions can feel like the difference between life and death, in fearful states we become more sensitive to symbolism, everything becomes harbinger and talisman
 

luka

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That’s the first time I’ve seen appohenia, thanks. Collectively we’re in a hypervigilant state, our actions can feel like the difference between life and death, in fearful states we become more sensitive to symbolism, everything becomes harbinger and talisman
well this is a large part of the reason lockdown was so magical isnt it
 

luka

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and why we've suffered such a directionless and lethargic comedown ever since. we are missing the fear chemicals. they made the world intensely beautiful and otherworldly.
 
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