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Synchronicity - An Experiment

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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 03:20 PM
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Hello, first thread here. Now, I know some of you people think synchronicity is total bull**** and some of you think it's God speaking to you, but this thread isn't exactly about that. Say what you might, some people do claim to experience this and I am interested in that.


So, my idea is we conduct an experiment. We gather up all the fellow ATSers, willing to participate, who do experience synchronicity and we create a database, which we keep updating for an extended period of time. After that - we analyze the data and see if any interesting patterns occur.

Now.. first of all, synchronicity has a broader definition than what is most relevant to this thread. For the purposes of the statistical part of this experiment, only numerical synchronicity will be considered, i.e. randomly catching the time at 11:11 or 22:22, 12:34. Getting up at 4:44 in the morning, traveling on highway 44 to go to your uncle's house at 44 Johnson Street. That kind of thing.

Now here's how it goes. Participants can be anonymous if they wish, in fact it's better to be anonymous so we can get the peer pressure factor out and get the individual stories in full craziness, when such would be otherwise filtered (not that many people refrain from sounding crazy here, but none the less.. someone might consider they have a reputation to lose here or some bull**** like that).

Participants will simply observe their synchronicity and write down how often it happens. Also, several other variables should be gathered - my personal suggestions include: where were the numbers seen (clock, number of viagra spam you got on your e-mail per day?), how often did you meditate* (if at all), were there any particular subject(s) on your mind at the time when synchronicity was intense, any other observation perceived as relevant (free input)?

Now, I think we should gather plenty of data before any analysis begins, say... 2 months? Besides, participants will not have to put much effort at all. My idea is just to keep a text file on your computer or sheet of paper where you write down how many times you saw the same numbers, what numbers and where. It would be useful to write this data on a daily basis or at least every other day. If laziness is suspected to be too much of a trouble, there should be AT LEAST week-for-week dating. As in: week 1 since beginning, week 2, etc.. This should be done so we can measure if people got significantly more synchronicity in a specific day or week. This is the essential information needed, personal reflections and so on are optional.

As for the analysis. From the data gathered, statistical analysis should be done to see what numbers are most often seen at what times, etc, etc.. But I also think we shouldn't cling to the scientific method all-around. I'm sure plenty of people, including myself would be equally interested in hearing subjective observations and self-reflections during the experiment - Were you looking at the clock all the time or not? Were you thinking about the synchronicity itself? Did you feel any different when there was a period of intense synchronicity? What other observations and self-reflections can you make in relation to the intensity of perceived synchronicity? Do you feel there is meaning to it or not (if yes - what/why)? When did your first start experiencing synchronicity, if you can remember?

All of this data will be written down by the participant in a form, the structure and content of which should be discussed in this thread to get the best form possible. Then it is submitted, hosted online so it is available to everybody and analysis starts.

Now.. this would make things much more interesting, but I fear the number of potential participants might drop significantly, if the following is included: personality tests, IQ tests, any other interesting tests. Do ENTJs have more synchronicity than ISFJs? Do ENTJs see 2:22 most of the time, while the ISFJs see 5:55? Of course, if such tests are incorporated the experiment will definitely have to be completely anonymous. Feedback of the thread should suggest if such tests would be incorporated or not.

Hope I didn't waste my time here


Also, * relates to my personal experience..


So.. let's start at the beginning:

Is anyone up for such an experiment at all?

I await questions and comments.




posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 03:29 PM
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I am.
I experience sync numbers on a daily basis....getting the urge to check the time and noticing it's a number combo of 11, 22, 33, 44, 55... or things like 3:03, 4:04, etc...
I've been woken up by 12:12 and 11:11 numerous times... my friends even begin seeing it when I am around them.
So, I am definitely up for this task.


edit: 1:33 when I went to flag this post ahah

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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 03:36 PM
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I wake up or look at the clock more often at 3:33 (since I can remember and I am 38!). I often thought I was weird and kept it to myself until I came onto this site.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 03:46 PM
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When I read about glancing at clocks, mine read 4:44.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 03:48 PM
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Some days it is more intense than others.
I would get the sync numbers almost ALWAYS right before beginning and ending a task... or, I would just get this urge to check the clock EVERY time it was a sync number... it got so bad that I would just immediately know it was going to be one of those numbers before I checked the time..



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 03:48 PM
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er.. double post.
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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 03:53 PM
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Messengers of Deception - Jacques Vallée

“One afternoon in Los Angeles in the winter of 1976, the week he began compiling his notes on various branches of the UFO cult “the Order of Melchizedek” for what became Messengers of Deception, Jacques Vallee stood curbside at Sunset Boulveard and hailed a taxi. He looked downstream at the rush hour traffic, raised his hand towards several oncoming cabs, and one swerved into the curb lane and stopped for him. After a short ride, during which Vallee did not discuss his current research, he paid his fare and accepted a receipt. He stuffed it in his wallet and thought nothing more of it, until two days he noticed it was signed, "Melchizedek."
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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 03:54 PM
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Ill play,

I have a reoccuring thing with 22.

One night I woke up every hour at 22 min past!!!!
Synchronicity with 22 has been happening to me since I was 15 so count me in.

Not to mess with ur research but I have found when 22 comes out alot it means something important (a personal life choice) is going to happen.

Plus Carl yung is cool



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 03:58 PM
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Great, I'm glad there is input


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can you please relate how this relates to the thread ?



IkNOwSTuff, Yes, Carl Jung's material was perhaps the first I stumbled upon when I started researching the subject.. for understandable reasons. He was a very bright man, in my personal opinion. Did you know he studied the occult quite extensively? Of course he had to keep it to himself for the most part, considering the times..
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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 04:03 PM
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Of course!

This was a coincidence/synchronicity experienced by legendary UFO researcher Jacques Vallee. Look again at the name "Melchizedek." Not a very common name! Yet as Vallee was investigating a UFO cult with the same name, he hails a taxi, the taxi drinkers name is Melchizedek.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 04:03 PM
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Originally posted by WeMoveUnseen
Of course!

This was a coincidence/synchronicity experienced by legendary UFO researcher Jacques Vallee. Look again at the name "Melchizedek." Not a very common name! Yet as Vallee was investigating a UFO cult with the same name, he hails a taxi, the taxi drivers name was Melchizedek.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 04:04 PM
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Don't drink and post kids.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 04:04 PM
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Originally posted by WeMoveUnseen
Of course!

This was a coincidence/synchronicity experienced by legendary UFO researcher Jacques Vallee. Look again at the name "Melchizedek." Not a very common name! Yet as Vallee was investigating a UFO cult with the same name, he hails a taxi, the taxi drinkers name is Melchizedek.


Oh.. sorry about that.

I have heard of this Melchizedek thingie I think. Is it from the Anna Hayes material? Didn't know it was considered a cult..



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 04:07 PM
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This is a great scene from the movie Pi that touches on the subject of getting obsessed with a certain number:

www.youtube.com...

If someone could embed that for me I would appreciate it.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 05:33 PM
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Basically you have a 10% chance of seeing those numbers. You experience confirmation bias, apparently it doesn't stick out to you when you see 2:35, but 2:33 is shocking!

Synchronicity is bull.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 05:39 PM
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Originally posted by josh2009s
When I read about glancing at clocks, mine read 4:44.

Mine was 6:36 and I have the 9:11 and 11:11 alot..I love the mystery of numbers..great tread..I will try to participate with this kool idea!..Lets Get It Started



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 05:51 PM
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Great idea..S&F..It will be interesting if this tread catches on by other A.T.S.'ers..I will be keeping notes to hopefully add more syncronicity and checking back to this thread..Kool..



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 05:53 PM
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Originally posted by adeclerk
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Basically you have a 10% chance of seeing those numbers. You experience confirmation bias, apparently it doesn't stick out to you when you see 2:35, but 2:33 is shocking!

Synchronicity is bull.

And you have plenty of negative syncro nothing..hahahaha



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 05:55 PM
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I too notice these numbers, only because looking at the clock when it's X:20 is boring.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 06:13 PM
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Yeah I know a bit about Yung, Im no expert but have read several of his books and everything he said hit the nail on the head for me.

I mentioned him as most people have never heard of him and he is actually the person who invented the term "Synchronicity".

Interesting piece of useless trivia for everyone right there







 
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