After first posting this video on August 24, I received an amazing flood
of emails from people referring me to other 9/11 "synchronicities" in the
popular culture. I could never include all of them in a YouTube video --
I've just added a couple of what I consider the most compelling. This
particular topic will only continue to grow over time.
[UPDATED] - 911 "Coincidences" or Synchronicities?
by Michael Goodspeed
The term synchronicity defines a series of events that seem to be
meaningfully connected. Carl Jung described synchronicity as the
"acausal connecting principle" -- i.e. a pattern of connection that
cannot be explained by traditional laws of cause and effect. Most
everyone has witnessed "coincidences" ranging from the mundane to
extraordinary, but the question is, are they JUST coincidences, or do
they speak for something larger?
The question of synchronicity dovetails with many other intriguing
hypotheses, including a holographic model of the universe, ESP,
precognition, and a host of other extrasensory and "paranormal"
phenomena that have yet to be recognized or understood by mainstream
science. I've spent a lifetime noticing and mentally filing away
countless little oddities that seem to demand attention. In 1988, I
read a newspaper account of the untimely death of NBA star Pistol Pete
Maravich. The article made special note of a bizarre "coincidence"
connected to Maravich's passing. In 1974, Maravich had told an
interviewer, "I don't want to play in the NBA for ten years and then
die of a heart attack at age 40." Maravich collapsed and died of a
heart attack after playing exactly ten years in the NBA. He was 40
A pathologically incurious, self-described "skeptic" who hears of this
might instantly react, "So what? Coincidences happen everyday." Of
course, that is true. But it is simply NOT RATIONAL to blindly assert
that every so-called "coincidence" that permeates our lives is without
meaning. More and more human beings are exploring reality from a more
holistic premise. The purely materialistic view of the Universe has
lost credibility in the eyes of many, because it does not reflect the
world we live in (most of us, anyway).
In a previous multimedia
presentation, we discussed the research of
Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, and the abundance of evidence for "interspecies
telepathy" and psychic powers of animals. No narrow, materialistic,
self-described "skeptic" can explain how a pet, separated from its
family, can traverse hundreds or even thousands of miles over
unfamiliar ground to return to its loved ones. And yet, countless
well-documented accounts exist of animals doing precisely that. But
HOW? It is stupid, incurious, and unforgivably lazy to not seek to
know the meaning behind such mysteries. And yet most self-described
"skeptics" have never really wondered if any meaning is even there.
This video presentation is far off the beaten path for
Thunderbolts.info. I've compiled a list of strange pop culture
"coincidences" connected to September 11th, 2001. Similar lists have
been presented elsewhere on the Internet, and I'm sure I've not
included all of the pertinent info. It is not my intention or
expectation to persuade viewers who are not inclined to believe in
"that sort of thing." I only ask that the viewer refrain from
negative, knee-jerk reactions without a moment or two of
circumspection. And since this presentation deals with "coincidences"
in Hollywood movies, consider for a moment this quote from Mel
Gibson's character in the M. Knight Shyamalan movie "Signs," and ask
yourself -- which type of person are you?
"People break down into two groups when the experience something
lucky. Group number one sees it as more than luck, more than
coincidence. They see it as a sign, evidence, that there is someone up
there, watching out for them. Group number two sees it as just pure
luck. Just a happy turn of chance. I'm sure the people in Group number
two are looking at those fourteen lights in a very suspicious way. For
them, the situation isn't fifty-fifty. Could be bad, could be good.
But deep down, they feel that whatever happens, they're on their own.
And that fills them with fear. Yeah, there are those people. But
there's a whole lot of people in the Group number one. When they see
those fourteen lights, they're looking at a miracle. And deep down,
they feel that whatever's going to happen, there will be someone there
to help them. And that fills them with hope. See what you have to ask
yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees
signs, sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky?
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