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Encyclopedia > The Roots of Coincidence

The Roots of Coincidence, written by Arthur Koestler, is an accessible introduction to theories of parapsychology, including extra-sensory perception and psychokinesis. It postulates links between elements of quantum mechanics, such as the behaviour of neutrinos and their interaction with time, and these paranormal phenomena. It is influenced by Carl Jung's concept of synchronicity. Arthur Koestler Arthur Koestler (September 5, 1905, Budapest – March 3, 1983, London) was a Hungarian polymath who became a naturalized British subject. ... Parapsychology is the study of mental awareness or influence of external objects without interaction from known physical means. ... Extra-sensory perception, or ESP, is an alleged ability to acquire information by means other than the known senses of taste, sight, touch, smell, hearing, balance and proprioception. ... Psychokinesis (< Greek + , literally mind-movement) or PK, also known as telekinesis[1] (< Greek + , literally distant-movement) or TK, is defined according to the Online Medical Dictionary[2], published by the Department of Oncology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, as the following (used with permission): the influence of mind upon... Fig. ... The neutrino is an elementary particle. ... A pocket watch, a device used to measure time. ... Carl Jungs autobiographical work Memories , Dreams and Reflections, Fontana edition Carl Gustav Jung (July 26, 1875 – June 6, 1961) (IPA: ) was a Swiss psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology. ... synchronicity - graphic by Christoph Balzar, copyright VG-Bildkunst 2006 Synchronicity is a word coined by the Swiss psychologist Carl Jung to describe the temporally coincident occurrences of acausal events. ...


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In Volume 7 of the graphic novel series V for Vendetta, Inspector Finch is seen reading The Roots of Coincidence. Koestler is referenced several times in the work. This article is about the comic book series. ...


Sting was an avid reader of Koestler. Sting named The Police's final studio album Synchronicity as a reference to The Roots of Coincidence. Sting had named The Police's previous album Ghost in the Machine after another of Koestler's books. Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born 2 October 1951), usually known by his stage name Sting, is a British musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. ... The Police was a three-piece British Rock band, which was strongly influenced by ska and reggae. ... Synchronicity is the fifth album by The Police, released in 1983 (see 1983 in music). ... For other uses, please see Ghost in the Machine (disambiguation) Ghost in the Machine is the fourth album by The Police, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ...


"The Roots of Coincidence" is also the name of a song by Pat Metheny Group, on their 1997 album Imaginary Day. The Pat Metheny Group is a jazz fusion band founded in 1977. ... Imaginary Day is an album by the Pat Metheny Group, released in 1997 by Warner Bros. ...


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Coincidence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (229 words)
Coincidence is the noteworthy alignment of two or more events or circumstances without obvious causal connection.
A coincidence does not prove a relationship, but related events may be expected to have a higher index of coincidence.
In optics, coincidence is also used to refer to two or more incident beams of light that strike the same point at the same time.
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