a non-fancy way of talking about Carl
Jung's idea of synchronicity:
Synchronicity is an explanatory principle; it explains
"meaningful coincidences." His notion of synchronicity is that there
is an acausal principle that links events having a similar meaning by their coincidence in time rather than sequentially. He claimed
is a synchrony between the mind and the phenomenal world of perception.
A beetle flew into Jung's room while a patient was describing
a dream about a scarab. The scarab is an Egyptian
symbol of rebirth, he noted. Therefore, the propitious moment
of the flying beetle indicated that the transcendental meaning of both the scarab in the dream and the insect
in the room was that the patient needed to be liberated from
her excessive rationalism.