Why are some coincidences be so deeply personal and powerful? Why do they overlap with so many other strange phenomena? There seems to be a connection to other events like past lives, OBEs, NDEs, psycho kinesis, premonitions and times of heightened emotion. This is a lively conversation between two people who’s lives have changed due to the power of these experiences.

Sharon Hewitt Rawlette is an author and philosopher. Her fascination with coincidences come from direct personal experiences. Her 2019 book The Source and Significance of Coincidences: A Hard Look at the Astonishing Evidence presents a wealth of testimony and research concerning this mystery, their probable causes, and how to interpret the implications. 

Sharon has a PhD in philosophy from New York University, taught philosophy at Brandeis University, and now lives in the rural community where she grew up. Her essays on relationships, spirituality, and the environment, have appeared in Salon and Orion. She writes about coincidence for Psychology Today. Her website is linked HERE.

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  1. too bad this one didn’t last longer – very timely and interesting … thanks Mike!

  2. Another good podcast, Mike. I will have to get her book. Thanks!

  3. Thanks, Mike, for bringing Sharon and her book to our attention. Great show!

  4. Lifelong decades-long uphill spiritual quest here — virtually no significant synchronicities, though. GACK!! Feel like I’m walking blind. So my brutal question: Is there any guarantee that “everybody can do it”? Lately it seems to me that some people (5%? 50%, 98%???) are granted spiritual experiences & gifts, even immortality of consciousness, while the rest of us are tossed away. Just pseudo-life, pseudo-feelings, destined for the trash heap. Virtually all spiritual authors/bloggers/etc. swear out the mantra, “Anybody can do/experience this!” Yet years of dream-journaling, months of pointless efforts at lucid dreaming and astral travel, ardent but ineffective prayers–NONE of it works!! In my view, I’m doomed. No teacher/researcher explicitly says: the Infinite has **guaranteed** this for everyone, including Loquamur. It’s merely a catchphrase, never any claim of divine origin. “No afterlife for me” now seems highly likely, despite all the gleaming evidence presented by all the world’s gurus. Very depressing. –Loquamur

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