Jung’s concept of synchronicity represents one of the most successful efforts of the twentieth century to create a bridge across the chasm between inner and outer, self and world, psyche and cosmos. The concept has been widely embraced in popular culture, with synchronicities playing no small role in the way many individuals make sense of their lives.
Powerful synchronicities tend to emerge at major threshold moments such as births, deaths, and crises of personal transformation. In the face of the disenchanted modern world view, the search for a ground of purpose and meaning that transcends human subjectivity has become an urgent spiritual priority.
For many today, synchronicities are directly relevant to this search. Such inexplicably precise coincidences can be experienced as numinously transformative, as provocative signs that such deeper structures of meaning and purpose do exist. They seem to suggest that our individual lives and even the cosmos itself may be patterned by archetypal principles that reflect the subtle workings of a pervasive intelligence.