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Synchronicity: The Universe’s Software Programs

Despite the recognition that Carl Jung has received throughout the last century or so, the importance of his work still cannot be stressed enough. The real beauty of Jung’s work was his ability to conceptualize a variety of esoteric, even shamanistic concepts through scientific, empirical observation. While some might still beg to differ, Jung’s concepts such as the Collective Human Unconscious, human cognitive archetypes, and perhaps his most complex and mysterious observation, Synchronicity, are all quite scientifically validated today. Considered to be an a-causal connection of two or more psycho-social phenomena, modern interpretations of this could be seen as the person who checks their phone for a call, only to receive the call immediately upon checking, a Deja-vu including but not limited to information from dreams occurring in waking life, or a seemingly random string of events leading the subject to a specific goal that could not have been achieved had their original plans gone accordingly—and of course any number of other events.

In order to understand these events, it is imperative to understand the postulates of precognitive ability, telepathy, and other forms of extra-sensory perception, as scientists have realistically been trying to make the Mainstream Media aware of ESP’s existence since the early 20th century with minimal success. Unfortunately the only attention that any scientific studies receive from the press in the fields of parapsychology are the ones that get a good laugh, and the serious scientific analysis is engulfed in the tidal wave of sensory data that creates today’s age of social technology.


However, once people begin to understand Jung’s collective unconsciousness as the earth’s magnetic field, and the archetypes as specific primordial frequencies that the mechanics of everyone’s brains are apt to tune into, et cetera, it will be clear to see that ESP is not a matter of “having special powers” but simply more a matter of two human brains communicating with each other in the same way two neurons communicate through synapses.

Moving forward (or backwards), it is important to point out, as always, that humans’ ancient ancestors were well aware of all of these concepts well before Modern Man; which is not very coincidental since Jung was inspired largely in part by eastern mysticism with his psychotherapy. However, “synchronicity” philosophy can be found in both eastern and western schools of spirituality. Generally speaking, the eastern synchronicity was considered Taoism, which is a metaphysical school of philosophy that involves asceticism and meditation in order to further understand and perceive the Tao, which is the “universal flowing one-ness” of everything. In modern terminology, the idea of the Tao can very much be considered a software engine, computing an existence through pre-existing algorithms that can be diligently studied and eventually interpreted. The interpretation part was much more emphasized in the west, as eastern mysticism tends to shun “conceptualizing”, “assuming”, or “expecting”, but even Taoists attempted to interpret the language of physical phenomena, the definitive collection of their work titled the I Ching in the West, one of the things that Jung was quite fond of in his psychotherapy.

Divination was the ideology of synchronicity in the ancient west, and was not so much secular like a religion or Taoism, but rather was an umbrella category of crude “ancient-science”, like numerology, astrology and other traditional occult practices. Specifically, divination’s primary postulation was that every personal interaction with the exterior physical world (each physical “effect”, basically) could be considered something similar to a “word” or “phrase” that had latent information within it, whether the subject interpreted it or not. This same general process is also used in numerology, when the numerical value of alphabetical digits is determined and reduced down to its core value through specific calculation. In this sense, it could be considered that divination is the acknowledgement of the synonymous nature of waking life and dreaming; meaning that both are perceived as linear experience of the self, and in both, the “outside” world can be considered an effect of a person’s unconscious projection. In dreams this is obviously a bit more evident, but even in reality a person creates not the physical phenomena itself, but the entire categorical basis of it within their brain, which is clearly unique as a fingerprint compared to anyone else’s interpretation of the phenomena, and thus completely different and unique to the person’s own unconscious.

The Dalai Lama was quoted on the subject saying, “”I am open to the guidance of synchronicity, and do not let expectations hinder my path,” and Terence McKenna referred to the quantum frequency spectrum in which synchronicities occur as the “Cosmic Giggle”. Researcher David Wilcock wrote a book on the subject titled, The Synchronicity Key, and David Icke, Michael Talbot, and Graham Hancock have discussed the subject, among others. Dr. Michael Persinger and his colleague Todd Murphy have, although not using the term “synchronicity” or any spiritual terminology, released an incredible amount of scientific data revealing the mechanisms that could quite literally describe the realities of Synchronicity and other Jungian concepts. Even the Police released their album Synchronicity in 1983, which was openly inspired by the Jungian concept, and John Constantine of Vertigo Comics is often seen riding the metaphysical “Synchronicity Highway” (McKenna’s Cosmic Giggle) in order to get a leg up on many of his adventures. In general the pervasive and unavoidable presence of synchronicity becomes reportedly much more evident under the influence of natural psychedelic drugs, which goes hand in hand with the ancient shamanic traditions surrounding the philosophy.


Setting aside all the esoteric philosophy and ancient tradition, synchronicity is indeed dealing with a frequency spectrum just like everything else, and the main broadcasters into this spectrum within the human body are the brain and the heart. Ultimately the real tool to this spectrum can be considered a “self-aware consciousness” in general. This however can be quite difficult due to the multiplicity of layers within the brain acknowledged by just about every psychiatrist and psychologist in history, although the definitions vary substantially at times. The reason for this is the reality that the different sections of the brain can be considered different organs in terms of goals and use, and because of this, humans are bombarded with a woven web of information that is basically a bunch of simple organs communicating biological responses to each other. This is not to say that human consciousness is just the projection of a bunch of organs—but more to illustrate that the brain is not the pinnacle of intelligence that most people think it to be, and is instead just another organ looking to perform functions. However, underneath all these functions is an intangible but undeniable core self; whether it be considered a “soul” an “intuition, a “higher self” or simply “enlightenment.”

As far as Jung was considered, there were four universal layers of the brain’s projection: We have the Self, the Anima/Animus, the Persona, and the Shadow. When a person is born, they are physically one sex, so conceptually their consciousness becomes inverted at its root so as to allow the person a piece of the full spectrum; meaning that a woman has the male aspect of the Animus embodying her reason and spirit, and a man has the female aspect of the Anima embodying his sensuality and intimacy. Some even spiritually characterizing this as a man’s link to his beloved throughout time. The persona is the literal cognitive mask a person paints of themselves for the rest of the world, the Self is the full fractal collection of all within the brain (often represented by a mandala). The self is also often considered to be the positive spectrum of the whole—the yin, so to speak—which brings us to the fourth layer: the counter-mimicry of the self, the inversion, the Shadow—the yang. The synthesis of these layers of perception, thoroughly described by Jung in his work and expanded upon by many others, is what a Taoist would call honing his mind to the flow of the Tao, or even what Thoreau emphasized when he spoke of sucking the raw marrow from the bones of life—it is learning to navigate the waves of one’s own mind, because only then will one truly be able to accurately navigate the waves of the world around them. Of course, the simple definition to all this would be following one’s “intuition”, but unfortunately this is easier said than done. Most people believe in themselves to such a little extent that making personal decisions is difficult enough, let alone making decisions on the present environment in order to accurately gauge the conditions of the future—in the present.

The only conclusions that can and should be drawn from this are that synchronicity events are a recurring and intimate piece of the human experience. The modern era is so unbelievably chaotic that it’s difficult to tune into anything these days, let alone the programming of the universe. The translation of the programs of the universe is one’s own intuition; everyone experiences these synchronicities whether they are aware of it or not, similarly to the way that everyone dreams whether they recall or not; and finally, that the existence of synchronicity events further demonstrates the very fine line between waking life and dreaming. No-Nonsense Naysayers will be inclined like always to chalk these things up to impractical reasoning and gullibility, but those who have experienced these intimate moments with the world around them cannot be swayed, especially since once a synchronicity has been experienced, they usually continue and often even the frequency increases.

Those who have not yet experienced this should take note to study the work of Carl Jung, and the ancient metaphysic philosophy of Taoism—and to a lesser extent the ideology of divination as well. Although it should again be noted that this was not a brotherhood of diligent thinkers, but rather a definition of something that was emerging in the culture in general, and as a result is a bit more convoluted. If a person wishes to unveil the programming of the universe, it is not particularly difficult, nor is it unnatural, but it requires a mindset without mental friction. Although still largely misunderstood/unknown by modern science, Synchronicity Events cannot be denied their existence or their pertinence, and those who continue to remain blind to the universal coding will simply be left behind by the others, as they continue to ride the wave and explore their own nature through the interactive and multi-layered existence around them.

Anthony Tyler
A journalist and author from Anchorage, Alaska, Anthony Tyler aims to twist the knife in both phony new-age ideals and scientific materialism by drawing attention to the rich heritage of esoteric science throughout history. Far from being “satanist,” the esoteric (i.e. occultism or comparative religion) marks the beginning of mathematics, astronomy, psychology, medicine, and even politics. Esoteric science represents a cache of little-known knowledge detailing how to decipher the human's unconscious mind--and the unconscious mind is essentially everything that the human mind is not considering at any given moment.

8 Replies to “Synchronicity: The Universe’s Software Programs

  1. Dope articicle, you even brought up Constantine. That’s awesome, he’s literally one of the first thing I think about in connection with synchronicity.

  2. Hi Anthony,

    Just wanted to point out for purposes of clarification and accuracy that the Jungian Self does not represent the “positive spectrum” or any other particular aspect of the Whole but rather the Whole itself. In other words, it is an empirical reality that symbolizes a psychic totality. In short, it represents the union of the conscious and unconscious mind.

    Yin is associated with left, the heart, the dark, feminine and thus the unconscious mind- the mother of conscious awareness. Yang on the other hand represents the masculine, sun, right, and thus the conscious mind. Combine the two and you get a whole or psychic totality.

    “The dual being born of the alchemical union of opposites, the Rebis or Lapis Philosophorum, is so distinctively marked in the literature taht we have no difficulty in recognizing it as a symbol of the self. Psychologically the self is a union of conscious (masculine) and unconscious (feminine). It stands for the psychic totality.” Dr. Carl Jung, Aion, page 268

    1. Yeah, great clarification. You are absolutely right. If anything, the femininity of the unconscious mind usually coincides with chaos. Not because women are chaotic, but because the void of femininity in culture creates chaos. And since masculinity is archetypally associated with the conscious and order, the lack of masculinity in the life of a woman creates disorder i.e. chaos. If anything, the individuation process is extremely uncomfortable and a great deal of it isn’t “positive” in the traditional sense. But it’s all part of the process. My book will represent these principles properly–however, I can candidly say that these articles were written as I studied these concepts. I stopped writing these one-off articles when I decided to really hone in on this specific research, instead of writing about a wide variety of topics. I sometimes forget that anyone reads these things, so I should probably go through and edit some of these articles. Thanks for reading and commenting, more Dive Manual chapters coming soon 😉

  3. I would argue that the gut also deserves a place next to brain and heart as broadcasters into the spectrum, as you said. I think it also is worth noting that the word intuition is also sometimes called a “gut feeling”. As a new follower of the “autoimmune Paleo protocol” I have recently learned the all importance of the gut. It is where your body comes into direct contact with the outside world (food), and then creates communication with the body, directing it to do it’s various jobs. In this way we can direct our bodies and our minds as much of the chemical makings of mood and clarity of thought begin there in the gut, such as serotonin etc.
    Great, thought provoking material as always Anthony.

    1. Well said, I agree. There is quite a bit more that I would add to the concept of synchronicity these days, all of which will be discussed within the Dive Manual Chapters. thanks for reading!

  4. What’s up Anthony –

    Thanks a lot for getting back to me. Much respect for authors like yourself that take the time to respond to comments. Just wanted to add a little addendum to chaos and individuation if you’ll indulge me – some tantalizing tidbits I think you’ll appreciate and find intriguing.

    According to Dr. Jung (based on his 40 plus years of researching alchemy), psychologically speaking Chaos refers to the massa confusa, prima materia or undifferentiated primitive instinctual “dark” aspect of the unconscious mind. This arcane substance (Mercurius), which is the basis of the Work, contains everything that is needed. It is a fully autonomous being like that Dragon that begets, reproduces, slays, and devours itself. As Democritus is reputed to have said,

    “Nature rejoices in nature, nature conquers nature, nature rules over nature.”

    And that Stone that is no stone issues from or is born from the darkness of this prima materia (Order out of Chaos) – much like Spring issues from Winter. In the end, a Dragon is transformed into a Rose (treasure hard to attain, jewel, life potion, Lapis, victory over death). Which makes sense of this cryptic statement by the adept Apuleius in his work The Golden Ass:

    “At midnight I saw the sun shining as if it were noon.”

    Translation – “enlightenment” is literally lighting up that which is dark (unconscious); that to attain the “treasure hard to attain” one has to plunge into the depths of their unconscious mind (night sea journey, Christ in the sepulchre, Jonah in the whale, Joseph in the cistern) and activate the opposites. And herein lies the reason why the individuation process is so uncomfortable and potentially dangerous.

    AT – “But it’s all part of the process”

    Exactly. ““The opus proceeds from the one and leads back to the one.” –
    Rosarium Philosophorum


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