Thanks for visiting. The Roots of Coincidence is the title of Arthur Koestler’s famous book. I use the image from Koestler’s book cover as a logo. Here we explore what those roots might be.
We examine Koestler’s theories, and explore theories of our own.
The aim is to collect as many stories as possible about coincidences, those strange experiences in which two events appear to be connected:
A dream or daydream that predicts something that actually happens
A phone call out of the blue from a person you had just thought of
A passage in a book about something you had just been thinking about
An uncanny event that is linked to something you did, felt or thought
Or something else altogether that just struck you as surprising.
For some reason or another – I really don’t know why – I experience a lot of coincidences. I will share a few of them here.
Your accounts of your own coincidence experiences are warmly welcome here. No need to give your name if you don’t want to. I will be pleased to publish them under your chosen pseudonym.
Please add them as comments or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who knows, perhaps we can even explain how and why these experiences happen.
To get into the swing of things, let’s start with a real humdinger: ‘An obscure public-house on the Chiswick bank of the river’.