Why ESP can never be found inside the laboratory. A new approach to the investigation of the paranormal

From the Preface [An ESP experiment] “immediately appeals to his [or her] unconscious readiness to witness a miracle, and to the hope, latent in all [people], that such a thing may yet be possible. Primitive superstition lies just below the surface of even the most tough-minded individuals, and it is precisely those who most fight…” Continue reading “Why ESP can never be found inside the laboratory. A new approach to the investigation of the paranormal”

One person’s coincidence another person’s yawn?

I recently came across the late Michael Thalbourne‘s  ‘A BRIEF TREATISE ON COINCIDENCE’.  Fascinating! Especially notable in Michael’s account is the huge  gap that exists between the impact of a coincidence on the experiencer and an outsider perspective on the very same event. This fact is revealed in his own experiences of sharing coincidences andContinue reading “One person’s coincidence another person’s yawn?”

‘An obscure public-house on the Chiswick bank of the river’

23rd August 2018 At 30,000 feet on the midday flight from Marseille to Heathrow, I am thinking how to spend the afternoon. Unable to go straight home because an estate agent has arranged a viewing with a potential tenant, how would I fill this time?  I decide to go for lunch at one of myContinue reading “‘An obscure public-house on the Chiswick bank of the river’”

About ‘The Roots of Coincidence’

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 aboutContinue reading “About ‘The Roots of Coincidence’”