Category: oddmatch

Psychology and the Paranormal: Exploring Anomalous Experience

This post is from the Preface to my latest book: Psychology and the Paranormal: Exploring Anomalous Experience   [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 …

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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 and …

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‘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 my …

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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 about …

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