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Making sense of synchronicity.
Robert Laval (author)John Sherry (Thesis advisor)Linda O'Neill (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia (Degree granting institution)
Master of Education (MEd)
Number of pages in document: 97
This research project explores the experience of synchronicity by everyday people. Synchronicity is the idea that apparently random events are related because of the meaning attributed to them. This study is qualitative in approach utilizing thematic analysis to examine in detail the transcripts of interviews with participants who were selected based on their belief in synchronicity, their interest in sharing their stories and understandings of synchronicity and where located by chance using word of mouth. The interviews appeared to be a delight for all involved. This research provides a voice to the perspectives and responses stirred up by this enigmatic phenomenon for people who otherwise would pass us by. The findings focus on seven predominant themes organized into three categories. They suggest that more than a mere crack exists in the dominant Western worldview of the nature of reality as a result of synchronistic experiences. --Leaf ii.