Books and Websites on Flow and Synchronicity


The Power of Flow: Practical Ways to Transform Your Life with Meaningful Coincidence by Charlene Belitz and Meg Lundstrom demonstrates what it means to live "in the flow" and provides techniques to create a life in which synchronicity abounds (Harmony, $12)

Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi shows readers how to access the state of optimal performance and absorption in activity in which time seems to stand still (Basic Books, $20)

There Are No Accidents: Synchronicity and the Stories of Our Lives by Robert Hopcke is a Jungian exploration of synchronicity that shows how people use meaningful coincidence to make sense of their lives, particularly at times of crisis. (Riverhead, $24)

Unexpected Miracles: The Gift of Synchronicity & How to Open It, by David Richo, Ph.D. shows how synchronicity happens so that we can find our unique personal destiny. (Crossroad, $15)

Small Miracles: Extraordinary Coincidences from Everyday Life by Yitta Halberstam and Judith Leventhal, presents 60 real-life coincidences -- some heartwarming, some strange, some awe-inspiring. (Adams Publishing, $8)

Synchronicity, Science, and Soul-Making by Victor Mansfield aligns synchronicity and Buddhism with quantum physics in clear and simple terms. He diverges from Jung in excluding paranormal phenomena from the definition of synchronicity. (Open Court Publishing, 1995. $18)

Soul Moments: Marvelous Stories of Synchronicity-Meaningful Coincidence from a Seemingly Random World by Phil Cousineau is a collection of stories that show how recognizing synchronicity helps people sense the invisible bonds that connect everything. (Conari Press, $12)

The Purpose of Your Life : Finding Your Place in the World Using Synchronicity, Intuition, and Uncommon Sense, by Carol Adrienne, is a practical guide that shows readers how to discover their calling and organize their lives accordingly. (Eagle Brook, $13)

Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership, by Joseph Jaworksi, shows how true leadership creates a domain in which people become every more capable and "predictable miracles" can happen. (Berrett-Koehler, $25)

Synchronicity as Spiritual Guidance, by Mark A.Thurston shows you how to watch for synchronicity in daily life and how to invoke it by using the I Ching. (ARE Press, $15)

Spiritual Serendipity: Celebrating the Art of the Unexpected by Richard M. Eyre is a guide to "opening the mind, lifting the spirit, and accessing divine guidance." (Simon & Schuster, $20)

The Secret Language of Signs: How to Interpret the Coincidences and Symbols in Your Life by Denise Linn presents a comprehensive dictionary of symbols to guide readers in using synchronistic signs to make decisions. (Ballantine, $12)

Comprehending Coincidence : Synchronicity and Personal Transformation, by Craig S. Bell, explores the marked similarities between coincidences and dreams, the most important of which is that the content of both may be symbolic. (Swedenborg Foundation, $17)

What a Coincidence (Das kann keinen Zufall sein), by Elisabeth Mardof, a German psychotherapist, is book exploring synchronicity that is published in German and Dutch.

Synchronicity: The Promise of Coincidence  by Deike Begg, a psychotherapist and astrologer, talks about how to use coincidences as signposts that show which way to go next. (Thorson’s, $15)

SynchroFile: Amazing Personal Encounters With Synchronicity And Other Strange Phenomena by Raymond E. Fowler reports on hi research into Jungian psychology, the New Physics and personal and family experiences of amazing coincidences and paranormal experiences. (iUniverse, $21)




Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle by C.G. Jung is an excerpt from Jung’s papers in which he introduces his contention that cause-and-effect is not the only way reality works. He draws on scientific experiments, other published works, and personal examples, and touches on the relationship of synchronicity to the time-space continuum, East-West thought, astrology, and physics. A tough read, but a must for anyone interest in the subject. (Princeton/Bollingen Press, 1973. $9)

The Tao of Psychology: Synchronicity and the Self by Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. is a fine probing of synchronicity based on her personal experiences and work as a Jungian therapist. (HarperCollins, 1979. $11)

Synchronicity: Science, Myth, and the Trickster by Allan Combs and Mark Holland is an entertaining and thoughtful look at synchronicity through scientific, mythic and personal perspectives. (Athena Books/Paragon House, 1990. $12)

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield is the provocative novel about a lost Peruvian manuscript that introduced the concept of synchronicity to a worldwide public. (Warner Books, 1994. $18)

The Celestine Prophecy: An Experiential Guide by James Redfield and Carol Adrienne is a practical workbook for groups on how to implement Redfield’s nine insights, including synchronicity, into life. (Warner, 1995. $14)

Synchronicity: The Bridge Between Matter and Mind by physicist F. David Peat scientifically analyzes synchronicity using quantum theory, especially David Bohm’s work on the implicate order. (Bantam New Age, 1987. $12)

Synchronicity: The Anatomy of Coincidence by Carolyn North is a graceful, accessible booklet that elegantly weaves together theory and anecdotes. (Regent Press, 1994. $5)

Incredible Coincidence! by Alan Vaughan is a lively compilation of jaw-dropping synchronicities throughout history. (Ballantine, 1979. $6)

Everyday Miracles: The Inner Art of Manifestation by David Spangler is a thoughtful and practical look at synchronicity as one of the results of increasing one’s own inner power. (Bantam New Age, $12)

The Waking Dream: Unlocking the Symbolic Language of Our Lives by Ray Grasse probes the ways to decode the symbolic messages hidden in synchronicity, as well as in the people, places, objects and events of everyday life. (Quest, $16)  


Flow and synchronicity essays. From, a premier spirituality website, seven authors thoughtfully explore the theoretical and practical aspects of flow and synchronicity.

List of synchronicity sites on the Web, compliments of Patricia Barlow-Irick  Good links here.

AAHS Synchronicity: The Pursuit of Happenstance. From Ray Simon, how to invite synchronicity into your life    

Synchronicity Bibliography. Scholarly books and magazine articles on synchronicity Theories on synchronicity from a naturalistic perspective, and a good bibliography.

Synchronicity Times is an online magazine that includes articles on various types of synchronicity, personal synchronicity stories, a bibliography, and divination links.

Accidents & Synchronicity: Messages from the Soul by Ashok Bedi, M.D. is a book excerpt that discusses how even accidents and illnesses can be synchronicities that point the way to a fuller existence.

Lux Aeterna Publishing takes a non-Jungian approach to synchronicity and examines how coincidence is seen in major world events.


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Quiz: How much synchronicity is in your life? ~ Looking for a flow partner?

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