The Path of Synchronicity: Align Yourself with Your Life's Flow

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A combination of Jungian study, literary analysis, and therapy, this guide offers a powerful vision for capitalizing on synchronicity to instill peace in the self and the world. Synchronous moments are more than pure chance, coincidence, and dumb luck; this book shows that by recognizing them as a connection to a much larger, older pattern, readers can use the myths of culture and 1,000-year-old civilizations to guide themselves out of suffering and into tranquility. Starting with a new explanation of ...
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Overview


A combination of Jungian study, literary analysis, and therapy, this guide offers a powerful vision for capitalizing on synchronicity to instill peace in the self and the world. Synchronous moments are more than pure chance, coincidence, and dumb luck; this book shows that by recognizing them as a connection to a much larger, older pattern, readers can use the myths of culture and 1,000-year-old civilizations to guide themselves out of suffering and into tranquility. Starting with a new explanation of synchronicity and then offering practical instructions and exercises to tap into this collective wisdom, the book helps readers identify the mythic patterns that guide humanity, allowing them to face inner monsters without fear, convert them into love and compassion, and relax as part of a universal harmony.
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"The sheer volume of these stories helps us appreciate that we are part of a universe larger than our own individual trials and tribulations, and the transformed heroes of these oft-repeated themes inspire us to seek our own path toward a richer, more heroic life." —Kat Tansey, author, Choosing to Be

"Dr. Hunter guides the reader into a magnificent synthesis of ancient wisdom and practical application . . . . [This book] not only opens your heart but also the door to our greatest potential. Hunter is an authentic teacher, a man of deep wisdom and compassion." —Baptist de Pape, filmmaker, The Powerful Wisdom of the Heart

"Allan Hunter gets to the heart of personal transformation in this timely and groundbreaking guide to personal authenticity and living a life in accord with the energies of the universe." —Julie Clayton, New Consciousness Review (April 2011)

"In this insightful book, Hunter helps us assess the ego traps into which we fall. This is not just another psychological ride . . . he takes us down to our own depths to find . . . our authentic destiny." —Justine Willis Toms, cofounder of New Dimensions Radio, author, Small Pleasures

"Hunter has created one of the most comprehensive discussions of the descent into the darkness of the subconscious which I have ever read. . . . Dynamic and well-written, this one is a standout in the field." —New Age Retailer

"Hunter's gift is the clarity and compassion in his writing . . . an erudite and insightful examination of pure chance and the profound effect of the ego on our choices. . . . demonstrates how to recognize the underlying patterns in these events and how to use what comes to us." —Positive Health UK (July 2011)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844095391
  • Publisher: Findhorn Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 489,621
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author


Dr. Allan G. Hunter received his doctorate in literature from Oxford University, which led him to study the deep correspondences between mental disturbance and literary expression. He is a professor at Curry College in Boston and has a counseling practice. He is the author of several books, including The Six Archetypes of Love and Stories We Need to Know. He lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction: "A Funny Thing Happened" 11

Part 1 What is Synchronicity?

1 Synchronicity or Just Dumb Luck?: The Three Things We Must Do 17

2 The Guiding Hand: Synchronicity, Fate, and Your Future 21

3 Head Versus Heart: Flow and Force: Getting Your Freedom Back 25

4 Practical Examples of Flow and Synchronicity from Real Life 31

5 Ask For What You Need 37

6 Synchronicity in Literature: Paying Attention to What Comes Our Way 41

7 Act with Courage: The Metaphor of Prince Five Weapons 45

8 Doing the Work: Dante and the Descent into the Dark: Meeting the Shadow 53

9 Myth and Literature: The Ancient Forms of the Descent and their Value for Us 65

Part 2 The Obstacles to Synchronicity

10 Mind Traps and How We Construct Reality: The Words We Use 81

11 Struggling Against Flow and Destiny in Literature: Oedipus, Jesus, and Jonah 93

12 Refusing the Flow: The Role of the Heart 103

13 Getting Yourself in the Flow: The Experience of Bogus Flow 111

14 Expect Help Along the Way 119

15 Thoughts We Hold that Keep Us from the Flow: Decoding Unconscious Messages 123

16 Friends: Choose Them Wisely 139

17 Further Barriers to Synchronicity: Family 145

18 Still More Barriers: Illness 151

19 The Eight Barriers to Synchronicity 155

20 The Necessity of Experience 161

21 Channeling as a Form of Synchronicity 167

22 The Nature of the Journey Ahead 173

Afterword 175

End Notes 177

Select Bibliography 185

About the Author 187

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