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You have an amazing ability. Your thoughts and feelings, your memories and experiences, are reproduced in the events around you as coincidences, or Synchronistic Events (SE).

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Get CEUs for reading “Synchronicity”
July 28th, 2012Synchronistic EventsDr. Kirby Surprise 2 Comments

BRN, CA BBS, FL, NAADAC, NBCC, OH, TX, TX SBEPC A continuing education course for 5 ces The experience of meaningful coincidences

Listen to Dr. Surprise speak
July 15th, 2012Synchronistic EventsDr. Kirby Surprise 3 Comments

Listen to Dr. Surprise speak on Synchronicity in the Speaking section of this site.  Go to the Speaking section and click on a one of the links. I have had the pleasure of speaking about synchronicity

Rose creates her own SE
January 7th, 2012Synchronistic EventsDr. Kirby Surprise 32 Comments

After proofreading this book, I wanted to test out the claim that anyone can create SEs. So, I decided to pick a random noun to be the center of the SEs, Australia. I have never been to Australia,

Creating a reflection SE on demand
January 7th, 2012Synchronistic EventsDr. Kirby Surprise 37 Comments

A simple reflection   You have the ability to increase or decrease the number and type of SE.  In the following example I had “set” SE to a minimum for several weeks.  I needed a new

It appears that their diagnosis was correct; they just had the wrong car.
December 22nd, 2011Synchronistic EventsDr. Kirby Surprise 5 Comments

A few weeks ago I was driving to work when my car, a 2002 PT cruiser, began making a loud whining noise, coming from somewhere under the hood. Not wanting to think about the possible causes and

The events mirror our thoughts and concerns.
December 22nd, 2011Synchronistic EventsDr. Kirby Surprise 18 Comments

“I was going to a writing workshop in two days. I was more than a little self-­conscious about the project I was to present, a book called “The Way Synchronicity Works.” I was concerned

Welcome to the Synchronicity blog
December 22nd, 2011CoincidenceDr. Kirby Surprise 22 Comments

Welcome to the Synchronicity blog, a site about all things related to synchronistic events (SE) and thoughts about them. This site, and the book associated with it, has been created as a gift

Book update
December 22nd, 2011BookDr. Kirby Surprise 4 Comments

New Page books has completed the final editing review of Synchronicity, and the front and back covers have been completed. The release date for the book is now 2-22-11, and it is already available

A moving experience, literally
October 4th, 2011CoincidenceDr. Kirby Surprise 5 Comments

One cool autumn day I was sitting in my car waiting to pick up a friend. I was parked on the campus of a state university in the Catskills and was listening to the radio to pass the time. During

Jung Was Wrong Pt 2
September 29th, 2011CoincidenceDr. Kirby Surprise 5 Comments

The clearest example of the opposition of the archetypal and personal causation models resulted when Jung tried to gain further acceptance for the existence of synchronistic events, by associating

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Dr. Kirby Surprise

Dr. Surprise received his Doctorate in psychology in 2007 from the institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco, his masters in psychodynamic and transpersonal psychology from John F. Kennedy University in 1988. Dr. Surprise received his license as a psychologist in 2009, and currently works in an advanced outpatient program for the state of California.

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“Synchronicity is teeming with delightful and often compelling surprises about the nature of meaningful coincidences in contemporary life. The author’s prose is playful, provocative, and profound. Though you may not agree with all of Professor Surprise’s conclusions, this book should be required reading for anyone wanting to understand the magnificence and mystery of synchronicity.”
—Gary E. Schwartz, PhD, professor of psychology and medicine, The University of Arizona, and author of The Sacred Promise


“An interesting mix of mythology, neuroscience, and common sense, this book takes a serious, but light-hearted look at the way synchronicity works and the degree to which it can be controlled. Going well beyond the ideas of Jung, synchronicity’s discoverer, psychotherapist Surprise draws on anthropology, String Theory, and Walt Disney to make the case that our internal states do effect external events....”
—Anna Jedrziewski, New Age Retailer


Once the butt of jokes and derision, the concept of synchronicity now is a topic that is being taken seriously. Quantum physics, chaos and complexity theory, and on-local phenomena have found this arcane perspective to be a surprising contemporary framework from which to understand many puzzles of the cosmos and of humanity's place in it. Kirby surprise has provided his readers with an original revisioning of synchronicity that may well take his readers by surprise!
—JStanley Krippner, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, Saybrook University Co-author, Personal Mythology


Awaken your innate and ancient ability to detect synchronistic patterns in your life and surroundings and unravel their meaning, urges Kirby Surprise. The author lucidly explains how our brains are, in fact, predicated on this ability to detect patterns out of the morass of sensory stimuli we take in at any given moment. Not only can we detect these synchronistic events around us, but we should. Even more, we can directly participate in the manifestation of synchronistic phenomena through vigilance and focused attention. The author beckons us to change our reality by changing our relationship to synchronicity and offers practical guidelines—and even a set of seven games—to put synchronicity to work in your life. You'll find this an entertaining, edifying and engaging read. Read on!
—Dale Harrison, Ph.D. Elon University


A true thriller from cover to cover—Kirby Surprise proves that there really is nothing more fascinating and mysterious than the human mind.
—Linda Watanabe McFerrin, Author of The Hand of Buddha and Dead Love (Stone Bridge Press, 2010)