“[A] marvelous–and awesome–contribution.” – Larry Dossey, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Healing Words, One Mind, and The Power of Premonitions
“Ground-breaking and one of a kind” – Dr. Mary Helen Hensley, author of Promised by Heaven and Understanding Is the New Healing
“Elegantly written, thorough, sophisticated, and nuanced” – Stephen E. Braude, PhD, author of Crimes of Reason and The Gold Leaf Lady, editor-in-chief of The Journal of Scientific Exploration
“A ‘must-read'” – Sophy Burnham, New York Times bestselling author of A Book of Angels and The Art of Intuition
MIND-BENDING EVIDENCE THAT WILL CHALLENGE SKEPTICS AND BELIEVERS ALIKE
Coincidences have been hailed as signs from God, messages from deceased loved ones, confirmations that a person is on the road to a more creative and fulfilling life, and illusions created by the pattern-seeking human brain. But few authors, whether believers or skeptics, have methodically tackled the hardest questions surrounding this enigmatic phenomenon. For instance,
- How can we calculate whether a particular coincidence is too improbable to be just chance?
- What hard evidence is there that coincidences convey genuine messages from the dead, or from other entities on the “other side”?
- Do ordinary people have the psychic ability to create coincidences, for themselves or others?
- Why do coincidences sometimes harm or deceive?
Rawlette explores a wide array of extraordinary human experiences–many of them seemingly supernatural–and uses both their commonalities and their contradictions to begin outlining an answer to these difficult questions. From laboratory research on psychokinesis to the content of near-death experiences, deathbed visions, apparitions, and even the occasional encounter with what appear to be angelic figures, Rawlette lays out a vast panorama of human experience that clearly points to a meaningful reality beyond the bounds of current science, and at the same time demonstrates both the promise and peril of interpreting synchronicities as unequivocal signs from above. Rigorously paradigm-shattering, this volume will leave skeptics and believers alike ruminating for years to come.