What Is Synchronicity?

An award-winning feature documentary

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World Premiere: Seven awards at Wild Rose Festival

After six years in production, "What Is Synchronicity?" arrived with excellent timing at the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival in Des Moines, Iowa Nov. 9, as it gathered five nominations and seven total awards.

Described at the Wild Rose as "A fascinating film in which science meets metaphysics," the documentary received three top awards -- for Best Editing of a Feature Documentary, the audience choice award for a documentary feature, plus a category the festival added -- Best Metaphysical Film. It received four "distinctive achievement awards" for documentary feature, director of a documentary feature, visual effects (feature film) and art direction/production design (feature film). I am thrilled for these results and grateful to the many people who helped make it possible. See the film's facebook page for more details.

The film is submitted to several other festivals, and I will not know the status of those for weeks or months. Distribution of the film through streaming or DVD sales will come later because of some festival requirements. This is a perfect time to consider a donation to help with festival and marketing costs. Click on the gifts page to see what you can receive for your donation. You can also help by liking the facebook page or signing up on the mailing list to stay up to date with developments. Thank you for your support!

--David Strabala, Director

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Synchronicity: The GPS of the universe?

Guiding humans since the caveman?

Meaningful coincidence. The experience is as old as a caveman finding food at the right place at the right time. Our words for it today? We have many, but a grunt, a shrug or a smile may do just the same.

Psychiatrist C.G. Jung created an often-misunderstood word for meaningful coincidence, synchronicity. Serendipity isn’t quite the same, but it’s in the cave park. What about some other options -- such as grace or destiny, or maybe a sign or a happy accident? Wooh-hoo.

Whatever we want to call it, it is the mystery of these moments that draws us. They inspire us to draw stories and images on our modern cave walls, as many authors and artists in this movie have done.

Synchronicities go beyond physical food. Our imaginations are fed as we discover some meaning from the experience. We may respond in some new, open or creative way. Suddenly, it’s mutual. Does it feed us or do we feed it?

This brings us to a defining point -- it is the coincidence between something meaningful outside and inside us that can create synchronicity. That points to some sort of unity between what’s above and below, between psyche and matter.

Ancient teachers and quantum physicists have pointed to this unity, but do we experience it? Synchronicities can provide a way.

Jung said they are more frequent during transitional times. This could make the topic more meaningful in today’s changing times, as the trailer above suggests. Living in uncertain times could be like exploring a cave without even a flame, let alone a GPS.

What can we trust in the dark? Could synchronicity be the GPS of the universe? Can we value a relationship with it? Will it guide or beguile us? Support or disappoint us? Can we expect the unexpected?

Yes, no or maybe, the uncertainties invite a detective‘s approach. This site has clues, especially on the cast page. The movie will have many more. You can send me your e-mail address for updates to this cave wall.

David Strabala, Director