Episode #38 Meaningful Coincidences with Bernard Beitman, MD

Body of Wonder Podcast Dr. Bernard Beitman is a psychiatrist, author, and founder of the Coincidence Project. Throughout his life, he has observed and documented the patterns of meaningful coincidences.

Coincidences, says Beitman, are an expression of the mind's relationship with the environment, and he offers ways to make use of them when they occur.

According to Beitman, all individuals experience meaningful coincidences, and the frequency of those experiences grows with increased attention.

Drawing on his career and the work of Carl Jung, he explains why he believes coincidences are more than statistical probabilities or acts of fate. Instead, he suggests that coincidences, “illuminate the hidden currents that connect and unite us.”

On this episode, Dr. Weil, Dr. Maizes, and Dr. Beitman examine the differences and similarities between coincidences, synchronicity, and serendipity. They discuss common examples and draw from personal experiences.

Please note, the show will not advise, diagnose, or treat medical conditions. Always seek the advice of your physician or healthcare provider for questions regarding your health.

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Andrew Weil, MD and Victoria Maizes, MD