the gypsies' journey...

we all are gypsies of a sort wandering traveling through this life other lives space and time here there and yon on roads less traveled - following the path of the sun and the trail of the stars to worlds known and unknown from yesterday and today into tomorrow -

this is a written and visual journal of my own travels - imagined and/or real -
imagined and/or real - a STREAMOFCONSCIOUSNESS telling of my own personal thoughts feelings experiences - interspersed with words and images of others - with things defined by most as PARAnormal which - for me - all my life - have been PERFECTLYnormal -

SO come along with me and we'll dance among the stars under the sun and over the moon - we'll share our stories around the campfire - together -

THE GYPSYWOMANWORLD

My photo
A...WOMAN IN MOTION WITH HAIR AS DARK AS NIGHT HER EYES WERE LIKE THAT OF A CAT IN THE DARK... SHE WAS A GYPSYWOMAN... she danced round and round... from the fire her face was all aglow... she was dancing... dancing... waiting for the RISING SUN... loving caring relationships are like THE RISING SUN...we are nourished by their warmth...we are energized by their strength...we grow in their light...we find shelter and solace there...they are our sanctuary... born in the sign of the sun, i am a true LEO-love the sun and its hot orange red fire-passionate in and about everything i do-i believe in instant chemistry charisma love/lust at first sight-in the magic of the eyes and the beauty of the soul-in the instant recognition familiarity in meeting someone from a past life and in the knowledge that we might meet in a future life-i believe that we are each ageless and flawless-i believe in the beauty of the moment-the whisper of yesterday-the hope of tomorrow-the power of forgiveness for even ourselves-the absolute and total beauty of love---[credit to brian hyland and curtis mayfield]

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

THE 7 SECRETS OF SYNCHRONICITY - BOOK REVIEW






























Most of you are by now very familiar with our friends and neighbors, Trish and Rob MacGregor,  here in blogland http://ofscarabs.blogspot.com/.  Their latest book, The 7 Secrets of Synchronicity has just been released and is now available at bookstores everywhere.  In the event you’ve not yet read this great book, you are doing yourself a disservice.  Leave here and go immediately to your nearest bookstore or click over to Amazon and get your copy.  Now.  

BOOK REVIEW

Synchronicity - a magical adventure that expands our concepts of what is possible -

This is how husband-wife writing team, Rob and Trish MacGregor, describe the meaningful coincidence concept of synchronicity.   According to them, their own adventure[s] began in 1981 on their first date and more than 25 years later, this magical adventure has taken them to the jungles of the Amazon and back again, their travel path lined with 60 literary contributions, both fiction and non-fiction.  With each step of this fantastic journey, their lives illuminated and led by one synchronicity after another.  

As the MacGregors lived and worked and wrote in this wonderland of synchronicity, their desire to write a book about synchronicity grew, as did their own “awareness of certain concepts about the nature of meaningful coincidences not widely known or understood.”  Also increasing was their belief that “there is an active magical element in which human beings can engage synchronicity and direct it for their own purposes.”

In early 2009, using the technilogical tool of the internet for research and to sample their blog
http://ofscarabs.blogspot.com/ audience, their collection of “synchronicities from around the world” grew rapidly.  And so it was that this book was born, with secrets and magic parenting an informative guide for us all - a guide leading us each into the deep jungle of our own subconscious, lighting the way for our own awareness, creativity and life experiences, particularly, meaningful coincidences, to grow and flourish in the beautiful magic of synchronicity - where the answers and meaning to our own life and that which we seek may be found - if we just follow the sign posts laid out so brilliantly by the MacGregors.

Having experienced such “meaningful coincidences” of synchronicity all my life - from light and fun happenings such as knowing who is on the line before the phone rings, to my childhood of finding myself in a new school in a new city but knowing who my teacher was and where my locker and class room were, to later dramatic and life-altering events such as near-death experiences - I have also by now read a small library of published works on this synchronicity and things thereof.  

There are many books on the market that deal in some way about this particular subject, so one might then ask, “what of just one more book on this subject?”  Well, I can answer that question for you - this book is different.  It stands alone in the literary realm of such books - not only does it inform, it guides - not only does it teach, it explains - not only does it skillfully navigate us down this river of magic, it illustrates and clarifies at each and every bend in the river.  This one is not limited to one aspect - it is comprehensive.  This one does not stop with the theories already out there - it proposes its own.  This book is different.

In Part One, the MacGregors define and then examine and illustrate the multifaceted layers [the secrets] of synchronicity.  Beginning with the knowing where we see and identify such experiences as having meaning to us, we are taken to the heart where our emotions are tied to the synchronicities we experience.  Then we move to the theory that synchronicity is basically the umbrella of other paranormal phenomena such as telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance and remote viewing.  From there, to the fourth secret, the creative where our imagination lives, where we can accomplish and do anything that we can dream.  In the fifth secret we have clusters where synchronicities come about in “clusters of numbers, names, objects, words and symbols.”  The sixth secret is where the fun begins, literally.  It is where the synchronicity takes the form of humor and/or irony.  Then, in the last secret, we reach the global level where “the universe seems to be addressing us as a collective.”

Part Two takes us to “the magic” where we find the methods of divining synchronicities in the I-Ching, tarot cards, stichomancy, and with our inner oracle.  We see animals as oracles helping us better understand events and experiences.  Then, we are taken along on journeys of discovery where chance encounters, travel experiences, journeys out-of-the-body in dreams and/or near-death experiences are the format of our synchronicities.  Last but not least in the land of magic is the engaging of the divine where high-tech synchronicity, the transformative age, the law of attraction are used to “harness synchronicity.”

While the authors do expound upon the works of others in the field [Jung, Pauli, Chopra, Wolf, McTaggart, and Hicks, to name a few], Secrets goes so much further than just one step.  The authors here intertwine each step along the way with individual practice exercises for the reader, with actual life stories and experiences of their blog contributors and even with their own stories and experiences - all of which gives the reader a hands-on, real-life perspective.  Aside from the intellectual content of the book, it is written in a very reader-friendly style, easily read and understood by the lay person.  There is also the added plus of a visual format that lends itself so well to easy reading - lightly shaded boxes of text separate and add interest to sections of clarification and instruction.  

As an aside, if  you are not a regular blogger here and you are wondering why the name MacGregor sounds a bit familiar to you, it could be because they are both award winning authors whose non-fiction books include subjects of dreams, astrology, yoga and animal symbolism and paranormal phenomena such as UFO’s.   Rob MacGregor has appeared on several major television network channels and also wrote Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and six other of the Indiana Jones original novels.  The fictional work of Trish MacGregor is replete with subjects of time travel, micro-chipping of animals and people, vanishings, parallel existences, governmental involvement and cover-ups, and more.  Check them both out at Amazon.  Do it now - don’t wait. 

6 comments:

willow said...

I've gotta read this.

Nancy said...

Great review, Gypsy. I can't wait to read it - it's next in my reading queue!

Marguerite said...

Thanks for the great review! I am looking forward to reading it. Your award is waiting for you, cher! Come on over, when you have time.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Wow, Gypsy! Thank you. Could we hire you as our publicist??!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

thanks everyone - thing is, it's just a great book that says it all - to don't miss out on something great! it really is fantastic!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, and trish: "yes" ;)