I spent a long time living in a small countryside town in Nepal with my parter, who is Japanese. Somewhere into our stay we found ourselves visiting Kathmandu, and while there we found a cute little Japanese restaurant and had lunch there.
We were feeling bored with a little time to kill, and there was a shelf of about 50 magazines. Without looking at the cover, we randomly picked one out, opened at a random page, and hey presto, it was a double page spread about my father, Graham Hancock, (who, as a side note, has a website with one of the best daily science news articles existing on the net) and his research on the underwater ruins around Japan. We didn’t have a camera to record this, but we were incredibly surprised at the synchronicity, especially considering there was an enormous amount of potential reading material to flick through and we immediately hit the only personally significant one there.
Next time we returned to Kathmandu, we went back to the same restaurant determined to take a picture to remember the incident. We looked through almost every magazine there and couldn’t find it. After about 20-30 mins of searching through the same mags over and over, my partner eventually found the magazine as it had small picture of Graham on the cover.
However, we couldn’t find the article in the magazine. We checked the index and this was definitely the one we were looking for. It had several pages dedicated to the story.
But when we got there, we found those same pages that had amazed us with the synchronicity last time had now been torn out. Of all the magazines there, we never found any other torn out pages, but alas, our quest ended there.
So, I can’t say this double-synchronicity has any meaning, at least because none struck me, but I think of these strange incidents as something a bit like a rainbow – just a surprise, serendipitous demonstration of the marvel and magic of reality.