Radio Synchronicity

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I had the pleasure of being a guest on Dena Marie’s radio program, “Lift Your Spirits,” broadcast live on KKNW here in the Seattle-area recently. The theme was synchronicity, as there were “coincidences” that led to the interview, especially the “chance” meeting at one of my art openings at Matzke Fine Art, when Dena and I sat down together, not realizing we had been in the same high school class. The interview is 12 minutes long, beginning around 40 minutes into the show, available here. We discuss my studies with IDSVA, and their influence on my creative practice, the end result being (for me at least!) something more spiritual than academic. Below is one of my sculptures in the “Green Art” show at which Dena Maria and I reconnected.

"Grail" Earthenware and Bronze 22" long x 19" high x 11" wide ©2014
“Grail”
Earthenware and Bronze
22″ long x 19″ high x 11″ wide
©2014
I mention that for C.G. Jung, synchronicity is ultimately tied to meaning; the “merely coincidental” becomes meaningful when we realize how events, ideas, and people are linked to each other. Synchronicity is not as much a miracle—although it can be—as a revealing of what was always there. I must give mention here of Tammy Montgomery’s The Angel in Annunciation and Synchronicity: Knowledge and Belief in C.G. Jung (Lanham, MA: Lexington Books, 2013), which was part of my background research for my current Independent Study project described here. I was only vaguely familiar with Jung’s take on synchronicity before reading this book, and I found the mix of the psychological, scientific, and theological to be compelling.

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