There's a scene in a movie that is somewhat close to representing what happened in this event that I’m going to write about.  Mercury Rising has a scene in which an autistic boy opens a new puzzle book he’s been given. He turns to a page, which is shown on the screen and as he looks the numbers, letters and symbols seem to shift about. He goes to the telephone, dials a number and says: “You are a Stranger.” He had somehow observed or decoded a hidden message on the page and it was supposed to be written in an unbreakable code.

He had experience what I have named a 'mindquake', a suddenly there encyclopedic batch of information in a fraction of a second. 

 In 1992 I was transferred to Everett, Washington. After a few weeks I had to go to medical because I  believed I was affected by material that  I had to handle routinely at work.   While I waited I read one of two books I had with me. The doctor passed by glancing at me and made a comment about the books: “We read the same books.” The one I was reading was History of Pi by Petr Beckmann, the other was Godel, Escher and Bach by Douglas Hofstadter. He asked me if I’d read the recent article in The New Yorker Magazine about two brothers who had calculated pi to 2 billion places. I had not but that evening I went to the library and checked out the magazine.  

It was in the March 2, 1992 issue and although I glance through the cartoons in that magazine it’s not often I read anything in it. When I read the article I noticed certain details that surprised me. The article had several remarkable ‘coincidences’, which I noticed only because I’ve experienced so much since 1984. I notice them when they happen, and that has not always been possible. I don’t look for  them; I never have. And it’s very boring to be trapped into looking for ‘uncanny’ relationships.

 

This  is a sentence that is in same arrangement it is the article in the article  Mountains of Pi , March 2, 1992  One of the brothers remarks: "Pi goes on forever and can’t be calculated to perfect precision." then  two lines of pi's decimals:

 

3.1415926535897932384626433832

79028841971693993751…

 

Notice that the last numbers in the first row in this sentence are ‘32’ and in the next row ‘751’. I feel  reminded briefly that I was born in 1932 because the number 32 was everywhere then in the news in various stories, the OJ Simpson trial in particular. But my favorite Sonics player had been #32 also, downtown Freddie Brown.

 

 I have not always noticed  numbers the way I do now at times.  When I read the article the numbers 751 were just numbers except that I’d noticed (or my attention was drawn to notice) them  in a particular form of mirroring of the numbers in the first block of Petr Beckmann’s arrangement when  I had the 'pi mindquake' in the fall of 1989. The numbers 651 had been exposed in that  mindquake, in a familiar to me  pattern in that first block of pi's decimals. That had happened in an amazing 'slide show' that 'bloomed' in my mind  almost immediately after I had glanced at the first page of 10,000 decimals on two pages, arranged in neat blocks. 

 

 I had owned an automobile licensed as ETW 651 since 1985.  I 'd driven it to work the day I was forced to join Union Lodge # IAM 751 if I wanted to work at Boeing. But that's a long story. More difficult to describe too.  IAM 751 is the union lodge name and number that I joined the day I became an employee of the company that used pi as their ‘Pride In Excellece’ Awards program logo.

 

I read the article. At the end I had a minor mindquake in the same pattern that had formed the first pi quake.  I saw  my mind 'use' the the material on that page to reveal one intimate detail about my life that I would never have noticed myself.  It was  an unusual event because  it wasn't a 'stand alone event'. It  built upon a stream of previous events that had happened over spans of decades in my life. And  it exposed an unsuspected attribute of ‘synchronistic experiences’ that had become visible to me through them:  it was the timing and a detail about my life was being 'said' to me.

 

 Timing that cannot be chance thru randomly occurring events, this was a stream of connected events. 

 

At the end of the article  was an arrangement of the last decimals of pi these two brothers had calculated. I  glanced at it and that's when  the shocking “inner event’ occurred. I am not exaggerating to write that I felt an electrifying body response. I’ve experienced this kind of body response in varying degrees of intensity several times in the past when I've been shocked by a suddenly there 'coincidence'. There’s never been a sense of expectation on my part, they are almost a shock but they are purely mental events that are visible  activities in my mind, not willed by me and I do remember them clearly later.

 

In a flash of time that has to be a fraction of a second this ‘event’ swooshed into existence then passed away except from my memory where it remained fixed. What I saw was a ‘highlighting’ of certain numbers and quite a long series of ‘shifts’ were involved as various combinations of what I saw in the last numbers of pi that they'd calculated were exposed. (I had not seen Mercury Rising when this happened so I had no name for what happened except to think of as 'like'  a slide show that just happened. I recognized a lot of information in that 'flash' of time.

 

The most important detail was that not another person would ever have the background that generated instant recognition of the patterns that exposed the hidden content, or the string of events that had happened in my life that produced this slide show. The result was a real shock.

Below is a copy of an arrangement of the last decimals of pi that were calculated by the Chudnovsky brothers in New York. It’s at the end of the article.

 

. . . . .  18820 54573 01261 27678 17413 87779

66981 15311 24707 34258 41235 99801 92693

52561 92393 53870 24377 10069 16106 22971

02523 30027 49528 06378 64067 12852 77857

42344 28836 88521 72435 85924 57786 36741

32845 66266 96498 68308 59920 06168 63376

85976 35341 52906 04621 44710 52106 99079

33563 54625 71001 37490 77872 43403 57690

01699 82447 20059 93533 82919 46119 87044

02125 12329 11964 10087 41341 42633 88249

48948 31198 27787 03802 08989 05316 75375

43242 20100 43326 74069 33751 86349 40467

52687 79749 68922 29914 46047 47109 31678

05219 48702 00877 32383 87446 91871 49136

90837 88525 51575 35790 83982 20710 59298

41193 81740 92975 31……….

 

The last 2 numbers ‘31’ are mildly surprising. Gregory Chudnovsky notices that the last two numbers are the same as the first two numbers of pi. ‘The last shall be first.” he remarks.

Notice that the first five spaces are empty. The numbers that follow would be in different ‘neighborhoods’ if numbers were in the empty spaces. I noticed as though they were highlighted, the numbers I’ve copied, in their location.

 

......... xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxx7 323xx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx x1575 357xx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxx75 31…

 

What I saw as a process is difficult to briefly describe because almost 50 years of personal experience cannot be written, concisely. There is more than I write.

 

Some habits I’ve had most of my life exposed the meaning of a division between 75 and 31 on the last  line and  the numbers above them. (This exact 'division' had occurred in 1989 when a much more complicated event happened when I read Petr Beckmann's History Of Pi and glanced briefly at the copyright statement then turned to the first of two pages of pi's decimals. It's a bit more than I can explain in regard to this Chudnovski  event. )

 

The number 751 in several relationships emerged; literally these 3 numbers were the only numbers I saw on the left side of the space.  On the right side combinations formed the same numbers. 7 then below it is 32 which is 5, and below that is 357 and ‘3’ became 1 because counting by 3’, that is 1. This ‘rule’ exposed the same  numbers, 157 on the left side. Counting by 7, 7 is 1, counting by 5, 5 is 1 so I saw 751 on both sides but one side was uncoded and the other uncoded. This is the pattern I had noticed in the ‘pi quake’ that had happened in 1989.

 

 This rule formed itself, it’s not one I thought about myself,  relating  primarily to an experience I’d had with an impulse when I was about 9 years old. That’s when the ‘thought’ occurred to me to add the double numbers ‘across’ in each of the times tables. Later in life there was another experience I’d had, it was  prior  to this one  that involved Martin Gardener, pi and a book he authored, The Magic Numbers of Dr. Matrix.

 

The numbers on the left were 751, since (as best I can explain it) 7 can be 1, counting by 7's; 5 can be 1, counting by  5's. This is what I saw at the end:

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxx1 xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx x1575 xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxx71 xx…

 

The numbers 751 on both sides in literal or ‘coded’ form stood out as though lit up. I was reminded at that point that my union lodge number is 751.

I had not thought about that in the past! I'd belonged to that union since 2-11-85.

 

The thought formed itself but quickly, I had an impulse to see if the numbers 751 were anywhere else. I glanced upwards and noticed it seemed to ‘gleam’ on the right side in the next batch of 5 decimals:

 

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xx751xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 7xxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxx7 32xxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx x1575 357xx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxx75 31…

 

 

Then I noticed numbers above and below 751:

 

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxx89 xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xx751xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 7xxxx xxx47 xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxx7 32xxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx x1575 357xx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxx75 31…

 

The number 8 iab above the 5 gleamed or ‘stood out’ then a circular movement exposed the number 5 below it, then below it the  number 4, then across the number 7, then the number 1 above the 7, then  up to the number 9 above the  number then  finally back to the number 8 where the ‘gleaming’ had began.

 

This circle had generated: 8547198. That was my  phone number at the time.

 

The numbers 854 7198 clearly presented themselves and I recognized the telephone number we’d had for more than a decade by that time.

 This is not the first time my telephone number was exposed.  It was revealed for the first time when I chanced to read The Magic Numbers of Dr. Matrix by

Martin Gardner, a few months before this event happened. It has to do with a vignette in the book, about the hidden arrangement of the numbers: 8549176320

 

I had not paid attention to the fact that the ‘first number’  in our telephone number is the same as the ‘last number’, but my  habit  of tracing  the ‘infinity symbol 8’ when I doodled was clearly brought forth along with an immense number of ‘strings’ of related memories from my specific past.

 

There were as well the long, extremely mundane strings of every day experience that reminded me of the long march behind this ‘suddenly there’ exposure of a very personal and intimate detail that named me, pointed directly towards me, identifying me.

 

I could not fail to see there was no personal intent of mine behind this event. There have been many times when I became convinced I had ‘imagined’ that my experiences were important on a larger scale than my own life. This kind of ‘event’ forces me to trust in what may seem to be absurd interpretations of events.

 

This ‘event’ had been preceded by another event, so it was one event in a  chain of events that extended back to my first memory when I was 2 and a half years old, memories that were explicit and specific. There’s not a lot of chance it was ‘chance’ that generated these events or the automatic revelation of a personal detail of my specific life.

 

 My telephone number is different now, but 854 7198 has another 'strange fact' about it that I had not suspected until   the Martin Gardner event exposed it. It began when I bought a book, The Magic Numbers of Dr. Matrix and began to read it, unawares of who Martin Garner was.

 

Synchronicity is about a process that identifies  an individual on this planet. This page  is about a minor 'mindquake' relating to pi.  The 'mindquake' revealed an ultra personal detail about my life, because it built on other experiences that happened prior to it. Over a span of decades and other people had been participants, or they seemed to be on the same 'page'.  The continuity, the long span of synchronization  could not be ignored nor could I think I was being delusional or 'over-imaginative'.

 

 The  individual that experiences  what I did in this event I 'm writing about  may recognize immediately as I had done, that 'nobody on this planet would ever see this or understand what it means, but me.' I didn't notice that until it became obvious, and I believe a kind of 'switch' and a 'function of mind' creates them.

 

 There are many varieties of 'coincidence' and in my opinion, from experiences of my own, some kinds are strings of incidents that happen at different times, non-linearly. The meanings and their own contexts begin in the 'depths of mind', into which a person can 'see' long before it's possible to discover that they are not connected to the 'now', the moment they happen. The 'numinous' aspect can be delayed! The distance between the time the event occurred and  recognizing it as a  moment of synchronization can be decades.

 

The content has to move towards its particular 'now', and this is very difficult to describe as a process that seems to operate on it's own. That is important is to notice and be curious about, eventually.  Noticing that this 'deep memory', disconnected memory that is strangely visible has  content of it's own and was trying to get in touch with me began and continued when I noticed  new to me processes  and thought activity within my own mind. And this began when it  was activated when I was  past my mid forties and had already noticed that my mind had formed a statement that I recognized was abstracted from two books I'd read. The statement was about a 'secret about the insane' which is ', an   abyss that 'few ......unaided had ever crossed. The first part of the mind generated sentence was  said by  an abbess as she escorted a visitor to her convent, and it was said in a chapter titled: Perhaps an Intention  .

 

I was an observer to what happened in my own mind, noticing implications and subtle nuance that must be given considerable attention for a period of time that can be decades long.  There were  a few moments in my past that were installed in that deeper memory for later use; but that is a fact I had to discover myself.

 

It began when my first memory on this planet was 'installed' when I was about two and a half years old. .That 'moment' was recorded in all aspects, how I felt, what I was looking at, and a thought that occurred into my mind.

It re-occurred periodically for decades before I wondered why the image  of a single light bulb hanging from a ceiling, directly over my head  flashed briefly into my mind. It was a complete moment because I experienced again  the sounds of the moment, wind whistling through cracks in the building, which was a one car garage. I felt again what I'd felt at the moment, the knowledge that a new baby sister lay on the bed with me. "I am in a cold place." This re-occurring thought was one of only a few similar moments that were like snapshots preserving a complete  brief slice of  my actual experience.