Frontier Science: Dr. Bernard Beitman on Coincidence Studies

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Understanding coincidences can be useful for personal growth. Coincidences may help you find your soulmate, a job opportunity, or even a lost dog. Tapping into their power requires a systematic study, says psychiatrist Dr. Bernard Beitman. Beitman, a visiting professor at the University of Virginia, encountered coincidences in his life that piqued his curiosity as a scientist. “These coincidences were like strange places and I wandered into them,” he said. Like all frontiersmen, he was not content to enter these strange places and turn back without further exploration.