Since the publication of the first edition of Synchronicity, I’ve been searching for the principles that lie at the heart of the phenomenon I described there—the capacity we have to sense and actualize emerging futures and to shape the future instead of simply responding to the forces at large. What is the source of our capacity to access the wisdom for action we need in the moment? How can we learn to enable that capacity, individually and collectively?

The answers to these questions were slowly revealed to me over a fifteen-year period. Because I feel adequate now to be explicit about what I’ve learned, I’ve added important material to this second edition, including four principles that lie at the heart of participating ...

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