Synchronicity has ratings and reviews. J.G. Keely said: The central theory of ‘synchronicity’ relies on an unfortunate combination of flawed re. Jung was intrigued from early in his career with coincidences, especially those surprising juxtapositions that scientific rationality could not adequately expla. SYNCHRONICITY, An Acausal Connecting Principle – Jung – Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online for free.

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Ptinciple first series of experiments consisted in each subject trying to guess the cards times. That is precisely what happens in Rhine’s experiments: See all reviews.

Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle

To top it off, one morning Little did I know, starting to read this book on the winter solstice, how synchronicitious my life would become while reading. Start reading Synchronicity on your Kindle in under a minute. He used a set of twenty-five Zener cards to test his subjects, but never specified any method by which the cards be randomized or presented. But Jung introduced a puzzling complication: They have never been entirely robbed of their numinous aura. Our leading thinkers were becoming more than mere observers, they were becoming participants.

This conclusion however, goes far beyond the bounds of what is empirically possible, for it credits meaningful coincidences with occurring so regularly and systematically that their verification would be either unnecessary or the simplest thing in the world. Jung is trying to be scientific and concise, about a very difficult subject. This makes an end of the causal explanation as well, for “effect” cannot be understood as anything except a phenomenon of energy.


Learn more about Amazon Prime. As I turned to Chapter Two of the book I was stunned by its title: Beyond cause as we know it. Or picking up books in my library that I have owned for years that I only now feel are relevant for the zeitgeist.

This would result in a chaotic collection of curiosities, rather like those old natural history cabinets where one finds, cheek by jowl with fossils and anatomical monsters in bottles, the horn of a unicorn, a mandragora manikin, and a dried mermaid.

Unfortunately, Jung never overcomes either the flawed studies or the vague arguments which undermine his theory.

This criticism, together with the absence of reliable criteria for determining traits of character, makes the meaningful coincidence of horoscope structure and individual character postulated by astrology seem inapplicable for the purpose here under discussion.

With a world population of 6. He died on June 6, after a short illness. As I turned to Chapter Two of the book I was stunned by its title: Judgment must therefore rely much more on the irrational functions of consciousness, that is on sensation the “sens du reel” and intuition perception by means of subliminal contents.

During the Christmas of I was much occupied with Orphism, and in particular with the Orphic fragment in Malalas, where the Primordial Light is described as the “Trinitarian Metis, Phanes, Ericepaeus. JungSonu ShamdasaniR.

On the other hand, the astrologically favorable trine and sextile aspects have been reported to produce uniform radio weather. His work has been influential in psychiatry and in the study of religion, philosophy, archeology, anthropology, literature, and related fields.


In the second case there was the half-unconscious fear and the threat of a lethal end with acaueal possibility of an adequate recognition of the situation. He discussed these ideas with Albert Einstein before World War I, but first used the term “synchronicity” in a lecture, in reference to the unusual psychological insights generated from consulting the I Ching. I should like jugn illustrate what has happened here by means of an example: This, however, was not Jung’s idea; and so to record his astrological experiment in which no correlation was statistically significant becomes relevant, for it may be held that statistics can decide whether the meaningful patterns he saw were acausal.

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It is the lure of the thing we cannot possess. You learn someone close to you died and then you see a bird on a window sill. Table V gives the maximal frequencies for unmarried pairs. If this number, statistically considered, falls within the limits of chance expectation, then it has been statistically proved that it was a question of chance; but no explanation has thereby been furnished.