Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle, by C.G. Jung, is a book published by Princeton University Press in It was extracted from Structure. SYNCHRONICITY, An Acausal Connecting Principle – Jung – Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online for free. Jung was intrigued from early in his career with coincidences, especially those surprising juxtapositions that scientific rationality could not adequately expla.

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Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle by C.G. Jung

It also forces a basic reconsideration of the meaning of chance, probabilitycoincidence and the singular events in our lives. Burt, which were aj with positive results over a distance of miles. The language it was written was a peculiar mixture of Latin, French, and Italian. On the positive side, the collaboration between these two men illustrates the power of a non-reductive approach to scientific exploration. It is just what I call a synchronistic phenomenon.

Unfortunately he did not attempt a quantitative jumg of seriality. On the other hand, Paul Flambart Preuves et bases de I’astrologie scientifique pp.

It is therefore, generally assumed that all coincidences are lucky hits and do not require an acausal interpretation. Preview — Synchronicity by C.

With a world population of 6. The third degree is when the one is receptive to the other.

This is the fallacy of the statistical picture: There are no discovery but only a postulation. These fluctuations also have an influence on “radio weather” by disturbing the ionosphere that reflects the radio waves.

This was not so; the sample was synchdonicity random one. The connection between the woman telling the dream and the appearance of the actual beetle is non-causal — the inner dream experience did not cause the beetle to appear, and yet there is a connection through meaning for the woman. For the soul is then so desirous of the matter she would accomplish that of her own accord she seizes on the more significant and better astrological hour which also rules over synchroniity things suited to that matter.

I asked myself, in other words, whether there were not a method which would yield measurable results and at the same time give us an insight into the psychic background of synchronicity. During five months of analysis with Rosenbaum, Pauli recorded hundreds of dreams. Thus, from the scientific 8 Cf. But these images, whether rooted in any already existing basis or not, stand in an analogous or equivalent i.

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A Chinese Book of Life. If you keep rolling them, they will average out. At that moment the door opened and an old, old man in the last stages of disorientation walked in: What then happens is a kind of creatio ex nihilo, an act of creation that is not causally explicable.

Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle

The works of Jung, I think are highly imaginative. We have to remind ourselves over and over again of the merely statistical validity of natural laws and of the effect of the statistical method in eliminating all unusual occurrences, if we want to lend an ear to such an hypothesis.

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.

It does not make things grander and more wonderful, it makes it small and personal and simple. The extraordinary spatial orientation of animals may also point to the psychic relativity of space and time.

The same organizing forces that have shaped nature in all her forms are also responsible for the structure of our minds. We might think of great successes like Kepler or Newton, who changed our conception of the world with radical notions–but both men also had passionate ideas which they worked on their whole lives, and which turned out to be baseless–for Kepler, the notion that the orbits of the planets were based on the platonic solids, and for Newton the study of alchemy.

He was deeply interested in psychology and in particular in the significance of dreams… It was therefore considered proper that the publication of his scientific correspondence should reveal the thinker as a whole and not only the physicist, providing clues about how Pauli reached his ideas… The psychological correspondence of Pauli culminated in his long exchange of letters with C G Jung from to Exploration of the Pauli-Jung collaboration is particularly apropos here, given that Nicolescu is himself a specialist in quantum physics and attributes his vision of transdisciplinarity to his scientific work.

Beyond that, memory is an untrustworthy thing, and human beings assign more importance to events which confirm what they already believe, tending not to remember things that conflict with their beliefs.

My aim in including the conjunction and opposition of Mars and Venus was therefore to compare them with the other conjunctions and oppositions.

Unlike concepts, they are based not on any psychic conditions but on the quality of being themselves, on a “so-ness” that cannot be expressed by an intellectual concept. If, therefore, we entertain the hypothesis that one and the same transcendental meaning might manifest itself simultaneously in the human psyche and in the arrangement of an external and independent event, we at once come into conflict with the conventional scientific and epistemological views.


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. The classical conjunctio Solis et Lunae as the symbol of the union of opposites is clearly emphasized.

Liliane Frey-Rohn, for her help with the astrological material. It stands to reason that the number of causally explicable events will far exceed those suspected of acausality, for which reason a superficial or prejudiced observer may easily overlook the relatively rare acausal phenomena.

The errors all tend to exaggerate the results in a way favorable to astrology, and add most suspiciously to the impression of an artificial or fraudulent arrangement of the facts, which was so mortifying to those concerned that they would probably have preferred to keep silent about it.

These twenty married pairs adausal 7 How subtle these things can be is shown by the following incident: In the case of certain subjects, however, some results were distinctly above synhcronicity. She naturally remembered similar incidents that had happened at the death of her relatives, and feared the worst.

For obvious 54 See p. Even more remarkable is the fact that time is not in principle a prohibiting factor either; that is to say, the scanning of a series of synchrronicity to be turned up in the future produces a score that exceeds chance probability. One synchroonicity the effects of this is his argument that western thought is rooted too much in the idea of “causality,” and so “synchronicity” is a kind of western challenge to the idea of causality.

This, in itself, is an irrepresentable, psychoid factor 14 of the collective unconscious. Because the statistical method shows only the average aspects, it creates an artificial and predominantly conceptual picture of reality. If you spin it a thousand times, it would be miraculous if it didn’t eventually land on seven.

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