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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In order to assure myself of the chance nature of the result, I undertook one more statistical experiment. They are, therefore, essentially psychic in origin, which is probably the reason that impelled Kant to regard them as a priori synchroniicity.

We are all aware of both meaningless and meaningful coincidences in our daily lives.

In that case we should have to suppose, if we don’t want to let causality go, either that Swedenborg’s unconscious staged the Stockholm fire, or conversely that the objective event activated in some quite inconceivable manner the corresponding images in Swedenborg’s brain.

They have never been entirely robbed of their numinous aura. The probability of there being a chance deviation of 1. While reading it, he misread 40, as 4, But the coincidence with the third lunar conjunction is so remarkable that it looks like a deliberate arrangement in favor of astrology. It is unlikely that a roulette wheel will land on seven if you spin it once. 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 Jyng the study of alchemy.

In order to illuminate some of these problems, I explore here the collaboration between Nobel Prize winning physicist Wolfgang Pauli, a founder of quantum theory, and Carl Jung, founder of archetypal psychology, with focus on their development of the concept of synchronicity. It also forces a basic reconsideration of acausaal meaning of chance, probabilitycoincidence and the singular events in our lives.


There is a part of me that has always wanted magic to exist. The most elementary quality about an object is whether it is one or many. Its author himself rendered great service to ESP research. As I shall show further on, certain phenomena of simultaneity or synchronicity seem to be bound up with the archetypes.

In certain cases the psychotherapist therefore sees himself obliged to discover the 40 Naturally these can only be verified when the doctor himself has the necessary knowledge of symbology. For Jung and his mother these occurrences, apparently separate, became linked together in a meaningful way. In Synchronicity Jung attempts to outline a principle of reality that operates beyond the natural laws of physics.

The death was confirmed next morning by telegram, and ten days later a letter confirmed the details.

Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle

On first working out the statistics I was put off the trail by a number of errors which I fortunately discovered in time. There the coincidence was represented only by the death and the gathering of the birds. There is no lack of syncnronicity here; indeed, 60 l Ching, pp. I was thus in the position of a subject who is at first enthusiastic, but afterwards cools off, by 14 Cf.

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

One of the most successful tests took place in a moving car. It may lead us to an Individuated awareness where the Self has been acknowledged. If, so a text-book of mathematics tells us, a group of objects is deprived of every single one of its properties or characteristics, there still remains, at the end, acsusal number, which seems to indicate that number is something irreducible.

I mention these complications because they have an important bearing on the concept of synchronicity.

Dec 20, John Stepper rated it really liked it. Statistics are to be found in Herbert von Kloeckler Astrologie als Erfahrungswissenschaft, pp.

Jung was an obsessive fan synchroniicty The Police: His work has been influential in psychiatry and in the study of religion, philosophy, archeology, anthropology, literature, and related fields. There was no time for elaborate reflection. From the scientific point of view the result of our investigation is in some respects not synchronicoty for syncrhonicity, as everything seems to indicate that in the case of large numbers the differences between the frequency values for the marriage aspects of married and unmarried pairs disappear altogether.


But the real beauty of this book is not only that it challenges the orthodox reductive way of thinking in Western science, but it also provides a very potent alternative in a form of a modernized Tao philosophy.

A “transcendental cause” is a contradiction in terms, because anything transcendental cannot by definition be demonstrated.

I enjoyed the read all in all, but I believe I should have read Jung’s “The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious” thoroughly before beginning, seeing how they are central to his “theory” on Synchronicity.

I therefore consider it a scientific duty to give as complete an account as possible of the result and to show how not only the statistical material, but the psychic processes of the interested parties, were affected by the synchronistic arrangement. In the foreword to the 1st edn.

The possibility that the individuals characterized by the horoscopes married one another, so to say, by accident will necessarily recede into the background; all external factors seem capable of astrological evaluation, but only inasmuch as they are represented psychologically.

I am on a mission to find a book about this author and this subject that can explain it well for a general audience. We must assume that there was a lowering of the threshold of consciousness which gave him access to “absolute knowledge. You continue rolling, and continue keeping only those that roll high. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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It’s important to have an open mind as a student of the world, but it’s also important to make sure you don’t open it so wide that your brain falls out. Occasionally there is aczusal trebling or even more, so that Kammerer 3 can speak of a “law of series,” of which he gives a number of excellent examples.

But when an event is observed without experimental restrictions, the observer can easily be influenced by an emotional state which alters space and time by “contraction.