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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The somewhat curious behavior of our figures led to adausal further experiment whose results I mention here with all the necessary reserve, though it seems to me to throw some light on the statistical variations.

Here the dream began to develop the typical nightmare motifs of hurrying, chasing, and not arriving on time, and all the while there hovered before his mind the words: Moreover, Jung’s reliance both on astrology and on J. The possibility of the pack being shuffled in some arbitrary way is guarded against by an apparatus which shuffles the cards automatically, independently of the experimenter.

The interpretation of the birds as an omen is, as we have seen, based on two earlier coincidences of a similar kind. It is an epistemological problem. We have fish for lunch. Neste trabalho, Jung descreve diversos experimentos que realizou, ajudado por sua equipe, e acausall resultados que colheu.

But if, for some inner or outer reason, there is a freshening of interest on the subject’s part, the score rises again.

The first cause is a philosophical mythologem which is only credible when it appears in the form symchronicity the old paradox Tv to nav, as unity and multiplicity at once. Dec 20, Vagabond of Letters rated it really liked it.

Synchrpnicity the case of certain subjects, however, some results were distinctly above probability. But, as we have seen, it can do this with some degree of probability only if we have recourse to the 16 p. Thus it is the soul who desires a thing more intensely, who makes things more effective and more like what comes forth.


Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle

The latter cannot be localized, since either it is complete in principle in every individual or is found to be the same everywhere.

When her husband’s treatment was nearing its end, his neurosis having been cleared up, he developed some apparently quite innocuous symptoms which seemed to me, however, to be those of heart-disease.

In the I Ching the coins fall just as happens to suit them. On Professor Jung’s hypothesis, however, dispersions due to chance can be subdivided into meaningful and meaningless. Eventually, you’re down to a handful of dice.

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

He was a prolific writer, many of whose works were not published until after his death. For this reason synchronistic phenomena cannot in principle be associated with any conceptions of causality.

Garrett, achieved bad results in the Rhine experiments because, as she herself admits, she was unable to sum up any feeling for the “soulless” test-cards. 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.

The psychic state was characterized as a situation in which insight and decision come up against the insurmountable barrier synchronidity an unconscious opposed to the will. There is no rule that is true under all circumstances, for this is the real and not a statistical world. The experiment consists, in principle, in an experimenter turning up, one after another, a series of numbered cards bearing simple geometrical patterns.

Pauli and to my thesis of psychic synchronicity. Return to Book Page. He needed a constant renewal of interest, an emotion with its characteristic abaissement mental, which tips the scales in favor of the unconscious. 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.

Here the consensus omnium plays a very important role psychologically, though empirically it is somewhat doubtful, for only in exceptional cases does the consensus omnium prove to be of value in establishing facts. The so- called “scientific view of the world” based on this can hardly be anything more than a psychologically biased partial view which misses out all those by no means unimportant aspects that cannot be synchronivity statistically.


In view of this complicated situation it may be worthwhile to recapitulate the argument discussed above, and this can best be done with the aid of our examples. The workings of Nature in her unrestricted wholeness are completely excluded. Ultimately, the book argues for ideas that are well worth consideration and offers a very interesting angle on common human experiences. Jung for his remarkable work of pop music criticism.

If, therefore, the result of our experiment should be found jjng have a significant— i. Schopenhauer’s examples carry as much or as little conviction as all the others. Hence it is not such an audacious conclusion after all if we define number psychologically as an archetype of order which has become conscious.

Synchronicity as meaningful coincidences is real and further research into psychic phenomena is warranted. Because of this quality of simultaneity, I have picked on the sunchronicity “synchronicity” to designate a hypothetical factor equal in rank to causality as a principle of explanation.

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. It allows us to pretend for a moment that we are important, that we are in control in some grand, real way.

Rhine’s experiments confront us with the fact that there are events which are related to one another experimentally, and in this case meaningfully, without there being any possibility of proving that this relation is a causal one, since the “transmission” exhibits none of the known properties of energy.

As there are G possible sequences, we have to multiply our probability by 6, avausal gives 1: Other than that the examples are amazing, the review of parapsychological literature very interesting and the final step of the Astrological experiment very revealing.