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 psychic state was characterized as a situation in which insight and decision come up against the insurmountable barrier of an unconscious opposed to the will. This correction raises the probability of the coinciding lunar conjunctions to 1: Clearly not the acausa work by Jung but maybe one of the bravest ideas in the th century. The statistical material shows that a practically as well as theoretically improbable chance combination occurred which coincides in the most remarkable way with traditional astrological expectations.

As soon as we come to deal with the problem of chance the need for a statistical evaluation of the events in question forces itself upon us. juny

Baynes London and New York, acausall It is unlikely that a roulette wheel will land on seven if you spin it once. These are discussed at length in the text and appended commentaries. Though he was a practising clinician and considered himself to be a scientist, much of his life’s work was spent exploring tangential areas such as Eastern and Western philosophy, alchemy, astrology, and sociology, as well as literature and the arts.

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 cards to be turned up in the future produces a score that exceeds chance probability.

Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle

Five cards are marked with a star, five with a square, five with a circle, five with wavy lines, and five with a cross. The man-shaped universe does synchrpnicity appeal to me. It also forces a basic reconsideration of the meaning of chance, probabilitycoincidence and the singular events in our lives.

It is a difficult and cumbersome read and I do not recommend it unless you are someone i I have always been fascinated by Carl Jung and the concept of synchronicity, or meaningful coincidence. The questions set by the ESP experiment have an emotional effect right from the start, since they postulate something unknowable as being potentially knowable and in that way take the possibility of a miracle seriously into account.


Krafft and others, Le Premier Traite d’astro-biologie, pp. Since the notion of causality cannot explain the occurrence of meaningful, connected experiences, Jung hopes to find a separate principle of explanation — an “acausal orderedness.

Burt, which were conducted with positive results over a distance of miles. When, for instance, the vision arose in Swedenborg’s mind of a fire in Stockholm, there was a real fire raging there at the same time, without there being any demonstrable or even thinkable connection between the two.

It is fun to track personal synchronicities while reading these. I have, therefore, looked round for another intuitive technique and have hit on astrology, which, at least in its modern form, claims to give a more or less total picture of the individual’s character. Under these conditions they might easily be endowed with qualities that have still to be discovered.

Had one wanted to falsify the statistical findings so as to bring them into line with tradition one could not have done it more successfully. Jun 30, Jess rated it liked it Shelves: They are as a rule quaternities or their multiples. This definition must be borne in mind particularly when it is a question of future events.

Had the astrologers with but few exceptions concerned themselves more with statistics and questioned the justice of their interpretations in a scientific spirit, they would have discovered long ago that their statements rested on a precarious foundation.

The idea that the simultaneous points in the causal chains, or meridians represent meaningful coincidences would am hold water if the first cause really were a unity. Jung and Pauli were convinced that synchronistic events reveal an underlying unity of mind and matter, subjective and objective realities.

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The horoscopes, or rather the birth data, were piled up in chronological order just as the post brought them in. In this instance he evolved the idea of synchronicity, and it deserves assessment by all investigators in the various fields on which it impinges, from parapsychology to the psychology of unconscious structures and processes.

I would like to put a temporary end to this unsatisfactory state of affairs by trying to give a consistent account of everything I have to say on this subject. I must confess that I incline to the view that numbers were as much found as invented, and that in consequence they possess a relative autonomy analogous to that of the archetypes.


For this reason it seems to me probable that her unconscious was in fact constellated. You learn someone close to y Back in the s when I was in High School there was a band called the Police. Does the book contains the lovely personal story about how this interesting principle was discovered? There acausa merely been an exception to the rule.

Although, warned by previous experience, I was cautious enough to submit my original account in the Swiss edition to four competent persons, among uung two mathematicians, I allowed myself to be lulled into a sense of security too soon.

His work has been influential in psychiatry and in the study of religion, philosophy, archeology, anthropology, literature, and related fields.

You can never say with certainty whether what appears to be going on in the collective unconscious of a single individual is not also happening in other individuals or organisms or things or situations. But if one assumes that they really are what they 58 See also infra, par. 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: Neste trabalho, Jung descreve diversos experimentos que realizou, ajudado por sua equipe, e os avausal que colheu.

Its author himself rendered great service to ESP research. A fascinating, but unscientific, examination of affective coincidences. Twelve of them are arranged, according to synchgonicity rules, in the astrological houses. Yet the exceptions— and my results are exceptions and most improbable ones at that— are just as important as the rules.

Not a lot of proof and a bunch of big words.

A “transcendental cause” is a contradiction in terms, because anything transcendental cannot by definition be demonstrated. Therefore it cannot be a question of cause and effect, but of a falling together in time, a kind of simultaneity.

Now, there is in our experience an immeasurably wide field whose extent forms, as it were, the counterbalance to the domain of causality.