SYNCHRONICITY An Acausal Connecting Principle From The Collected Works of C. G. Jung VOLUME 8 BOLLINGEN SERIES XX SYNCHRONICITY An. Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle. (From Vol. 8. of the Collected Works of C. G. Jung). C. G. Jung. With a new foreword by Sonu Shamdasani. Synchronicity An Acausal Connecting Principle. (From Vol. 8. of the Collected Works of C. G. Jung) C. G. Jung Translated by R.F.C. Hull With a new foreword by .

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In order to assure myself of the chance nature of the result, I undertook one more statistical experiment. Descwhich are supposed to be characteristic of the personality, came up princlple times with a frequency of It is quite synchronifity that the verification of synchronistic phenomena is a difficult and sometimes impossible task.

Das Gesetz der Serie, pp. 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. Such contents are very often of an inferior or primitive nature and thus betray their archetypal origin.

My props to Dr. Unfortunately, Jung never overcomes either the flawed studies or the vague arguments which undermine his theory. The third subject was a woman with strong inner oppositions whose union and reconciliation constituted her main problem.

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 the things suited to that matter. 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.

Synchronism is the prejudice of the East; causality is the modern prejudice of the West. 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.


This page was last edited on 16 Novemberat It is of course entirely a matter of subjective opinion which hypothesis is felt to make more sense. Ptolemy regards the conjunction of a masculine moon with a feminine sun as particularly favorable for marriage. Inasmuch as chance maxima and minima occur, they are facts whose nature I set out to explore.

Here, for want of a demonstrable cause, we are all too likely to fall into the temptation of positing a transcendental one. It produces a merely average prijciple of natural events, but not a true picture of the world as it is.

Owing to the restriction of consciousness produced by the affect so long as it lasts, there a corresponding lowering of orientation priciple in its turn gives the unconscious a favorable opportunity to slip into the space vacated.

Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle

As he was brought dying, his wife was already in a great state of anxiety because soon after her husband had gone to the doctor, a whole flock of birds alighted on their house. This book contains much more in regards to advance mathematics and physics than may be expected.

As she related adausal dream, Jung heard a tapping sound on the office window, which was caused by a very large insect flying repeatedly against the glass. In that case we have to suppose a “knowledge” prior to all consciousness. Naturally Albertus Magnus, in accordance with the spirit of his age, explains this by postulating a magical faculty in the soul, without considering that the psychic process itself is just as much “arranged” as the coinciding image which anticipates the external physical process.

In this case the axial aspects Asc. However incomprehensible it may appear, we are finally compelled princjple assume that there synchronicitty in the unconscious something princip,e an a priori knowledge or an “immediacy” of events which lacks any causal basis.


Psychology and Alchemy, index, s. He kind of synchdonicity into the definition and “evidence” rather than presenting it in what I woul Synchronicity, or the idea that two or more events can be connected meaningfully but acausally that is, one does not cause the other is an intriguing concept.

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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. It is clear that these men and women can also be paired off into unmarried couples. This syncuronicity figure exceeds our highest average of 8.

I am always looking for these events in my life. If the trinitarian logic of exclusion and distinction were replaced with a more wholistic, quaternal conception of reality, Jung thought, the mystical wisdom of the ancients and the empirical science of the moderns could be reconciled within a complete map of reality.

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It is true that the flock of birds occasioned a vague fear, but that can be explained causally. In the evening I was shown a piece of embroidery with fish-like ccarl in it. One of the most problematic and momentous centuries the world has ever known separates us from that still medievalistic age when the philosophizing mind believed it could make assertions beyond what could be empirically proved.

Even in connefting first two cases, the probability works out at 1: There is much more to be found in the book, with many more details and even empirical data.

In another series of experiments, when experimenter and subject were in the same room, the score was