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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It produces a merely average picture of natural events, but not a true picture of the world as it is. Beyond that, memory is an untrustworthy thing, and human beings assign more importance to events which rpinciple what they already believe, tending not to remember things that conflict with their beliefs. Clearly not the strongest work by Jung but maybe one of the bravest ideas in the th century.

Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle

So it is very probable that if more material were collected it would no longer produce a similar result. That morning I awoke to learn of this ongoing event and to syncbronicity learn it was the anniversary of the wreak of the Edmund Fitzgerald which as the song reminds us occurred ” The sympathy with which Jung’s ideas were apparently received by Wolfgang Pauli suggests to me that he too may have felt this way.

An acquaintance of mine saw and experienced in a dream the sudden death of a friend, with all the characteristic details. Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events that catl apparently causally acxusal or unlikely to occur together by chance, yet are experienced as occurring together in a meaningful manner.


The sequence of natural numbers turns out to be unexpectedly more than a mere stringing together of identical units: Events like this occur often enough to be more than meaningless coincidence, Jung and Pauli believed.

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View all 5 comments. Little did I know, starting to read this conncting on the winter solstice, how synchronicitious my life would become while reading.

The probability of there being a chance deviation of 1. This is brought out still more clearly in Table IV, where the third batch is added.

Jung hems and haws but is never able to demonstrate that any acausal connection between events exists. Not until fifteen years later, when he copied out the article, did he discover his mistake. They would be normal to us, and we would no longer find them wondrous. Although nobody knows what the validity of a nativity horoscope rests on, it is just conceivable that there is a causal connection between the planetary aspects and the psycho-physiological disposition.

Jun 30, Jess rated it liked it Shelves: For, wherever a cause is even remotely thinkable, synchronicity becomes an exceedingly doubtful proposition. His unconscious knowledge had made the same mistake in reading as himself. Mesopotamian math, Andy Goldsworthy’s nature art, the Fibonacci spiral and fourth state of water all seemed to synchroniccity an underlying connection that would best be described as acasual but nevertheless made an impression on my consciousness.

Since the remotest times men have used numbers to establish meaningful coincidences, that is, coincidences that can be interpreted. When a thinker creates and inhabits an empty world of hopes and sympathies, he murders everything prinnciple and touching in life.


Recently it fell to my colleague to make the table arrangement for a number of people who were invited to dinner. We are therefore faced acaual the task of sifting chance events and separating the acausal ones from those that can be causally explained.

After overcoming this difficulty I then forgot to mention, in the Swiss edition of this book, that the ant comparison, if applied to our experiment, only fits if respectively two or three white ants are assumed each time.

The great majority of “professional” psychologists and psychiatrists seem to be completely ignorant of these researches. Very well argued and very well written.

That is comnecting say, although there is always a lunar conjunction and always a “classical” one of decisive significance, they are nevertheless different conjunctions, because each time the moon is associated with a different partner. Cambridge University Press,p These are as a rule complexes whose ultimate basis is the archetype, the “instinctual pattern.

Eine Vorform des Schicksals. One of the most successful tests took place in a moving car. The couples in the first column syncgronicity the results of the first collection, while the in the second column were collected more than a year later.