Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle. (From Vol. 8. of the Collected Works of C. G. Jung) (Google eBook)

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Princeton University Press, Jan 12, 2012 - Psychology - 152 pages
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Jung was intrigued from early in his career with coincidences, especially those surprising juxtapositions that scientific rationality could not adequately explain. He discussed these ideas with Albert Einstein before World War I, but first used the term "synchronicity" in a 1930 lecture, in reference to the unusual psychological insights generated from consulting the I Ching. A long correspondence and friendship with the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Wolfgang Pauli stimulated a final, mature statement of Jung's thinking on synchronicity, originally published in 1952 and reproduced here. Together with a wealth of historical and contemporary material, this essay describes an astrological experiment Jung conducted to test his theory. Synchronicity reveals the full extent of Jung's research into a wide range of psychic phenomena.

This paperback edition of Jung's classic work includes a new foreword by Sonu Shamdasani, Philemon Professor of Jung History at University College London.


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User Review  - Gregg Wingo - Goodreads

This work by Jung is a fascinating look at the subjective experience of being a human mind in a physical universe. He begins the book with the following statements: 1) Natural laws are statistical ... Read full review

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User Review  - Matt Hourigan - Goodreads

I started noticing more and more of this while reading. Gave me some insight into the power of intent and "hunches" There was some mathematics towards the end that looked legit, but I couldn't understand. Gave me some direction on building my mind in the direction I partially choose. Read full review


1 Exposition
2 An Astrological Experiment
3 Forerunners of the Idea of Synchronicity
4 Conclusion
On Synchronicity

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Sonu Shamdasani is editor of "The Red Book" and Philemon Professor of Jung History at University College London.

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