Revelations of Chance: Synchronicity as Spiritual Experience
Explores the plausibility and value of viewing synchronicity as a form of spiritual experience.
In this fascinating book, Roderick Main examines meaningful coincidence or what Swiss psychiatrist C. G. Jung called synchronicity. Moving beyond Jung’s psychological theory, he explores the plausibility and value of viewing synchronicity as a form of spiritual experience and clarifies connections between the phenomenon and a range of traditional spiritual concepts, including numinosity, miraculousness, transformation, unity, transcendence and immanence, providence, and revelation. Through the detailed analysis of two remarkable series of synchronistic events, Main illustrates and further develops these connections. He also includes an examination of the alleged synchronistic basis of the ancient Chinese Oracle of Change, the I Ching.
Roderick Main is Lecturer in Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom and the author of The Rupture of Time: Synchronicity and Jung’s Critique of Modern Western Culture.
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2 SYNCHRONICITY AND SPIRIT
3 THE SPIRITUAL DIMENSION OF SPONTANEOUS SYNCHRONICITIES
THE BIRTH OF ATHENA
5 MULTIPLE SYNCHRONICITIES OF ACHESS GRANDMASTER
6 THE SELFREVELATION OFSYNCHRONICITY AS SPIRITA MODERN GRAIL STORY
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