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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Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle

Through the course of his early experimentsRhine did not lay out a system by which the testing took place. In man’s original view of the world, as we 33 Professor Pauli was kind enough to draw my attention to this paper, which appeared in Recently it fell to my colleague to make the table arrangement for a number of people who were invited to dinner.

This acxusal done cf. This definition must be borne in junb particularly when it is a question of future events. Experiment, however, consists in asking a definite question which excludes as far as possible anything disturbing and irrelevant.

In the Western method, which was known since the thirteenth century as the Ars Geomantica or the Art of Punctation 63 and enjoyed a widespread vogue, there are no real commentaries, since its use was only mantic and never philosophical like that of the I Ching. Cambridge University Press,p In these circumstances the time factor seems to have been eliminated by a psychic function or psychic condition which is also capable of abolishing the time factor.

What seems in fact to have happened— and seems often to have happened, bearing in mind the long astrological tradition— is that we got a result which has presumably turned up many times before in history. These are discussed at length in the text and appended commentaries.

This misreading became fixed as a paramnesia, and later I always remembered the name as Ericapaeus and only discovered thirty years afterwards that Malalas’ text has Ericepaeus. There is no rule that is true under all circumstances, for this is the real and not a statistical world.

Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle by C.G. Jung

Let us take another 43 A literary example is “The Cranes of Ibycus. It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history. I know, on the other hand, that chance happenings have a tendency to fall into aperiodic groupings- necessarily so, because otherwise there would be only a periodic or regular arrangement of events which would by definition exclude chance.


Nor does tradition help us much in choosing between magical causality and transcendental meaning, because on the one hand the primitive mentality has always explained synchronicity as magical causality right down to our own day, and on the other hand philosophy assumed a secret correspondence or meaningful connection between natural events until well into the eighteenth century.

But the speed with which the new table arrangement had to be made left her no opportunity for reflection, so that the unconscious had a free hand in secretly arranging the “marriages.

Every answer of nature is therefore more or less influenced by the kind of questions asked, and the result is always a hybrid product. Similarly, in the US, our beliefs in pushing the individual will and thought over the top has literally proven to birth more innovation.

Clearly, the frequencies of occurrence shown in columns 2 and 4 of Table I for observed occurrences of the aspects in married and unmarried pairs respectively are aczusal immediately comparable, since snychronicity first are occurrences in pairs and the second in 32, pairs.

This first result seemed to me somewhat suspicious.

When, for instance, the number of symptoms indicating a complex synchroniity below the probable number of disturbances to be expected during the association experiment, this is no justification for assuming that no complex exists. This considerably reduces the improbability of acausl results.

The mass of facts collected by Gurney, Myers, and Podmore 20 inspired three other investigators- Dariex, 21 Richet, 22 and Flammarion 23 – to tackle the problem in terms of a probability calculus. Under these conditions they might easily be endowed with qualities that have still to be discovered. I have only to add here that, of the conjunctions and oppositions, those of Mars and Venus are far less important than the rest, as will readily be appreciated from the following consideration: This is the world of chance, where a chance event seems causally unconnected with the coinciding fact.

I should perhaps add a few explanatory words for those readers who do not feel at home with the ancient art synvhronicity technique of astrology.

That’s not an anomaly, it’s our own selection bias. The first proportion is significant even when taken by itself, for it shows that the coincidence is a very improbable one. Active imagination Enantiodromia Extraversion and introversion Individuation Participation mystique. Since this is obviously not the case, we have no alternative but to assume that distance is physically variable, and may in certain circumstances be reduced to vanishing point by a psychic condition.


He seemed to be standing on a volcanic mountain. The scarab dream is a conscious representation arising from an unconscious, already existing image of the situation that will occur on the following day, i.

Occasionally there is a trebling or even more, so that Kammerer 3 can speak of a “law of series,” of which he gives a number of excellent examples.

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Overall though, he brings up a wide range of ideas to support his argument for synchronicity, which he defines as, “the simultaneous occurrence of a certain psychic state with one or more external events which appear as meaningful parallels to the momentary subjective state — and, in certain cases, vice versa” Of the fourteen aspects in the first column only four come up again in the second, but of these no less than three are moon aspects, and this is in accord with astrological expectations.

Suddenly I heard a noise behind me, like a gentle tapping. My knowledge of his theoretical framework involving the Archetypes and the Collective Ucs. Would have loved to have dinner with Jung.

In the I Synhronicity the coins fall just as happens to suit them. Princeton University Press, But the Philosophy and Historical Background to the notions of Synchronistic Events I found to be most interesting, knowing also that our own Emoti This lecture is junf one of the more curious of Jung’s writings. He even chalks up his experimental errors in favor of a positive result to the synchronicity of his researchers and himself wanting that result.

The most that can fairly be demanded is that the number of individual observations shall be as high as possible.

The extraordinary spatial orientation of animals may also point to the psychic relativity of space and time. To produce good results means setting up a good test.