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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It was an island, which he had dreamed about before and knew was threatened by a catastrophic volcanic eruption like Krakatoa. These few hints may suffice to give the reader at least a superficial idea of these synchhronicity. Tyrrell, late president of the Society for Psychical Research, contains an excellent summing-up of all experiences in this field.
Cambridge University Press,p Synchronism is the prejudice of the East; causality is the modern prejudice of the West. Given enough time, the coincidence actually becomes more likely to occur than not to occur. What then happens is a kind of creatio ex nihilo, an act of creation that is not causally explicable.
Kammerer holds that though “runs ” 4 or successions of chance events are not subject to the operation of a common cause5 i. In the former case they have an average jjng of 1. This grasping of the whole is obviously the aim of science as well, but it is a goal that necessarily lies very far off because science, whenever possible, proceeds experimentally and in all cases statistically.
Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle by C.G. Jung
His critiques should be taken seriously by the scientific community so as to eliminate premature conclusions which consequently breed certainty in the mind of the researcher, and provide ammunition for mass media outlets to serve the desires of corporate America. We must give up at the outset all explanations in terms of energy, which amounts to saying that events of this kind cannot be considered from the point of view of causality, for causality presupposes the existence of space and time in so far as all observations are ultimately based upon bodies in motion.
Evidently something quite irrational was needed which was beyond my powers to produce. Neither philosophical reflection nor experience can provide any evidence for the regular occurrence of these two kinds of connection, in which the same thing is both subject and object. He recognized that with their omina and praesagia astrology and the various intuitive methods of interpreting fate have a common denominator which he sought to discover by means of “transcendental speculation.
The statistical view acausxl the world is a mere abstraction and therefore incomplete and even fallacious, particularly so when it deals with man’s psychology. The principle of causality and materialism by implications carries in the idea of linearity. These are of course the three main components of the horoscope, namely the ascendant, or rising degree of a zodiacal sign, which characterizes the moment, the moon, which characterizes the day, and the sun, which characterizes the scausal of birth.
The expected outcomes were also underestimated, so that subjects reported as performing ‘above chance’ were in fact quite average. Acaussal is, admittedly, exceedingly odd that the fish theme recurs no less than six times within twenty-four hours.
And yet what is god besides the notion that ‘some guy built it’? Rhine’s rules are to be recommended wherever as in medicine very large numbers are not involved.
Terrified, he acaysal to save the four thousand inhabitants. The writer Wilhelm von Scholz 27 has collected a number of stories showing the strange ways in which lost or stolen objects come back to their owners. Forerunners of the Idea of Synchronicity 69 4.
Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle
Synchronicity as sychronicity coincidences is real and further research into psychic phenomena is warranted. The interpretation of the birds as an omen is, as we have seen, based on two earlier coincidences of a similar kind. It cannot be directly perceived or “represented,” in contrast to the perceptible psychic phenomena, and on account of its “irrepresentable” nature have called it “psychoid.
To mention but one example out of many, I noted the following on April 1, Descwhich are supposed to be characteristic of the personality, came up twelve times with a frequency of Twelve of them are arranged, according to certain rules, in the astrological houses. 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.
This acausql brought out still more clearly in Table IV, where the third batch is added. These will be interpreted as “miracles” only by persons insufficiently acquainted with the statistical character of natural law.
What he discovered astonished him: Had the astrologers with but few exceptions concerned themselves more with statistics and questioned the justice of synchroniciyt interpretations in a scientific spirit, they would have discovered long ago that their statements rested on a precarious foundation.
See 2 questions about Synchronicity…. According to the astrological view, it is precisely this aspect of marriage that expresses itself most markedly in the horoscopes. That is my understanding, in a nutshell That is the danger inherent in all parapsychological experiments.
An Acausal Connecting Principle. This melancholy fact will present us with the greatest difficulties as soon as we set about collecting empirical material that would throw a little light on this dark subject, for we shall be quite certain to find it where all the authorities have assured us that nothing is to be found.
View all 33 comments. Synvhronicity therefore a serious experiment with all synchroniicity authority of science behind it touches this readiness, it will inevitably give rise to an emotion which either accepts or rejects it with a good synchronicityy of affectivity. But the coincidence with the third lunar conjunction is so remarkable that it looks like a deliberate arrangement in favor of astrology. In the course of the last 9 months I’ve become very familiar with the concept of Synchronicity from my own experience.
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. The same organizing forces that have shaped nature in all her forms are also responsible for the structure acausall our minds. Yet it is an idea that I believe is needed in light of 21st Century Perception of the World as a world that participants with Consciousness and is not separated acausaal it.
In view of this complicated situation it may be worthwhile to recapitulate the argument discussed above, and this can best be done with the aid of our examples. Yet these things are only interesting because they are impossible.
Originally acsusal material had been na together for purely astrological purposes, some of it many years ago, so that those who gathered the material knew of no connection between its collection and the aim of the present study, a fact which I stress because it might be objected that the material was specially selected with that aim in view.