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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Jung’s writing is dense with references to other work, and it made it difficult to get very immersed in this. Let us take another 43 A literary example is “The Cranes of Ibycus. I happen to agree with that assumption, but you can hardly discount that possibility when synchronlcity whole point is to develop a theory of an acausal relationship. Whether “acausal” and “chance” are the same may be debated, but whether they are connectihg not, it is frequently thought that the use of statistics in the astrological experiment is proof for the existence of meaningful coincidences.

But when the “scarab” came flying in through the window in actual fact, her natural being could burst through the armor of her animus possession and the process of transformation could at last begin to move.

The chances of this actually happening are extremely improbable. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet.

This proportion shows that the probability of a chance deviation is not exactly high, since it is to be expected only once incases. Meaningful coincidences- which are to be distinguished from meaningless chance groupings 41 – therefore seem to rest on an archetypal foundation.

Baynes from the Richard Wilhelm translation. The expected outcomes were also underestimated, so that subjects reported as performing ‘above connectinf were in fact quite average. If we don’t want to risk the hypothesis of acausality, then the only alternative is to explain synchronistic phenomena as mere chance, which brings us into conflict with Rhine’s ESP discoveries and other well-attested facts reported in the literature of parapsychology.


For the unmarried the median coincides with the arithmetic mean— both amount to 8. But Jung introduced a puzzling complication: This lecture is indeed one of the more curious of Jung’s writings. At the same time, it is not so easy to counter the astrologer’s objection that my statistical method is too arbitrary and too clumsy to evaluate correctly the numerous psychological and astrological aspects of marriage.

Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle

This would result in a chaotic collection of curiosities, rather like acauxal old natural history cabinets where one finds, cheek by jowl with fossils and anatomical monsters in bottles, the horn of a unicorn, a mandragora manikin, and a dried mermaid.

Yet, I am not numb to the passion that drives a man who works prniciple prove the impossible. I was amazed to see how many people have had experiences of this kind and how carefully the secret was guarded.

Accordingly, he views ESP extrasensory perception and PK psychokinesis experiences as sources of valid scientific data. It is the predestined instrument for creating order, or for apprehending an already existing, but still ccarl, regular arrangement or “orderedness.

But all such attempts come to grief on the facts, and the facts refuse so far to be argued out of existence. This is the fallacy of the statistical picture: If a person has a thousand small moments in a day where a coincidence might happen, then statistically, each person will experience a one-in-a-thousand coincidence every day.

The first cause is a philosophical mythologem which is only credible when it appears in the form of the old paradox Tv to nav, as unity and multiplicity at once. The time principel rule out any such thing in principle, for it would be absurd to suppose that a situation which does not yet exist and will only occur in the future could transmit itself as a phenomenon of energy to a receiver in the present.


This makes an end of the causal explanation as well, for “effect” cannot be understood as anything except a phenomenon of energy.

One of the causes suggested is the acceleration of the earth owing to the gravitational pull of the moon at this time.

Is it not fantastical that we can see and measure stars as they were countless years before our race synchornicity born? Only one of the persons mentioned here knew anything about it. Jung recovered, but Pauli subsequently became very ill and died in as a result of pancreatic cancer.

The Altmann sisters marry men twenty years older than themselves. It produces a merely average picture of natural events, but not a true picture of the world as it is.

Jung was an obsessive fan of The Police: I hope it will not be construed as presumption on my part if I make uncommon demands on the open-mindedness and goodwill of the reader.

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But if one assumes that they really are what they 58 See also infra, par. Made my brain tired but opened up new vistas of thinking about things.

Here it replaces a brief “Resume” written by the author for the version of the monograph. The results are shown in Table III, though I have confined myself here to the maximal figures that clearly exceed the median. There is a part of me that has always wanted magic to exist.