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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Jun 30, Jess rated it liked it Shelves: How are we to recognize acausal combinations of events, since it is obviously impossible to examine all chance happenings for their causality? After changing the tests to make cheating more difficult and getting rid of assistants caught cheating, Rhine never again produced any meaningful results.

A good piece of philosophy contains not only an interesting theory, but also presents the flaws and contradictions which that theory must overcome in order to be relevant. At least all the cases in my experience -and there is a large number of them- show this characteristic.

The possibility that the individuals characterized by the horoscopes married one another, so to say, by accident will necessarily recede into the background; all external factors seem capable of astrological evaluation, but only inasmuch as they are represented psychologically.

For obvious 54 See p. You take three matchboxes, put 1, black ants in the first, 10, in the second and 50 in the third, together with one white ant in each, shut the boxes, and bore a hole in each of them, small enough to allow only one ant to crawl through at a time. The astronomer Flammarion reckoned a probability of no less than 1: It was made with three people whose psychological status was accurately known.

Fie takes no account either of parapsychic phenomena or of synchronicity, and theoretically he does not go much beyond the causalism of Schopenhauer.

Refresh and try again. The scarab is a classic example of a rebirth symbol.

Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Little did I know, starting to read this book on the winter solstice, how synchronicitious my life would become while reading.

Esta idea surge del trabajo synchrknicity Avicena y Alberto Magno.


Thus, even the existence of synchronicity is relative to the belief of a group. The odds of guessing correctly increase for every card drawn. The physicians of the Romantic Age would probably have talked of “sympathy” or “magnetism.

If, therefore, we want astrology to tell us anything about the acausal connection of events, we must discard this uncertain diagnosis of symchronicity and put in its place an absolutely certain and indubitable fact.

The philosophical principle that underlies our conception of natural law is causality.

If you really wanted the cake, you’d be eating it already. Of the fifty possible aspects, the result shows that for the married pairs there are fifteen such configurations whose frequency is well above the proportion 1: At three in the morning of November 10th of this year, the town of Marlinton the countyseat of a neighboring county began to burn and lost a block of its business district due acaisal constant winds that made it impossible for the firefighters to contain the blaze.

That is precisely what happens in Rhine’s experiments: The investigation of individual cases serves well enough for the purpose of general orientation, but only quantitative evaluation or the statistical method promises results in dealing with chance.

It really does look as if the statistical material had been manipulated and arranged so acauszl to give the appearance of a positive result. It’s so interesting to see such a great mind wrestle with what appears – then and now – to be easily looked down upon as mysticism or just plain chance.

I must confess that I incline to the view that numbers were as much found as invented, and that in consequence they possess a relative autonomy analogous to that of the archetypes. This considerably reduces the improbability of our results.

The answer to this is that acausal events may be expected most readily where, on closer reflection, aczusal causal connection appears to be inconceivable. At the same time the subject, separated by a screen from the experimenter, is given the task of guessing the signs synchronicitu they are turned up. At that moment the door opened and an old, old man in the last stages of disorientation walked in: This proportion shows that the probability of a chance deviation is not exactly high, since it is to be expected only once incases.

It is fascinating to follow how these two intellectual giants argue from different sides to find mutual enlightment [ sic ]. Since there are fifty squares in the histogram, the median is seen to be 8.


Recently it fell to my colleague to make the table arrangement for a number of people who were invited to dinner. It also forces a basic reconsideration of the meaning of chance, probabilitycoincidence and the singular events in our lives. In all these cases and others like them there seems to be an a priori, causally inexplicable knowledge of a situation which at the time is unknowable.

Among other things, he tells the story of a mother who took a photograph of her small son in the Black Forest. As a reader I often experience what seem like meaningful coincidences like a new vocabulary word suddenly occurring in each new text I read.

Here I would like to call attention to a possible misunderstanding which may be occasioned by the term “synchronicity. On the hypothesis that all the figures acauzal due to chance, we would expect a far greater accuracy in the greater number and consequently a much smaller range in the figures. But it is equally possible that numbers were found or discovered.

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

The results are shown in Table III, though I have confined myself here to the maximal figures that clearly exceed the median. Inasmuch as chance maxima and minima occur, they are facts whose nature I set out to explore. Once this is found, the deeper layers of the unconscious, the primordial images, are activated and the transformation of the personality can get under way. People synchroniicity a passion for wondrous notions, even when there is nothing to suggest they might be true.

This correction raises the probability of the coinciding lunar conjunctions to 1: Mar 02, Sidhartha rated it liked it. 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.