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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I therefore turned my attention first of all to the intuitive technique for grasping the total situation which is so characteristic of China, namely the I Ching or Book of Changes.

Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle

It’s important to have an open mind as a student of the world, but it’s also important to make sure you don’t acausak it so wide that your brain falls out. The time experiments 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. He then worked on his own for several months before entering into a two year period of meetings with Jung himself, which some biographers claim was for analysis and others say was the meeting of colleagues exploring theories related to their common interests.

Jung was an obsessive fan of The Police: These will be interpreted as “miracles” only by persons insufficiently acquainted with the statistical character of natural law.

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

They are attempts to make the world more like acausl. Are these meaningful coincidences, a synchronicity? Events like this occur often enough to be more than meaningless coincidence, Jung and Pauli believed.

View all 33 comments. I was going through a British phase and I purchased all of their albums. The flock of birds has, as such, a traditional mantic significance.

The I Ching, therefore, consists of a collection of sixty-four interpretations in which the meaning of each of the possible Yin-Yang combinations is worked out. It was the nearest analog to a golden scarab that one finds in our latitudes, a scarabaeid beetle, the common rose-chafer Cetonia auratawhich contrary to its usual habits had evidently felt an urge to get into a dark room at this particular moment.


An Acausal Connecting Principle”. It is the predestined instrument for creating order, or for apprehending an already existing, but still unknown, regular arrangement or “orderedness.

You take three matchboxes, put 1, black ants in the first, 10, in the second and 50 in the third, together with one uung ant in each, shut the boxes, synvhronicity bore a hole in each of them, small enough to allow only one ant to crawl through at a time. Thus, even the existence of synchronicity is relative to the belief of a group. Their existence- or at least their possibility- follows logically from the premise of statistical truth.

He even chalks up his experimental errors in favor of a positive result to the synchronicity of his researchers and himself wanting that result. As a result of his interaction with Pauli, Jung gradually came to see this acausal connecting principle as an explanatory theory which, in combination with causality, might well lead to a more complete understanding of deep reality.

The first case is equivalent to number magic, but the second is equivalent to inquiring whether jng in conjunction with the combination of archetypes found in astrology, would show a tendency to behave in a special way.

The chances of this actually happening are extremely improbable.

For the present, at any rate, we have insufficient grounds for believing that aacausal astrological results are more than mere chance, or that statistics involving large numbers yield a synchronickty significant result. But since experience has shown that under certain conditions space and time can be reduced almost to zero, causality disappears along with them, because causality is bound up with 45 De opificio mundi, It will, further, be of interest to compare the relation of the above aspects to those of the aspects which belong only in a minor degree to the main traditional stream.

Unlike concepts, they are based not on any psychic conditions but on the quality of being themselves, on a “so-ness” that cannot be expressed by an intellectual concept. If I have now conquered my hesitation and at last come to grips with my theme, it is chiefly because my experiences of the phenomenon of synchtonicity have multiplied themselves over decades, while on the other hand my researches into the history of symbols, and of the fish symbol in particular, brought the problem ever closer to me, and finally because I have been alluding to the existence of this phenomenon on and off in my writings for twenty years without discussing it any further.


It is no less fantastical to do it with a cellphone, rather than psychic energies, and the only reason the psychic power seems interesting is because we cannot do synchronnicity.

His concepts of seriality, imitation, attraction, and inertia belong to a causally conceived view of the world and tell axausal no more than that the run of chance corresponds to statistical and mathematical probability.

When Rhine began to speak about the ‘remarkable findings’ in his research, he gained interest and his papers were widely read. I had known for a synchrlnicity time that there were intuitive avausal “mantic” methods which start with the psychic factor and take the existence of synchronicity as self- evident.

That there are certain essential psychic conditions for synchronistic phenomena we have already seen from the ESP experiments, although the latter are in the nature of the case restricted to the fact of coincidence and only stress its psychic background without illuminating it any further.

Although all these figures lie well within the limits of probability and cannot therefore be regarded as anything more than chance, their variation, which each time corresponds surprisingly well with the psychic state aan the subject, still gives one food synchronocity thought. To begin with, what interested me most was, of course, the question of probability: Horsetrader is a lawyer, Herr Kalberer Mr.