Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle

Jung was intrigued from early in his career with coincidences, especially those surprising juxtapositions that scientific rationality could not adequately explain. He discussed these ideas with Albert Einstein before World War I, but first used the term "synchronicity" in a 1930 lecture, in reference to the unusual psychological insights generated from consulting the I Ching. A long correspondence and friendship with the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Wolfgang Pauli stimulated a final, mature statement of Jung's thinking on synchronicity, originally published in 1952 and reproduced here. Together with a wealth of historical and contemporary material, this essay describes an astrological experiment Jung conducted to test his theory. Synchronicity reveals the full extent of Jung's research into a wide range of psychic phenomena.

This paperback edition of Jung's classic work includes a new foreword by Sonu Shamdasani, Philemon Professor of Jung History at University College London.

Product Details:

Author: Carl Jung 
Series: Jung Extracts (Book 8)
Paperback: 152 pages
Publisher: Princeton University Press; With a New foreword by Sonu Shamdasani edition (November 14, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0691150508
ISBN-13: 978-0691150505
Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 8.2 inches


Collections: Carl Jung

Type: Unknown Type


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