Atom, Archetype, and the Invention of Synchronicity: How Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung and Nobel-Winning Physicist Wolfgang Pauli Bridged. Jung’s is on synchronicity – nothing unexpected there. But Pauli’s was a real eye opener. He wrote on Johannes Kepler and explored how his. Mark Vernon: With physicist Wolfgang Pauli, Jung explored the link between the disparate realities of matter and mind.

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Events like this occur often enough to be more than meaningless coincidence, Jung and Pauli believed. Pauli finished his analysis in and married again in the same year. Jung Jung on Synchronicity and the Paranormal, p.

Beyond synchronicity: the worldview of Carl Gustav Jung and Wolfgang Pauli.

Journal for Jungian Studies. She had an impressive dream the night before, in which someone had given her a golden scarab — a costly piece of jewellery.

They would even jest as to whether Pauli had been nearby when apparatus didn’t work, reporting many instances when it turned out he was. In fact, as a consequence of their collaboration, synchronicity was transformed from an empirical concept aynchronicity a fundamental explanatory-interpretative principle, which together with causality could possibly lead to a more complete worldview.

Jung and Pauli conjectured that they were dealing with a link between the apparently disparate realities of matter and mind. Therefore it cannot be a question of cause and effect, but of a falling together in time, a kind of simultaneity. In very young age he demonstrated his brilliant characteristics when in he handed a manuscript on the theory of relativity, which was published by the Enzyklopadie mathematischen der Wissenschaftengenerating in Albert Einstein the following comment: In order to sunchronicity some of these problems, I explore here the collaboration between Nobel Prize winning physicist Wolfgang Pauli, a founder of quantum theory, and Carl Jung, founder of archetypal psychology, with focus on their development of the concept of synchronicity.

Jung used the concept in arguing for the existence of the paranormal. Synchronicity was and continues to be a prime target for criticism of Jung that for decades bordered on outright dismissal by many in the scientific and academic communities.


lauli Jung pursued this question in an odd relationship of his own, with one of the great physicists of the 20th century, Wolfgang Pauli. The same organizing forces that have shaped nature in all her forms are also responsible jing the structure of our minds. But what that misses is the key feature of phenomena like the Pauli effect, and synchronicity. The culmination of Jung’s lifelong engagement with the paranormal is his theory of synchronicity, the view that the structure of reality includes a principle of acausal connection which manifests itself most conspicuously in the form of meaningful coincidences.

Articles with short description Articles containing German-language text All articles lacking reliable references Articles lacking reliable references from December CS1 German-language sources de Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers. Pauli and Jung were trailblazers paui their own disciplines as well as in the realm of collaboration across disciplines.

How are we to recognize acausal combinations of events, since it is obviously impossible synchronicitty examine all chance happenings for their causality? Because of this quality of simultaneity, I have picked on the term “synchronicity” to designate a hypothetical factor equal in rank to causality as a principle of explanation. Pauli — Psiche e Natura — Adelphi Instead, synchronicity represents a real phenomenon, non-local.

A man leaned out and brazenly asked her whether she would like to uung him for coffee. The two men collaborated on the synchronicity concept for several years before publishing anything on the topic. My example concerns a young woman patient who, in spite of efforts made on both sides, proved to be psychologically inaccessible. Unlike most of his fellow-physicists, Pauli tried to interpret the scientific revolution — introduced by the relativity theory and quantum theory — not only from a philosophical perspective but also from a psychological one.

The first criterion indicates a central principle of traditional science which has to be re-evaluated if synchronistic phenomena are to be studied: The definition of synchronicity, as developed by Jung in agreement with the comments and the positions of Pauli, is the following:.

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Causalitywhen defined expansively as for instance in the “mystic psychology” book The Kybalionor in the platonic Kant -style Axiom of Causalitystates that “nothing can happen without being caused. In very young age he demonstrated his brilliant characteristics when in he handed a manuscript on the theory of relativity, which was published by the Enzyklopadie mathematischen der Wissenschaftengenerating in Albert Einstein the following comment:.


I suspect this would have made Jung very unhappy.

Jung’s Synchronicity and Quantum Entanglement: Jung used dreams out of this material for his Eranos lecture. In agreement with this, the concept of the case referred to seemingly random events could also be interpreted in terms of meaningful correspondences.

Beyond synchronicity: the worldview of Carl Gustav Jung and Wolfgang Pauli.

The self, the symbolic and synchronicity: Beitman “Coincidence Studies: This deeper order led to the insights that a person was both embedded in a universal wholeness and that the realisation of this was more than oauli an intellectual exercise, but also had elements of a spiritual awakening.

Loading comments… Trouble loading? It is a type of cognitive bias and represents an error of inductive inferencesynchroniicty is a form of selection bias toward confirmation of the hypothesis under study, or disconfirmation of an alternative hypothesis. What interested Jung was not so much the brilliance of Pauli’s discoveries, but the nature of the intuition that inspired them. Pauli was a compulsive writer, seemingly unable to think without a pen in his hand.

It is also pointed out that, since Jung took into consideration only the narrow definition of causality — only the efficient cause — his notion of ” acausality ” is also narrow and so is not applicable to final and formal causes as understood in Aristotelian or Thomist systems. The story of their friendship is related by Arthur I Miller, in The tide is slowly turning, though, and Jung may yet have his day. While many universities and colleges have only recently begun moving toward multi-and interdisciplinary programs and offerings, transdisciplinarity, a concept that first appeared on the academic scene in the early s, has become an important trend in some circles.

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