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

Dynamical systems theory has provided a new context from which to speculate about synchronicity because it gives predictions about the transitions between emergent states of order and nonlocality. It is evident that the synchronicity, as understood by Jung, could not be defined in the usual sense of physical science since it only makes sense at the moment when an individual lives the experience and therefore not reproducible as such.

Parapsychology Death and culture Parapsychology Scientific literacy. Jung’s Synchronicity and Quantum Entanglement: Notes on the Seminar Given on by C. This is the synchronicity: In very young age he demonstrated his brilliant characteristics when in he handed oauli manuscript on the theory of relativity, which was published by the Enzyklopadie mathematischen der Wissenschaftengenerating in Albert Einstein the following comment:. Syncnronicity man leaned out and brazenly asked her whether jjung would like to join him for coffee.

Synchronicity – Wikipedia

The other half is the revealing of the archetypal basis of the terms actually applied in modern physics. It was a scarabaeid beetle, or common rose-chafer Cetonia auratawhose gold-green colour most nearly resembles that of a golden scarab.

T he literary agent and author Diane Athill describes the genesis of one of her short stories.

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. It is an example of what Jung called synchronicity, “a coincidence in time of two or more causally unrelated events which have the same or similar meaning” — in Athill’s case, the surprising invitation of the man and his looking like her friend.



Pauli and Jung were trailblazers in their own disciplines as well as in the realm of collaboration across disciplines. Sceptics would no doubt ask that Pauli be placed in a lab and the effect tested synchrnicity statistical significance.

His reception has been quite mixed, sometimes praised as prophetically brilliant, often dismissed as obscurantist purveyor of mystical mumbo-jumbo.

In agreement with this, the concept of the case referred to seemingly random events could also be interpreted in terms of meaningful correspondences. As she related the dream, Jung heard a tapping sound on the office window, which was caused by a very large insect flying repeatedly against the glass. Miller demonstrates that Jung provided insights which facilitated Pauli with his great contributions to science, notably the exclusion principle that bears his name, a linchpin of quantum physics.

Together with Bohr, Heisenberg and Dirac, Wolfgang Pauli was on of the principal creators of quantum mechanics and soon he became renowned for his fundamental original contribution on quantum field theory and for his role of living conscience of theoretical physics. And how effective exchange between each other disciplines of the two scientists has really taken place, is clear from two separate positions resulting from their publications: Wikiquote has quotations related to: Division and reduction of symmetry, this then the kernel of the brute!

Pauli finished his analysis in and married again in the same year. And luckily for modern physics, Pauli chose to take them seriously. Instead, synchronicity represents a real phenomenon, non-local. Jung coined the word “synchronicity” to describe “temporally coincident occurrences of acausal events. Cambridge University Press,p Who ever studies this mature and grandly composed word would not believe that the author is a man of twenty-one. Part of a series on the. Ten years later, the writer encountered plum pudding on the menu of a Paris restaurant and wanted to order some, but the waiter told him that the last dish had already been served to another customer, who turned out to be de Fontgibu.

Many years later, inDeschamps was at a dinner and once again ordered plum pudding. The often colloquial and sometimes speculative style of his letters is in striking contrast to his syncbronicity and refined publications.


Synchronicity: the encounter between the psychoanalyst Jung and the physicist Pauli

Jung also believed that in a person’s life, synchronicity served a role similar to that of dreams, with the purpose of shifting a person’s egocentric conscious thinking to greater wholeness. Confirmation bias is of interest in the teaching of critical thinkingas the skill is misused if rigorous critical scrutiny is applied only to evidence that challenges a preconceived idea, but not to evidence that supports it.

It left her feeling ” energised and strange”, a flow that kept bubbling up until she channelled it, producing the short story.

He never published his ideas as quickly as possible but preferred to communicate his thoughts in long letters to his friends and colleagues, trying out new ideas. What interested Jung was not so much the brilliance of Pauli’s discoveries, but the nature of the intuition that inspired them. She presumed someone needed directions. Pauli called it a “missing link”, though he was also very aware of the accusation of providing mystification rather than explanation.

Jung, Pauli and the Pursuit of a Scientific Obsession. One year later he returned to Zurich and stayed there for the rest of his life, until Events connected by meaning need not have an explanation in terms of causality, which does not generally contradict the Axiom of Causality. Within the philosophical worldview arising from Jung and Pauli’s discussions about synchronicity, there are many symbolic aspects that go against mainstream science and that represent a sort of criticism to some of the commonly held views of present day science.

Two Aspects of the One Reality Shnchronicity and Jung agreed that matter and psyche should be understood as complementary aspects of the same reality, which is governed by common ordering principles: I opened the window immediately and caught the insect in the air as it flew in.