Jung on synchronicity and the paranormal

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Jung on Synchronicity and the Paranormal by C.G. Jung

C. G. Jung had a lifelong interest in the paranormal that culminated in his influential theory of synchronicity. Combining extracts taken from the Collected Works; letters; the autobiographical Memories, Dreams, Reflections; and transcripts of seminars, Jung on Synchronicity and the Paranormal sets out clearly his seminal contribution to our understanding of this controversial area.


In his introduction, Roderick Main discusses Jungs encounters with and observations of the paranormal, the influences that contributed to his theory of synchronicity, and the central ideas of the theory itself. The selections include Jungs writings on mediumistic trance phenomena, spirits and hauntings, anomalous events in the development and practice of analytical psychology, and the divinatory techniques of astrology and the I Ching. The book also features Jungs most lucid account of his theory in the form of his short essay On Synchronicity, and a number of Jungs less-known writings on parapsychology, his astrological experiment, and the relationship between mind and body.



Jung on Synchronicity and the Paranormal addresses subjects that were fundamental to Jungs personal and professional development. Probing deeply into the theory of synchronicity, Roderick Main clarifies issues that have long been a source of confusion to Jungs readers.
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Synchronicity

Amazing coincidences happen all the time — but are they simply the product of random chance, or do they convey some hidden meaning? The answer may depend on whether you believe in synchronicity. The term synchronicity was coined by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung Jung had a strong belief in a wide variety of paranormal phenomenon, including psychic powers , astrology , alchemy , predictive dreams, UFOs and telekinesis moving objects with the mind. He was also obsessed with numerology — the belief that certain numbers have special cosmic significance, and can predict important life events.

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Jung had a lifelong interest in the paranormal that culminated in his influential theory of synchronicity. Combining extracts taken from the Collected Works ; letters; the autobiographical Memories, Dreams, Reflections; and transcripts of seminars, Jung on Synchronicity and the Paranormal sets out clearly his seminal contribution to our understanding of this controversial area. In his introduction, Roderick Main discusses Jung's encounters with and observations of the paranormal, the influences that contributed to his theory of synchronicity, and the central ideas of the theory itself. The selections include Jung's writings on mediumistic trance phenomena, spirits and hauntings, anomalous events in the development and practice of analytical psychology, and the divinatory techniques of astrology and the I Ching. The book also features Jung's most lucid account of his theory in the form of his short essay "On Synchronicity," and a number of Jung's less-known writings on parapsychology, his astrological experiment, and the relationship between mind and body.

4 thoughts on “Jung on Synchronicity and the Paranormal by C.G. Jung

  1. For one of the most famous figures in the history of psychology, Carl Jung paranormal experiences were an accepted part of life.

  2. Jung was absorbed by the kinds of phenomena which can broadly be classified as paranormal - that is, phenomena which defy explanation in normal rational terms.

  3. C. G. Jung had a lifelong interest in the paranormal that culminated in his influential theory of synchronicity. Combining extracts taken from the Collected Works;.

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