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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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. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. While exploring the phenomena of synchronicity, Carl Gustav Jung became acquainted with the quantum physicist Wolfgang Pauli and eventually began a collaboration with him. Pauli and Jung were trailblazers in their own disciplines as well as in uung realm of collaboration across disciplines.

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Since synchronistic phenomena are not necessarily simultaneous, synchronicity is a somewhat misleading term. Pauli lived in a permanent state of tension with the technical world and he was notoriously clumsy with experimental tools. Nevertheless, Pauli was convinced that science was unable to provide all of the answers.

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

So, lab tests will jing miss what they seek to verify. Jung and his followers e. This trend continues to the present day, with some proclaiming him to have been the prophet of a New Age in human consciousness. In his book Synchronicity Jung tells the following story as an example of a synchronistic event:.

Carl Jung, part 6: Synchronicity

I opened the window immediately and caught the insect in the air as it flew in. Views Read Edit View history. In fact, as a consequence of their collaboration, synchronicity was transformed from an empirical concept into a fundamental explanatory-interpretative principle, which together with causality could possibly lead to a more complete worldview.

More oddly still, the man powerfully reminded her of someone else. But the rational one-sidedness of the young Pauli received a strong blow in his early thirties, a crisis that he later described as his big neurosis. 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: It was necessary to recognize that the rational scientific approach was only a way to see and interpret the world; another approach — complementary to the previous — implied that subsequent research on the reality could no longer be conducted by separating matter and psyche, but that both sides synchronifity to enter into a process of joint research.


Individuals from Plato to Spinoza have similarly tried to chart that fine course. Lascia un commento Annulla risposta. Synchronicity knocked down a fundamental physical principle: Pauli finished his analysis in and married again in the same year. Pauli thought that synchromicity mathematics expresses physically what is manifested psychologically as archetypes deep-structure patterns for certain types of universal mental experience, or patterns of the instincts and synchronistic events.

However, some proponents synchrinicity synchronicity question whether it is even sensible in principle to try to evaluate synchronicity statistically. Princeton University Press, What interested Jung was not so much the brilliance of Pauli’s discoveries, but the nature of the intuition that inspired them.

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From the viewpoint of the natural sciences, one might be tempted to speak of relationships between psyche and matter, across the Cartesiam cut between the two. Jung, Pauli and the Pursuit of a Scientific Obsession.

Analytical psychology Cognitive functions Interpretation of religion Personality type Synchronicity Theory of neurosis. Pauli called it a “missing link”, though he was also very aware of the accusation of providing mystification rather than explanation.

Crossing the road, a car approached and slowed down. From moment to moment there is a rhythmic pulse between implicate and explicate realities.

Springer, Mainstream mathematics argues that statistics and probability theory exemplified in, e. Pauli] The psychology of the unconscious and modern quantum physics introduced independently new concepts in a remarkable and peculiarly coincident manner. Multidisciplinary Perspectivesedited by J.

The articles they published together in the volume The Interpretation of Nature and the Psyche Naturerklarung und Psyche — Jung and Pauli illustrate both their agreement and their differences pragmatically. According to Jung and Pauli, the phenomenon of synchronicity brought physics and psychology closer, showing a deep connection between the various events of the world, not tied to a direct causal-mechanical action.


It is also pointed out that, since Jung took into consideration only the narrow definition of synhronicity — only the efficient cause — his notion of ” acausality ” synchronnicity also narrow and so is not applicable to final and formal causes as understood in Aristotelian or Thomist systems. She had an impressive dream the night before, in which someone had given her a golden scarab — a costly piece of jewellery.

Two or more events seemingly accidental, but not necessarily simultaneously, are called synchronistic if the following conditions are met: Part of a series on the. Journal for Jungian Studies. This is the synchronicity: Jung, and the two great men had their first meeting paulii January, The story of their friendship is related by Arthur I Miller, in Jung Jung on Synchronicity and the Paranormal, p.

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. But they raise a question: Pauli, on the other hand, became increasingly sensitive to the philosophical aspects concerning the unconscious.

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

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 paulli quantum field theory and for his role of living conscience of theoretical physics.

Any presumption of a causal relationship between the events is absurd or even inconceivable; The events correspond with one another by a common meaning, often expressed symbolically; Each pair of synchronistic events contains an internally produced and an externally perceived component. Order by newest oldest recommendations.