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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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 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: 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 just an intellectual exercise, but also had elements of a spiritual awakening.

He had gathered instances of the same move across a range of human activities, from geometry to theology. During that collaboration Jung’s study of synchronistic phenomena underwent a considerable change; prior to the collaboration, Jung had stressed mainly the phenomenological and empirical features of synchronistic phenomena, while in association with Pauli, he focused his attention upon their ontological, archetypal character.

In psychology and cognitive scienceconfirmation bias is a tendency to search for or interpret new information in a way that confirms one’s preconceptions, and avoids information and interpretations that contradict prior beliefs. Jung — Letter to Pauli of 29 june — in: Jung wrote, after describing some examples, “When coincidences pile up in this way, one cannot help being impressed by them — for the greater the number of terms in such a series, or the more unusual its character, the more improbable it becomes.

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He was well known for being present when machines and equipment broke. 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.

Wolfgang Pauli was a most critical theoretical physicist with profound insight as well as a deep thinker. Pauli lived in a permanent state of tension with the technical world and he was notoriously clumsy with experimental tools. So common were such failures that his colleagues wittily talked of the Pauli effect.

This is the synchronicity: Jung, and the two great men had their first meeting in January, Concept, first introduced by analytical psychologist Carl Jung, which holds that events are “meaningful coincidences”.

He opened the window, and in flew a small goldish-green colored scarabeid beetle.

It occurred about nine one morning, when she was walking her dog. T he literary agent and author Diane Athill describes the genesis of one of her short stories. Wholeness and the implicate order. 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. Jung Jung on Synchronicity and the Paranormal, p.

Two Aspects of the One Reality Pauli and Jung agreed that matter and psyche should be understood as complementary aspects of the same reality, which is governed by common ordering principles: Parapsychology Death and culture Parapsychology Scientific literacy.

Depth Psychology and Quantum Physics. A famous example of this is the synchroniciry that human face recognition is so robust, and based on such a basic archetype essentially two dots and a line contained in a circlethat human beings are very prone to identify faces in random data all through their environment, like the “man in the moon”, or faces in wood grain, an example of the visual form of paili known as pareidolia.


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Synchronicity – Wikipedia

Likewise, in psychology and sociology, the term apophenia is used for the mistaken detection of a pattern or meaning in random or meaningless data. On the positive side, the collaboration between these two men illustrates the power of a non-reductive approach to scientific exploration.

A Case Study in Transdisciplinarity. However, it made sense in Jung’s archetypal conception of things because a three becoming a four, the symbol of quaternity, represents a state of greater wholeness than a trinity. Virtual realities and the emergence of the psyche. United Kingdom United States World.


As the phenomenal world is an aggregate of the processes of atomic magnitude, it is naturally of the greatest importance to find out whether, and if so how, the photons shall we say enable us to gain a definite knowledge of the reality synchgonicity the meditative energy processes. Synchronicity was a principle which, Jung felt, gave conclusive evidence for his concepts of archetypes and the collective unconscious.

Nevertheless, Jung found his dreams so important that he asked Pauli to continue recording and interpreting his dreams and to stay in contact with him. Jung, Pauli and the Pursuit of a Scientific Obsession.

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

Journal for Jungian Studies. She presumed someone needed directions. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. The story of their friendship is related by Arthur I Miller, in Charles Tart sees danger in synchronistic thinking: The two had recently pau,i, and Pauli wrote to offer an illustration of synchronicity using one of his own dreams.

The difficulty lay in the fact that she always knew better about everything.