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.

Author: Douramar Kidal
Country: Haiti
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Career
Published (Last): 10 June 2014
Pages: 271
PDF File Size: 20.93 Mb
ePub File Size: 8.39 Mb
ISBN: 330-7-78610-121-1
Downloads: 37929
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Yolar

The self, the symbolic 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. And Pauli guessed that right away: 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.

Pauli long insisted on the fact that in the future, scientists could no longer ignore the relationship between knowledge of the material world outside and the inner world of the psyche.

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

A man leaned out and brazenly asked her whether she would like to join him for coffee. The definition of synchronicity, as developed by Jung in agreement with the comments and the positions of Pauli, is the following:. According to Jung and Pauli, the phenomenon of synchronicity brought physics and psychology pau,i, showing a deep connection between the various events of the world, not tied to a direct causal-mechanical action.

Archived from the original on Pauli thought that probability 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.

The story of their friendship is related by Arthur I Miller, in Therefore, synchronicity would literally take place as the bridge between implicate and explicate orders, whose complementary nature define the undivided totality.

Condivisione Fai clic qui per inviare l’articolo via mail ad un amico Si apre in una nuova finestra Fai clic qui per condividere su Twitter Si apre in una nuova finestra Fai clic per condividere su Facebook Si apre in una nuova finestra Fai clic qui per condividere su LinkedIn Si apre in una nuova finestra Fai clic qui per condividere su Pinterest Si apre in una nuova finestra.


In agreement with this, the concept of the case referred to seemingly random events could also be interpreted in puli of meaningful correspondences.

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

They are undoubtedly meaningful and produce tangible effects too, like short stories. There are also opinions which hold that, where there is no external observable cause, the cause can be internal.

Journal for Jungian Studies. They began working together in a collaboration that lasted for several decades, though mostly behind closed doors: 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 junf invitation of the man and his looking like her friend.

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.

And unlike most psychologists, Jung seriously looked for an objective basis that modern physics might provide for his model of the psyche.


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

Heisenberg, Physics and Beyond. Springer, After several fruitless attempts to sweeten her rationalism with a somewhat more human understanding, I had to confine myself to the hope that something unexpected and irrational would turn up, something that would burst the intellectual retort into which she had sealed herself.

One does not know what to admire moste: Pauli — Psiche e Natura — Adelphi As such, they are compatible with synchronicity. Quoted in Henry p. Synchronism is the prejudice of the East; causality is the modern prejudice of the West. On the positive side, the collaboration between these two men illustrates the power of a non-reductive approach to scientific exploration.

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. He was interested in those phenomena which elude the grasp of reason and in exploring the meaning of the scientific enterprise in general.


Jung, and the two great men had their first meeting in January, His reception has been quite mixed, sometimes praised as prophetically brilliant, often dismissed as obscurantist purveyor of mystical mumbo-jumbo. Retrieved from ” https: 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.

Loading comments… Trouble loading? Pauli and to my thesis of psychic synchronicity. Jung, Pauli and the Pursuit of a Scientific Obsession. He was well known for being present when machines and equipment synchronjcity.

While she was still telling me this dream, I heard something behind me gently tapping on the window. During a period of three years, about fifteen hundred dreams of Pauli have been recorded, ppauli an extraordinary series of synchroniity images. He had gathered instances of the same move across a range of human activities, from geometry to theology. Following discussions with both Albert Einstein and Wolfgang PauliJung believed there were parallels between synchronicity and aspects of relativity theory and quantum mechanics.

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

But they raise a question: From synchronicihy to moment there is a rhythmic pulse between implicate and explicate realities.

Pauli thought that the probabilistic nature of quantum theory and the Uncertainty Principle offered the possibility of discovering something beyond the mind-matter gap: So common were such failures that his colleagues wittily talked of junt Pauli effect. Jung was always fascinated by personality splits, and his analysis helped to steady Pauli.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.

Who ever studies this mature and grandly composed word would not believe that the synnchronicity is a man of twenty-one. Nevertheless, Pauli was convinced that science was unable to provide all of the answers. The sense is not just of a problem solved, but of reality revealed. Journal of Analytical Psychology50, — Scholars are prone to enthusiastic and wholesale commitment to new synchrohicity, and in this case such a response glosses over very real pitfalls in the offing.