Synchronicity: The Collected Works of C. G. Jung Volume 8
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Synchronicity: The Collected Works of C. G. Jung Volume 8 : An Acausal Connecting Principle

By (author) C. G. Jung , Translated by R. F. C. Hull , Foreword by Sonu Shamdasani

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Jung was intrigued from early in his career with coincidences, especially those surprising juxtapositions that scientific rationality could not adequately explain. He discussed these ideas with Albert Einstein before World War I, but first used the term 'synchronicity' in a 1930 lecture, in reference to the unusual psychological insights generated from consulting the I Ching. A long correspondence and friendship with the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Wolfgang Pauli stimulated a final, mature statement of Jung's thinking on synchronicity, originally published in 1952 and reproduced here. Together with a wealth of historical and contemporary material, this essay describes an astrological experiment Jung conducted to test his theory. "Synchronicity" reveals the full extent of Jung's research into a wide range of psychic phenomena. This paperback edition of Jung's classic work includes a new foreword by Sonu Shamdasani, Philemon Professor of Jung History at University College London.

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 137.16 x 210.82 x 12.7mm | 181.44g
  • 01 Feb 2011
  • Princeton University Press
  • New Jersey
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 0691150508
  • 9780691150505
  • 8,053

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Sonu Shamdasani is editor of "The Red Book" and Philemon Professor of Jung History at University College London.

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