The Angel in Annunciation and Synchronicity

The Angel in Annunciation and Synchronicity : Knowledge and Belief in C.G. Jung

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Addressing people in an age of faltering religious structures, C. G. Jung asserted the potential for bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and religious belief through analytical psychology. The concepts of annunciation and synchronicity and the role of the angel in relation to both provide the vehicle through which an exploration of Jung's process of individuation becomes more

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  • Hardback | 134 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 10.16mm | 408.23g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 10 black & white illustrations, 2 tables
  • 0739175777
  • 9780739175774
  • 2,107,064

About Tammy L. Montgomery

Tammy L. Montgomery is the dean of English at American River College. Prior to this appointment she was professor of philosophy and religion at Folsom Lake more

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Jung's theory of Synchronicity is one of the most fascinating yet illusive aspects of his work. It is essential to a full understanding of what he means by the collective unconscious. In this new work Dr. Montgomery succeeds in bringing annunciation into dialogue with synchronicity. She makes a good case for the idea that the Angel is present in moments of synchronicity, an idea that brings with it an immense legacy of images and stories. I recommend this book. It is both scholarly and accessible and is a significant contribution to Jung's project of inviting a "radical reconsideration of the rational." -- Joe Coppin, Pacifica Graduate Institute In her use of Jung's concept of synchronicity, Tammy Montgomery convincingly shows the human and divine joined at critical moments by angelic messengers. -- Robert McDermott, California Institute of Integral Studies I welcome a book on contemporary theology of depth and on the old but important field of angelology. Tammy Montgomery's book brings angels back into serious consideration in a way that is neither naive nor dismissive. Her insightful book serves as a window on a dimension of everyday experience that we notice in passing but almost always fail to understand and fully appreciate. -- Thomas Moore, PhD, author of Care of the Soulshow more

Table of contents

Introduction Part I. Definitions Chapter 1: C.G. Jung's Theory of Synchronicity Chapter 2: The Concept of Annunciation Chapter 3: Revelation in Annunciation and Synchronicity Part II. Challenges Chapter 4: Synchronicity and its Skeptics Chapter 5: The Challenge of Acausality in Synchronicity Chapter 6: The Miracle and its Skeptics Chapter 7: The Challenges of the Miraculous Part II. Correspondences Chapter 8: Psyche and Soul Chapter 9: Symbols of Spiritual Wholeness Chapter 10: The Archetype in Synchronicity Chapter 11: Profound Synchronicities and the Angel Chapter 12: Shadows and Daimons Chapter 13: Individuation and Redemption Conclusionshow more

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