Demystifying Meaningful Coincidences (Synchronicities) : The Evolving Self, the Personal Unconscious, and the Creative Process
Demystifying Meaningful Coincidences (Synchronicities) is an original naturalistic theory of meaningful coincidences (synchronicities) as well as a blueprint for identifying, decoding, interpreting, and utilizing their embedded self-generated "messages" in ways that are intellectually innovative and experientially useful. Interested readers are promised an experience that will unquestionably stimulate their self-awareness and, in so doing, expand their consciousness.
- Hardback | 330 pages
- 154.94 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 680.39g
- 30 May 2010
- Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
- Northvale NJ, United States
Gibbs Williams has struggled with awe-inspiring coincidences in his own life and combed the relevant literature to formulate a rational psychodynamic theory of synchronicity. This book is both a personal journey and a guide for psychotherapists to harness their patients' creative processes to liberate the sense of self from its traumatically imposed restrictions. -- Frank M. Lachmann, PhD Williams provides numerous coincidence vignettes from his patients and 19 from his own experience. Unlike Jung, he provides extensive, detailed contexts for each one... Williams's book extends coincidence studies in a much needed way... Gibbs Williams has clarified a crucial function of meaningful coincidence - to help activate self-awareness in the search for solutions to intractable problems. His work will encourage future researchers to gather the psychological histories and current contexts that are likely to increase the appearance of coincidences... Williams has helped further the development of the emerging field of coincidence studies. PsycCRITIQUES
About Gibbs A. Williams
Gibbs A. Williams, PhD, is a psychoanalyst and supervisor in private practice in New York.
Table of contents
Chapter 1:The Emotional Power and Intellectual Challenge of Synchronistic Phenomena Part 2 Part I: Theoretical Perspectives Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Jung's Psychological/Supernatural Theory of Synchronicities Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Refuting Jung's Three Anti-causal Arguments Chapter 5 Chapter 4: Naturalistic Interpretations of Synchronicities: M.D. Faber's Naturalistic Regressive Synchronicity Theory Part 6 Part II: Theory Construction Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Synchronicity Challenged Chapter 8 Chapter 6: Immersion in the Occult Chapter 9 Chapter 7: My 19 Synchronicities and Freud Chapter 10 Chapter 8: My Theory Works Part 11 Part III: A New Theory Chapter 12 Chapter 9: A Theory and Use of Meaningful Coincidences: Naturalistic Progressive Synchronicity Theory Part 13 Part IV: Practical Application Chapter 14 Chapter 10: Synchronicity and Psychotherapy: Findings, Observations, Decoding and Conclusions