Synchronicity : An Acausal Connecting Principle. (From Vol. 8. of the Collected Works of C. G. Jung)

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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
  • 140 x 216 x 12.7mm | 170g
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 0691150508
  • 9780691150505
  • 9,058

Table of contents

*Frontmatter, pg. i*Table of Contents, pg. v*Foreword to the 2010 Edition, pg. vii*Editorial Preface, pg. xi*Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle, pg. 1*Foreword, pg. 3*1. Exposition, pg. 5*2. An Astrological Experiment, pg. 43*3. Forerunners of the Idea of Synchronicity, pg. 69*4. Conclusion, pg. 89*APPENDIX: On Synchronicity, pg. 104*Bibliography, pg. 117*Index, pg. 125*Princeton/Bollingen Paperback Editions, pg. 137
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"Winner of the 2012 First Place Cover/Jacket in the Professional, Scholarly Series, New York Book Show"
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About C. G. Jung

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