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Synchroniciteit: een beginsel van acausale verbondenheid

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Studie over schijnbaar toevallige gebeurtenissen waarbij geconcludeerd wordt dat er sprake is van samenhangen, acausale verbanden, die de schrijver synchroniciteit noemt i.p.v. toeval.
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Published (first published 1952)
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Luis David Not, it does not. There are no discovery but only a postulation. A hard postulation that tries to refuse the scientistic method.
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J.G. Keely
The central theory of 'synchronicity' relies on an unfortunate combination of flawed research and misapplied statistics. Jung hems and haws but is never able to demonstrate that any acausal connection between events exists.

The first problem is his reliance on research by Joseph Rhine, who coined the term 'parapsychology' to describe his studies. Throughout his career, Rhine's work was plagued with errors, and his ESP experiments were so poorly-designed as to be useless.

To produce good results me
Jung's concept of synchronicity (i.e. acausal nonlocal meaningful coincidence) is presented with a beautiful calm and eloquence.

My reading of the book was motivated by a recent strikingly synchronistic experience of my own. And it seems to me that my actual reading of the book is somehow, in turn, entangled with both this earlier synchronistic experience and also with subsequent events and experiences...

I purposefully use the word "entangled" because I'm quite open to the possibility that a co
Gregg Wingo
Nov 11, 2013 Gregg Wingo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This work by Jung is a fascinating look at the subjective experience of being a human mind in a physical universe. He begins the book with the following statements:

1) Natural laws are statistical truths, which means that they are completely valid only when we are dealing with macrophysical quantities.

2) The philosophical principle that underlies our conception of natural law is causality.

3) Their [Acausal events] existence - or at least their possibility - follows logically from the premise of s
Apr 08, 2009 Wendy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The best part: the explanation of why meaningful coincidences are, indeed, meaningful - because all our lines of connection come from the same source. Jung also explains why his theory goes beyond the "primitive" idea of assumed belief in the meaningfulness of events (e.g. believing disease occurred because one is being punished, etc.), as well as the Chinese idea in the Tao and the belief in the whole vs. the detail (which is generally what Jung's idea of synchronicity is): it's simply because ...more
Apr 23, 2014 Marjan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science, chaos, shamanism

In the course of the last 9 months I've become very familiar with the concept of Synchronicity from my own experience. Slowly I began noticing it, then there was a phase when I thought it was all just a false impression, then it became too obvious to deny it and after the first quirky phases of acceptance I've made friends with it. Sure, each of those events could easily be attributed to chance or some psychological bias, but when the peculiarity and unlikeliness grows and the frequen
Yelda Basar Moers
I have always been fascinated by Carl Jung and the concept of synchronicity, or meaningful coincidence. This was the first book I had ever read by him though I had read several books about him. I must say that thought the famous psychiatrist and writer of the soul and this topic are truly compelling, reading Jung himself is difficult in that his language is awkward and not written for a general lay audience. It is a difficult and cumbersome read and I do not recommend it unless you are someone i ...more
Nov 09, 2010 Amé rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: c-g-jung
It doesn't make for light reading but a must read for those who like myself intuitively know to be there a direct open line of communication between the world of the psyche and the quantum reality that in ways completely invisible and entirely counter-intuitive to Newtonian physics supports our everyday, observable macro-cosmic reality.
Sep 06, 2012 Joshua rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am always looking for these events in my life. When they come around it is abundantly clear and is always amazing!

This is a book that I refer back to when I believe a synchronistic event is taking place in my life.
Clearly not the strongest work by Jung but maybe one of the bravest ideas in the 20-th century.
Apr 16, 2014 Nicholas rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Synchronicity, or the idea that two or more events can be connected meaningfully but acausally (that is, one does not cause the other) is an intriguing concept. We've all had various experiences that seemed almost impossible chance connections. However, I actually found myself less persuaded about the concept after reading Jung's book than before.

The first problem is that the book is not well organized. He kind of slides into the definition and "evidence" rather than presenting it in what I woul
John Stepper
Dec 20, 2013 John Stepper rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fascinating read. It's so interesting to see such a great mind wrestle with what appears - then and now - to be easily looked down upon as mysticism or just plain chance.

Would have loved to have dinner with Jung. So learned and yet so open to possibilities he didn't fully understand.
Jan 30, 2011 Judee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Probably would have given this a higher rating if I had understood it better. Made my brain tired but opened up new vistas of thinking about things.
Marcos Pinto
Aug 12, 2015 Marcos Pinto rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Neste trabalho Jung discute o que ele mesmo chamou de "sincronicidade", ou as coincidências reincidentes ou aparentemente significativas que acontecem a todo momento.
Logo no início da obra ele comenta que adiou por muitos anos a publicação de um trabalho desse tipo, por exigir dos leitores uma boa vontade enorme em aceitar ideias normalmente vinculadas a superstições.
Há muitas referências a fundamentos da astrologia, que Jung com certeza estudou bastante. A leitura exige atenção e conhecer as ba
Aug 03, 2016 Jacob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fascinating, but unscientific, examination of affective coincidences. In Synchronicity Jung attempts to outline a principle of reality that operates beyond the natural laws of physics. Since the notion of causality cannot explain the occurrence of meaningful, connected experiences, Jung hopes to find a separate principle of explanation -- an "acausal orderedness." Although Jung does respect empirical thinking, he leans on the discontinuities of modern physics and the relativity of time and spa ...more
Bryce Maxwell
To begin... This book contains much more in regards to advance mathematics and physics than may be expected. I enjoyed the read all in all, but I believe I should have read Jung's "The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious" thoroughly before beginning, seeing how they are central to his "theory" on Synchronicity. My knowledge of his theoretical framework involving the Archetypes and the Collective Ucs. is intermediate at best, and so understanding them (the archetypes primarilly) on a deeper ...more
Jan 05, 2017 Kyle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: phd-studies
Little did I know, starting to read this book on the winter solstice, how synchronicitious my life would become while reading. The most surprising event happened shortly after New Year's Day and covering a teacher's grade seven class: Mesopotamian math, Andy Goldsworthy's nature art, the Fibonacci spiral and fourth state of water all seemed to have an underlying connection that would best be described as acasual but nevertheless made an impression on my consciousness. To top it off, one morning ...more
Prince Campbell
May 23, 2013 Prince Campbell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Back in the 1980s when I was in High School there was a band called the Police. I was going through a British phase and I purchased all of their albums. One of them was called Synchronicity. I loved the album so much I read the book the album was named after.

Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, yet are experienced as occurring together in a meaningful manner.

For example: You learn someone close to y
James Andersen
This lecture is indeed one of the more curious of Jung's writings. Yet it is an idea that I believe is needed in light of 21st Century Perception of the World as a world that participants with Consciousness and is not separated from it. The experimental chapter I found to be a bit confusing, but since I am not the best at math that might explain why. But the Philosophy and Historical Background to the notions of Synchronistic Events I found to be most interesting, knowing also that our own Emoti ...more
Jun 13, 2013 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The works of Jung, I think are highly imaginative. He really delves into our inner minds and sees what other scientists may not consider to be whole truth.
This book was based off Jung's attempt to prove things that are basically unprovable, for example, that our dreams may contain some hidden inner knowing of what is to happen sometime in the near future, and that it can, for the most part, be proved by chance or synchronicity.
Mar 13, 2015 Lili rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Synchronicity as meaningful coincidences is real and further research into psychic phenomena is warranted. It may lead us to an Individuated awareness where the Self has been acknowledged. The key to our spiritual freedom.
Jun 30, 2009 Jess rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spirituality
Jung's writing is dense with references to other work, and it made it difficult to get very immersed in this. I have been fascinated by synchronicity for years now and wanted to go back to the source itself, but wasn't as satisfied by it as I would have liked.
Michael Jones
Jun 15, 2010 Michael Jones rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jung inadvertently proves that there is a mental process that we can call 'beautiful thinking'...
Apr 16, 2010 Lepadah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read "Synchronicity" a bible for a stimulating mind also inspired my affection for the peyote. A book you must return to several times.
Max Bankole Jarrett
Excellent. Challenging, insightful, groundbreaking and very bold exploration of a most interesting field!
Fiona Robson
Jul 27, 2011 Fiona Robson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
I love coincidences, so this book had my name written all over it. Try reading it - very though provoking.
Nicky Jones
May 09, 2009 Nicky Jones rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Synchronicity is something we should all be aware of. This book really helps with that.
Nov 13, 2007 Brett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
holy shit. this boook is freakin awesome!
Oct 26, 2007 Johnny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
great ideas, but poorly formulated and poorly layed out for the reader. too bad he couldnt develop these ideas into a more coherent theory.
Mar 30, 2015 Jenifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely fascinating. A beautiful and strong argument for seeing all of reality, not merely the convenient parts, and keeping an open mind.
Maria Mendoza
Jun 08, 2017 Maria Mendoza rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una lectura muy divertida e interesante sobre el estudio de las coincidencias o casualidades y teorías de medición sobre su frecuencia, pasé un muy buen rato, fue como si estuviera escuchando a Joung en un café.
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Carl Gustav Jung (/jʊŋ/; German: [ˈkarl ˈɡʊstaf jʊŋ]), often referred to as C. G. Jung, was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology. Jung proposed and developed the concepts of extraversion and introversion; archetypes, and the collective unconscious. His work has been influential in psychiatry and in the study of religion, philosophy, archeology, anthropology, l ...more
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