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Synchronicity: Science, Myth, and the Trickster

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Paperback, 184 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Marlowe & Company
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Jul 17, 2009 Michael rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Setians, Initiates, Chaos Magicians
Recommended to Michael by: Uncle Setnakt
I recommend reading this book simultaneously with _Synchronicity: The Bridge Between Matter and Mind_ by F. David Peat. These books cover much of the same ground from slightly different perspectives. Peat is a trained physicist, who seems to have gone over to pushing a spiritual agenda, based on the apparent unity of cosmic substance. Combs is a Psychologist, whose website claims he is a professor of "transformative studies" in California, while Holland is an English prof (maybe just there to cl ...more
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قبل أن أبدأ قراءة هذا الكتاب بدقيقة كنت أكلم نفسي بصوت عالي واذكر الأسئلة الثلاثة التي أرقت البشرية وهي من نحن؟ ولماذا أتينا ؟ وإلى أين المصير ؟ وبمجرد ما فتحت الكتاب وجدت الأسئلة مسطرة في مقدمته ، فهل كان ذلك صدفة أم تزامن ؟

يقول "كارل يونغ" إن الخلفية المشتركة التي تجمع بين الفيزياء المجهرية وعلم نفس الأعماق هي قوة باطنية محايدة وهذه الخلفية النفسية الفيزيائية المتعالية تقابل عالماً كامناً تكون جميع تلك الشروط التي تحدد شكل الظواهر التجريبية متضمنة في هذه الخلفية، إن الروابط التي تخلقها المجالا
Bee Day
Feb 11, 2008 Bee Day rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Bee by: Diane
If you are sick and tired of Freud like I am, then you should embrace a new psychoanalytical perspective. This book is based on Jung's idea of "synchronicity," or the idea that things happen for not only a reason, but are revealed through particular symbols that the human brain coordinates. Once you read this book, you'll start to notice all of the synchronic moments in your life-- it's really fascinating!!
Apr 19, 2009 Bridgett rated it really liked it
This book went over theories such as the holographic universe and other quantum physics ideas that align with synchronicity (meaningful coincidences). The trickster archetype was brought in as relating to synchronicity, unpredictability, and the union of opposites.
Oliver Ho
Apr 17, 2016 Oliver Ho rated it really liked it
Another short-yet-dense book. The subject and approach are fascinating, but it's a little too close to new age thinking to buy into. They seem to be trying to stay on the academic side of the line for most of the book but it also seems clear the authors want to embrace the mystical side of things. In spite of that, the book presents a useful overview and study of the subject as it applies to myth and science throughout history. It's good food for thought in terms of dreaming up fictional stories ...more
Chris Meger
Oct 10, 2008 Chris Meger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Starting this book is like wrapping myself up in a warm blanket. I've forgotten how much I used to revel in the inter-connectedness of things. And who doesn't love a good Trickster myth?
The science is thin, but the theory is seductive. If you are looking for where Physics meets your belief system, this is a good place to start.
Jan 21, 2013 Ghada rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
بيتكلم عن ظاهرة التزامن من وجة نظر الفيزياء الكميه والنسبيه (اللي مش فاهمه فيهم حاجه) بالإضافه للناحيه النفسيه (وهو جزء صغير) والتزامن في الأساطير بالذات الإغريقيه

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Apr 19, 2015 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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التزامن؛ القوة التي تفرض ذاتها في أشد الحوادث عشوائية. كانت تحصل لي مواقف تزامنية لا رابط بينها، وهذا الكتاب يتكلم عن التزامن وأسبابه ونظرياته المطروحة حتى الآن
Oct 07, 2013 Laurie rated it liked it
Fascinating book. To me it could've been more in-depth in places. It was almost too eclectic, throwing in one idea here, another supporting detail there. But it presents some interesting ideas.
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Allan Combs is a consciousness researcher, neuropsychologist, and systems theorist. He considers his most significant work to be the development of a developmental/evolutionary model of the mind using concepts from systems science. Much of this was accomplished in collaboration with his friend and colleague Stanley Krippner. He is most widely known, however, for his collaboration with Ken Wilber o ...more
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