Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Synchronicity: Science, Myth, and the Trickster” as Want to Read:
Synchronicity: Science, Myth, and the Trickster
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Synchronicity: Science, Myth, and the Trickster

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  157 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Paperback, 184 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Marlowe & Company
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Synchronicity, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Synchronicity

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Michael
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
عمر الحمادي

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
...more
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!!
Bridgett
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.
Ghada
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

الخلاصة ماقدرتش أفهم أجزاء كتير..واللي فهمته معظمه مش مُقنع
Sara
Apr 19, 2015 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: علوم, ebook
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
Laurie
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.
Dochita Zenoveiov
Dochita Zenoveiov rated it liked it
Jan 27, 2014
Jennifer
Jennifer rated it liked it
Sep 09, 2014
Brie
Brie rated it it was amazing
May 21, 2012
Spencer Kelliher
Spencer Kelliher rated it really liked it
Sep 02, 2013
Allen
Allen rated it it was amazing
Jan 21, 2008
Stephen
Stephen rated it really liked it
Feb 18, 2015
Betsy West
Betsy West rated it it was amazing
Jul 06, 2014
Adam S Doyle
Adam S Doyle rated it it was amazing
Oct 23, 2007
R. Ward
R. Ward rated it really liked it
Aug 17, 2014
Adanic
Adanic rated it really liked it
Nov 29, 2011
Laura
Laura rated it really liked it
Dec 13, 2008
Bea
Bea rated it it was amazing
Jan 26, 2009
Panaite Carmen
Panaite Carmen rated it it was amazing
Jul 26, 2016
Lea C.
Lea C. rated it really liked it
Jul 28, 2008
Erika
Erika rated it really liked it
Mar 26, 2012
Julian Black
Julian Black rated it really liked it
Aug 01, 2014
Creadiv
Creadiv rated it it was amazing
Jul 12, 2016
Andrew
Andrew rated it really liked it
May 19, 2013
J.d. Davis
J.d. Davis rated it liked it
May 06, 2013
Joseph Matheny
Joseph Matheny rated it really liked it
Jul 24, 2014
Fawaz Ali
Fawaz Ali rated it it was ok
Jan 19, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Synchronicity: The Bridge Between Matter and Mind
  • Seven Life Lessons of Chaos: Spiritual Wisdom from the Science of Change
  • Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century
  • The Roots of Coincidence
  • The Integral Vision: A Very Short Introduction to the Revolutionary Integral Approach to Life, God, the Universe, and Everything
  • Wholeness and the Implicate Order
  • Revelations
  • The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena
  • The Ultimate Journey: Consciousness and the Mystery of Death
  • Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle
  • Jung the Mystic: The Esoteric Dimensions of Carl Jung's Life & Teachings
  • Laws Of Form
  • Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism, and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind
  • Quantum Warrior: The Future of the Mind
  • Do What Thou Wilt: A Life of Aleister Crowley
  • The Force of Character: And the Lasting Life
  • The ESP Enigma: The Scientific Case for Psychic Phenomena
  • On Divination & Synchronicity: The Psychology of Meaningful Chance (Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts, 3)
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
More about Allan Combs...

Share This Book



“ثمة ظاهره, هي أشد غموضاً من التخاطر والمعرفة المسبقه, قد حيرت الإنسان منذ فجر الأساطير, إنها ذلك الإلتقاء الذي يبدو عارضاً في الظاهر بين اثنتين من السلاسل لا تربط السببيه بينهما, في حادث متوافق هو أبعد ما يكون عن الاحتمال ومحمل بالدلاله في الوقت ذاته

آرثر كوستلر Arthur Koestler”
3 likes
More quotes…