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Synchronicity by C.G. Jung
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I was looking for some clarification of this (admittedly vague) concept that I'm very drawn to--not sure if that's what I got, but there was certainly countless intriguing ideas and thoughts presented along the way. To be fair, the concept itself is difficult to begin with, and as Jung fully admits, it is impossible to empirically "prove" one way or the other. Not that such a thing stops Jung, and, frankly, that's kind of the beauty of it.

"It is only the ingrained belief in the sovereign power of causality that creates intellectual difficulties and makes it appear unthinkable that causeless events exist or could ever occur. But if they do, then we must regard them as creative acts, as the continuous creation of a pattern that exists from all eternity, repeats itself sporadically, and is not derivable from any known antecedents."
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