Synchronicity, Science, and Soulmaking: Understanding Jungian Syncronicity Through Physics, Buddhism, and Philosphy

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The pioneering analysis of synchronicity was given by Jung, yet despite the concept's momentous significance in Jung's work, and despite the widespread dissemination of the term 'synchronicity' even within pop culture, synchronicity is often badly misconstrued and remains "perhaps the least understood of Jung's theories." Synchronicity, Science, and Soul-Making has already been hailed as the most important analysis of synchronicity since Jung himself.
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Mansfield (physics and astronomy, Colgate U.) combines his profession with a long interest and personal involvement in eastern spiritual thought to show how Carl Jung's concept of synchronicity surfaces in eastern and western philosophy and modern science. Assumes no background in any of the three fields. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812693041
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 12/31/1998
  • Pages: 270
  • Sales rank: 1,169,286
  • Product dimensions: 5.97 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

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1 Introduction 1
2 Individuation and Unconscious Compensation 12
3 Synchronicity: Acausal Connection through Meaning 22
4 Synchronicity: Examples and Analysis 37
The Bridge to Physics 49
5 From a Medieval to a Modern World View 52
6 Causality and Acausality in Nature 72
7 The Elasticity of Space and Time 86
8 A Participatory Quantum Universe 97
9 Nonlocality in Nature 111
The Bridge to Philosophy 128
10 The Structure of Middle Way Buddhism 130
11 Applications of Middle Way Emptiness 150
12 The Psychological Standpoint: Virtues and Vices 166
13 A Philosophic Model for Synchronicity 185
14 Weaving Harmonies and Revealing Dissonances 207
15 Synchronicity and Individuation 222
Appendix 235
Notes 239
Index 251
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