In this fascinating book, Roderick Main examines meaningful coincidence or what Swiss psychiatrist C. G. Jung called synchronicity. Moving beyond Jung's psychological theory, he explores the plausibility and value of viewing synchronicity as a form of spiritual experience and clarifies connections between the phenomenon and a range of traditional spiritual concepts, including numinosity, miraculousness, transformation, unity, transcendence and immanence, providence, and revelation. Through the detailed analysis of two remarkable series of synchronistic events, Main illustrates and further develops these connections. He also includes an examination of the alleged synchronistic basis of the ancient Chinese Oracle of Change, the I Ching.
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About the Author
Roderick Main is Lecturer in Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom and the author of The Rupture of Time: Synchronicity and Jung’s Critique of Modern Western Culture.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations ix
Synchronicity and Spirit 11
The Spiritual Dimension of Spontaneous Synchronicities 39
Symbol, Myth, and Synchronicity: The Birth of Athena 63
Multiple Synchronicities of a Chess Grandmaster 81
The Self-Revelation of Synchronicity as Spirit: A Modern Grail Story 113
Synchronicity and Spirit in the I Ching 141