- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Princeton University Press; 1st Princeton/Bollingen Paperback Ed edition (21 Dec. 1973)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0691017948
- ISBN-13: 978-0691017945
- Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 13.9 x 1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 727,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle. (From Vol 8. Collected Works) (Jung Extracts) Paperback – 21 Dec 1973
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Sonu Shamdasani is editor of "The Red Book" and Philemon Professor of Jung History at University College London. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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True, there is quite some (basic) mathematics used to explain his ideas and to cement the foundation for his work. I actually like these explanations, because it paints a good picture of the times in which this concept was developed and it also shows that C G Jung is not just a theoretical scientist, but a practical one using common-day examples in his analysis.
The mathematical foundation takes about 25 pages of the 115 pages of the main book; as such it's not that you have to skip half the book if this part does not interest you personally. And honestly; the concept of chance explained by three matchboxes and white ants was an interesting one and I will surely use it as an example when explaining statistics and chance to others from now on. Very visual.
At least a quarter of this book gets bogged down in the tedious maths surrounding his research data. Its not remotely interesting to most people and I found myself skipping large chunks of it. On the other hand a lot of the rest of the book is very thought provoking indeed.
Many people use the word synchronicity, often incorrectly and clearly few of them have read this book. They really should. I'm glad I did.
A bit thin on forcefull examples but that could be due to the era in which it was written (1927-ish)
Fits in nicely in my growing Jung collections on views and theories on life.
Must-have together with SynchroDestiny...
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Thanks for posting me 'Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle'.Published 16 months ago by Alex
I bought this thinking it would provide me with some further insight into the alleged phenomenon of synchronicity which I've heard some people talk about but never really... Read morePublished on 12 Jun. 2013 by Jonathan