"Gustavo, I apologize I didn't see your friend request before today. I just accepted and would enjoy talking more about emergence and synchronicity. I will be traveling the next two weeks but I'll check back in with you when I return…"
"Again, I didn't read Stinson's full article yet, but one thing I found interesting was the discussion on causes, philosophically speaking. In Jung's The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche, he discusses the contradiction of…"
"Of all the approaches to Depth Psychology that I have seen in this forum, James Newell´s is by far the one that I feel closest to my own perspective.
This leads me to the following question: besides personal therapy what are…"
Interesting scheme although I am not sure I understand it completely. I would like to ask the following:
a) Did you develop the scheme about ten years ago or did you find it?
b) In this scheme synchronicity is related to…"
The word "acausal" seems to be vanishing in the general current descriptions of synchronicity, as can be seen in:a)Wikipedia: Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, yet…See More
"O.K., we seem to agree James.
Let us see if this is also the case when we encounter definitions that are not exactly Jungs´ but that reflect common understanding of the word synchronicity.
For example this is what we find in…"
"Thanks again, James.
Reading your message I find that our dialog landed in a new field, so to speak. And an interesting one, indeed.
Apart from the fact that necessary conditions are not solely accepted by Aristotle and his followers,…"
Thanks for your questions- it was the one time I have seen Richard Tarnas, and it was a great talk. Those list of three things I wrote in my first post up above are things Tarnas sees connect astrology, romantic love, and astrology:…"
"Hi Gray -
This is so intriguing to me, the link between astrology, synchronicity and romantic love -- mostly adding "romantic love" into that. I didn't know Richard Tarnas talked about that.
While I don't entirely…"
Thanks for this message.
Searching with Google "SYNCHRONICITY, CAUSALITY AND ACAUSALITY" I found an article by Victor Mansfield and others which seems to me quite relevant to our topic, it can be found…"
"Excellent topic! I saw this essay when it came out and saved it, kind of kept it on the back burner as something to think about. Synchronicity is definitely a popular topic these days. There's an article in the issue of SPECULATIONS which came…"
"A Multi-causal Approach to Synchronicity" is the title of an online article written by Zachary Stinson, in which he argues against Jung, Robert Aziz and Victor Mansfield´s conceptions of acausality.Reading it one can find the following:- "Synchronicity has long been described as an acausal connecting principle. However, the use of this descriptor is not only misleading, but also outright false..."- "previous attempts to clarify the acausal label have served only to further muddy the waters…See More
I feel like I understand your perspective on synchronicity. I can say from my own experience that they have occurred when I was not looking for them. I can share more from the Richard Tarnas speech on the subject I listened to.…"
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Gustavo, I apologize I didn't see your friend request before today. I just accepted and would enjoy talking more about emergence and synchronicity. I will be traveling the next two weeks but I'll check back in with you when I return ok?
Greetings Gustavo and welcome to the online depth psychology community. I'm so glad you've joined us! I share your interest in synchronicity and find our efforts to better understand these meaningful connections essential to my personal development and perhaps a pathway to much untapped consciousness in our collective lives.
As you may know, we currently have nearly 2000 members from all over the world and we're growing. I hope as you explore the community a bit you find a dynamic group of like-minded people who are all deeply drawn by the field of depth psychology. While there are many Jungian analysts and clinical psychologists here, our members come from various walks of life including artists, writers, doctors, scientists, healing professionals, counselors, students, business people, etc--so there is much cross-disciplinary knowledge and experience here to be shared.
On that note, there are many opportunities to engage as you browse the site. When you're ready to jump in, please feel free to post a topic for discussion in the forum, respond to someone else's post, or share a link to an article or web site you like.
Also, as you may be aware of the January online book club featuring "The War of the Gods in Addiction" with David E. Schoen who is, of course, also offering a free 4-week teleseminar which started January 9--though you can listen to the archived version and join any future week. Since the online part of the Book Club is done via writing in an open forum, you can participate at your own level and schedule--and you can join the discussion anytime, even if you don't have the book. Also upcoming in January is a special study group on the Red Book with Robert Bosnak starting January 19.