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The Synchronicity Confusion

in The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780226071527
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226071534 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226071534.003.0007
The Synchronicity Confusion

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This chapter, which analyzes the concept of synchronicity, or acausal meaningful coincidence, originally introduced by Carl Jung, shows that it is incorrect to claim that synchronicity is a principle in nature which organizes events into meaningful clusters. It proposes that, if genuinely nonrandom meaningful coincidences occur, this would be best explained in terms of a refined, extensive and potentially very intimidating form of large-scale psychokinesis.

Keywords: synchronicity; acausal meaningful coincidence; Carl Jung; meaningful clusters; nonrandom meaningful coincidences; psychokinesis

Chapter.  11417 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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