Synchronicity : Through the Eyes of Science, Myth and the Trickster
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Author: Allan Combs
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN 10: 1569245991
ISBN 13: 978-1569245996
Carl Jung coined the term "synchronicity" to describe meaningful coincidences that conventional notions of time and causality cannot explain. Working with the great quantum physicist Wolfgang Pauli, Jung sought to reveal these coincidences as phenomena that involve mind and matter, science and spirit, thus providing rational explanations for parapsychological events like telepathy, precognition, and intuition. Synchronicity examines the work of Jung and Pauli, as well as noted scientists Werner Heisenberg and David Bohm; identifies the phenomena in ancient and modern mythologies, particularly the Greek legend of Hermes the Trickster; and illustrates it with engaging anecdotes from everyday life and literature.
About the Author
Allan Combs is a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and the Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco, and he contributes to the Assisi Conferences on Carl Jung and self-organizing patterns in nature. Combs has written extensively on consciousness, including the award-winning book, The Radiance of Being. Mark Holland an English professor at East Tennessee State University, has maintained an avid interest in mythology, the trickster, and depth psychology throughout his many years as a writer and teacher. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with his wife and daughter.