Synchronicity

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

“Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events, that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, that are observed to occur together in a meaningful manner. The concept of synchronicity was first described by Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung in the 1920s.

The concept does not question, or compete with, the notion of causality. Instead, it maintains that just as events may be grouped by cause, they may also be grouped by their meaning. Since meaning is a complex mental construction, subject to conscious and unconscious influence, not every correlation in the grouping of events by meaning needs to have an explanation in terms of cause and effect.”

Pasted from <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synchronicity>

Synchronicity is also the title of an album by The Police and includes a song (“Wrapped Around Your Finger”) by Sting with the verse:

“Mephistopheles is not your name,
But I know what you’re up to just the same.
I will listen hard to your tuition,
And you will see it come to its fruition.

(Copyright: Emi Blackwood Music Inc. O.B.O. Magnetic Publishing Ltd. )

Pasted from <http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/police/wrappedaroundyourfinger.html>

According to Wikipedia:

“The album’s title was inspired by Arthur Koestler’s The Roots of Coincidence, which mentions Carl Jung’s theory of synchronicity. Sting was an avid reader of Koestler, and also named Ghost in the Machine after one of his works.”
Pasted from <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synchronicity_(The_Police_album)>

From Carl Jung himself:

“It seems to me that one cannot meditate enough about Faust, for many of the mysteries of the second part are still unfathomed. Faust is out of this world and therefore it transports you; it is as much the future as the past and therefore the most living present. Hence everything that to me is essential in Goethe is contained in Faust.
Yours sincerely, C. C. JUNG ”
Letters of C. G. Jung: Volume I, 1906-1950. By C. G. Jung

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.