Tuesday, May 25, 2010


There are no accidents!

It was Carl Jung who coined the term “synchronicity” for those odd, haunting, amazing coincidences or events which we all have experienced. These moments seem to tell us to pay attention, to perhaps change, to look harder and/ or to remember who we really are. The feeling of wonder and joy of these little moments is our connection to the universe and each other. It assures us, moves us forward, and makes us feel human and touchable. Synchronicity has always been there.
We find that our lives are intertwined and more meaningful than we thought. We find ourselves
sharing these tidbits of experiences with family and friends even strangers saying, “it’s a small world” or “can you believe this?” Notice the next time it happens to you. You’ll find yourself smiling and feeling light-hearted! The true measure of miracles is how it makes us feel connected.

The term synchronicity is coined by Jung to express a concept that belongs to him. It is about a causal connection of two or more psycho-physic phenomena. This concept was inspired to him by a patient's case that was in situation of impasse in treatment. Her exaggerate rationalism (animus inflation) was holding her back from assimilating unconscious materials. One night, the patient dreamt a golden scarab - cetonia aurata. The next day, during the psychotherapy session, a real insect this time, hit against the Jung's cabinet window. Jung caught it and discovered surprisingly that it was a golden scarab; a very rare presence for that climate.

So, the idea is all about coincidence: in this case, between the scarab dreamt by the patient and its appearance in reality, in the psychotherapy cabinet. But this coincidence is not senseless, a simple coincidence. By using the amplification method, Jung associates in connection with the scarab and comes to the concept of death and rebirth from the esoteric philosophy of antiquity, a process that, in a symbolic way, the patient should experience for a renewal and vitalization of her unilateral personality, the cause of the neurosis she was suffering from.

Thus, a significant coincidence of physical and psychological phenomena that are acausal connected.


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