Synchronicity

Is it Meaningful or Random? Part 2 An irrational Perspective (in defence of synchronicity)

Part 2 of 2 Read Part 1 first The question is whether our experience of ‘meaningful’ coincidences, such as Jung’s synchronicity, is actually meaningful or is it merely a meaningless symptom of the laws of probability. And if conclude that it is meaningful what do we mean by that? Meaning is not rational it is irrational. Let’s look at how the Oxford English Dictionary defines the word meaning: 1) What is meant by a word or idea (isn’t that a tautology?) 2) a sense [...]

Is it Meaningful or Random? Part 1 – A Rational Perspective

This is part 1 of a 2 part post. The question is whether our experience of ‘meaningful’ coincidences, such as Jung’s synchronicity, is actually meaningful or is it merely a meaningless symptom of the laws of probability. And if conclude that it is meaningful what do we mean by that? I have long been fascinated by Jung’s concept of synchronicity , a term which has been almost wholly absorbed into the New Age Movement and is an expression in common usage [...]