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The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations$
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Stephen E. Braude

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780226071527

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226071534.001.0001

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The Synchronicity Confusion

The Synchronicity Confusion

(p.127) 7 The Synchronicity Confusion
The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations
University of Chicago Press

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

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