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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

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(p.127) 7 The Synchronicity Confusion
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The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226071534.003.0007

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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