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C. G. Jung and the Composition of Synchronicity


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Presented by Laurence Browne, Ph.D. on April 16, 2021

Rarely do new words introduced to the public by a particular author become readily accepted as part of general discourse, and it is doubtful that Jung himself could have predicted how popular his invented term would become.  His hypothesis of synchronicity was an attempt to discover the meaning in meaningful coincidences.  Jung believed that perhaps something more was going on, namely that such experiences were in fact fleeting glimpses of an underlying timeless realm in which mind and matter are as yet undifferentiated. In this talk, we will focus on how Jung came to develop his ideas on this most fascinating topic.

Laurence Browne has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Queensland, where he is an Honorary Research Fellow within the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry. He is the author of The Many Faces of Coincidence, published in 2017 by Imprint Academic, Exeter, U.K.