Jung on Synchronicity and the Paranormal: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Jung on Synchronicity and the Paranormal

1st Edition

By C.G. Jung

Edited by Roderick Main


184 pages

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Paperback: 9780415155090
pub: 1997-08-07
Hardback: 9780415155083
pub: 1997-08-07
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Jung's lifelong interest in the paranormal contributed significantly to the development of his influential but controversial theory of synchronicity. In this volume Roderick Main brings together a selection of Jung's writings on topics from well-known and less accessible sources to explore the close relationship between them.

In a searching introduction he addresses all the main aspects of synchronicity and clarifies the confusions and difficulties commonly experienced by readers interested in achieving a real understanding of what Jung had to say.

This book provides an excellent companion to Jung's Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle (Routledge) and reveals the full extent and range of Jung's researches into a range of psychic phenomena which are still not yet adequately explained.


'This is an admirable collection of Jung's writings on synchronicity and the paranormal that sheds light on the genesis of this important concept. Roderick Main's scholarly introduction covers the whole range of phenomena, theories and experiences in the main body of the selections. With carefully chosen quotations and searching analysis he teases out Jung's meaning and does not hesitate to point out ambiguities and confusions.' - Network

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Jung On

In the Jung On series, leading scholars and analysts bring together a key selection of Jung’s writings on a broad range of topics. Books in the series establish a clear framework and include the most significant passages from across Jung’s oeuvre, enabling the reader to get the most out of the contents.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Jungian