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Synchronicity, An Acausal Principle
Carl Jung

1 "It is not such an audacious conclusion after all if we define number psychologically as an archetype of order which has become conscious (cf. 'On the Psychology of Eastern Meditation', par. 942). Remarkably enough, the psychic images of wholeness which are spontaneously produced by the unconscious, the symbols of the self in mandala form, also have a mathematical structure. They are as a rule quaternities (or their multiples). These structures not only express order, they also create it. That is why they generally appear in times of psychic disorientation in order to compensate a chaotic state or as formulations of numinous experiences."

2 "By far the greatest number of spontaneous synchronistic phenomena that I have had occasion to observe and analyse can easily be shown to have a direct connection with an archetype."

3 "We all have certain electric and magnetic powers within us and ourselves exercise an attractive and repelling force, according as we come into touch with something like or unlike." Goethe, 'Eckermann's Conversations with Goethe, trans. By Moon, pp. 514f.

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