On Synchronicity


Pronunciation: "si[ng]-kr&-'ni-s&-tE, sin-
Function: noun

  1. the quality or fact of being synchronous
  2. the coincidental occurrence of events and especially psychic events (as similar thoughts in widely separated persons or a mental image of an unexpected event before it happens) that seem related but are not explained by conventional mechanisms of causality used especially in the psychology of Dr. C. G. Jung

“In Jung’s thinking, the activation or awakening of an archetype releases a great deal of power, analogous to splitting the atom. The power, in the immediate vicinity of the psychoid process from which the archetype takes its origin, is the catalyst for the synchoronistic event. The idea is that the activation of an archetype releases patterning forces that can restructure events both in the psyche and in the external world. This restructuring proceeds in an acausal fashion, operating outside the laws of causality. The power that is released is felt as numinosity – literally a sense of the divine or cosmic. It is describe by Jung’s student Ira Progoff as “a sense of transcendent validity, authenticity, and essential divinity.”
--- Synchronicity: through the Eyes of Science, Myth, and the Trickster

Synchronicity : through the Eyes of Science, Myth, and the Trickster
by Allan Combs and Mark Holland


Pronunciation: 'nü-m&-n&s, 'nyü-
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin numin-, numen numen

2 : filled with a sense of the presence of divinity : HOLY
3 : appealing to the higher emotions or to the aesthetic sense :


“Without numinosity things and other persons remain mere images to the individual because there is no psychic energy exchanged; that is, the individual feels no emotional attachment. The lack of numinosity in many lives of contemporary society is the result of the scientific understanding of things. Currently most things, including people, are described in scientific terms, which have dehumanized the individual.”

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