Open Court Publishing Company presents:

Synchronicity, Science, and Soul-Making

Victor Mansfield

Synchronicity, Science, and Soul-Making is a comprehensive examination of synchronicity--in which inner psychological states such as dreams or feelings meaningfully correspond with events in the outer world. For example, a mysterious and powerful dream of an estranged father, not seen in decades, occurs the night before receiving news of the father's terminal illness. Although neither the dream nor the sickness cause each other in the conventional sense, this meaningful correspondence between the inner and outer worlds prepared the dreamer for a much needed rapprochement with his father before death and helped heal a life-long wound. (Synchronicity story in detail.) Such dramatic expression of meaning at life's crucial turning points show that synchronicity is soul-making.

My book engages both the mind and heart of the reader in exploring the psychological, spiritual, and philosophical implications of C.G. Jung's concept of synchronicity. Through analyzing the largest published selection of firsthand accounts of synchronicity, I show how it plays an important role in our psychological development. The book enriches the exploration of synchronicity by clearly explaining comer stones of quantum physics and the basic tenets of Middle Way Buddhism--concluding with a radical and provocative world view.

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