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Amit Goswami: The Self-Aware Universe

Amit Goswami: The Self-Aware Universe

The Quantum Activist | Documentary film & DVD with Dr. Amit Goswami Synchronicity and Acausal Connectedness - Jim Fournier Jim Fournier Spring 1997 PAR 667 David Ulansey Introduction This is an attempt to say something coherent about synchronicity. A task which may be impossible as it seems that the very nature of these phenomena is to confront one with a direct experience of paradox in which our categories of mind, matter and time fail. Any deep apprehension of synchronicity must necessarily leave one with the sense of having encountered an awe inspiring mystery. Much, indeed most, of the material currently in print on synchronicity seems to spend more time referring back to Jung, what Jung thought and what Jung said, than actually trying to grapple with primary data in any systematic way. Definitions Without going into Jung's various definitions of synchronicity for the moment, if you asked most people, and some dictionaries, the simple definition of synchronicity would be: a "meaningful coincidence." This brings us to the second word in our definition: "meaningful." Maps of Mind and Matter

One Hundred Interesting Mathematical Calculations, Number 7: Archive Entry From Brad DeLong's Webjournal One Hundred Interesting Mathematical Calculations, Number 7 One Hundred Interesting Mathematical Calculations, Number 7: Julius Caesar's Last Breath What's the chance that the breath you just inhaled contains at least one air molecule that was in Julius Caesar's last breath--the one in which he said (according to Shakespeare) " Et tu Brute ? Then die Caesar"? Assume that the more than two thousand years that have passed have been enough time for all the molecules in Caesar's last breath to mix evenly in the atmosphere, and that only a trivial amount of the molecules have leaked out into the oceans or the ground. Assume further that there are about 10 44 molecules of air, and about 2 x 10 22 molecules in each breath--yours or Caesar's. That gives a chance of 2 x 10 22 /10 44 = 2x 10 -22 that any one particular molecule you breathe in came from Caesar's last breath. [1-2x10 -22 ] [2x10^22] How to evaluate this? [e [-2x10^(-22)] ] [2x10^(22)] From John Allen Paulos's Innumeracy .

Carl Jung - Synchronicity What is Synchronicity? The term synchronicity is coined by Jung to express a concept that belongs to him. It is about acausal connection of two or more psycho-physic phenomena. So, the idea is all about coincidence: in this case, between the scarab dreamt by the patient and its appearance in reality, in the psychotherapy cabinet. But this coincidence is not senseless, a simple coincidence. Thus, a significant coincidence of physical and psychological phenomena that are acausal connected. Behind all these phenomena Jung places the archetype or the constellation of an archetype, which, in his view, is a process that engages equally objective manifestations, in the physical world, and subjective ones, in the psychological universe. Jung writes a book on synchronicity together with Nobel laureate W. It is also present in psychotherapy, as we have already shown. Further resources for the study of synchronicity: => You may take our course on dream interpretation method at Jung.

"Quantum Physics, Consciousness, Creativity, and Healing" with Amit Goswami (part 1 of 3) | IONS Library Visionary: Amit Goswami Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 In this 3-part audio presentation, Dr. Goswami provides a lucid explanation of three fundamental principals of quantum physics, laying the groundwork for a mind-expanding look at how they relate to consciousness, creativity, and healing. With clear definitions he contrasts the quantum principals with traditional scientific beliefs, and then provides examples from research and human experience to demonstrate their veracity. The building blocks to this comprehension are straightforward: Everything is comprised of waves of possibility at the subatomic level. In Part 1 Dr. Download as mp3 Publication Date: Length:

Synchronicity Synchronicity is the occurrence of two or more events that appear to be meaningfully related but not causally related. Synchronicity holds that such events are "meaningful coincidences". The concept of synchronicity was first defined by Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist, in the 1920s.[1] During his career, Jung furnished several slightly different definitions of it.[2] Jung variously defined synchronicity as an "acausal connecting (togetherness) principle," "meaningful coincidence," and "acausal parallelism." In 1952, he published a paper "Synchronizität als ein Prinzip akausaler Zusammenhänge" (Synchronicity – An Acausal Connecting Principle)[4] in a volume which also contained a related study by the physicist and Nobel laureate Wolfgang Pauli.[5] In his book Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle, Jung wrote:[6] How are we to recognize acausal combinations of events, since it is obviously impossible to examine all chance happenings for their causality? Description[edit]