Synchronicity
A connecting principle, expressing the linkage of events
without a cause-and-effect relationship in time. In addition to
the normal cause-and-effect connections observed in nature,
there appears to be another principle expressed in the simultaneous
arrangement or connection of events. A theory of synchronicity
was developed by psychotherapist Carl G. Jung and
related to certain ESP phenomena. In recent decades the concept
has been widely borrowed by occultists in support of their
worldview.
As an illustration of this principle, some, such as astrologer
Dan Rudhyar, suggest a relationship between astrological posiEncyclopedia
of Occultism & Parapsychology • 5th Ed. Synchronicity
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tions and events in the life of individual human beings. The
human events are not necessarily caused by the position of heavenly
bodies, only linked in a causal relationship.
Sources
Jung, Carl G., and W. Pauli. The Interpretation of Nature and
the Psyche. London, 1955.

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