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Synchro-missity

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Carl Jung called meaningful coincidences and parapsychological occurrences by the term “synchronicity,” but noted that some things are merely attributable to “probability of chance.” Writing on Reality Sandwich, Nick Meador wonders: do we know how to tell the difference?

In recent times the term “synchronicity” has become one of the trendiest words in circles that self-identify as conscious or transformative. The Internet contributed to this, no doubt, by exposing so many of us to schools of thought like Jungian psychology (the origin of synchronicity) that had been partially or totally omitted from general education programs. However, common discussion and application of the term doesn’t take into consideration the fact that the Internet and connected technologies are constantly influencing our perception of supposed synchronicities. When we evaluate these phenomena more closely, it becomes unclear whether we’re identifying them correctly or interpreting them in a useful way.

The word “synchronicity” first appeared in the 1950s, when Carl Jung brought it forth in the development of archetypal psychology.

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DisinfoCast 41: ‘Dispelling Wetiko’ with Paul Levy

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Writer Paul Levy is here to discuss ‘Wetiko’, a poisonous archetype of violence and hatred that he describes as an infection in humanity’s collective unconscious. Levy and Matt get into a discussion about Hermetic philosophy, Gnostic Christianity, alchemy, Jung and the confrontation and integration of the Shadow. For more, check out Levy’s book ‘Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of Evil‘, available now from North Atlantic Books.

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