Re: Theos-World Theosophy and Science
Feb 05, 2002 01:24 PM
by Mic Forster
The concept was conceived long before Jung
--- bri_mue <email@example.com> wrote:
> The the concept of synchronicity stems from Swiss
> C.G. Jung first published in 1952 in his book
> "Synchronicity: An
> Acausal Connecting Principle."
> --- In theos-talk@y..., Mic Forster
> <micforster@y...> wrote:
> > Dear Adelasie,
> > It would be my pleasure, but this is my
> > and I am sure others see it differently (and
> > what makes this world great).
> > The best way to explain it would be to give an
> > example. Everyday I go to the same cafe to eat
> > When I enter there is invariably one or two
> > eating their lunch or drinking coffee. I order my
> > and sit down to eat it. Let's say this occurs at
> > 1.05pm. At approximately 1.07pm another customer
> > enters the cafe closely followed by several
> > These customers do not know eachother or have any
> > of association. They have merely had the
> > of enetering this cafe to eat lunch. At
> > 1.20pm the cafe is once again quiet with myself
> > remaining and a few other customers. In the next
> > minutes two more customers enter to order their
> > Then at approximately 1.35pm eight or nine
> > enter the cafe in close sequence and these people,
> > once again, have no relation to each other what so
> > ever. Given this my interpretation of
> > would be a series of causally unrelated events
> > coinciding in time and space.
> > A great scientist, though history has not proven
> > so yet, Paul Kammerer went to a great deal of
> > to scientifically document the phenomena of
> > synchronicty. He would sit for hours on a park
> > and record details of those who walked passed him,
> > such as age, appearence etc, to see if he could
> > this phenomena of synchronicity. One day I too
> > to see if I could record it. Although I am sure my
> > methodology was somewhat flawed I did find that
> > casually unrelated events were occurring. My
> > were to sit in a public place, in this case the
> > leading to the Opera House here in Sydney (thereby
> > could get a diverse range of people from all over
> > world), and note males over the age of 15 if they
> > facial growth or not. Assuming facial growth was
> > common than not having facial growth, I found that
> > there were extensive periods when there would be
> > with no growth followed by short periods of males
> > growth. As noted above my methodology was not
> > sound (ie a bus load of Middle Eastern men could
> > walked past hence adding bias to my results).
> > Perhaps I should quote a passage from Kammerer
> > and I am sure anybody who is reading this would
> > experienced something similiar at some stage in
> > life:
> > "On September 18, 1916, my wife, while waiting her
> > turn in the consulting rooms of Prof. Dr. J. v.
> > reads the magazine "Die Kunst"; she is impressed
> > some reproductions of pictures by a painter named
> > Schwalbach, and makes a mental note to remember
> > name because she would like to see the originals.
> > that moment the door opens and the receptionist
> > out to the patients: "Is Frau Schwalbach here? She
> > wanted on the telephone."
> > Another example from Kammerer: "on November 4,
> > his brother-in-law went to a conert where had had
> > No. 9 and cloakroom ticket No. 9; the next day, at
> > another concert, he had seat No. 21 and cloakroom
> > ticket No. 21".
> > An example from my own experience: I was in the
> > walking to go to a meeting when a homeless man
> > me for some change. I quickly felt in my pockets
> > found no change so I apologised. He obviously did
> > find this too sincere as he cursed at me as I
> > off. Feeling somewhat bad I returned later with
> > change but he was no where to be seen. I went home
> > prepare myself for an engagement that evening.
> > the house I was halfway to the train station only
> > realise that I left my jacket at home.
> Consequently I
> > missed the train I planned to catch. The train I
> > eventually caught unexpectedly broke down at a
> > and we had to alight for another train. On
> alighting I
> > noticed a $2 coin on the ground and I thought the
> > great wheel of karma was shining upon me. Once
> back in
> > the city I unexpectedly saw that homeless man
> > and duly gave him the $2 I had found and a few
> > coins I had in my possession.
> > Now in regards to synchronicity and theosophy.
> > Although I have not read extensively the
> > literature, what I have read indicates that the
> > returns to the physical body when it has had
> enough of
> > the spiritual world. To me this is completely
> > unsatisfactory and I hope I have either misread
> what I
> > have read or I haven't read enough. Presently, I
> am of
> > the opinion that we go through stages of our
> > according to the law of synchronicity. That is, a
> > series of causally unrelated events coincide in
> > and space to return us back to the physical plane
> > for that matter, any other plane.
> > Another area which I am dissatisfied with is this
> > of karma. Logically speaking, if I do something
> > then something bad will happen to me in return and
> > vice versa. Now we say as a conscious being we can
> > make the decision to do good and break the bad
> > But how can this be broken? Logically, it would be
> > either an ever ending cycle where bad things
> > continuously happen to us or good things
> > occur. Presently, I am of the opinion that a
> series of
> > causally unrelated events occur that eventually
> > us to do either good or bad. Hence we get good and
> > karma.
> > I must stress that these are my current views. Not
> > five years ago I was an ardent believer in
> > Christianity. These days my view of the world
> > not be more different. I suspect that in five
> > time my opinion will, once again, be completely
> > different.
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