Jung, Synchronicity and the New Sciences
March 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
“I am interested in the advances of modern physics, which is coming ever closer to the nature of the psyche, as I have seen for a long time. … The strange cases of parallelism in time, which are commonly called coincidences but which I call synchronistic phenomena, are very frequent in observations of the unconscious.”
— C.G. Jung Letters I, 1934, pp. 176-178
Jung had a deep interest in how modern science related to his explorations of psyche. He worked closely with the physicist Wolfgang Pauli to explore how psyche and matter are interconnected, in particular with regard to synchronicity. The discoveries of quantum physics, relativity theory and more recently complex systems theory have radically revised how we see and know our world. Yet, collectively, we still grapple with these revolutionary ways of knowing. In this workshop we will explore the essential dimensions of the ‘new’ sciences and why they are important for how we relate to the world. We will discuss how these concepts are connected to Jung’s view of psyche, in particular how synchronicity arises in our lives. We will also discuss how the unconscious dwells in a realm outside of time and space.
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Jeffrey Kiehl, Ph.D., is a Diplomate Jungian Analyst and senior training analyst for the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado and the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz and an adjunct faculty member of Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is the author of Facing Climate Change: An Integrated Path to the Future, which provides a Jungian perspective on climate change. Jeffrey has presented on various Jungian topics at national and international conferences. He lives in Santa Cruz, CA.Purchase Workshops