Kheper Home | Jung Home | Psychology Home | Topics Index | Esotericism | Kheper Forum | News and Events | Khepershop | Search | Guestbook

Jungian Synchronicity and Esoteric Cosmology

Arvan Harvat

The Jungian term "synchronicity" has caused many dubieties due to Jung's own concept of the Universe. It is imagined as if in this, 4-dimensional spatio-temporal universe, there exist "acausal", as it were "horizontal" connections bringing together physical events and their relevance as interpreted in minds/psyches of the participants in the event. However, various "orthodox" traditions ( and their modern, refurbished progeny ) don't have any problem with the so called synchronicity because their view of the Universe is different. I'll try to be as short and as precise as I can.

1. In these traditions, the equation energy=consciousness=universe is valid. Normal waking consciousness is regarded as just a frequency layer ( most common and ordinary ) of the sea of energy/consciousness which is Universe. Spacetime is just a "box", a geometrized structure of universal, all-pervading energy/consciousness field. You and me are just permanent subfields of energy/consciousness in the all-encompassing field which is "world".

2. Various traditions speak of "Mind of God/God as Mind": it's Adam Kadmon of Lurianic Kabbalah, Lahut of the Sufis, Sambhogakaya of Mahayana Buddhists, Shiva of the Tantra, Logos/Nous of Christian Neoplatonists, Saguna Brahman of Vedanta...

3. Synchronicities, according to these traditions, are not "acausal" horizontal connections between two ( or more ) physical/psychical events in 4-dimensional spatiotemporal universe. According to them, "synchronicities" are supercausal manifestations emanating from the Universal Mind ( transcending spatiotemporal restrictions ); as it were, "vertical" signals manifesting in physical reality ( which is not a self-subsistent reality, nor the true reference point ) which is "outer layer" ( metaphorically speaking ) of the entire energy/consciousness field which is Universe, both physical and supraphysical. In short: in a more naive and childish parlance: God gives "signs" according to his will.


bar

Kheper index page
Topics index page
Psychology Home
Jung Home

Kheper Home | Jung Home | Psychology Home | Topics Index | Esotericism | Kheper Forum | News and Events | Khepershop | Search | Guestbook


images not loading? | error messages? | broken links? | suggestions? | criticism?
contact me

content by Arvan Harvat
page uploaded 24 December 1999, last modified 15 July 2004