The trouble with predictions that rely on one or another sign is that there is apparently no relationship between the characters themselves and the meanings attached to it. In the position of the planets or the state of a liver shelf, in the manner in which birds are flying tea leaves in a cup or come to lie ?? in none of these characters is calibrated to be recognized a meaningful connection with matters such as war, death, love or money, that say fortunetellers to see this.
Jung must be somewhere in the universe play a coordinating process that goes beyond the ordinary causality, but rather complements it. In his view, this appears set kind of collaboration between the human psyche and the outside world. He calls this the principle of synchronicity ?? ??.
In 1952, Jung published his systematic treatise on this topic: Über Synchronizitdt. He is aware of the difficulty herein to describe a non-causal process for people who are used to thinking in terms of cause and effect. His synchronicity makes use of proper tools that are not causal.
Jung gives some examples of primeval images or symbols that he saw repeatedly return in his own dreams, but also in the dreams of his patients, and in the myths and folk tales of all times and all over the world. These include the wise old man or woman, the eternal mother, the magical child, the fraudster the tree, and the mandala. He compares the archetypes with the genes: the systematic arrangement of DNA molecules, that are arranged in turn in chromosomes. As the genes by their arrangement embodying the order, if the archetypes are the embodiment of the order on the psychological level. This issue requires further exploration.
At this point, Jung struggling with the problem, how to explain that the archetype with its inherent order, order can also create ?? and in a non-causal manner. He tries to illustrate this with an example medical approximate. Penicillin can help in cases of bacterial infection, since the molecules of penicillin fit well with the molecules in the cell wall of the bacterium.
This means that so ?? n bacterium as it were disturbed because he takes almost his equal in its cell wall instead of what the intention is, its opposite. As a result, the wall is weakened, and the bacterium will finally die.
The penicillin molecule was mechanically in this process, but otherwise idle. However, the molecular pattern of the bacteria is destroyed. The role that penicillin played here is causal and not merely incidental.
To clarify this, Jung gives another example. It was found that some migratory birds are guided by the stars. Genetic time feeling of the birds and the mental image of the constellations can be regarded here as the psychological level. The stars themselves represent the physical level. These two levels are now working together to put the birds at the right time on the right track. Here, too, the archetype acts as a psychological catalyst.
Jung himself is well aware that his theory can not be more than a starting point for a completely new concept that is extremely difficult to formulate late. The key question in this regard, he also leaves unanswered: what about the synchronistic connection between the mental and the physical exactly work?
Here, too, he tries to approach the response by means of an equation. The synchronistic connection between the physical and the psychological need it considers the psychological equivalent of the equations in mathematics. The math can make a significant contribution to the support of his theory.
All in all so far not shown that Jung launched principle of synchronicity is incorrect. Proven it either. Jung leaves open the possibility that people may have genetic ?? primeval ?? subconscious information. This would allow them to be able to predict the future.