Synchronicity is one of Jung’s most intriguing ideas — and one of the most difficult to understand. Jung coined the term to refer to coincidences that feel charged with emotion and meaning. How did Jung come to speculate on the nature of such events, and what role did theoretical physics play in shaping this theory? How can you be sure a coincidence is, in fact, meaningful? We each share an example of a synchronicity from our own experience.
Here’s the dream we analyze: “My son jumped into the sea in a dockyard against my wishes and didn’t resurface.”