C. G. Jung's concept of synchronicity as it relates to the psychology of the individual

Creator: 

Aziz, Robert, 1954-

Date: 

1981

Abstract: 

C.G. Jung's principal essay on the subject of synchronicity, "Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle", appeared in 1952. In his presentation, Jung failed to relate the concept of synchronicity explicitly to the psychology of the individual. Furthermore, the subsequent literature has neglected to fill this critical gap. This thesis presents, drawing from Jung's writings as a whole, a comprehensive synthesis of the basics of Jung's thinking on synchronicity as they relate to the psychology of the individual. The essential contribution of this work is twofold. Firstly, the thesis provides a framework for the systematic investigation of synchronicity as it relates to the psychology of the individual. Secondly, the thesis indicates that Jung's concept of individuation refers to more than simply a process of strictly psychological development but also to a conscious movement, on the part of the individual, toward a relationship with nature as a whole.

Subject: 

Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961
Coincidence In Psychology
Individuality

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Arts: 
M.A.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Religion

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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