11. Does Synchronicity Bring Myth Back to the World?

Myth Theorized - Robert A. Segal

Robert A. Segal [+-]
University of Aberdeen
Sixth Century Chair in Religious Studies University of Aberdeen


In the last section Segal first discusses the Jungian concept of synchronicity, according to which there is a symmetry between what happens in our minds and what happens in the physical world. Jung, working with the physicist Wolfgang Pauli, discovered the principle. Segal uses it to see whether myth, to which Jung applies it, can be considered synchronistic. If it can, then one might claim that myth, which was tied to the physical world in the nineteenth century but was largely severed from the world in the twentieth, can be reconnected to the world in the twenty-first.

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Segal, Robert. 11. Does Synchronicity Bring Myth Back to the World?. Myth Theorized. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Oct 2021. ISBN 9781781798645. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=37565. Date accessed: 12 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37565. Oct 2021

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