11. Does Synchronicity Bring Myth Back to the World?
Robert A. Segal [+]
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.