Jung: Synchronicity, Coincidences and the Paranormal
One day, Carl Jung was attending a wedding at a hotel. He didn’t know the bride or her family but they were friends of his wife.
At dinner, Jung sat opposite a bearded man who was a lawyer. The two had a nice conversation that centered on criminal psychology. When the bearded man asked him a very specific question, Jung “elaborated” on the point we wanted to make by adding in a lot of imagined items just as illustration.
But as he continued to talk, Jung noticed how his dinner companion’s expression completely changed. In fact, the other guests noticed something was wrong enough for the entire table to fall silent. Embarrassed, but not knowing what he had said to cause such a huge problem, Jung also stopped speaking.
After dessert, Jung quickly excused himself and went into the hotel lobby. There he lit a cigar and thought about what had happened at the table. Soon, another dinner guest came out and asked him why he had insulted the bearded lawyer. Insulted? Jung was flabbergasted at the accusation.
It turned out that the extra imagined details Jung had added in response to his dinner companion’s question were an exact replica of the man’s life, evidently some very personal information. At that point, Jung realized he could not remember a single thing he had said to the bearded gentleman. Years later when writing about the event, he still couldn’t recall the details of that conversation.
The blog post above, and the others like it, became so popular that I created a book using them as the basis for particular explorations of the paranormal. Titled, Carl Jung, Hauntings, and Paranormal Coincidences, it combines the Jung material with supporting information from my own experiences and those of others.
But if you would like to just browse through some of those postings on Carl Jung’s paranormal experiences, you can find those links below.
7. Carl Jung as a Psychic at a Wedding (This post)