An Evening With...
For thousands of years, philosophers have speculated that the universe may be conscious. Jung’s unus mundus is a more complex version of this idea: that our reality may be simultaneously physical and psychical, objective and subjective, outer and inner. Synchronicities, he believed, bore this out.
In this “Evening With,” Michael Jawer will share current ideas of consciousness researchers that begin to approach Jung’s thinking. Concepts such as panpsychism and cosmopsychism, which envision consciousness interacting with matter in bold, uncharted ways, conjure up the very real possibility that synchronicities, telesomatic (ESP-like) experiences, and children’s occasionally vivid recollections of another person’s life all speak to the likelihood that we live in a fundamentally emotional universe.
Michael Jawer is a veteran Jung Society speaker and the author of 3 books, including the recent Sensitive Soul: The Hidden Role of Emotion in Extraordinary States. He blogs for Psychology Today and his articles have appeared in Spirituality & Health, Aeon, Nautilus, and ScientificAmerican.com; his papers have published in Frontiers in Psychology, the Journal of Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies, EXPLORE, and Science and Consciousness Review. His website is www.michaeljawer.com.
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