SNOW STORM COINCIDENCE ?
Well this is an interesting turn of events. My book on Demystifying Coincidences was delivered to me today. That is the good news. The not so good news is my scheduled book release event supposed to be held on this Thursday night from 7 - 9 PM at the Synchronicity Cafe in New York City looks like it will be in the epicenter of a major snow storm.
Now I find that really interesting. I have been wondering how Jung might react to my book's contents if he were somehow able to be conscious. Considering the fact that he was not shy about making categorical assertions concerning synchronicities such as - "Their [synchronicities] inexplicability is not due to the fact that their cause is unknown, but to the fact that a cause is not even thinkable in intellectual terms."
Now this is serious stuff. This icon - the leading authority in the synchronicity world for the last 54 years is revered by millions. When Jung speaks the collective listen. So if the man is somehow conscious - although officially dead and buried which of course means he is not really dead and who knows where he actually hangs out - I don't think he is going to be exactly supportive of my equally strong assertion asserting my irrefutable evidence that there is in fact causal explanation for these perplexing occurrences which is in fact the byproduct of critical thinking.
Now I appreciate the factual absurdity of what I am saying. Yet if Jung is to be believed as revealing absolute truth then he is conscious of the fact that my book makes an equally strong claim that while his ideas about the origin of synchronicities are seductive they are also fanciful and illogical.
Now here is the bottom line. As a psychoanalyst practicing for the past 44 years I am quite aware that people who are so absolutely certain of their positions don't take lightly to those who challenge them - I can't easily dismiss the possibility that Jung probably collaborating with Pauli may very well have whipped up this predicted blizzard to shall I say massively snow on my parade.
Well so be it. I will weather this and any similar storms they may send my way. I will not be intimated by Jung, Jung and Pauli, or any other combination of cosmic bullies. In the meantime if anyone is planning to come Thursday night it looks as if there is a strong possibility it will be called off and to be scheduled for another day. BRING ON THE STORM!