Coincidence: Synchronicity, Seriality & Chance

April 20-21, 1996

Robert Schmidt presents a fresh view on coincidence and astrology.  Different views of chance such as Kammerer’s seriality and Jung’s synchronicity are presented and looked at in the context of the problem of astrology.

A new look at the nature of coincidence, and its bearing on astrology, science, and daily life.  What kind of phenomena are astrological?   Distinguishing different kinds of coincidence.  The concept of an event in classical astrology.  Chance & Heimarmene in Greek thought.  Critique of Jung’s concept of Synchronicity and of the modern scientific definition of Chance.  Coincidence as repetition: a way of studying it “scientifically” based on the work of Paul Kammerer.  The mesocosm as the proper stage for coincidence.  The prevalence of coincidence in daily life.  A criterion for distinguishing whether astrological events are synchronistic or causal.  A new explanation of psycho-physical parallelisms.  How Chance, Seriality and Synchronicity are related to each other.

Coincidence: Synchronicity, Seriality & Chance

12 hours of audio

    1. About the PHASE Lecture Series

    1. COINCIDENCE: Synchronicity, Seriality, & Chance

    2. Coincidence 1A

    3. Coincidence 1B

    4. Coincidence 2A

    5. Coincidence 2B

    6. Coincidence 3A

    7. Coincidence 3B

    8. Coincidence 4A

    9. Coincidence 4B

    10. Coincidence 5A

    11. Coincidence 5B

    12. Coincidence 6A

    13. Coincidence 6B

    14. Coincidence 7A

    15. Coincidence 7B

    16. Coincidence 8A

    17. Coincidence 8B

  • 18 lessons