posted on Jul, 20 2008 @ 03:45 AM
For anyone interested in science related to the subject, the psychologist Carl Jung did a lot of research on things like astrology and tarot and
pretty much came to the conclusion that there is something universal behind them in that they are subject to what he called "synchronicities"
(that's a key word to his research, look it up), where archetypal patterns seem to manifest in a coincidental way through universal symbols and can
do so through a myriad of possibilities, including what some people would refer to as "omens," and during alignments of planets which correspond to
the same relevant archetypes. These are not seen as causes, but as also being subject to the same kind of cosmic order, which is thought to manifest
in various relating ways and extend from the macrocosm, to our world, to the microcosm, etc., affecting everything in a comparable way. There is a
famous quote: "Everything breathes together."
Jung suggested that this kind of form of symbolic "intelligence" is inherent to the universe that we generally think of as mechanical and stupid,
that related events and symbols tend to occur simultaneously by their own nature, and have a relationship with the subjective viewer that apparently
depends on the subject's emotional energy and awareness. For example, he did a study on ESP that showed subjects were more accurate in guessing cards
remotely when the tests had just begun and the subjects were more excited by the novelty of the experience, and then became less accurate as the tests
went on and became less emotionally exciting. He also had subjects that were able to guess the cards remotely with an accuracy of up to 25 out of 25
cards guessed correctly, and other cases that were statistically extremely improbable. To Jung, the mechanism that allowed these people to access the
information despite not physically being there, is related to (if not the exact same as) the mechanism that's responsible for experiencing
synchronicities and seemingly coincidental events of related symbolic nature, and these events symbolically reflect the general context of the
universe at that time by the way symbols are embedded into it (the "synchronicities"). This is theoretically the idea behind Tarot, as the cards
represent certain universal archetypes that are intentionally caused to manifest (influenced by the reader's emotional state) but through seeming
Jung was a friend of Einstein's and actually started developing these theories after discussions with Einstein that made him start thinking of
space-time as a variable that can be manipulated, or at least experienced in dramatically different ways by different people in different states of
mind, resulting in effects on an individual's consciousness that allow them access to information not typically seen as possible, by "collapsing"
space-time towards a single point of unity where all information takes up the same space.
There's some crazy stuff out there and most people just don't know it. Jung's "Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle" is a good