9780393065329

Deciphering Cosmic Number Cl

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393065329

  • ISBN10:

    0393065324

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-04-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

The extraordinary story of psychoanalyst Carl Jung and physicist Wolfgang Pauli and their struggle to quantify the unconscious.In 1932, the groundbreaking physicist Wolfgang Pauli met the famous psychoanalyst Carl Jung. Pauli was fascinated by the inner reaches of his own psyche and not afraid to dabble in the occult, while Jung looked to science for answers to the psychological questions that tormented him. Their rich friendship led them, in Jung's words, into "the no-man's land between physics and the psychology of the unconscious ... the most fascinating yet the darkest hunting ground of our times." Both were obsessed with the far-reaching significance of the number "137" -- a primal number that seemed to hint at the origins of the universe itself. Their quest to solve its enigma led them on a lifelong journey into the ancient secrets of alchemy, the work of Johannes Kepler, and the Chinese Book of Changes. This is the captivating story of an extraordinary and fruitful collaboration between two of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prologuep. xvii
Dangerously Famousp. 3
Early Successes, Early Failuresp. 18
The Philosopher's Stonep. 44
p. 51
Intermezzo-Three versus Four: Alchemy, Mysticism, and the Dawn of Modern Sciencep. 64
Pauli, Heisenberg, and the Great Quantum Breakthroughp. 89
Mephistophelesp. 107
The Dark Hunting Ground of the Mindp. 124
Mandalasp. 148
The Superior Man Sets His Life in Orderp. 158
Synchronicityp. 183
Dreams of Primal Numbersp. 208
Second Intermezzo-Road to Yesterdayp. 227
Through the Looking Glassp. 233
The Mysterious Number 137p. 247
Epilogue: The Legacy of Pauli and Jungp. 273
Notesp. 277
Bibliographyp. 311
Illustration Creditsp. 321
Indexp. 325
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