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Valley of diamonds : adventures in number and time with Marie-Louise von Franz

By: Sparks, J. Gary (John Gary), 1948-
Material type: TextTextSeries: (Studies in Jungian psychology by Jungian analysts: 127)Toronto Inner City Books c2010Description: 188p.; ill.; bibliog. refs.; bibliog.; indexContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 9781894574280Subject(s): Symbolism (Psychology) | Symbolism of numbers | Synchronicity | Yi jing | Numbers | Mandalas | Force and energy | Dreams | Physics | Time and eternity | Eros (The Greek word)
Contents:
Part 1 - Number as the common ordering factor of psyche and matter. 1 The problem of the unity of psyche and matter. 2 Images and mathematical structures in relation to the Unus Mundus. 3 Number as the basic manifestation of the mind and as the unalterable quality of matter. Part 2 - The structure of the first four integers. 4 Number as a time-bound quality of the one-continuum. 5 The number two as the one-continuum's rhythm by which symmetries and observables are engendered. 6 The number three as a rhythmic configuration of progressive actualizations in human consciousness and the material realm. 7 The number four as the one-continuum's model of wholeness in all relatively closed structures of human consciousness and in the body. Part 3 - The field of the collective unconsciousness and its inner dynamism. 8 Archetypes and numbers as "fields" of unfolding rhythmical sequences. 9 Numbers as isomorphic configurations of motion in psychic and physical energy. Part 4 - Historical and mathematical models of the Unus Mundus. 10 Historical mandala models as inner psychic equivalents of the Unus Mundus. 11 Divinatory, mnemotechnical, and cybernetic mandalas. 12 The archetype of the number-game as the basis of probability theory and number oracles. Part 5 - Number and the parapsychological aspects of the principle of synchronicity. 13 Number, time, and synchronicity. 14 The Unus Mundus as the world of the spirit and "spirits". 15 Synchronicity and the coniunctio. Summary and outlook. Appendix: Einstein Lite (Relativity 101)
Abstract: '...left virtually untouched (by Jung before his death) was the relationship between inner and outer, the mysterious interface between mind and matter. He believed the key to this conundrum lay in investigating the concept of numbers as archetypes of the unconscious, but he lacked the energy for it. This was the great task Jung bequeathed to his long-standing colleague, Marie-Louise von Franz, who heartily took it on in her prodigious tome, Number and Time....a difficult book, but seminal in laying the groundwork for a new worldview based on numbers as they manifest in dreams, everyday life, science and synchronistic events....Sparks' masterful explication...clarifiies von Franz's work and makes more accessible to all readers one of the prodly-faceted jewels Jung left as his legacy to genuine healing.'
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Part 1 - Number as the common ordering factor of psyche and matter. 1 The problem of the unity of psyche and matter. 2 Images and mathematical structures in relation to the Unus Mundus. 3 Number as the basic manifestation of the mind and as the unalterable quality of matter. Part 2 - The structure of the first four integers. 4 Number as a time-bound quality of the one-continuum. 5 The number two as the one-continuum's rhythm by which symmetries and observables are engendered. 6 The number three as a rhythmic configuration of progressive actualizations in human consciousness and the material realm. 7 The number four as the one-continuum's model of wholeness in all relatively closed structures of human consciousness and in the body. Part 3 - The field of the collective unconsciousness and its inner dynamism. 8 Archetypes and numbers as "fields" of unfolding rhythmical sequences. 9 Numbers as isomorphic configurations of motion in psychic and physical energy. Part 4 - Historical and mathematical models of the Unus Mundus. 10 Historical mandala models as inner psychic equivalents of the Unus Mundus. 11 Divinatory, mnemotechnical, and cybernetic mandalas. 12 The archetype of the number-game as the basis of probability theory and number oracles. Part 5 - Number and the parapsychological aspects of the principle of synchronicity. 13 Number, time, and synchronicity. 14 The Unus Mundus as the world of the spirit and "spirits". 15 Synchronicity and the coniunctio. Summary and outlook. Appendix: Einstein Lite (Relativity 101)

'...left virtually untouched (by Jung before his death) was the relationship between inner and outer, the mysterious interface between mind and matter. He believed the key to this conundrum lay in investigating the concept of numbers as archetypes of the unconscious, but he lacked the energy for it. This was the great task Jung bequeathed to his long-standing colleague, Marie-Louise von Franz, who heartily took it on in her prodigious tome, Number and Time....a difficult book, but seminal in laying the groundwork for a new worldview based on numbers as they manifest in dreams, everyday life, science and synchronistic events....Sparks' masterful explication...clarifiies von Franz's work and makes more accessible to all readers one of the prodly-faceted jewels Jung left as his legacy to genuine healing.'

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