reasonemotion wrote:The Dream Determinate of Telepathy..~Carl Jung
Another dream-determinant that deserves mention is telepathy. The authenticity of this phenomenon can no longer be disputed today. It is, of course, very simple to deny its existence without examining the evidence, but that is an unscientific procedure which is unworthy of notice. I have found by experience that telepathy does in fact influence dreams, as has been asserted since ancient times. Certain people are particularly sensitive in this respect and often have telepathically influenced dreams. But in acknowledging the phenomenon of telepathy I am not giving unqualified assent to the popular theory of action at a distance. The phenomenon undoubtedly exists, but the theory of it does not seem to me so simple. ~Carl Jung;"The Practical Use of Dream Analysis" (1934). In CW 16: The Practice of Psychotherapy. P.503
“I would not assert the law behind telepathy is “supernatural”, but merely something which we cannot get at yet with our present knowledge”
Well despite Jung being a well respected thinker in Psychotherapy and Psychology his remarks on telepathy remain risible.
In the intervening years, despite his supporting remarks his assertions look increasingly wrong.
It is not clear, however, that he is asserting anything that is commonly understood to be "telepathy" in the common understanding of the word. Though he does not completely reject the action at a distance hypothesis, it seems that whatever anecdotes have done service to encourage this myth, from a mature Jungian perspective, most of these accounts can be best understood by the wholly materialistic notion of synchronistic
thoughts which are accounted for by the simple fact that we are all humans with similar brains and similar influences - not the mumbo-jumbo of spooky thought transference on the 'ether'.