137: Jung, Pauli, and the Pursuit of a Scientific Obsession by Arthur I. Miller

By Arthur I. Miller

Title note: initially released in 2009, in hardcover as Deciphering the Cosmic quantity: The unusual Friendship of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung

Is there a bunch on the root of the universe? A primal quantity that every thing on the planet hinges on?

This query exercised many nice minds of the 20 th century, between them the groundbreaking physicist Wolfgang Pauli and the recognized psychoanalyst Carl Jung. Their obsession with the facility of convinced numbers—including 137, which describes the atom’s fine-structure consistent and has nice Kabbalistic significance—led them to strengthen an not going friendship and to embark on a joint mystical quest achieving deep into medieval alchemy, dream interpretation, and the chinese language ebook of adjustments.

137 explores the profound intersection of recent technology with the occult, yet mainly it's the story of a unprecedented, fruitful friendship among of the best thinkers of our occasions.

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This orbit, in which the analytic process proceeds, cannot and should not coincide with the time of everyday life—except temporarily and par­ tially. Only at the end, when analysis is reaching a conclusion, and sometimes only after the conclusion, can the two orbits gradually draw together to the point where the one i n which the analytic process is going on disappears, or meets up again with everyday time. In the analytic setting a constant balance must be kept between two tendencies drawing towards opposite poles: the regressive tendency and the progressive tendency.

ELUSIVE CRITERIA FOR ENDING ANALYSIS 9 that "time exists" or that "so much time has passed", to anyone who discovers the sense of transience or decides that it is "time for change". A patient once said: "I always wanted to have babies, but I see now that I was always thinking of very small babies, and it is only now that I come to think of a baby growing up. . " Another patient refused, among other things, to acknowl­ edge the passing of time, to the point that when she was obliged to declare her age, she would reply in mathematical riddles from which her age could be deduced only through the addition and multiplication of very small numbers.

I shall do no more here than hark back to or suggest some con­ cepts that seem to me useful for this discussion. 15 16 ENDING ANALYSIS In the analytic setting we see a sort of polarity between a lack of time sense in the direction of regression and a new dis­ covery of the sense of time tending more in the direction of transformation and the project. In a previous work (de Simone Gaburri, 1979), I suggested thinking of interpretation as if it were an "event" that contains the past in the present and is open to the possibility of new transformation.

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