Jung believed that the psyche and the physical world were interconnected. So he wrote:
Since psyche and matter are contained in one and the same world, and moreover are in continuous contact with one another and ultimately rest on irrepresentable, transcendental factors, it is not only possible but fairly probable, even, that psyche and matter are two different aspects of one and the same thing. The synchronicity phenomena point, it seems to me, in this direction, for they show that the nonpsychic can behave like the psychic, and vice versa, without there being any causal connection between them. (CW 8:418)
I think that many of Jung’s ideas also explore the implications of living in this conscious universe such as the collective unconscious, archetypes and dream work. At this session of Numinous we will explore in discussion and practice what it means for us to live in a conscious universe.
An excellent introduction to the issues is delivered in the TED talk by the Philosopher David Chalmers below.