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Sacco, R.G. (2016). The Fibonacci Life-Chart Method (FLCM) as a Foundation for Carl Jung's Theory of Synchronicity. J. Anal. Psychol., 61(2):203-222.

(2016). Journal of Analytical Psychology, 61(2):203-222

The Fibonacci Life-Chart Method (FLCM) as a Foundation for Carl Jung's Theory of Synchronicity

Robert G. Sacco, Ph.D.

Since the scientific method requires events to be subject to controlled examination it would seem that synchronicities are not scientifically investigable. Jung speculated that because these incredible events are like the random sparks of a firefly they cannot be pinned down. However, doubting Jung's doubts, the author provides a possible method of elucidating these seemingly random and elusive events. The author draws on a new method, designated the Fibonacci Life-Chart Method (FLCM), which categorizes phase transitions and Phi fractal scaling in human development based on the occurrence of Fibonacci numbers in biological cell division and self-organizing systems. The FLCM offers an orientation towards psychological experience that may have relevance to Jung's theory of synchronicity in which connections are deemed to be intrinsically meaningful rather than demonstrable consequences of cause and effect. In such a model synchronistic events can be seen to be, as the self-organizing system enlarges, manifestations of self-organized critical moments and Phi fractal scaling. Recommendations for future studies include testing the results of the FLCM using case reports of synchronistic and spiritual experiences.

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