• Chaos theory is not as complex as it si often made out to be As Robert Juliano observes, the underlying principle is that “within the apparent randomness of chaotic complex systems, there are underlying patterns, interconnectedness, constant feedback loops, repetition, self-similarity, fractals, and self-organization.”

    “Chaos has been formally defined by the Royal Society (1986) as “stochastic behavior in a deterministic system” and is therefore a system which, although displaying apparently random behaviour, has an underlying pattern and lawfulness!” As Robert Juliano, an expert who has a “background in complexity science,” as well as having “worked with self-organizing dynamic systems” explained, “Chaos theory is a multidisciplinary focus on dynamics of deterministic systems, [and] what emerges from them. Chaos theory’s definition of “chaos” is mathematically oriented, is not taken to be universal, and is as precise as it is restrictive.”

    Nancy Furlotti, in her article, Tracing a Red Thread: Synchronicity and Jung’s Red Book, observes about synchronicity that, “From Jung’s (1981) writings, it is clear that several factors must be present for an event to be synchronistic. First of all, there must be an interest in the observer’s mind [parallel to what Weinberg says that the observer and reality are intertwined], and with that interest comes a heightened affect. Affect emerges from archetypes, which are the a priori ordering principles of nature, the world, and the psyche. When an archetype is activated, energy is put in motion that does not adhere to the laws of causality, or time and space. Instead, it moves in its own way between psyche, or the unconscious, and matter, or reality. Jung calls this movement acausal (1981); v