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Deciphering the Cosmic Number: The Strange Friendship of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung Hardcover – April 27, 2009
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In his study of the archetypal ideas of Johannes Kepler and Robert Fludd from the 17th century, Pauli traced the line of their research back to Pythagoras. While Plato is only briefly mentioned in this book, significant and remarkable parallels are to be found between the geometry of Plato's ideal City of Magnesia and Wolfgang Pauli's dream, "the great vision - of the World Clock". According to John Michell the ideal City of Magnesia is a form of the Cosmological Circle from ancient geometry. "By Plato's time, the very idea of a canon of music had been forgotten everywhere except in the academies of Egypt, but he himself had evidently studied and learned it, for the number code behind it is at the root of all his mathematical allegories and provided the scientific basis of his philosophy.Read more ›
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Interesting story, not very well written. The title leads one to expect something else.Published 11 days ago by MaineDruid
The author has a wonderful ability to clearly explain the steps and meaning of Pauli's discoveries. It gave me a number of new insights.Published 3 months ago by Andrew G Purcell
After giving away the first copy I had and wanting another, I was so excited about finding another. I read it several times and it would behoove me to read it again. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent book, wonderfully written, so well researched! I couldn't put it down, the story is so fascinating, the characters come alive and you don't want to part with them!Published 13 months ago by TW
This is a fantastic book that was long overdue. It recounts Wolfgang Pauli's amazing relationship with Carl Jung during one of the most creative period in human history. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Normand Hamel
I enjoyed reading this book particularly as it hints at the interface between physics and psychoanalysis, and the contrasting personalities of Jung's seriousness as opposed to... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Malcolm Stanton
Pauli was a Nobel winner in quantum physics and initially a patient of Jung. Together they plowed new ground in the nature of archetypes and the collective unconscious. Read morePublished 21 months ago by WATCH WATCHER