In Jung’s theory of the collective unconscious, we see the remarkable result of his four-year relationship with Albert Einstein, which suggested possible links between new physics and new psychology.

We can also see that the 1925 golden scarab incident validated Jung’s assertion about the possibility of synchronicity between the greater universe and our personal experience.

But the theory of synchronicity was still missing a crucial component. By 1925, Jung had not yet identified this missing component, but he might have expressed the question this way:

If Einstein’s spacetime is the medium of synchronicity, and the “golden scarab” is the outcome of synchronicity, then what is the mechanism of synchronicity?