There Are No Accidents:
Synchronicity and the Stories of Our Lives
presented by Robert H. Hopcke
Friday, March 20, 1998
Robert H. Hopcke's talk on Jung's concept of synchronicity is organized around a single idea: that the meaningful coincidences nearly all of us have experienced in our lives acquire their significance because our lives are a story which we, as characters, are living day-to-day. By examining the four aspects of synchronistic events and using real- life experiences to illustrate how such events bring to our awareness the "real story" behind our relationships, careers, work, dreams and spiritual lives, Rob is planning to demonstrate how synchronistic connections and our archetypal ability to perceive the wholeness around us, can enable all of us to live out our own unique story with beauty and depth.
Robert H. Hopcke is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in private practice in Berkeley, California, and is the Director of the Center of Symbolic Studies, a non-profit organization he co-founded to further the study of psychology, sociology and religion. Known for his talent in making the work of C.G. Jung accessible to the general public and for his interest in areas other Jungians have not yet explored, he is the author or co- editor of six books, including his most recent national best- seller, There Are No Accidents: Synchronicity and The Stories of Our Lives (from Riverhead Books).