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A question about Carl Jung?

Did Carl Jung really believe in Psychokinesis? My Mum told me this story that him and Freud argued on this topic in Jung’s house, Freud was against the idea. Then suddenly there was a loud bang nearby and in one of jung’s cupboards was a shattered knife. Jung claimed this was because of psychokinesis.
I know this is very vague but does this sound familiar to anyone? If not then is there any evidence Carl Jung believed in PK at all? Thanks.


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  1. “one night when he was visiting Freud he asked him what he thought about precognition and parapsychology in general. freud’s reply was terse and dismissive and Jung felt that he had to bite his tongue to conceal his irritation. as he did so, he felt his diaphragm grow very hot and then there was a loud bang in freud’s bookcase right next to them, so both men jumped up in alarm. jung announced that this was an example of ‘catalytic exteriorization phenomenon’ (what we would nowadays probably call pyscokinesis)” Ruth Berry 2000

  2. Carl Jung was a sensitive man. He reasoned that there was a state of collective unconsciousness. When we are asleep we can communicate with others . There is a great deal of evidence to prove this. Personal experience is deemed to be subjective , but when many different people experience the same phenomena it should be looked at objectively. I have heard my daughter speak out when her plane dropped 60 ft in an unexpected patch of turbulence. She was a stewardess with a long haul airline when although asleep I knew she was safe but the words “We are out of control, we are out of control woke me and I told my husband. Later in the week my daughter said. It wasn’t me who shouted out those words but my friend. So collective subconscious yes. I have also seen items rise off ledges and float down to the ground when I know this is impossible. I feel J ung was much more in touch with the facts than Freud who in my opinion just made up fancy theories such as the Oedipus complex and put sexual conitations to all psychiatric problems. The power of the human mind is awesome, and all things are possible

  3. The incident with the knife happened when he was a child, he talks about it in his memoir “memories dreams reflections.”
    I don’t think he categoricaly said it was proof of telekinesis but he was always open to the mysteries he encountered
    here’s a synopsis of the knife story
    ccording to Jung (1963/1989), in the summer of 1898, he was studying in his room, with the door half open to the dining room, where his mother was knitting by the window. A very loud crack, like a pistol, surprised them and the circular walnut, solid wood table beside her had split, from the rim to beyond the center. (pp. 104-105)
    About 2 weeks later, Jung (1963/1989) says he returned home in the afternoon and found his mother, his fourteen-year-old sister, and the maid very upset. About an hour earlier they had heard another deafening crack. This time it had come from the direction of the sideboard, a heavy piece of furniture dating from the early nineteenth century. They had already examined it and could not find anything strange. Jung immediately began examining the sideboard and the entire surrounding area. In the interior of the sideboard, in the cupboard containing the bread basket he found a bread knife, with its steel blade broken to pieces. Its handle in one corner of the basket, pieces of the blade in all other corners of the basket. Carl Jung kept the fragments of that knife, until his death. (pp. 105-106)

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