By Arthur I. Miller
Title note: initially released in 2009, in hardcover as Deciphering the Cosmic quantity: The unusual Friendship of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung
Is there a host on the root of the universe? A primal quantity that every little thing on this planet hinges on?
This query exercised many nice minds of the 20th century, between them the groundbreaking physicist Wolfgang Pauli and the recognized psychoanalyst Carl Jung. Their obsession with the ability of yes numbers—including 137, which describes the atom’s fine-structure consistent and has nice Kabbalistic significance—led them to advance an not going friendship and to embark on a joint mystical quest attaining deep into medieval alchemy, dream interpretation, and the chinese language e-book of alterations.
137 explores the profound intersection of recent technology with the occult, yet specifically it's the story of a unprecedented, fruitful friendship among of the best thinkers of our occasions.
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Although starting from the soma, and entering the mind secondarily, this entire experience is in fact a poster child for the existence of the unconscious mental system of Freudian theory. The parade of songs With or without these complex explanatory games, the songs continue. In the decade since they began, I will not attempt to estimate the number of tunes or songs that have taken the conscious stage. During many periods of every day, nothing stops their origin or course. The cerebral alterations remain unaffected, and continue to automatically produce their extracorporeal sounds.
I tried a number of gimmicks, as a sound-maker from Sharper Image that produced sounds to sleep by, of rain, wind, thunder, waterfalls, etc. I turned them on, one at a time. They were nice, pleasant, rhythmic, soothing, kept me interested in them. When they turned off, or I went to turn them off, the song was back. I could not “fool it”. The psychic prerequisite for falling asleep is for one to be able to detach from thoughts, give up thinking, and free the mind. This is done quite automatically as a person “gives himself up to sleep”.
This did not lead to any big deal, although I can find some if I free associate. A day at Chavez ravine to see the Dodgers play was a happy high with my young family decades ago. This was the song that came through loud and clear at every 7th inning break. Some of the songs I regarded as “pep songs . . go at it, get going”. Or marching songs, or action or morale songs. At times of pulling the covers over me on arising, I would hear: “Oh, how I hate to get up in the morning. /Oh, how I’d love to remain in bed.