Today I came along the same bush I wrote about in my previous post ”Visitors”, describing a merry buzzing group of diverse insects. A surprise! This time the entire bush was conquered by rose chafers solely, each of them resembling a small green armored vehicle cruising over white flowers. Due to special circumstances C.G. Jung would call this synchronicity, a meaningful coincidence a subject finds between causally unrelated events. It made me think, anyway……………..
In his book Synchronicity (1952), Jung tells the following story as an example of a synchronistic event:
A young woman I was treating had, at a critical moment, a dream in which she was given a golden scarab. While she was telling me this dream, I sat with my back to the closed window. Suddenly I heard a noise behind me, like a gentle tapping. I turned round and saw a flying insect knocking against the window-pane from the outside. I opened the window and caught the creature in the air as it flew in. It was the nearest analogy to a golden scarab one finds in our latitudes, a scarabaeid beetle, the common rose-chafer (Cetonia aurata), which, contrary to its usual habits had evidently felt the urge to get into a dark room at this particular moment. I must admit that nothing like it ever happened to me before or since. from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synchronicity