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 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 well-known psychoanalyst Carl Jung. Their obsession with the ability of sure numbers—including 137, which describes the atom’s fine-structure consistent and has nice Kabbalistic significance—led them to increase an not going friendship and to embark on a joint mystical quest attaining deep into medieval alchemy, dream interpretation, and the chinese language publication of adjustments.
137 explores the profound intersection of contemporary technological know-how with the occult, yet chiefly it's the story of a unprecedented, fruitful friendship among of the best thinkers of our occasions.
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Then Anna said in an urgent tone, "I'd just like to see the spring, how all the little flowers come out and how all the fields are full of flowers; I want to see Freddie, he has such a dear little face. " Her mother told her he was asleep and hadn't said anything. " 36 This text must be read backwards. The last sentence is not intended seriously, as it was uttered in a sarcastic tone of voice. " But this is not intended seriously, for Papa cannot have a child, only Mama has children; perhaps she will have another tomorrow, but where from?
Some days later there was a family gathering at tea. After the meal had broken up, the father remained at the table read ing the paper, and Anna also stayed behind. " Anna: "But did the mouth and the ears grow like that? " 8 This tendency to get rid of the mother also showed itself in the following inci dent: The children had requisitioned the tool-shed as a house for themselves and their dolls. An important room in any house is, as we know, the toilet, which obviously cannot be lacking. Accordingly, the children went to the toilet in a corner of the tool-shed.
Suddenly she burst out with the question "Why are you in bed? " 32 Naturally her father had to laugh, and assured her that chil dren never grew in their fathers, that as a matter of fact men did not have children, but only women, whereupon the child instantly became friendly again. But though the surface was calm the problems went on working in the depths. " The father then asked her what she had dreamed, to which Anna only let out a stream of nonsense. In such cases one must simply wait and pay attention.