chapter  7
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Remote viewing and channeling: The sonnets of

ByShakespeare and “Shakespeare”

Chapter 7 considers two unconventional means of obtaining information that will receive attention from literary critics in the future: remote viewing and channeling. Each phenomenon has some basis in Jung’s writings. In Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle, he asks and answers a relevant question in a way that hints at the possibility of remote viewing:

How could an event remote in space and time produce a corresponding psychic image when the transmission of energy necessary for this is not even thinkable? However incomprehensive it may appear, we are fi nally compelled to assume that there is in the unconscious something like an a priori knowledge or an “immediacy” of events which lacks any causal basis. At any rate our conception of causality is incapable of explaining the facts.