Jung attributed coincidences to the activation of certain archetypes, but Kammerer was of the opinion that current scientific principles could explain coincidences. Kammerer further developed some theories as to how the law of seriality may work, including an imitation, persistence and attraction hypothesis.
In this post we take a closer look at what Kammerer’s law of seriality means for five specific fields, and how it can be applied.
When we look at anthropology, which includes the study of large ancient buildings, we find there are similar buildings situated around the world. Some theories state that these civilisations spread and shared their knowledge. According to seriality however, the similarities of these buildings can be ascribed to the medium of persistence causality.
Seriality is considered to be the driving factor of history, and that both concepts are intertwined. We all know the saying that history repeats itself. Based on specific events and repetitions thereof, the law of seriality states that catastrophes like war are events that break down the prevailing causal structure.
#3: Animal Behaviour
Some theories and studies suggest specific animal behaviour are mimicked around the world. For instance, baboons that raid garbage bins in one area and another troop starting to do it as well. Though it may appear odd that these reverberations of activities are coincidental, Kammerer suggests that behaviour and activities are born once, and known forever.
While there are a lot of sub-categories within astrology (including mathematics, psychology and astronomy), basic astrological concepts and occurrences can be explained by Kammerer’s law of seriality. These are explained by the hypothesis of persistence, where certain events continue to happen based on systems formed over aeons.
Without probably realising it, gamblers use the law of seriality whenever they want to gamble. This is for example when you decide to bet on an outcome you have predicted based on previous outcomes. As you can see, this relates to Kammerer’s law of seriality, where gamblers take a multitude of factors into account to play a game of poker for instance.
As you can see, there is a lot of traces of the chaos theory present in Kammerer’s law of seriality. He was ahead of his time, and even Einstein did not object to his theories, and called it interesting.