The Pauli effect is the alleged tendency of technical equipment to encounter critical failure in the presence of certain people.

The term was coined as a result of numerous accounts describing instances in which demonstrations involving equipment suffered technical problems only in the presence of Wolfgang Pauli.

In their correspondence Pauli and Jung agreed that the effect was an example of the concept of synchronicity.

'The Cosmic Number' incorporates the idea of consciousness enhancing synchronous acausal connections or parallelisms, where the Pauli effect creates a fissure, revealing pathways to ethically and spiritually focussed technological shifts and developments, as the ghost of Wolfgang Pauli's library and the cosmic number 137 enter the nascent system of the Blockchain.