Synchromysticism

" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

June 25, 2017

It's Hard to Beat the House When It Comes to the Cards You're Dealt

I've been reading the excellent eerie set of posts by Chris Knowles over at 'The Secret Sun' blog about the entanglement of 
Tim Buckley's 'Song of the Siren', the love affair between
Elizabeth Fraser and Tim's son Jeff Buckley and Jeff's drowning in 1997.
Chris wrote at the end of this post -
Interlude: Sirius Rising
"UPDATE: Darren reminds of 
that famous Beatles song that namedrops Albert Hall and also tells us of another doomed young prince, Tara Browne, dead exactly a month after Jeff Buckley was born. More 17s:
On 17 December 1966, Browne was driving with his girlfriend, model Suki Potier, in his Lotus Elan through South Kensington at high speed

(some reports suggesting in excess of 106 mph/170 km/h).
He was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time.
Browne failed to see a traffic light and proceeded through the junction of Redcliffe Square and Redcliffe Gardens, colliding with a parked lorry.
He died of his injuries the following day.
Potier claimed that Browne swerved the car to absorb the impact of the crash to save her life.
"A Day in the Life"
On 17 January 1967 John Lennon, a friend of Browne's, was composing music at his piano whilst idly reading London's Daily Mail and happened upon the news of the coroner's verdict into Browne's death. He worked the story into the song "A Day in the Life", which was later released on the album

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
John Lennon's "Good Morning Good Morning" was the first song you heard on the last episode of The Monkees
"Song of the Siren" was its swansong."
The weird thing here is that roughly ten years after The Beatles released
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Bee Gees also starred in a movie and released an album called
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", in which they also cover "Good Morning, Good Morning".
In 2007 Barry Gibb released a song for the movie 'Deal' called "Drown On the River".
"To "drown on the river" is to lose a poker hand because of the last card drawn."

"Drown On the River"
Is This a Joke Robin?
You couldn't make this stuff up if you tried, could you?
Oh yeah...and the Bee Gees grew up in Redcliffe, Queensland, which is not far away from a large island named Fraser Island named after a woman called Eliza Fraser.
The Lore of Synchronicity?

June 24, 2017

WALKING HOME (TO DENMARK?) #124 – CHRISTIANE SPANGSBERG

Just listened to an interesting pod-cast at the 'Walking Home' site with a Danish artist who I had not heard of before named Christane Spangsberg -
WALKING HOME #124 – CHRISTIANE SPANGSBERG
I thought it was interesting that at the start of the podcast Michael Donovan laughs at himself for butchering Chritiane's name and when I Google image searched for Chritiane's art I found a guy dressed like a butcher standing in front of her artwork.
Turns out that photo was about a restaurant in Sydney displaying Chritiane's paintings/drawings -
Welcome to the New Paddington Inn
I thought it was coincidental that the Little Mermaid in Denmark got paint bombed recently the podcast came out.
I wrote about that attack on the Little Mermaid in this post -
Song to the Siren/Chase the Blues Away?
A blue Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, Denmark
I kind of like this work pictured above, as to my cloud-watching eyes it looks like a guy following a white rabbit...although I'm probably not even close to the meaning of the painting, but that's the way I'll view it until someone bursts my thought bubble. 
According to my AncestryDNA results 18% of my DNA is Danish/Scandinavian, which I pretty much knew anyway, as my mother's side of the family were from Denmark originally. 
Where the 19% Irish genes come from has me beat though.
Chritiane's work reminds me a lot of Matisse's work. 
I'm not sure if I like Chritiane's art better than Matisse's art, so I'll call it a draw ;-)

June 23, 2017

AYAHUASCA: Into The Dark Abyss?

I listened/watched a few good talks about ayahuasca yesterday.
One at 'Rune Soup' where Gordon White interviewed
Dr Beatriz Labate, who's book pictured above is ironically
available from Amazon.
TALKING AYAHUASCA WITH DR BEATRIZ LABATE
I also watched an interesting video by 'Your Mate Tom' about his ayahuasca visions called -
AYAHUASCA: Into The Dark Abyss
And another one featuring a psychologist who went to South America to try the spew brew.
After just having finished reading the bloody horrible non-fiction book that Mother Ayahuasca told Graham Hancock to write, ‘Entangled’, I vowed never to touch the stuff, as long as I live.
Entangled?
Bia’s talk was a good one though and has helped to quell my PTSD from reading Graham’s book. So if I can just get past my fear of the Amazon jungle with all those caymans, anacondas, and piranhas waiting for me in the river for when I fall out of the boat, plus my fear of choking on my own spew while tripping out on the brew of the vine of souls, then I might just give it a shot one day.
But I doubt I will.