Synchromysticism

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

- Jake Kotze

April 23, 2018

Grimerica Episode #274: The MacGregors, Synchronicity, UFOs and Pi/Pie in the Sky Day?

March 14th (3/14) AKA Pi Day?
I had never heard of, or listened to a podcast called 'Grimerica' before today, but I was reading a post today at the
'Synchrosecrets' blog titled 'Poker Machine Compulsion' and the MacGregors mentioned that the guy who told them the poker machine story heard them being interviewed on 'Grimerica'.
#274 – GRIMERICA TALKS UFO’S, E.T.’S AND SYNCHRONICITIES WITH ROB & TRISH MACGREGOR
MARCH 14, 2018
I did an internet search and found the show had the date of
March 14th and as nerds would know that day is Pi Day.
But it was kind of eerie this year with Stephen Hawking passing away on Pi Day, too -
Stephen Hawking Dies on Pi Day?!
Hawking shares January 8th with Bowie as far as birthday celebrations go, but Hawking was born in '42 (2x3x7=42) and Bowie in '47.
I've only listened to the one podcast of 'Grimerica' so far and while these guys do have an impressive list of guests that they have interviewed in the past, like Gordon White, David Plate and a lot of other syncheads I know, they come across as a couple of Bill and Ted type of potheads...just my first impressions anyway.
After listening to the first couple of minutes of rambling from these guys I jumped to the 44 minute mark where in the show notes they tip you off that that's where the interview with the MacGregors starts.
At the end of the interview these guys start rambling on about Richard Parker and the 'Life of Pi' and the synchs sounding Richard Parker in the MacGregors book.
On March 18th (Australian time...we're a day ahead of the USA) the newspaper headlines were telling of the rare tumor 'Life of Pi' star Irrfan Khan has been diagnosed as having.
Irrfan Khan was born on January 7th, by the way, so he would celebrate his birthday one day before Bowie and Hawking.
'Grimerica' seems to be more about UFOs than synchronicity, which is probably why I haven't heard of it before, because I'm into to synchronicity and other woo-woo stuff and not really into the UFO thing.

Interestingly though, the two main actors
who starred in the Hawkins film both have green eyes, as do I;-)
Felicity Jones, the Girl with the Green (Alien?-) Eyes
So much for that pi in the sky theory, right?-)
Oh, and Eddie Redmayne was born on January 6th, so he would celebrate his birthday the day before Irrfan Khan.




The Darkest Web?

I attended a book talk at the 'Avid Reader' bookstore in March about Eileen Ormsby's book 'The Darkest Web'.
The talk was recorded for the national radio program 'Big Ideas' with Cathy Van Extel interviewing Eileen about her dark travels.
And you can listen to the same talk that I heard on the night for free, if you click on this link below -
Darkest web
Eileen Ormsby and  Cathy Van Extel at the 'Avid Reader'
I don't know too much about the dark web, as I have never been on it before (and doubt that I ever will now after this talk) and apart from watching a Netflix doco called 'The Dark Net' and hearing Eileen's talk at the bookstore, that's about all the knowledge I have of the dark web.
I did buy a copy of Eileen's book on the night, but I haven't read it yet and after hearing the talk I can't help but hear Eileen's words echoing in my head, "once you see IT you can't unsee IT".
The Dark Web?-)
It sounds worse than any Stephen King book I could ever think of reading.
Eileen Ormsby at the AV signing table
It's amazing that I haven't had any nightmares from that night, as I also found a creepy, but interesting bookstore a few doors down from the 'Avid Reader' called 'Ecclectica' that had some rather nightmarish images in the front window.
I'd just come from seeing 'Mary Magdalene' at the cinema and then run into this ghostly image of the other Mary staring back at me from inside the 'Ecclectica' store.
I would have loved to have had a look in this store, but it was closing when I got there from the cinema.
I will definatley get there earlier the next time I attend a book-talk at the 'Avid Reader' and have a look around in 'Ecclectia'.
Unlike the dark web though, as I won't be logging on to take a look around in there anytime soon.
Sounds too much like a really bad version of the Dark Lodge from the 'Twin Peaks' TV show to me.
A place you would be best to never log into, I think.
Like Eileen says,"once you see something, you can never un-see it."
Is the dark web really a 'safe harbour' for criminals?
"Law enforcement agencies around the world are battling increasing criminal activity on the dark web.
The dark web is an encrypted network that uses the internet, but requires specific software to access. It is designed to ensure the user’s anonymity.
David Glance, director of the University of Western Australia Centre for Software Practice, told nine.com.au it is now well established as a “safe harbour” in the eyes of drug dealers, counterfitters, scammers, pedophiles and even terrorists.
He said the dark net’s ease of access and encryption software made it an attractive tool for criminals.
The software can be downloaded from the normal web and once in the dark web, users can find websites and services through a browser similar to the normal web or through instructions gained from other users.
“If you imagine the convenience of Amazon and the services they’ve built up, translated into a criminal setting and you’ve got what the dark web has become,” Dr Glance said.
The boom in cryptocurrency is also driving increasing numbers to the dark web.
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"Law enforcement agencies around the world are battling increasing criminal activity on the dark web.
The dark web is an encrypted network that uses the internet, but requires specific software to access. It is designed to ensure the user’s anonymity.
David Glance, director of the University of Western Australia Centre for Software Practice, told nine.com.au it is now well established as a “safe harbour” in the eyes of drug dealers, counterfitters, scammers, pedophiles and even terrorists.
He said the dark net’s ease of access and encryption software made it an attractive tool for criminals.
The software can be downloaded from the normal web and once in the dark web, users can find websites and services through a browser similar to the normal web or through instructions gained from other users.
“If you imagine the convenience of Amazon and the services they’ve built up, translated into a criminal setting and you’ve got what the dark web has become,” Dr Glance said.
The boom in cryptocurrency is also driving increasing numbers to the dark web.
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April 22, 2018

Fighting the GOOD Fight?

I've been listening to a few GOOD (I only mean that in the surname sense, not as in these interviews were actually good to listen to, although they aren't bad either) interviews with Nick Good about becoming your own superhero and listening to some GOOD (I mean good this time, as in good interview) Chris Knowles interviews about his book 'Our Gods Wear Spandex'.
"INTERVIEW STARTS AT 22:00.
Comic books have fascinated and inspired people of all ages for generations.
Yet few know that, like Pulp Fiction, its heroes and themes were heavily influenced by the Occult revival of the 19th century; and that its esoteric undertones continue to this day, especially with the runic touch of such openly magician-artists as Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Jack Kirby, Neil Gaiman and many more.
To wit, instead of looking at the past to old gods, mythological heroes, and arcane saviors, comic books secretly bring these luminaries and place them in modern times to deal with modern problems.
And often timeless problems.
We take a journey from the genesis of comic books, its evolution and that of its mystic protagonists, to our age where their heretical message is more influential than ever because of movies and video games.
Could the solution to so many of our spiritual and material problems be right in front of us, dressed in spandex?"
Nick Good: Living In Natural Magic
July 16, 2009
Hosted by Simran
"The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe."
Ironically, 'Avengers: Infinity War' starts in my country of Australia on the 25th of April, which is a holiday in Australia for ANZAC Day.
Oddly enough, ANZAC Day is related to a day that falls on November 11th (11/11) in Australia which we call Remembrance Day and I was listening to a podcast at the '11:11' podcast site from November 25th, 2010 about a lady who started out in the fashion industry ('Our Gods Wear Spandex'?-), but left the industry to start a magazine and podcast show.
I had been going through the archives at the '11:11' podcast site and to be honest only about 1 in 3 of those podcasts interest me enough to listen right through to the end, but I found this podcast told by the host of the podcast series really worth a listen to and it resonates with this post -
Simran Singh
November 25, 2010
Hosted by Simran
"Simran Singh is an ordinary woman …she is an extraordinary being . . . she is you, them, and she is me.
She feels pain and desires love…just like every other person on the planet.
Simran Singh recognizes we all have a choice…and asks, ‘What are you doing with yours?’ 
Revisit the journey through 18 issues of 11:11 magazine and discover a personal healing path that will allow you to step into your purpose, power and authenticity."
Just Breathe?!