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

- Jake Kotze

November 23, 2017

Kerri-Anne Kennerley’s Life in Black and White?

I listened to a podcast about a week ago which had
Kerri-Anne Kennerley talking about her new book, which recaps her life up to this point and I can't help thinking about the post I wrote about Brain Wilson from 'The Beach Boys' two days before
Charles Manson died, although it was like one day before Manson died, because we are nearly one day ahead of the USA over here in Australia.
It's Not All Good, It's Not All Bad, It's Just Life
You can listen to Kerri-Anne's own words at this link below -
Ep 120. Kerri-Anne Kennerley’s Life-Changing Razzle-Dazzle
And the pod-cast is really is worth a listen even if you don't know who Kerri-Anne is, because Kerri-Anne's life is the perfect analogy of that Yin/Yang and the saying pictured above.
"Kerri-Anne Kennerley is simply described as the Queen of Australian TV.
Since she was 13, “KAK” has been a presence on our screens – interviewing thousands of people, singing, dancing and making politicians do the Macarena.
Kerri-Anne has just released a memoir called, fittingly, A Bold Life.

But here's the kicker (one of many to come), Kerri-Anne interviewed actor John Stamos from the TV show 'Full House' on her show when he was bombed off his face on some mind altering substance/s and he went on about how he loved Australia and had been out here three times before with 'The Beach Boys'...of all bands.
Charles Manson, who died on my old wedding anniversary (November 19th), was friends with Denis Wilson of 
'The Beach Boys' (who died by drowning in 1983) -
Remember, Remember the 19th of November...Some Dates Are Made Not to Be Forgot?
I thought my marriage went pear shaped, but Kerri-Anne and her poor husband never saw the card coming that life would deal to them.
Kerri-Anne's husband tripped over a flower pot on a holiday, broke his neck and ended up a paraplegic.
Oh, and Kerri-Anne's husband's name is John, like in John Stamous.
If you have read my "It's Not All Good..." post then you might agree that Kerri-Anne's husband John maybe needs that song more than Brain does, to get him through the night on tough nights.
Kerri-Anne grew up in the Brisbane beach-side suburb of Sandgate.
And I have to confess that I have lived in and around Brisbane all of my life and I have never yet been to Sandgate, so I'll have to check it out soon for myself.
I thought it was interesting that Kerri-Anne started her television career in 1967, the same year my favourite football club entered the national Rugby League competition.
"Kennerley, known by her initials as KAK, has rarely been out of the public eye since her first television appearance in 1967 at the age of 13 on the children's shows The Channel Niners and Everybody's In on Brisbane's QTQ 9."
"Kerri-Anne also appeared on the television show and later record album Andrew Denton's Musical Challenge with a rendition of the AC/DC song Dirty Deeds."
And 2017 is the 'Year of the Rooster', oddly enough
AC/DC's Malcolm Young would pass away the day before
Charles Manson, on November 18th, 2017.
"In 1984, she married divorcee John Kennerley at the
Sydney Opera House, the first such event to be held there.
"Meeting John was the biggest turning point in my life" she says. Kennerley has two step-children, plus a pet dog 'Harvey', which she named after former band leader Geoff Harvey.
In 2016, they had a golden retriever named "Digger"."
Harvey Weinstein
In the Mamamia podcast Harvey Weinstein and sexual misconduct in the Australian entertainment industry were brought up, so I thought is was kind of funny that Kerri-Anne had a dog named Harvey.
Tracey Spicer and her book 'The Good Girl Stripped Bare' was also mentioned, which I thought was amusing considering Tracey grew up in Redcliffe, which is just up the road from Sandgate.
Tracey was born in 1967 the year that Kerri-Anne started her television career.
I wrote about meeting Tracey this year in this post -
Apart from the Acid on the Road I Had a Good Trip
Tracey was the next person to be interviewed in the
'No Filter' podcast series and that podcast is worth a listen to, as well, I think -
Tracey Spicer vs The Boys Club
I wrote a post about that podcast last week -
No Filter: Tracey Spicer vs The Boys Club
So I guess that while things in the world aren't all good or all bad, it does seem to be all connected in many ways we don't realize.
I see also that Kerri-Anne Kennerley has received several nominations for the Australian Skeptics' annual Bent Spoon Awards due to her uncritical acceptance of psychics and psychic phenomena.
The Bent Spoon Award
I'd like to send those bone-headed skeptics a golden shovel myself;-)
While it can be a shitty world to live in I think skeptics are blind to all of the weird shit going on around them and us all, so keep digging you skeptics;-)
And I wish you luck with all the digging you are doing at present, too Tracey.
You might need a golden shovel, as well, maybe?-)


Attraction of Opposites
"Yin yang are not opposing forces (dualities), but complementary opposites that interact within a greater whole, as part of a dynamic system.
Everything has both yin and yang aspects as light cannot exist without darkness and vice-versa, but either of these aspects may manifest more strongly in particular objects, and may ebb or flow over time.
There is a perception (especially in the West) that yin and yang correspond to evil and good. However, Taoist philosophy generally discounts good/bad distinctions and other dichotomous moral judgments, in preference to the idea of balance."
I woke up half way through the night last night and couldn't get back to sleep, so I picked up Tracey Rollin's book on Santa Muerte and started reading from where I was up to, which was about the purple aspect of Santa Muerte, which I wrote about in my last post -
Mexican Radio: Dreams and Intuition?
Tracey had written about the small death of sleep in that chapter and as I looked up to my dream catcher hanging off the roof of my bedroom I couldn't help thinking of the Yin/Yang symbol and of opposites in the realms of sleep and dreams like good and bad dreams and thinking that nightmares had as much to teach as pleasant dreams, if not more.
I thought wouldn't it be good if they made yin/yang dream-catchers to hang in your room?
I had never seen any and thought maybe no one has thought of this idea before, so I Googled around thinking I may have stumbled on a unique idea here.
But no such luck, because every man/woman and their dogs had thought of the idea it seemed.
There were even video tutorials on how to make them and draw them on You Tube.
And you could buy jewelry, stickers, boots, t-shirts and tattoos, too.
Yin Yang Cat Necklace Dreamcatcher Pendant
Balancing Embroidered Yin and Yang Dream Catcher
Yin Yang Dream Catcher Keychain
Hmm...that doesn't look too real to me
Men's - Dream Catcher Yin Yang
I must have been dreaming if I thought that I had a unique idea with the Yin/Yang dream-catcher idea.
Maybe I should make a "Be Here Now" dream-catcher instead?-)
I'll probably get stung with that idea, as well;-)

Mexican Radio: Dreams and Intuition?

I bought a box set about 'The Meaning of Dreams' at one of those cheap discount stores like The Reject Shop and I was reading the section about radios appearing in dreams, which just happened to be above roads appearing in dreams.
I couldn't help thinking of one of my favourite nonsense fun songs from my past, 'Mexican Radio'.
The music video was in heavy rotation on MTV throughout 1983, so that's probably why that song sticks in my head, but I like Mexican culture, art and music, even though I don't speak hardly any Spanish at all.
There is something that draws me to Mexican culture on an unconscious level, which is probably why I like the song 'Mexican Radio', as these guys seem to be echoing the same sentiment in the video clip.
They don't understand what draws them to Mexican radio station's airwaves and messages, but they seem to sense there is something important to decipher in the message.
To my thinking this is a very good analogy of the unconscious trying to send the conscious an important message.
In the video clip the singer starts off with his hand to his ear and his eye to one side as if to be concentrating on a message floating in the airwaves.
Then he says he feels the hot wind on his shoulder and the touch of "a world that is older".
Then he goes to sleep with the radio on and hears the "talking" of the DJ, but he can't understand just what does he say.
So the "Mexican Radio" is really the singer's dreamworld/unconsciousness trying to communicate to him, if we don't take the song to literally and think that the singer is complaining of the real radio and DJ keeping him from sleep.    
The final scene from the 'Mexican Radio' music video
But forget about your dreams for a minute and ask yourself how many times does a song come on the radio that syncs up with your waking life in some significant WTF(?) way?
And it's usually when you are driving...but often for me when I'm washing the dishes.
But as the page out of the dream kit pictured above states, a road in your dream describes your direction or approach to something in your life.
Dreaming of being at a crossroad represents the choices confronting you.
I'm also reading Tracey Rollin's book about Santa Muerte at the moment and was reading through the purple aspect of Santa Muerte according to Tracey, where Tracey writes that the purple aspect of the death saint is the mistress of the hidden way to call upon for guidance when you pass into the small death of sleep.
Nina Violeta is the queen of the crossroads according to Tracey and that sure is a powerful subconscious image I think.
Not that I would be calling on the purple aspect of the "saint of death" to guide me through my sleep though.
I think Santa Muerte is a very powerful "subconscious" force that you better know what you are in for when you call upon her and I would rather stick with my own "subconscious" guides and saints to help me with my dreams.
But that's just silly old me, right?
You do what you like if you want to dive off a cliff thinking the water below will be fine to dive into, I'll find a safer way in.
You never know what could be swimming in waters you find too deep, I think.
I like Tracey's book about Santa Muerte and think it is well worth the read, but I would personally be careful who I invite to guide me through the dreamworld though.
But I do think learning from our dreams can be a very good thing for our waking, lives if we learn to do it properly and listen out for that Mexican DJ who talks to us in our sleep and sometimes waking life, too.