Synchromysticism

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

- Jake Kotze

November 30, 2014

63 Not Out?

I was down at Jupiter's Casino yesterday seeing the Tex Perkins tribute show of Johnny Cash's life and musical career called 
The Man in Black when
The 2:30 pm "The Man in Black" show yesterday at Jupiter's Casino.
I saw this paper headline from the daily Telegraph in the Jupiter's newsagentcy -
"63 Not Out"
about the score Phil Hughes was on when he was bowled the ball that would end his life.
I thought about my blogging buddy in the UK who writes a blog titled 
67 Not Out
Opening scene from Forrest Gump
Mike's blog is usually full of stories of inspirational "coincidences" from relatives who feel that they have been sent a message of comfort (usually in the form of a white feather) from someone close who has passed on.
I couldn't help but think how eerie Mike's blog title would have been if Hughesy had of hit one more 4 before that tragic ball was bowled.
But there are always plenty of "what ifs" to ponder when something like this happens.
And nothing can ease the pain of a young man like Phil passing away like that.
Another sobering thought is today would have been Phil's 26th birthday.
Phillip Joel Hughes (30 November 1988 – 27 November 2014)
I raise a glass to you and your test career Phil on this melancholy day and think of all of those "what ifs" that could have been. 
I expect there would be a few white feathers floating around the SCG and other places today, as well.
Phillip Hughes’ 63 runs the new retiring score for junior cricketers as a salute to the fallen hero  
HE will forever be 63 not out. Wearing black armbands, junior cricketers walking out to bat this weekend will be allowed to retire on 63, not the traditional 50, to mark the score Phillip Hughes reached in Tuesday’s Sheffield Shield match before he faced the bouncer which ended his life.

November 29, 2014

Christmas Beetle/Golden Scarab Sync

I had just watched Forrest Gump the night before last, after hiring it from a local video store, because it was a movie mentioned in  
Alan G Hunter's book The Path of Synchronicity.
Left click to make photo bigger.

 
I get to work the next day and am given a box of chocolates for Christmas from a company whose vitamin products we distribute (all of my workmates got a box) 
from a lady I don't really know named Tina 
(which is my wife's name...and she wouldn't give me the time of day, never mind a box of chocolates. My wife that is ) 
Thanks? T.Hanks? Tom Hanks?
and so at the moment I'm writing a post about the movie and the chocolates and...

last night while I am trying to get my thoughts together about the "Forrest Gump" post, I hear a scratching sound in the roof above me and the next thing I see and hear is a Christmas beetle forcing it's way through the vent holes in my roof (which is a feat in itself) and then it starts flying all around my computer room until I lost sight of it and couldn't find it.
 
This morning I found it buried in a pile of papers on my floor which are all related to posts I want to write and things I want to do,or see.
It was on top of a flyer for the movie The Vatican Museums 3D and I thought it was dead.


But it must have just been sleeping and started stirring in my hand, so I took it outside and put it in the garden.
This is the first time a "Golden Scarab" has ever burst into my life like this. 
Weird experiences everywhere around me this week.

 
It's funny, because I've been feeling like I'm getting buried in synchronicities lately.

I have about twenty posts I feel need writing, some going back to the 
Byron Bay Writer's Festival at the beginning of August.
 
I guess I will just have to let synchronicity guide me along the path, as to which ones I should write and post first?-)
I guess life is like a box of chocolates....decisions, decisions. 

UPDATE: 29th Nov, 2014
 
I also just realized the chocolates I got had names like 
Galaxy, Milky Way, Mars, etc.
I also remembered that Dung beetles 
(which is what the Egyptians modeled the scarab from) 
are guided by The Milky Way as well, and while Christmas beetles aren't Dung beetles, they are from the Scarab family still.
So it was probably the Milky Way chocolates 
attracting the beetle last night ;-)
Dung Beetles, Scarabs, and the Milky Way Galaxy

November 28, 2014

Jake Kotze interview: On the Road to the Olympia Sync Summit

Jake Kotze interview, 

On the Road to the Olympia Sync Summit

Click on the above link to see the Vimeo clip Alan Green made.
Making our way to Winnipeg required quite a detour, but it was an irresistible temptation for the chance to spend the day with Jake Kotze.
More Sync Summit videos at: TheSyncBook.com/Oly2014
Check out this You Tube clip Jake did pointing out the weird coincidences surrounding Robin Williams' movie career -
RaINBOw
If you like that video check out his other videos at Jake's You Tube channel - 
Seallion

November 24, 2014

Tori Amos/Pele Sync


 Locals in Pele’s path call her ‘gentle, but so unrelenting’
"Pahoa, Hawaii • Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess, moves gradually and persistently as she deposits lava across the Big Island of Hawaii. People in the small town lying in its path say the lava will reshape the community yard by yard as it slides toward the ocean."
But the daughter of the family's home that was destroyed was remarkably sanguine about losing the family home:
If you're going to live on a volcano, it's about her (the Hawaiian Goddess Pele), not us … if she wants her land back, then get out of the way. I like to call it 'paradise tax'.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-11-price-hawaiians-volcanoes.html#jCp
But the daughter of the family's home that was destroyed was remarkably sanguine about losing the family home:
If you're going to live on a volcano, it's about her (the Hawaiian Goddess Pele), not us … if she wants her land back, then get out of the way. I like to call it 'paradise tax'.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-11-price-hawaiians-volcanoes.html#jCp
But the daughter of the family's home that was destroyed was remarkably sanguine about losing the family home:
If you're going to live on a volcano, it's about her (the Hawaiian Goddess Pele), not us … if she wants her land back, then get out of the way. I like to call it 'paradise tax'.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-11-price-hawaiians-volcanoes.html#jCp
But the daughter of the family's home that was destroyed was remarkably sanguine about losing the family home:
If you're going to live on a volcano, it's about her (the Hawaiian Goddess Pele), not us … if she wants her land back, then get out of the way. I like to call it 'paradise tax'.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-11-price-hawaiians-volcanoes.html#jCp
I saw Tori Amos play live in Brisbane Friday night  
(I'm a fan of her music),
which was the last show of her Oz tour.

I mentioned that I was going to see her in this post of mine -
To Begin to Know... 
Some of my Tori Amos CDs on my bookshelf.
The funny thing though was Tori started her tour of Oz on the 11th November, the day after the first house in Hawaii was claimed by Pele the volcano goddess.
I presume Tori flew across the Pacific Ocean (past Hawaii)
to get to Australia.

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano: 

First home incinerated since lava began flowing towards Pahoa in June

Tori singing "Blood Roses" in Brisbane Friday night.
Also the 11th of November is poppy day
(Remembrance Day for all the soldiers killed fighting in all of the wars) 

and "Blood Roses" is off her Album "Boys for Pele",
which she performed in Brisbane on the night.
I saw Tori play the same venue about three years ago and that time I took my wife along, 
but all my wife did was get bored and kept asking me when is the concert going to finish.
So going by myself this time round was like getting half price tickets, which meant I could afford one of my favourite beers again from this venue ;-)

Sweet Concert On Wednesday Night

She's a bitter BREW alright ;-)
I bought my ticket for right at the back of the concert hall, because unlike all her adoring fans in the front row, I think Tori is an artist who paints the hall with light and sound and her work is best appreciated from afar.
Tori's concerts are a bit like synchronicity, you have to distance yourself a little so you get to see the bigger picture at work.
If you are too close, you don't see the overall effect of the performance, you just see what is right in front of you with a lot of the show literally going over your head.
Great show from the piano goddess herself,
who also happens to be hot stuff playing in the flow  ;-)
Lava sets fire to a stack of tyres on Hawaii.

All Stars?

I came across a story on the net about a basketball player who had the "Star of David" tattooed on his left hand.
Is Amare Stoudemire Jewish? Knick Shows Star Of David Tattoo, Wears Yarmulke
The synchy thing is when I was about sixteen I wanted a star tattooed on my hand, not for any other reason than to have a star there to remind me to shoot for the stars.
I was going to have a five-pointed star, but I couldn't draw one properly, so I drew a six-pointed star and liked it and had a tattooist go over it.
I later went back and got it coloured in orange.
My old star tattoo.
The trouble was that everyone saw it as a "Star of David" 

and not just a star, and kept asking me if I was Jewish all the time.
And while I didn't get into any real trouble
(apart from a butcher who always had a Jewish joke ready for me to hear) 
when I had it on my hand, I did see the potential trouble it might get me into in the future, so at around about twenty years old I had it removed surgically and still carry the scar today.

November 20, 2014

Rome (Roma) Burns While the G20 Takes Place in the Same Oz state of QUEENSland

This post is one for fans of Synchromysticism -
" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze 
 "Fire has destroyed the historic Royal Hotel Roma in south-west Queensland.The blaze broke out just before 6:00pm (AEST) on Saturday.
The cause is not yet known but early reports suggest it may have started in the kitchen."
 Roma's historic Royal Hotel destroyed by fire
The Flag-bearers of the Global corporations?
The Dark Knights of the Round Table?
This hotel fire happened in the same state of Queensland that the G-20 was taking place in on the same Saturday of the G-20, as well.
I'll bet the optometrist had the best view in Roma. ;-)
The Great Gatsby was filmed in Australia, too.
"Shades" of the G-20 agenda?

these glasses though.

Roma's historic Royal Hotel collapses in massive fire

Pope Francis warns of 'social emergency' after Rome clashes

The Dark Knight Rises?
Johannesburg: A summit of Nobel peace laureates scheduled to be held in Cape Town has been moved to Rome after the South African government failed to issue a visa to the Dalai Lama, organisers said on Sunday.
The gathering will now take place in the Italian city from 12-14 December, the summit's secretariat said in a statement.
Nobel summit of peace laureates moved to Rome after Dalai Lama visa row

The Vatican Is Building Showers for the Homeless in Rome

Cameron: UK must hold firm among global 'warning signs'

""Red warning lights" are once again flashing over the state of the global economy, the prime minister has said.
Speaking after the G20 meeting of world leaders, David Cameron said a "dangerous backdrop of instability" threatened Britain's recovery, and "we should stick to our long-term plan".
In a Guardian article, he warned of the impact from conflicts, low growth and a eurozone "on the brink" of recession.

 
Former Queensland premier Wayne Goss's election in 1989 heralded a cultural revolution in the Sunshine State.
" Mr
WAYNE Goss,who was the former premier of Queensland passed away on November 10th this year just before the weekend of the G-20 starting in Brisbane.
"The family of the late former Queensland premier Wayne Goss has announced a public memorial will be held at Brisbane's Gallery
of Modern Art.
His widow, Roisin Goss, and children Ryan and Caitlin, will host the memorial on Friday.
Friends, colleagues and members of the public are invited to attend.""

Wayne Goss: Memorial for former Queensland premier to be held on Friday

Commuter chaos as storm halts trains, floods streets in Brisbane

"A severe storm caused chaos in Brisbane on Wednesday evening, with flash flooding in the city centre trapping commuters and submerging cars, and widespread power outages reported.
Major train stations in Brisbane's inner city were closed, forcing delays across the rail network as far as the Gold Coast.
"