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

- Jake Kotze

October 23, 2017

InnSæi: The Sea Within, To See Within, To See from the Inside Out

Looking out of my Tardis like fish bowl at the world
"A story of soul searching, science, nature and creativity, InnSæi takes us on a global journey to uncover the art of connecting within in today's world of distraction and stress."
Yesterday afternoon I was about to start writing up a post about "gut instinct" that I had been putting off because other news stories or synch subjects would grab my attention and I would throw the post on the back-burner of simmering posts that I have cooking up as future posts to serve up to my hungry readers. 
The old insinkerator I had removed
I was trying to write up a post about "gut instinct" and the old InSinkErator (in-synch-erator?) I recently had pulled out and replaced by good healthy piping.
My new piping after having the old  insinkerator removed
The post I had planned to write was going to be about coming across a lift-out in my local newspaper the week I had booked a plumber to remove an old InSinkErator, which was way beyond its use-by-date and was clogging my drainage when I washed my dishes in my new townhouse.
Not to mention I had recently ripped out an old, but functioning dishwasher and had my brother-in-law take it to the dump for me, so I had somewhere in the kitchen to place my rubbish bin.
Who needs a dishwasher when you live by yourself anyway?
But because the dishwasher pipe was attached to the InSinkErator I had to really tape up the cut hose to stop the water from the sink flowing into my cupboard under the sink.
Sometimes you really have to think things through to avoid a back-flow into your planned life. 
Where the dishwasher used to be and my bin is now
I think that it is paramount to follow gut instincts when they arise in your...well...gut I suppose.
Because if life has taught me one thing worth learning the hard way, it would to be to listen to my if that makes any sense at all when it comes to the senses we all possess. 
It's not like your gut is going to grab your ears attention to tell you something's a feeling, which is why it's called, "a gut feeling" of course.
So you don't really listen to your gut, you feel it don't you?
Well I do anyway.
My gut feeling was to hold off writing up this post about "gut feelings" as I felt more needed to be added to the recipe of the post first.
I had planned to write this post up yesterday morning until I listened to a 'Mysterious Universe' podcast and then wrote this post up instead -
The Mysterious Universe of Flight MH370?
Ironically that post involved the sea in a big way.
After writing up that post I was sick of being online and ironically decided to have a break from sitting in front of my computer by grabbing my iPad and heading downstairs to watch a movie on my iPad.
I went to "My List" in Netflix and saw a movie there that I didn't remember ever having added, titled, 'InnSæi', which was about the subject of intuition.
I thought this would be a good distraction from writing up a post that I really had no idea of how to write up, but felt that I should.
This movie blew me away and filled in the gaps of the post that I really wanted to write for the last few weeks.
My gut instinct was that viewing this movie was the last piece of the puzzle for me when it came to writing up this post, because this movie is really worth viewing when it comes to the subject of  going with your "gut feelings".
InnSæi is an Icelandic word that gives the movie its title and is why I have always felt the goldfish pictured above sums my feelings of this world that I live in to a tee.
I've had that goldfish picture of Tracy Keller's painting as my blog mascot since I started writing this blog, as that is how I felt, like a goldfish looking out of its bowl and observing the world around it.
I think the fishbowl for a head idea is a great metaphor for the conscious being that is trapped in a body for life 
Although while the fishbowl feels like a constrained space while looking out of it at the world outside, when the fish turns around to look inward the fishbowl becomes like a vast ocean, to my way of thinking about the painting anyway.
And while I can see some people complaining that InnSæi stars the controversial spirit cooking artist Marina Abramovic, I say the message in the film is no less truer no matter what you think of her performance art.
I think InnSæi is a great movie to watch if you have Netflix on your iPad and makes the distraction worth paying attention to.
But don't trust what I say about the film, go with your own "gut feeling" and decide for yourself whether it looks worth watching.
I think we all swim in fishbowls as big as oceans, but it is only when we swim within that we see just how big that small fishbowl really is.
The old sink tap running at full bore that I had replaced
I even had to put in a new tap with the rest of my plumbing as the water from the tap just wasn't flowing fast enough and there was stories in the local media about Chinese taps being sold that had lead in them, so I wanted an Australian made tap for my drinking water supply (which I have filtered before I drink, as well).
So my home plumbing is now flowing fine and I just have to focus on the sea within and my internal InSynchErator.
One fish's half-full glass is another fish's ocean.
Or something along those lines.

Orange is the New Black Coffee in the World of Pop Culture?

The Art of Butchering Pop Culture

I just read Chris Knowles new post at 'The Secret Sun' blog and it is rather mind-blowing no matter from which angle...or should that be take it from -
"Enter the Hypnotic World of MK-ULTRA"
Whether you believe it's a black op, a clever meme, just coincidence, or all of the above, you can't help but be impressed while reading this post...and maybe there is a reason for that, too?-)
Chris is the author of 'Our Gods Wear Spandex' and
'The Secret History of Rock and Roll'.
In the world of pop culture we seem to be trapped between the devil and the deep blue sea, at least in Jungian terminology when dealing with the "collective unconsciousness".  
And October 2017 is turning out to be really creepy with the
100th anniversary of the Fatima apparition falling on a
"Black Friday", too.
"Our Lady of Fátima (Portuguese: Nossa Senhora de Fátima, formally known as Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Fátima, European Portuguese: [ˈnɔsɐ sɨˈɲoɾɐ dɨ ˈfatimɐ]Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈnɔsɐ siˈɲɔɾɐ dʒi ˈfatʃimɐ]), is a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary based on the famed Marian apparitions reported in 1917 by three shepherd children at the Cova da Iria, in Fátima, Portugal
The three children were Lúcia Santos and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto.
Bishop José Alves Correia da Silva declared the miracle worthy of belief on 13 October 1930, officially permitting devotion within the Catholic Church.
The event is commemorated each year on that same date."
I can't help but think that we are in for some dark nights ahead and it's time to buckle up for one wild ride that's in front of us.
But then again I probably do watch too many movies and listen to too many songs, as well;-) 
Orange really does seem to be the new black at the moment.
And as for the siren themes let's hope it doesn't mean curtains for us all, as well.
The Butcher Billy and Chris Knowles really do have their finger on the pop cultural pulse at present it seems.
Happy Halloween...that's if we all make IT that far;-)

October 22, 2017

The Mysterious Universe of Flight MH370?

I just listened to the current episode of the 'Mysterious Universe' and the boys started off the show with a current and totally believable conspiracy theory of what was actually behind the disappearance of Flight MH370.  
18.16 – MU Podcast
Ironically, the rest of the pod-cast was about the power of intention and the book titled, 'The Power of Eight'.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370/MAS370), registered as 9M-MRO, was a scheduled international passenger flight that disappeared on 8 March 2014.
"People with the lucky number 8 have strong intuition and insight, so they have the potential to explore things undiscovered.
In general, they are bestowed with a special gift of being inborn businessmen, and can achieve all their plans step by step.
They are usually mild and honest to others.
Their characteristics would never lead to arguing with other people or causing them to be depressed.
Nevertheless, in order to avoid hurting people around them, they always hide their real emotions, whether they are sad or happy.
It would be to their advantage to learn to be more frank when communicating with others, and rather than giving greater consideration to disappointing or encouraging aspects, speak out frankly about their real feelings as this can make them more popular."
Dark Nut of the Soul?
"Because Eight (Ba in Chinese) has the similar pronunciation with 发 (Fa, meaning wealth or fortune), this number is very welcome among Chinese people.
The popularity of 8 was obvious in relation to the Beijing Olympic Games which commenced at exactly eight o’clock eight minutes on the eighth day of the eighth month in 2008.
When people choose telephone numbers, mobile numbers, house numbers, car identification numbers and important dates, 8 is usually the first choice.
In modern China, numerical lingo has been very popular especially on the internet.
For instance, 518 with the approximate pronunciation with Wo Yao Fa, meaning I want to be very wealthy.
886, with the Chinese pronunciation Ba Ba Liu like bye-bye in English, is frequently used during the instant chat on the internet to say ‘good-bye’ or ‘see you later’.
In the same way, 84 (pronounced Ba Si) means ‘bus’ in the internet lingo, or ‘no’ for its sound similar to Bu Shi expressing denial in Chinese.
Also, some unique Chinese expressions are formed with
Here are some examples:
1. Birthday and Ba Zi
(8 is pronounced Ba in Chinese) refers to a person’s birthday and the eight characters according to the horoscope.
In the ancient China, based on this information, the fortune-teller can figure out the fortune of a person for his whole life.
2. Bagua: On one hand, it refers to the
Eight Diagrams, a series of symbols in ancient Chinese philosophy and astrology.
It derived from the Book of Changes (I Ching).
On the other hand, it has a modern meaning of some bamboo telegraph, some private information of the stars, or to describe someone who is fond of gossip.
3. Babai Relationship: In ancient China, it used to mean the rules of etiquette governing the relationship of the young towards their seniors and friendships spanning generations.
It also describes the friendship between sworn brothers or sisters.
4. Talent of
Eight Buckets: This is used to speak highly of a person who has a wide range of knowledge or extraordinary talents."
Falling out of windows/buildings? Flight MH370 organ donor conspiracy?
Le Week-End/LOST Week-End?
Seems to be a lot of good and bad intentions flying around the globe at the moment, I feel;-)
Follow your heart...kidneys or liver when it comes to the black market of organ donation too it seems.
But who knows what surgeons are up to in this
Mysterious Universe? 
"We are then joined by film maker Jeremy Corbell who’s new full length documentary ‘Patient 17‘ is now available on iTunes.
The film details the study of a strange foreign object surgically retrieved from “patient 17” that could potentially be non-terrestrial."

Maybe Mysterious Universe should be renamed Ironic Universe?-)
And writing of irony, as soon as I posted this post I noticed my blog's page-view count was a rather ambiguous looking number as far as luck goes - 888911.
888 of course being a very much sort after number for the Chinese and I have to say more?

UPDATE: 22nd October, 2017
A plane from Sydney going to the home of the Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco) has to turn back to Sydney?
Qantas flight turned back to Sydney
"A Qantas flight bound for San Francisco had to dump fuel and return to Sydney after a technical issue.
The QF
73 was forced to turn back just 90 minutes into its flight to San Francisco on Saturday.
According to passenger Jeff Lambert (Baa?!), 24, those on board were told the autopilot wasn't working.
Mr Lambert shared a video on social media which he believed showed the plane dumping fuel.
He told AAP the flight was 'really bumpy', but said passengers did not panic.