Synchromysticism

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

- Jake Kotze

June 25, 2017

If David Lynch Designed a Planet, It Would Be Uranus?

Uranus Is Even Freakier Than We Thought
"Much like every episode of Twin Peaks: The Return, Uranus is fiercely unique and weirdly endearing, even though it makes no f#@king sense.
The planet's spin axis is 98 degrees, so it essentially rotates on its side — and while we have some idea as to what could have caused that, no one's really sure.
That's just how Uranus rolls, literally."
"New research from Georgia Institute of Technology suggests that Uranus' unusual spin axis could be responsible for another one of the planet's oddities.
Uranus' magnetosphere, the magnetic field that surrounds it, gets flipped on and off every day as it rotates along with the planet.
"The study shows that this magnetic shield around Uranus is quite dynamic and heavily dependent upon — of all things — its rotation," she told Gizmodo. 
"That's completely different from the Earth or any of the other planets."
Truly, we've only begun to scratch the surface of Uranus' strangeness."

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 would become the Bee Gees while living 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.

Bridge Over Troubled Water? Life Imitating Art?

First of all I'd like to send my condolences to all the people who lost loved ones and friends in the tragic events that have taken place in London over the past few weeks and I think the raising of money with this single was a very kind gesture by all involved and that this song is one of my favourite songs of all time.
I've always found it haunting for some reason, but even more so now that I've found a few synchronicities involving this song and the tragic events over the past few weeks.
I only heard about the choice of song for the Grenfell disaster in the last few days and thought that maybe the choice of song title was to include the London Bridge/Westminster Bridge terrorist attacks as well.
I have no idea if that is the case, or not, but from what I have read the single was only to raise money surrounding the fire.
Robbie Williams leads 'moving' charity single for Grenfell Tower victims
"The single, a cover of Simon and (Art)Garfunkel's 1970 song
Bridge Over Troubled Water, was organised by music and TV producer Simon Cowell, and released on streaming services including iTunes and Spotify overnight.
It topped iTunes charts in the UK just hours after its release and has already reached the top 20 in Australia.
All proceeds from the song will go to the London Community Foundation, to assist those affected by last week's disaster, which saw a fire sweep through the 24-storey apartment block in London.
79 people have so far been confirmed dead in the tragedy, with hundreds still unaccounted for amid protests at Theresa May's government's response to the disaster.
The track, which begins with an emotional verse from grime rapper Stormzy, also features stars including Jessie J, James Blunt, Craig David, Geri Halliwell and Roger Daltry, each taking turns singing lines from the song.
It's backed by Queen's Brian May, Chic's Nile Rodgers and The Who's Pete Townshend who provide musical accompaniment, as well as a choir of locals from the tower's North Kensington community, including survivors of the blaze."
London Bridge
London Bridge is Falling Down?
Now, I'm not suggesting that there is some sort of Illuminati conspiracy involved in the choosing of this song...although I'm sure some nutters will be thinking that when I  point out a few eerie things around this song and the fire.
I'm pointing these things out on a Jungian "collective unconscious" level and am not for one minute suggesting there are conscious choices being made between this song and current events...and some would just write it off as nothing more than coincidence.
My response to that is...whatever, but here is what has come to my attention with this song choice.
The first thing I thought of when I first saw the tower burning on the news and hearing that there were people trapped in the building was September 11, or as it has been referred to since as 9/11.
'Bridge Over Troubled Water' was recorded on November 9th, which when you write that date down in Great Britain, or Australia (where I live) is 9/11. 
Not only that, but Art Garfunkel's birthday falls on
Guy Fawkes Night, November 5th.
And if you think this all sounds a little bit too much like the 'X-Files', well Chris Carter and Paul Simon both share the 13th of October as their birthdays, which is why Chris Carter named his production company 10/13.
"Ten Thirteen Productions is a production company founded by Chris Carter in 1993, which produced four television series and two films (The X-Files: Fight the Future and
The X-Files: I Want to Believe). The company was named after Carter's birthday, October 13."
Being an Aussie myself and knowing how many Australians were killed and stabbed in the London Bridge attack I also thought it was ironic that the 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' album was released on January 26th, 1970, which would have been Australia Day.
Art imitating life...or just all coincidence?

June 22, 2017

The Future of Pod-casting and Trouble at Ten

I listened to the above ABC produced pod-cast a few days ago, which was about the future of pod-casting -
Can Audible's Original Programming Chief Make the Sopranos of Podcasting?
I thought this was interesting, as I had written a bit of a rant on how I like the "free" pod-casts that are available to me on line, which I don't want to pay for -
When This Baby Hits #88 We're Going to Hear Some Serious S#it in the "Synch Community"
And I have to write that I used to like the Audible.com site until I found out that Amazon acquired it in 2008.
Audible headquarters
"Audible.com is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information and educational programming on the Internet.
Audible sells digital audio-books, radio and TV programs and audio versions of magazines and newspapers.
Through its production arm, Audible Studios, Audible has also become the world's largest producer of downloadable audiobooks.
On January 31, 2008, Amazon announced it would buy Audible for about $300 million.
The deal closed in March 2008 and Audible became a subsidiary of Amazon."
SIR NOFACE with Chad Calek – Paranormal Podcast 488
I notice a lot of individually produced pod-casts that I don't mind listening to, like the 'Paranormal Podcast' and 'Mysterious Universe' are being sponsored by Amazon subsidiaries such as Audible.com and others...maybe not so much 'Paranormal Podcast' now that I'm listening to the latest show above, unless the Gia network is now owned by Amazon.
To me that just smacks of a company trying to monopolize the pod-cast market...that's if you can make it successfully marketable...which I'm sure you can.
Even though I do buy stuff through Amazon at the moment, the bigger the company becomes the less likely I will be to continue buying from them in the future.
I don't like supporting monopolizing players like Amazon, if I can find an alternative.
The free cookies they are handing out now will cost you a dollar each tomorrow, I think.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos
"Bezos selected the name Amazon by looking through the dictionary and settled on "Amazon" because it was a place that was "exotic and different" just as he envisioned for his Internet enterprise; the Amazon river, he noted was by far the "biggest" river in the world and he planned to make his store the biggest in the world.
Bezos placed a premium on his head start in building a brand, telling a reporter, "There's nothing about our model that can't be copied over time.
But you know, McDonald's got copied.
And it still built a huge, multibillion-dollar company.
A lot of it comes down to the brand name.
Brand names are more important online than they are in the physical world."
Additionally, a name beginning with "A" was preferential due to the probability it would occur at the top of any list that was alphabetized.
Since June 19, 2000, Amazon's logotype has featured a curved arrow leading from A to Z, representing that the company carries every product from A to Z, with the arrow shaped like a smile."
As mentioned in the 'Download This Show' podcast, free to air TV station Channel 10 has gone bust and while there is talk it may be gone forever, players like Murdoch (owner of FOX) are circling for a bargain buy, by the sounds of it.
Ironically Channel 10 are the free to air station that brought shows like 'The Simpsons' and 'Twin Peaks' into the home of most Australians for free.
The Fox TV network on the other hand will let you watch 'The Simpsons'  for a price on their cable network.
Would you like a cookie?
It's a shame seeing free to air networks like TEN going the wall financially, but I'm sure they won't be the last to be put into this situation in the future.
I think it was ironic also that Marc Fennell, the host of the 'Download This Show' pod-cast was once a regular on the now defunct Channel 10 show named 'The Circle' -
The Circle of Connection
Considering the movie 'The Circle' is about an Apple like monopoly company and is about to hit Aussie screens soon -
Emma Watson's Eerie Circle
Emma Watson, Bill Paxton, Oscar Night and Synching Like a Stone
And on the subject of 10 being in trouble lately I was listening to another pod-cast show that talks about all the trouble happening for number 10 Downing Street in Great Britain and all the recent turmoil in that part of the world lately -
Edition 160 – John White – Political Chaos In The UK
Personally, I don't like listening to political pod-casts like this episode was focusing on, but the show's site does have a few interesting topics discussed in some of their other pod-casts, apart from this boring (in my opinion) episode.
The 'THA Talks' Podcast
So I hope they don't end up going all Red Ice, as far as politics goes, as Red Ice Radio used to be interesting when they first started out, now it's mainly just political BS, hatred and fear-mongering happening at that site.
There are a lot of good "free" podcasts being put out like
Noah Lampert's 'Synchronicity' pod-casts and I can understand Noah's frustration in trying to build these ventures financially in a very tough and competitive new industry (as Noah expresses in the You Tube above), but listeners like me are drawn to these pod-casts because they are free.
SYNCHRONICITY #90 – TURNING NOTHING INTO A SOMETHING WITH MICHAEL PHILLIP
Conversations with Richard Fidler
Richard Fidler doesn't like being interviewed
I love listening to all of these creative pod-casters doing what they love and talking about what they love and bringing it to their listeners for free.
I hope they all find ways to keep those pod-casts coming for free, while hopefully making enough money for themselves to keep those podcasts coming to the ears of tight fist-ted bastards like me, who don't want to pay to hear them:-)