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

- Jake Kotze

February 14, 2016

My Rainbow Lorikeet Encounter

I wrote about my owl encounter at the the  
Macadamia Castle and Animal Fun Park on the start of my weekend of the shamanic conference at Byron Bay in this post in the red link below -
Are the Owls What They Seem?
But, I also had an amusing encounter with another bird species which have played a big part in my life, unlike owls have... 
the rainbow lorikeet.
I had just past a couple of goats on my walk around the animal park and was thinking how most of the animals I had encountered on my walk around the park were like living symbols for me in a way, for instance, when I went past these goats pictured above it was Friday the 6th of February and still the Year of the Goat and I was hoping to get back to Brisbane on Sunday night to celebrate the  
Year of the Monkey up at the local Chinese temple, which I did and have written about that night in this post in the red link below-
2016: Year of the Fire Monkey
There were no monkeys at the animal park, although after I walked past the goats there was a large duck pond and I did have duck in plum sauce on the Sunday night before I went up to the temple (which observes vegetarianism), so I guess there is a bit of guilt there as I look back at the pictures I took of the ducks frolicking around the pond on Friday.
But that's life on earth I guess, animals eat other animals, so be it.
And I think ducks are delicious, so they are still on the menu for me, sorry.   

Magpie Tale: Chinatown, My Chinatown

I found these two interesting (to me anyway) duck tales while trying to find an image of ducks hanging in shop windows in Chinatown.

The Roast Duck Bureaucracy

I  thought the number of that restaurant pictured above went well with the 69 theme I wrote about in the post in the red link below -

Is 69 the new 42?
I was about to leave the animal park when I reached this tree near the exit of the park, as it was threatening to rain again and I had walked around most of the park anyway, but I noticed another path which led down the fence on the opposite side of the duck pond and thought I had better take a look for some reason.
Turned out to be a rainbow lorikeet in a cage right down in the corner of the park. 
And I've written posts about the strange and spooky synchronicities I've had with these birds in the past.
After Death Communication? Part 1 (Birds, Butterflies and Bows)
Hummingbird Syncs?
I was amazed that as soon as I took the first photo of the bird feeding in it's bowl it turned around and flew straight at me and started looking at me like I was the one in the cage instead.
I've got to say here that I'm against birds being in cages (even this big) and think it's cruel to keep a flying animal in a cage of any kind...says the hypocrite who eats ducks you're probably thinking to yourself?-) 
I wish I had of thought of using the video function of my phone at the time, as this bird really put on a show for me and it kept trying to angle itself as if to make sure it could look at me eye to eye.
It was like the bird was trying to look into my soul and tell me something, not that I knew what though.
I was so impressed by this encounter with the rainbow lorikeet that I purchased a resin bird to take home from the animal park's gift shop and place in my living room, as a reminder of the day.
Oddly enough, the cage right next to the rainbow lorikeet had a Black Cockatoo in it.
All it wanted to do was show off it's tail feathers to me, which I remembered was the kind of feather that Xavier Rudd had talked about in his introduction to his song Spirit Bird.
Spirit Bird 2
I  had never seen a Black Cockatoo this close in real life before.
And I had certainly never seen a chook like this one, which was just walking around the park free to go where it wanted by the looks.

I even thought I would walk past the owls I took photos of when I first entered the park, but they looked like they had enough excitement for one day and didn't give a hoot if I was leaving ;-)
 I had a good day with my bird encounters, so it was a pity that I didn't have a Twitter account, as it would have been something to Tweet about. :-)

F#ck Valentine's Day, It's Ferris Wheel Day

F#ck Valentine's Day, I'm going wheel riding instead on the 14th of Feb. 
"Valentine's Day doesn't have the fourteenth of February all to itself. 
Ferris Wheel Day is held on February 14 as well in honor of the American engineer and inventor George Ferris (born Feb 14, 1859)
The Ferris wheel was invented for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893. 
Since then it has been a must-have part of every fair and is beloved by many."
How to Celebrate Ferris Wheel Day

Ferris Wheel Day

My ex-wife hated riding on Ferris Wheels when the kids would get her to go on them.

She would nearly s#it her pants when going on The Wheel of Brisbane and wheels like that.
One more reason I like Ferris Wheel Day instead of that other day held on the 14th of February, I guess?-) 
A rating of 4.2?! 42?-)
I prefer being off the "tunnel of love" ride myself.
Give me a Ferris Wheel any day over that ride.

February 12, 2016

Are the Owls What They Seem?

Tracey Keller's owl painting
On Australia Day I received  a comment on my post titled -
How It Feels??? Synchronistic That's How! (Part 2)
by Jean who said she represented Tracey Keller and that Tracey wanted me to get in touch with her.
Jean had obviously spotted the goldfish painting I had been using since I started writing my blog and had featured in that post.
 At first I thought it might just be a spammer trying to trick me into giving my e-mail address out to them, so I went through Tracey Keller's website contact address and asked her if it was legit.
Turned out it was and we had a few e-mail exchanges between us where Tracey said if there are any paintings of hers I would like to write about, feel free to do so.
When I told Tracey that I had a goldfish print hanging on my wall of hers that I had featured in a post about monkeys and UFOs of all things, I sent Tracey a link to the post to have a look at the print.
The UFO Monkey Puzzle
Left click to make image bigger, or on this link to go to Tracey's blog.
I said that I just happened to be reading her blog and noticed her story behind the owl painting of hers and said I wouldn't mind writing a post on the owl theme, as a guy in The United States just released a book about owls being messengers, although he seemed to be saying that these were screen memories of alien encounters probably.

Tracey seemed to think that was an interesting theory of 
Mike Clelland's, but didn't say anything more about her owl painting story one way, or the other.
I told Tracey that I had never really seen an owl close up in real life, but I find the owl stories intriguing nonetheless.
An owl at the Animal "Fun Park" on Friday that I snapped.
Fast forward to last Friday when I headed down to Byron Bay for a Shamanic conference at Starseed Gardens, and to catch a  

Daniel Pinchbeck talk on Friday night after checking in to my motel room that I had booked for two nights.
Daniel Pinchbeck  on Friday night at Somara.

Macadamia Castle and Animal Fun Park
I got down to Byron Bay a few hours early before I could check in to my motel room, so I decided to check out the new section of highway that goes from Byron Bay to Ballina while looking for a place to get a late breakfast.

I noticed a sign for the Macadamia Castle and Animal Fun Park and remembered seeing an ad in a magazine about the pancakes and all day breakfasts that they served there, so took the exit to go get some breakfast.
As I pulled into the Macadamia Castle and Animal Fun Park I wondered what I was going to do for the next few hours before going to check in to my motel and I thought, why not buy a ticket for the Animal Farm and just walk around looking at the animals, since I had never been in there before and after-all I was going to a weekend shamanic conference anyway, so why not see what the animals there had to offer me.
And while I would have to write a bigger post to cover all the animals I encountered there that day, I was surprised to stumble across the owls there and see just how haunting their eyes look in real life.
Another owl at the Animal "Fun Park" on Friday that I snapped.
And another two owls I snapped on Friday at the Animal Fun Park.
But the real weird part of the day was when I arrived early at Starseed Gardens for the Daniel Pinchbeck talk and decided to go and check out the paintings in the gallery
The Paulie Mann sticker I bought Friday night at Somara.

There were paintings and prints hanging on the wall by an artist named Paulie Mann and there was three paintings of his that I really liked, but there was one of them that I really liked called "Ascension Owl", which I ended up buying a print of to take home and frame for my wall.
Paulie Mann's "Ascension owl", top right, among other prints I bought at Somara..
I also bought Paulie Mann's "Avatara" sticker, plus a few other artists prints who's work I liked. 

 When I went to pay for my prints a young lady told me if I wanted the artist who made Ascension Owl to sign it he could, because that's the guy who is serving you now.
 So , I had a good chat to Paulie about how I really like his work and especially his Ascension Owl painting.
I then went on to tell him how a guy in The United States had written a book about owls being messengers and maybe also screen memories from an alien encounter.
Paulie told me how he was really into stuff like that and told me that while he didn't see a UFO he did once step into a green beam of light in a paddock at night, but couldn't see if anything was attached to it.
He told me some other related stories, but I can't quite remember what he said in regard to the green beam and the visions he had. 
At least now when I look at Ascension Owl I'll have a memory of buying that print off the artist that made it...and it won't be a screen memory ;-)
And if you would like to get a Tracey Keller owl print, you can buy them from her website by clicking the link below - 
And if you would like to buy any of Paulie Mann's great artwork head to his internet shop at this link -