Synchromysticism

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

- Jake Kotze

October 30, 2014

Antares Rocket,or Abraxas Rocket ?

Abraxas ?

Antares rocket on ISS resupply mission explodes seconds after launch

Abraxas (Gk. ΑΒΡΑΞΑΣ, variant form Abrasax, ΑΒΡΑΣΑΞ) was a word of mystic meaning in the system of the Gnostic Basilides, being there applied to the “Great Archon” 
(Gk., megas archōn), the princeps of the 365 spheres (Gk., ouranoi).
The seven letters spelling its name may represent each of the  
seven classic planets—Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
The word is found in Gnostic texts such as the  
Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit, and also appears in the  
Greek Magical Papyri. It was engraved on certain antique gemstones, called on that account Abraxas stones, which were used as amulets or charms. 
As the initial spelling on stones was 'Abrasax' (Αβρασαξ), the spelling of 'Abraxas' seen today probably originates in the confusion made between the Greek letters Sigma and Xi in the Latin transliteration
The word may be related to Abracadabra, although other explanations exist. 

Jack Parsons (rocket engineer)


Abrasax is invoked in Aleister Crowley's 1913 work, 
"The Gnostic Mass" of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica:
IO IO IO IAO SABAO KURIE ABRASAX KURIE MEITHRAS KURIE PHALLE. IO PAN, IO PAN PAN IO ISCHUROS, IO ATHANATOS IO ABROTOS IO IAO. KAIRE PHALLE KAIRE PAMPHAGE KAIRE PANGENETOR. HAGIOS, HAGIOS, HAGIOS IAO.
Aleister Crowley

 You don't have to be a rocket scientist to work out the link between Crowley,Parsons and the JPL  and NASA.
Abraxas is an important figure in Carl Jung's 1916 book  
Seven Sermons to the Dead, a representation of the driving force of 
individuation (synthesis, maturity, oneness)
referred with the figures for the driving forces of differentiation 
(emergence of consciousness and opposites)
Helios God-the-Sun, and the Devil.

There is a God about whom you know nothing, because men have forgotten him. We call him by his name: Abraxas. He is less definite than God or Devil.... Abraxas is activity: nothing can resist him but the unreal ... Abraxas stands above the sun[-god] and above the devil  If the Pleroma were capable of having a being, Abraxas would be its manifestation.

That which is spoken by God-the-Sun is life; that which is spoken by the Devil is death; Abraxas speaketh that hallowed and accursed word, which is life and death at the same time. Abraxas begetteth truth and lying, good and evil, light and darkness in the same word and in the same act. Wherefore is Abraxas terrible.

Several references to the god Abraxas appear in  
Hermann Hesse's 1919 novel Demian, such as:
Abraxas doesn't take exception to any of your thoughts or any of your dreams. 
Never forget that. 
But he will leave you once you become blameless and normal. 
Pistorius
Pistorius ?!

Abraxas


Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children (1981) contains a reference to Abraxas in the chapter "Abracadabra":

Abracadabra: not an Indian word at all, a cabbalistic formula derived from the name of the supreme god of the Basilidan gnostics, containing the number 365, the number of the days of the year, and of the heavens, and of the spirits emanating from the god Abraxas.

—Saleem Sinai


October 29, 2014

Selfie in Wonderland ?



Checkout Starr's new painting and her new blogpost -
Selfie on the way to wonderland
This girl can paint. 
And if you ever see this painting on display in a gallery,don't forget to take a selfie in front of it and show it to your friends ;-) 
Oh.and I almost forgot to mention while on the subject of the modern day Alice,that I watched the Christina Aguilera movie "Burlesque" last night,
where Christina plays a girl named Ali  
(short for Alice as they tell us in the movie) .
I must admit that when it comes to a "shake off" between Christina and Taylor,
Christina wins hands down,I think.
Alice Dreaming


 

October 26, 2014

Gilligan's Island:When Life Gives You Coconuts,Make Coconut Cream Pie ?

Working at a health food distributing company,I couldn't help noticing the proliferation of coconut products on the market right now.
Some of the coconut products I have in the pantry at the moment 
(forget the Cacao powder packet).
I was thinking that maybe Maryanne off the TV show  
"Gilligan's Island" was ahead of her time with the supposed benefits of eating coconuts...
not that you would have much choice on a deserted island,I guess.

Surviving Gilligan's Island Documentary (2001)

While these coconut products were all around me at work,it took me until this year's  
Bluesfest at Byron Bay,where I was feeling quite thirsty and didn't want to fork out ten bucks for a beer,that I ran across a guy selling non-alcoholic piña coladas for five bucks,with coconut being the main ingredient.
No,it wasn't Bobby Alu selling piña coladas at BF. :-)
It was a guy from this company selling them.

This drink really gave me a boost that I couldn't believe and I ended up coming back another three times on the day,they were that refreshing.
The guy at the stall and I got into a conversation about the benefits of coconut products and I even bought the book pictured below off him.

Coconut Water for Health and Healing

"Coconut water is a refreshing beverage that comes from coconuts. 
It’s a powerhouse of nutrition containing a complex blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, carbohydrates, antioxidants, enzymes, health enhancing growth hormones, and other phytonutrients. 
Because its electrolyte (ionic mineral) content is similar to human plasma, it has gained international acclaim as a natural sports drink for oral rehydration. 
As such, it has proven superior to commercial sports drinks. 
Unlike other beverages, it is completely compatible with the human body, in so much that it can be infused directly into the bloodstream. 
In fact, doctors have used coconut water successfully as an intravenous fluid for over 60 years.  
Coconut water’s unique nutritional profile gives it the power to balance body chemistry, ward off disease, fight cancer, and retard aging. 
History and folklore credit coconut water with remarkable healing powers, which medical science is now confirming. 
Published medical research shows that coconut water can aid in exercise performance, reduce swelling, dissolve kidney stones and improve kidney function, protect against cancer, improve digestion, relieve constipation, reduce risk of heart disease, lower high blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels, and enhance immune function." 
Coconut Water for Health and Healing
Whilst I'm convinced of the benefits of coconut water,I'm still not so sure about the coconut fat sold in bottles that is quick to solidify at cool room temperatures.
I just about gag on a spoonful of coconut oil.
It might be OK as cooking oil,but I have my doubts about the health benefits of coconut oil,even though it's said to be a preventive measure for avoiding Alzheimer's Disease.
And according to a packet of Spiral brand coconut paste I was reading at work,coconuts kill ten times more people a year than shark attacks.
So it's good to see the dangers of this food being placed on packets,similar to the law in Australia requires of cigarette packets to spell out the dangers smoking causes to health. :-)

Cigarette packets in Australia

Anyway,it looks like Mary Ann was on to something with her coconut cream pies.
Probably why she (Dawn Wells) still looks and acts so good today.

Mary Ann's Coconut Cream Pies



Oh,and Mary Ann has always been my pick over Ginger...even more so now that my 
(soon to be ex-) wife was named Tina Louise after the actress who plays Ginger.
Both stuck up bitches,who only think of themselves in my books,so the name choice for my wife turned out to be spot on,I think ;-)
PS
If Mike Perry should read this post,have a look at the two numbers either side of the radio dial of the radio out of the TV show.