Synchromysticism

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

- Jake Kotze

September 30, 2012

The Owl(d) School?

My next book.
I found the above cartoon when I did an image Google search on Bill DuBay's comics after reading this post over at The Secret Sun, the blog of Chris Knowles.
Comics are Magick: Daddy and the Pie  
I thought it was funny to find an owl in Bill's comic after writing the post below this one which involved some owl syncs of my own.

September 29, 2012

Flow Like Poe?

MC Lars
On Thursday the 27th Sept, 2012 The Beatles movie  
Magical Mystery Tour was shown around the world on cinema screens for just the one day.
I've got a ticket to ride:-)  My ticket to the screening.
My youngest son and I decided to go to the 10:30 am session of the movie.
It was basically the new DVD release projected onto a cinema screen.
They showed The Making of Magical Mystery Tour, then they rolled the Magical Mystery Tour, then they finished the screening with a short film called Meet the Supporting Cast, a feature on the background and careers of Nat Jackley, Jessie Robins, Ivor Cutler, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Victor Spinetti, George Claydon, and Derek Royle.

Now, a funny thing happened here, the night before I had an e-mail from my friend in the States, Trish MacGregor asking if I had any luck on the job front, and I told her I had an offer to drive forklifts for a big supermarket chain, but that I really wanted to try another line of work, because after 24 years of driving forklifts I really am just going through the motions. 
I had no idea what I really wanted to do for a living.
Trish being an astrologer as well as an author offered to do my birth-cart for free and e-mail it back to me.
Just before I was going to head out to the movies with my son to see  
Magical Mystery Tour there was an e-mail from Trish with my birth-chart and interpretation, which I didn't have time to read before the movie, as I was running a little bit late.
Now as they were rolling the credits for Meet the Supporting Cast, which was the last of the three movies off the DVD shown at that session, there was a producer of some sort by the name of...drum-roll please...TRISH MacGREGOR.
What are the odds?

UPDATE: 
It was actually TRISH McGREGOR in the credits when I saw it later on the DVD.
Still, pretty darn close all the same.
Updated photo I put in of the credits a couple of weeks later off my new DVD.

After the movie was over my son wanted to go check out  a location about 200 metres from the cinema, which happened to be a fire-hydrant near the river.
He plays a treasure hunting game on his phone called Geocache where players hide various things around the world, and other players have to find them with the device on their mobile phones.
This was what he found at this location.
An owl earring/trinket (which I now have, because it reminded me of the blue owl off the Bluesfest posters, and also a blogger who's blog I read often...Mike Clelland...and his obsession with owls ) 
We decided to head off for lunch and since we were going across the Story Bridge I decided it would be fun to go under the bridge and eat at one of the restaurants around there.
The Story Bridge Hotel
The outside seating area of Deery's resturant.
I suggested a pizza pace, which turned out to be closed till 4:30 pm, 
so my son suggested Deery's restaurant and that he would pay the bill.
But first we headed under the bridge as my son said there was another Geocache treasure around there to find, and since I hadn't wandered around under the bridge since the floods, I thought it would be nice to take a look around.
So I took a seat to watch the boats go by, as my son headed off to the other side of the park to find the treasure that his phone indicted was about 250 metres away from the park bench I was sitting on.
As I was looking around the park I noticed a crow eating off the top of a BBQ under a tree.
 Last time I was under here I saw a kookaburra and some smaller birds, but this was the first time I had seen a crow under the bridge. 
The crow reminded me of the lyrics out of I am the Walrus from the movie we had just seen.
Especially the line  - 
"Man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allan Poe"

My youngest son, Sean.
While we were having our lunch I asked my son what he had planned for the night.
He told me he was meeting up with his older brother in the city because Kevin's friend who he has done backing beat tracks on a few songs of his, was playing at a nightclub in the city that night only, and they wanted to meet up. 
I'm not into Hip-Hop, so I didn't think it would make any difference if he told me who it was he was meeting up with anyway.
It was only when Kevin showed me MC Lars' latest EP that Kev had bought on the night The Edgar Allan Poe EP, that the sync dropped.
That's when I started looking this guy's videos up on You Tube and I realized that I had heard this song below before -

 My son had apparently helped MC Lars out with the beat mix on this clip below -
 This tune is very familiar to me, and I think I've heard this seeping through my son's walls from every angle over a period of weeks...so it's more of a nightmarish flashback than a memory ;- )
Looks like my son did have something to crow about after all.
 http://mclars.com/site/
 MC Lars is also a bit of a cartoonist, by the looks.
 The above cartoon was named Darren and Sean, which just happens to be mine and my youngest son's names.
And if you were scratching your head about the name Andrew Nielson, well that's MC Lars' real name.
27th Street
MC Lars would be kicking himself, Migaloo the white whale turned up unexpectedly the day he was just up the road -
 Update: Oct 4th, 2012.
See the comments below this post to understand this photo.
 " Not only did my friend Susan send me 3 photos of a bunch of unusual crows she saw near her home... 
BUT I'm in the middle of Bradbury's Martian Chronicles, and I'm currently reading the short story Usher II. 
The story deals with a man named Stendhal who creates a 'haunted' house on Mars, as a reaction to his discontent over the fact that fictional books --
like those of Edgar Allan Poe-- 
were banned and destroyed on Earth. "  
RPJ

" But wait, there's more.
In-between my last comment at Loren's site and your comment here, 

I went to check my mail at the post office and saw I had a two4one voucher to rent a DVD at my local video rental store.
I was after the movie "Salt" and thought since I wasn't paying for the second one, 
I may as well get
"The Grey" out again and watch it.
I found "Salt" on the real cheap $ shelf and "The Grey" was still classed as a first release DVD (but you could have it for 3 nights)

so you paid top dollar.
Since the voucher was for equal value, 

I decided to get 3 DVDs and just pay for "Salt"separately.
But that meant I had to find another first release DVD.
Guess what I found...and it was only released today?
"THE RAVEN" .

I'll take a photo and post it above as an update. "  
Me
Does it get any weirder?

Update: Oct 5th, 2012.
In case anyone was wondering why the cinema is called 
Dendy Portside, it is because it is a cruise ship terminal where people board huge passenger ships.
Where my son found the owl trinket is where the ships anchor in Brisbane.
Here's some pictures that I took months ago when a ship was leaving.



 Owl trinket was found near the brown and white building about 200ft.away.
Looking from the "Portside" complex to the Gateway Bridge, Brisbane.
This is the building the Dendy cinemas are in.

A Zombie Song My Son Wrote and Sung

WARNING: NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH
 This one's for you King Uke, knowing how much that you are into Zombies.
My son Kev wrote this over a year ago, and I should know I was the one always thumping on his wall telling him to turn that s#!+ down;-)
He also wrote and sings in this song called TNT about  
Wile. E. Coyote.
He also collaborated with MC Lars on Lars' song Lord of the Fries.
Kev was on the beat, Lars was on the lyrics, according to Kev. And if you were wondering who MC Lars is...like I was. 
This clip below was one of his big hits that you may of heard...or not?

Sydney in Melbourne and Melbourne in Sydney?

The Story Bridge Hotel's Deery's restaurant window,Brisbane.
On Thursday as part of my "Magical Mystery Tour" my son offered to buy me lunch for my birthday,which was actually on the 23rd...not the 27th,but hey,better late than never,right ?
My son and our Cider Battered Barramundi and chips.
Anyway,when we were waiting to be seated at the restaurant I noticed that they were advertizing the two football grand finals that were taking place in Australia this weekend.
There were two posters and four footy team logos stuck on the window of the restaurant and I couldn't help thinking how odd that the Sydney Swans 
 could win the AFL grand-final in Melbourne 
(the virtual home of Aussie Rules Football in Australia),
and that the Melbourne Storm  
 could win the NRL grand-final in Sydney 
(the virtual home of Rugby League Football in Australia).
 If I could travel back 30 years in time and tell the people in that era this,I probably would have been laughed at,beat up,or locked away...and maybe all three at once.
It would have been considered Sci-Fi for this to be possible back 30 years ago.
It certainly will make for some good headlines for Monday's papers if this were to happen.
But this result would have been more my cup of tea ;- )

September 28, 2012

Thinking Outside of Time (or the Box)

Why I really wrote this post was to explain...as best I can...why the blue cross has become an important symbol on my own  
Magical Mystery Tour through life.
Our Lady of Victories Church, Brisbane.
Some of my spiritual gumbo ingredients.
Not because I'm a Christian...because I'm not really what I would consider to be a Christian in the mainstream sense of what a Christian is supposed to be.
I was, and still am a member of the Liberal Catholic Church,
The Liberal Catholic Church, Brisbane
but I haven't stepped in a Liberal Catholic Church for about 20 years, not for any particular reason other than inconvenience.
Having to work every second Sunday and other family commitments just caused me to drift away from attending, but it is the only Christian Church I can feel truly comfortable in with my spiritual gumbo of beliefs.
It is the least dogmatic church I know of, and that is how a church should be, in my opinion.
But that's just my own personal opinion, I'm sure others can find comfort within their own churches too, but the LCC ticks pretty much all my boxes of what a church should be.
LITURGY
The Liberal Catholic Church is completely independent. 
It uses a Liturgy which emphasises the love, beauty and; justice of God, 
rather than the sinfulness of human beings. 
It aims to combine the traditional sacrament of worship incorporating stately ritual and; deep mysticism, with the wide measure of intellectual liberty and; respect for the individual conscience on matters of doctrine and interpretation.

BELIEFS

  • God is the ground for all being, God is in all things and; all things are in God; but all things are not God.
  • God manifests in the universe as a Trinity: the Father, the source of all; Christ the Son, the Word 'made flesh'; the Holy Spirit, the life giver, inspirer and; sanctifier.
  • The human spirit, made in the image of God and divine in essence.
  • All people will utimately become one with Christ in God.
  • The scriptures are open to various levels of interpretation and; that the individual must discover the truths hidden in them for him of herself.
  • Other world religions are valid paths to the same truth that Christians find in him or herself.
  • God is both the Father and; Mother. The Mother-nature of God brings forth and; nourishes all life and many Liberal Catholics see it's highest expression in Mary, the mother of Jesus. The divine feminine is manifested on earth in the sanctity of life and; the mystery of birth. It calls forth our deepest respect for creation and; in many of us a concern for the animal world and; the environment.
Members of the church are proud of the fact that it pioneered for half a century much of the liturgical and; doctrinal progress now emerging in other denominations
I'm also equally drawn to Buddhism and have no problem being a follower of both, because the Liberal Catholic Church lets you believe in reincarnation if you want to, which I find a comfort, because most Christian Churches are opposed to the idea.
To me reincarnation makes a lot of sense, but if people don't want to believe in it, that's fine with me...you can only live one life at a time anyway, so that's where the main focus should be I guess. 
My weird blue cross syncs all clicked when I had just seen the movie The Grey.
The Grey/The Grays and the Triad 
I was reading Whitley Strieber's Communion for the second time in my life.
I had just read Whitley's book The Key before re-reading Communion, so it was funny that I thought I had stumbled across the key to my blue cross syncs in one of Whitley's books.
Strieber, author of Wolfen, Communion and The Grays wrote about the triad in the last pages of Communion.
To quote his words -
"I began to think of triangles, of triads, of the struggle I have had to find a finer balance within myself.
There are many ancient traditions that view man as being with three parts: 
body, mind, and heart...
The fundamental idea of the triad as a creative energy is that two opposite forces coming into balance create a third force.
The idea of the triad is not static.
It is an expression of a series of emanations.
The third force emerges when the first and second forces come into balance, and when all three are in harmony they become a forth thing, 
an indivisible whole...
We could be part of a triad that includes the visitors.
They might be the aggressive force, entering us, enforcing our passivity, 
seeking to draw from the relationship some new creation.
But the triad can never come into harmony until there is a firm ground of understanding.
We need not be blindly welcoming.
What is required is objectivity.
We must have a care, for if they are real it can be persuasively argued that they are aggressive as it can be that they are benevolent...
It is, however, too easy to call them evil, just as it is too easy to say that they are saints, 
kindly guides from the beyond. 
They are a very real and immensely complex force, the provocative nature of which demands neither hate nor love, but rather respect in a context of intellectual objectivity and emotional strength....
This was also thought by the Aztec and many other cultures to be fundamental to everything.
And duality, when it was in harmony, formed the triad."

"When the internal triad of mind, body, and heart becomes fixed in a state of permanent harmony, it is because the seeker has finally died to himself and all the allures of life.
Out of this death the forth state emerges.
This is the ecstatic objectivity that the Western seeker cherishes, 
the nirvana of the Hindu, the blooming lotus of Zen."
Interestingly the cross folded in equal squares at ninety degree angles becomes a cube, which could easily represent the forth state of emergence, could it not? 
Or maybe that should be the other way round?
So to me this blue cross has come to represent a living unfolding force echoing back from the future to the now, like an unfolding cube.
" We can see a definitive relationship between the cube and the cross from just unfolding or folding the cube.  
The crossover from the second dimension to the third dimension folds the cross into a three dimensional cube"
Whilst I don't agree with some of the things said on this site, it is an interesting read,
http://cube-it.webs.com/
I also wrote a post about Carl Sagan's time travel section from the TV series Cosmos here -
"Cosmos Episode 8: Journeys In Space and Time" and My Blue Car Dream
Oddly enough, when I was reading Dr.Kirby Surprise's book Synchronicity he mentioned in his chapter titled  
Illusions and Anomalies on page 222 that 
"Using your sync abilities means learning to think outside the box"
He goes on to give an example of the concept of The Trinity being compared to a cardboard box with it's three dimensions of height, length and width.
Then he says   
"You now perceive a meaningful relationship where none existed before.
The problem is that there is no relationship.
There is no connection between the dimensions of a cardboard box and The Trinity whatsoever.
I made the example up to make sure that there was no actual relationship.
The example produces an illusion of a meaningful relationship...
Here's how it's done: the mind is trying to match patterns.
First, state the pattern of The Trinity, then the cardboard box analogy.
Proximity to each other causes working memory to hold both at the same time.
Both have a similar pattern in that there are three "somethings" related to one "something".
One has three aspects or persons, the other three dimensions in space. 
Both assume that there is an inclusive unity...
Our logic is fuzzy and wonderfully creative.
The tendency to believe our fuzzy logic causes many delusions,and many SE as well. "
Thanks for the advice Dr.Surprise, but I chose to use my illusion, 
because I think I do see the connection, between the cross, or Trinity and the box, and I chose to think outside the illusion, even if it is delusional  ;- )
"Unfoldment is a mufti-dimensional practice. 
It requires an exploration of many perspectives, disciplines, and philosophies to fully understand it's power.
It compels us to go deep into ourselves and far out into the world.
The deeper and farther we go, the more we realize that tall inward and outward journeys are at root, one and the same.
In this respect, the many different ideas explored in this book can be considered as archetypal points on the compass of unfoldment - each forming a part of the whole 360 degrees of  human experience.
Though there is a tremendous diversity of knowledge to be contemplated, each of the cardinal directions meet at the center of the compass.
From this point of equilibrium, no terrain is too mountainous to tread, and no darkness can forbear the touch of consciousness for long.
To move freely and gracefully, we must learn to distinguish between what is real and what is unreal.
This begins with ourselves."  
From Neil Kramer's book The Unfoldment.