Synchromysticism

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

- Jake Kotze

October 30, 2012

Andras Jones: Psycho Cinematic Analysis

A Synchromystic investigation into the career of actor Andras Jones.
Russell Crowe gives Psycho Cinematic Analysis two really sharp thumbs up (OK, there's no blades on the thumb, I know).
Russell is known to be a big fan of  the Nightmare on Elm Street film franchise and all of Andras' films. 
Russ is known to get quite passionate about screenings of 
Nightmare on Elm Street 4, especially when he attends a session at his local cinema.
 "A Kabbalistic Tree of Life built into the architecture of the city of Olympia, Washington provides the setting for Andras Jones’ psychedelic Walden Pond. 
Part travel guide, part intimate memoir, part gonzo self-help book, Accidental Initiations in The Kabbalistic Tree of Olympia is that rare literary feat; a living document. 
Invite yourself into its pages and prepare to be transformed, initiated and entertained. 
Whether Jones is holding forth on concepts such as The Pop Oracle, A Balanced Diet of Cults, Honor Among Men, or introducing readers to the artifact that gives the book its name, he does so with a keen wit and a provocateur’s knack for raising difficult issues; 
beginning conversations that will continue long after you have left its pages. 
At the heart of his story is Jones’ quest for justice and “awesomeness” in the face of what he calls “the boring haters.” 
It’s a personal tale of a man, a magickal item, and a small town on the banks of a vortex."
Accidental Initiations: In The Kabbalistic Tree of Olympia
Filmmaker Will Morgan explores the sync web surrounding actress Rose McGowan with narration by Andras Jones
Premiering at Spooky Empire in Orlando, Florida - October 26, 2012
The Lifehouse Matrix

Kalachakra World Peace Stupa Opens

Dark Knight Rises Prophecy?


Hurricane Sandy is seen on the east coast of the United States in this NASA handout satellite image on October 29, 2012.

October 29, 2012

Psyncho

Jake Kotze and Jim Sanders have a great new sync video out called Psyncho (sync-o...get it?).

Into My Arms

I dedicate this one to my blogging buddy King Uke, for reasons that should become obvious in the fist few minutes of the Psyncho video ;-)
King of Ukes
Like I say...
Since the name (although not the movie) Tommy gets a mention in the Psyncho vid, I thought I would throw in King Uke's version of' Pinball Wizard, as well.

October 28, 2012

The Art of Life

Alexandra Nechita
"Alexandra Nechita was hailed as a prodigy when she first began exhibiting her art at 8 years old, likened to Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall with a technical mastery far beyond her years. 
With appearances on national news and talk shows, the Romanian-born girl became a celebrity."
"The horn of the Unicorn may very well represent the Pineal Gland the God Organ and maybe the reason it is connected with ancient cults as an enlightened or magical spirit."
Pineal Gland the God Organ
Unicorn (glass) by
Alexandra Nechita
Unicorn (aluminum) by
Alexandra Nechita

October 27, 2012

Talk To Me: Allison DuBois

Barry Eaton, who hosts the  Radio Out There show, this week interviews Allison DuBois in a show titled  
"Allison Dubois – What The Dead Whisper in my Ear".
Barry also has a book called Afterlife, which I found a very interesting read.
Barry Eaton (centre)
Listen to the Allison DuBois show here -
http://radiooutthere.com/blog/2012/10/25/program-409/
I don't know too much about Allison, I only ever watched one or two shows of Medium.
I have met Barry...don't know too much about his medium-ship, but I did like his book, and he seems like a down to earth bloke.

The Flipside of Vanity

Salt (2010 film)

Since seeing Richard Martini on a You Tube talking about his book Flipside, I was intrigued so much that I bought his book through Kindle (haven't read too much of it yet), and I often now visit his blog to read his current posts.
 Flipside: A Tourist's Guide on How To Navigate the Afterlife
I was reading his current post on Oct 22nd called  
"10 Meditations to Ponder"
In that post he wrote -
"  Here are ten meditations that have come from "spirit guides" during deep hypnosis sessions.
1. Go with the Flow. 
2. Start experiencing life in the moment. 
3. Accept and Forgive everything that comes to you. 
4. Focus on Love and Joy. 
5. Get in touch with your Guides. 
6. Let Go - stop resisting, realize we are not in control, expand internally. 
(Let go of fear, anger, resentment)  
7. Notice what connects you to others; not what separates you. 
8. Focus on acts of kindness without wanting anything in return. 
9. Destroy vanity in all its forms.  
(Money, fame, looks) 
10. Stop judging others. 
Love your neighbor as yourself because they are yourself.
I thought number 9 was oddly funny, because I was reading an article in Vanity Fair about Angelina Jolie.
I thought it was a funny enough sync that I left this comment on Richard's blog -
Brizdaz (Darren)October 22, 2012 6:03 PM
All good points.
Your post bought a smile to my face when I saw -
9. Destroy vanity in all its forms.
(Money, fame, looks)
As I was reading an article about Angelina Jolie in Vanity Fair 

(Oct 2011), which is next to me on my desk...but I'm not going to destroy it.
Sorry;-)
Richard replied with saying -
"That's funny. I got a chance to know Angelina while working on the film Salt.
Contrary to popular media, she's about the least vain person I've met. 
A great sense of humor. 
The odd thing about the "destroy vanity" quote was one morning I awoke to hear someone speaking to me in Latin; 
"vanum populatum." 
I don't speak Latin, but it means annihilate vanity. 
I thought "I live in LA, where do I start?..."
Part of my reply to that comment was -
 "Go with the Flow" has been how I've let life lead me over the past two years and it's a great, although free-falling type experience not knowing where life will lead me.
I let synchronicity guide me and I couldn't help thinking about the parallels between Angie's life and the lady who seems to lead a similar life (apart from being a movie star) in helping children in this synchronicity post here -

Dona Nobis Pacem, Numbers, and Jeri Gerard
The lady talking about the 11:11 syncs at Synchrosecrets and who I told Richard reminded me of Angie's efforts in helping unfortunate children runs this blog -

goddess of the confluence

Jeri Gerard

I then found a You Tube where Angie had some jewelry line in her name that was being sold to raise money for children in crisis. Which was strange, because Jeri sells jewelry from Nepal.

Oddly enough in the You Tube above the gallery owner's first name is Darren, which happens to be my first name too. 
In the side panel to where I found that You Tube I also found the one at the top of this post about Angie's doppelgänger.
Things were getting weird here because Richard's partner, 
Luana Anders 
who passed, and who the book Flipside was in a way written about, was also an actress who stared in the movie  
 Doppelgänger with Drew Barrymore.
I was over at Mike Perry's blog 67 Not Out and caught a link that read -
Your soul’s doppelgängers (kinda sorta): how relationships act as mirrors 
I don't usually visit this blog, but the word doppelgänger reeled me over.
Now, I've done a post previously about how I crossed paths with King Uke in this post -
Tokyo Zombie is Hurting my Brain
and how it was zombies that bought us together.
So, when I can I try and post something zombieish like this -
A Zombie Song My Son Wrote and Sung 
so he won't pick at my brain, too much;-)
On the weekend I had the perfect story for him which was about zombies and Brisbane, so I did this post- 
Brisbane Zombie Walk 2012
Then at the Secret Sun blog I see this story about how after 5 years Knowlesy is going to close shop at The Secret Sun.
A Five Year Mission...  
Where he mentions a Vanity Fair article he gets a mention in -
"As I mentioned before this has been a banner year for The Secret Sun, with more unique visitors than ever before, more members both here and on Facebook, and more attention from the world outside (most recently from James Wolcott, one of my journalistic heroes)."
The article in the VF piece was titled -
" The Undead Don't Like to Leave Anything Undone
That article refers to a movie Chris wrote about at THE SECRET SUN  
(The movie was called The Norliss Tapes, which I have never heard of before) 
starring another Angie...Angie Dickinson.
And the article also mentions another Darren ... Darren McGavin.

I loved Darren McGavin when I was growing up, because, believe it or not, he was the only other Darren that I had heard of at the time.
Darren wasn't a common name then...well not where I lived anyway.
Most people would call me Darrel. 
McGavin was the star of the TV series The Night Stalker, a show I loved, because I saw myself in Darren's role, since we both shared the same first name.
The Night Stalker is also mentioned the the VF article, which leads me to my next sync.
Now if you look at the picture of the Book-zine in this post - 
Bookazines 
it is titled The Night Stalkers - true encounters with zombies, werewolves, ghouls and vampires.
That post ends with the line 
" Going with the flow: isn’t that part of what synchronicity is about?"
Which brings us back to Richard's meditation number
1. Go with the Flow.

October 26, 2012

Bill Stoneham: The Hands Resist Him

' The Hands Resist Him' by Bill Stoneham
I love Clifford Pickover's website 
Reality Carnival.com 
and I try to see what he has new in store each day. 
When I was there yesterday he had a link to this story -
 The Hands Resist Him
" The Hands Resist Him, also known as The eBay Haunted Painting, is a painting created by Oakland, California artist Bill Stoneham in 1972. 
It depicts a young boy and female doll standing in front of a glass paneled door against which many hands are pressed. 
According to the artist, the boy is based on a photograph of himself aged 5, the doorway is a representation of the dividing line between the waking world and the world of fantasy and impossibilities, while the doll is a guide that will escort the boy through it. 
The titular hands represent alternate lives or possibilities.
The painting became the subject of an urban legend and a viral internet meme in February 2000 when it was posted for sale on eBay along with an elaborate backstory implying that it was haunted."
 See the rest of the story at Wikipedia if you are interested.
An individual who saw the story about the original painting contacted Stoneham about commissioning a sequel to the painting. Stoneham accepted and painted a sequel called  
Resistance at the Threshold. 
Resistance at the Threshold
The sequel depicts the same characters 40+ years later in the same style as the original. Stoneham has entered into an agreement with the current owners of the first painting to sell prints of it in three sizes. 
Threshold of Revelation
 A second sequel, Threshold of Revelation, was completed in 2012 and can be seen on Stoneham's website. "
But what really grabbed my attention was this You Tube video with Bill Stoneham when he talks about his Oracle Deck -
Especially when it gets to the eleven and a half minute mark,
when Bill talked about the Ghost Card.
I like his artwork over at his website too -
 http://www.stonehamstudios.com/
Not that I would probably want it hanging in my house though ;-)
Noetic Harvest
 Maybe this one I would hang on my wall though?

October 25, 2012

Brisbane Zombie Walk 2012

Brisbane Zombie Walk from Oct 21st 2012.
Here's a post for my zombie loving friend King Uke -
" The Brisbane Zombie Walk is an annual event which was first introduced to Queensland in 2006.
In 2009, The Brisbane Zombie Walk became affiliated with The Brain Foundation of Australia to raise awareness and funds whilst offering the public a unique and entertaining charity event.
Over 5,000 participants were recorded as being involved in The Brisbane Zombie Walk in 2009 – an unofficial world record.
In 2010, the Brisbane Zombie Walk attracted a staggering 10,000 participants to actively join in the walk and raised $13,000 for the Brain Foundation, $3,000 above the target amount.
In 2011 the aim was to continue to raise in excess of $10,000 for the Brain Foundation and to officially break the Guinness World Record for the largest Zombie Walk attendance. We were delighted to announce that we raised in excess of $24,000 for the Brain Foundation and had between 15 to 20,000 participants. "
The Brisbane Zombie Walk
 In many ways it just looks like Bronco fans exiting Suncorp Stadium after a game to me ;-)

Seven Psychopaths/Seven Sleepers

I had just received a double pass in the mail to the movie 
Seven Psychopaths yesterday,
 which is strange, because I was reading a passage in  this book -
titled Seven Sleepers, where this passage from the
Quranic version is quoted -
" [18:18] You would think that they were awake, 
when they were in fact asleep. 
We turned them to the right side and the left side, 
while their dog stretched his arms in their midst. 
Had you looked at them, 
you would have fled from them, 
stricken with terror. "
 Note that 18:18 is also the dead-man's hand in poker.
"Touch" the Deadman's Hand Coincidence
I guess I'll have to check it out then?
Look's intriguing. 

October 24, 2012

On The Road With Proust

 I saw the movie On the Road last weekend and I couldn't help noticing the copy of Swann's Way always laying around as Sal (Jack) was working on his books.
 Obviously Proust was a big influence on Kerouac.  
Proust's madeleines...well like the ones he would of had.
A saying of Proust's that I have sitting on my computer desk.
Another big Proust fan is Cliff Pickover, who quotes Proust left, right, and center in his book Sex, Drugs, Einstein & Elves.
"The creation of the world did not occur at the beginning of time, it occurs everyday"
Marcel Proust, The Sweet Cheat Gone.
Also a major influence on Jack Kerouac was Lee Konitz.
 "On October 7, 1951, after a gloomy Sunday when he seemed to be making no progress on the chapters about Neal Cassady he was adding to On the Road,  Jack went to Birdland to hear the alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, who recently had come into his own as a leading innovator of cool jazz.  
During Konitz's solo in "I Remember April," which he played as if it were "the room he lived in," his music sounded "so profoundly interior" to Jack that he was sure very few people would understand it. 
In fact, he compared Konitz's extended phrases to the sentences he was writing lately, sentences whose direction seemed mysterious until the "solution" was suddenly unveiled in a way that shed light backward on everything that had preceded it. 
Admiring Konitz for refusing to make the concessions that would gain him a wider audience, Jack saw that both he and the musician were essentially doing the same thing -- attempting to communicate "the unspeakable visions of the individual." 
Grabbing a pencil, he scribbled a reminder to himself: 
"BLOW AS DEEP AS YOU WANT TO BLOW." 
It was a rule he would start to follow in his work, despite his continued brooding about his tormenting inability to finish his second novel."
"Tranced Fixations" -- Kerouac's Breakthrough