Synchromysticism

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

- Jake Kotze

May 28, 2015

Happiness in Plain/Plane Sight...365 Days a Year?

I wrote about how I came across this Dutch magazine (Flow) when I went to see a movie about paper planes - 
PAPER Planes Sync in the FLOW
I came across this article titled Celebrate Today in the magazine from Holland and was amazed to find out it was written about a Brisbane woman named Hailey Bartholomew 
(that's her in the You Tube right at the top of this post).
I live in Brisbane and I have never heard of Hailey and her project, so it was rather ironic that a magazine that came from the other side of the world would introduce me to an interesting speaker/writer/photographer who also lived in my hometown. 
Sometimes we don't realize the gifts of life that are right in front of us.
You can checkout Hailey's website at this link - 
365 Grateful
I think that you'll be grateful that you did. ;-) 
http://www.flowmagazine.com/
I found the above photo on Hailey's site and it reminded me of this old post of mine - 
Aboot Canadians

May 26, 2015

Back to the Future and the Six Degrees of Marty Martyn?

A friend of mine brought this news story to my attention a short while ago - 
10-Year-Old Boy Remembers Past Life as 1930’s Hollywood Actor
""Mom, I have something I need to tell you. 
I used to be somebody else.” 
Those were the words that five-year-old Ryan Hammons told his mother as he was being tucked into bed five years ago, according to NBC News’s Today. 
Ryan reportedly began having vivid nightmares at age four. 
The next year, Ryan told his mother he wanted to “go home” to Hollywood, and related stories about meeting actress Rita Hayworth, taking trips to Paris, and dancing on Broadway. 
The boy said he had once lived on a street with the word “rock” in it. 
“His stories were so detailed and they were so extensive, that it just wasn’t like a child could have made it up,” the boy’s mother, Cyndi Hammons, told Today. 
“Then we found the picture, and it changed everything.” 
Hammons had gone to the library to investigate her son’s claims when she happened upon a book that contained a still photo of two men from the 1932 film Night After Night, starring Mae West. 
“She turns to the page in the book, and I say ‘that’s me, that’s who I was,'” now ten-year-old Ryan told Today. 
Cyndi Hammons could not find out any more information about the man, so for help, she reportedly approached Dr. Jim Tucker, an associate professor of psychiatry and neurobehavioral sciences at the University of Virginia, who has spent more than ten years studying the phenomenon of reincarnation memories in children. 
Tucker helped Hammons identify the man in the photo as  
Marty Martyn, a small-time actor who later became a big-time Hollywood agent. 
Astonishingly, after examining Ryan, Tucker was reportedly able to confirm 55 details 
about Martyn’s life that the boy had provided. Martyn had danced on Broadway, traveled to Paris, and even lived on a street with the word “rock” in it: 
825 North Roxbury Dr. in Beverly Hills. 
Ryan was also able to provide details about Martyn’s family that even the man’s own kin had not known. 
Martyn’s daughter had grown up believing her father had one sister, but Ryan told Tucker that he had had two. 
Tucker was able to confirm that finding. 
Ryan also correctly provided details about the number of times Martyn was married, how many children he had, and details about Martyn’s profession. 
“If you look at a picture of a guy with no lines in a movie, and then tell me about his life, I don’t think many of us would have come up with Marty Martyn life,” Tucker told Today. 
“Yet Ryan provided many details that really did fit with his life.”
In the most bizarre instance of a potential connection, Tucker thought Ryan may have provided an incorrect detail about Martyn’s life when he said he “didn’t see why God would let you get to be 61 and then make you come back as a baby.” 
Tucker found that Martyn had died in 1964 at the age of 59, not 61. 
However, after examining old census records, Tucker discovered that Martyn had been born in 1903, not 1905 as his birth certificate claimed, making Ryan’s statement eerily correct."
Night After Night was Marty Martyn's only film and his lines were cut from it.
Night After Night is a 1932 American drama film starring  
and Mae West in her first movie role.
Oddly enough, I also noticed that Mae West passed away on November 22nd (1980), Constance Cummings passed on November 23rd (2005) and Raft on November 24th (1980).
Now when I saw the news story about the boy who thinks he is a reincarnation of Marty Martyn I had been writing my posts on the synchromystic links in the movie 
Back to the Future and of course the star of the BTTF films is  
Michael J Fox, who plays Marty McFly.
Marty McFly in a scene from Back to the Future.
9/11, Synchromysticism and Back to the Future, 1, 2 & 3?
 "Who the hell is John F.Kennedy?", asks Marty's grandfather in the movie BTTF when Marty travels back to 1955, as you see at the end of the synchromystic clip about BTTF above.
Mae West starred in Night After Night with Marty Martyn and passed away on November 22nd, the anniversary of Kennedy's assassination. 

"[Mae West on Marilyn Monroe] The only gal who came near to me in the sex appeal department was pretty little Marilyn Monroe.
 All the others had were big boobs." 
JFK was born in MAY (Mae?).
I couldn't help thinking about the actors involved in the movie 
 Night After Night
and their synchromystic  links in a Six Degrees of Separation kind of way to the Back to the Future movie trilogy.
Interestingly GEORGE Raft died only two days after Mae West.
"Raft died from leukemia at the age of 79 in Los Angeles, California, on November 24, 1980. 
Two days earlier, Mae West had died and their bodies were at one point alongside each other in the hallway of the same mortuary at the same time. 
George McFly
GEORGE Raft was in Some Like It Hot with Marilyn Monroe

George Raft played "Spats" Colombo, a mobster from Chicago?! 
On the subject of Chicago mobsters, JFK and Marilyn Monroe,
has anybody here read 
Double Cross: The Explosive, Inside Story of the Mobster Who Controlled America?
 Another star of Night After Night was Wynne Gibson who passed away at the age of 88.
88?
Wynne Gibson also starred in a movie called  Double Cross, which coincidentally is the name of Giancana's book above.
It gets weirder with this Night After Night  film because on the Wiki page for the movie is written,
"Although Night After Night is not a comedy, it has many comedic moments, especially with the comic relief of West, who plays a supporting role in her screen debut. 
West portrays a fictionalized version of Texas Guinan and the film remains primarily remembered as the launching pad for her career. 
Raft campaigned to cast his friend and former employer Guinan herself but the studio opted for West since she was nine years younger. 
Raft believed that the part would have launched a major film career for Guinan, which proved to be the case for West instead. 
(West was reportedly a fan of Guinan and incorporated some of the flamboyant Guinan's ideas into her own acts)."
 Mary Louise Cecilia "Texas" Guinan passed away on 
NOVEMBER 5TH!? (January 12, 1884 – November 5, 1933)
Texas Guinan / Texas Gunman?
Hmm...Maybe not Mae?-)

May 24, 2015

Lifeboats, Flying Fish and the Sea of the Subconscious

I had a friend named Noah (of all people) remark about the synchronicities he was having involving  flying fish.
A real life flying fish.
And while I thought it was interesting he was running into flying fish imagery in his life, that wasn't applying to my life.
One of my favourite t-shirts that I own. To me the lighthouse is Cape Byron.
Lifeboats and being lost at sea and looking for guidance from a source beyond me is my thing at the moment (I'm going through a separation right now), so I decided to pick up a book resting on my bookcase which I had bought at the Byron Bay Writer's Festival 
The banner for the upcoming BBWF in August 2015.
last year called "The Lifeboat" by Zacharey Jane, and right on the very first page "flying fish" are mentioned in the story.

I had just seen David Lynch's exhibition at the  
Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane called,"Between Two Worlds", which I wrote a post about here at this link -
My Sunday: Between Two Worlds and Trying to Catch the Big Fish
and I remembered that I had to walk under life size whales suspended from the ceiling outside the museum to get to the Gallery of Modern Art to see the "Between Two Worlds" exhibition.
Big flying fish I had to walk under to see "Between Two Worlds" at GOMA.
I also bought David Lynch's book and CD titled 
"Catching the Big Fish", which is about tapping the subconscious/Collective Unconscious for guidance and using it in your life
(which I see as the beam of light from the lighthouse, offering guidance to lost travelers on the  seas of the dark conscious reality, with the unknown lapping at the edges of the boat).
Cape Byron lighthouse.
"The Lifeboat" by Zacharey Jane is about, 
"A man and a woman are found at sea in pirate-infested waters, 
with no memory of who they are or how they got there".
I must say that I really liked this book as one long metaphorical story about memory and tapping into the subconscious/Collective Unconscious and using it as guidance.
As a straight out novel the story would be a bit mediocre, but as a meditative act of reading and pondering about life, it is right up there with any of Paulo Coelho's novels.
Read about my Paulo Coelho encounter here -
 A Monocled Monk Swimming
You can hear Zacharey Jane talk about  The Lifeboat on this radio podcast at around the 20 minute mark -
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2008/04/bsw_20080430.mp3
"Washing up on a remote shore without memory, without a past and with nothing but a stranger for company—that's the fate of two characters in The Lifeboat, a new book from novelist Zacharey Jane. 
The Lifeboat asks whether we are who we are because of our accumulated experiences, or is there some intrinsic core that defines us?"
Zacharey Jane and the sense of self
Steve Bisley, Catherine Deveny, Tom Doig, Luka Lesson and Denise Scott talk to Zacharey Jane
I  first saw Zacharey Jane in 2013 at the Byron Bay Writer's Festival 

when she chaired a talk about performance anxiety with some other authors.
In fact, you can hear the pod-cast of that talk at this link -
Performance Anxiety: Putting It Out There, Live
I also saw Zacharey Jane chair another talk at the 2014 BBWF called 
"Our Story: Film and National Identity". 
This is when I decided to buy Zacharey Jane's book The Lifeboat,
although it would sit unopened until just after my friend Noah mentioning the flying fish synchs.
Zacharey Jane, Terry Hayes, Andrew Knight and John Weiley. BBWF 2014.
Fish seem to be flying everywhere around me at the moment as I make sense of the shipwreck of my 26 year marriage sink into the abyss from my lifeboat.  
They say it takes two to tango, but the reality is that we are all dancing with ourselves in life, so we better get to know ourselves better to make our way through life's rough seas.
 
Billy Idol at "Day on the Green" March 2015 dancing with himself on life's stage, while I look on from my seat.
Time for me to catch the "Big Fish" I think, never-mind all those other fish people tell you about when a relationship sinks.

May 22, 2015

Bad Blood?

I can't help wondering if Neil Sedaka had a premonition about Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" song when he had a hit with his own "Bad Blood" song back in 1975. ;-) 
Bad Blood
It could've been me but it was you
Who went and bit off a little bit more than he could chew
You said that you had it made, but you been had
The woman no good, no how, thinkin' maybe the blood is bad
Bad blood
(Bad blood)
The woman was born to lie
Makes promises she can't keep
With the wink of an eye
Bad blood
(Bad blood)
Brother, you've been deceived
It's bound to change you mind
About all you believe
From where I stand, it looks mighty strange
How you let a woman like that treat you like small change
I don't understand what you're lookin' to find
The only thing bad blood do is mess up a good man's mind
Hear me talkin' now
Bad blood
(Bad blood)
The bitch is in her smile
The lie is on her lips
Such an evil child
Bad blood
(Bad blood)
Is takin' you for a ride
The only thing good about bad blood
Is lettin' it slide
Doo-ron, doo-ron, di di, dit, dit, ron-ron
Doo-ron, doo-ron, di di, dit, dit, ron-ron
Doo-ron, doo-ron, di di, dit, dit, ron-ron
Bad blood, talkin' 'bout bad blood
Doo-ron, doo-ron, di di, dit, dit, ron-ron
Doo-ron, doo-ron, di di, dit, dit, ron-ron
Doo-ron, doo-ron, di di, dit, dit, ron-ron
Bad blood
Here we go
Bad blood
(Bad blood)
The bitch is in her smile
The lie is on her lips
Such an evil child
Bad blood
(Bad blood)
Is takin' you for a ride
The only thing good about bad blood
Is lettin' it slide
The only thing good about bad blood
Is lettin' it slide
"Makes promises she can't keep
With the wink of an eye

Bad blood" ;-)

May 20, 2015

Being an Introvert Myself I Found This TED Talk Quite Interesting

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. 
But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated. 
 I read about the above TED talk in an article from FLOW magazine, a magazine which I wrote about here in this post -
 PAPER Planes Sync in the FLOW

May 19, 2015

Pictures from the 2015 Bangalow Billycart Races Last Sunday

The 2015 Bangalow Billycart Derby was on again yesterday and while a little damp at times throughout the day the only downer was the track...
all the way down to the bottom of the the main road ;-)
Here are my snaps of the day.
Enjoy.
Before Race
After Race
I never saw this one in any of the events for some reason. ;-)
I noticed a copy of We Need to Talk About Kevin in the news-agent's window.
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Hay everywhere?
Hay everywhere?-) (Men at Work) Even on the billboards of the street.

 
Colin Hay from Men At Work.
The race commentator's box.
People tend to come out of their shell on race day in Bangalow I noticed. ;-)
Although some can be a little crabby as well. ;-)
What a little R.I.Pper.
Here's the lady that shoots all of those wonderful videos for The Echo newspaper.
I noticed these guys had Amazing Grace while walking down the steep incline. ;-)
Tex Perkins preparing for the celebrity race.
 
UPDATE: 21st May, 2015.
I forgot to mention that after this race I talked my brother into going to see the new Mad Max movie that coincidentally started the same weekend of the Bangalow Billy-cart Derby.
We caught the 4:20 session, which if you know about the Byron Bay drug culture sounds like a little joke in itself, because pot is a big part of the scene in these parts, so 420 and joints do have a meaning that doesn't go unnoticed to those in the know. ;-)


I have to say though that I didn't like the new Mad Max movie.
I wasn't stoned, but still my eyes glazed over watching this movie.
Give me the old Mad Max movies any day over this new movie.
The ironic thing though is that Steve Bisley from the original  
Mad Max movie was in the celebrity race this time last year, which I wrote about in this post- 
Stillways: A Memoir
Steve Bisley, Bangalow 2014 Billy-cart Derby after the race.