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

- Jake Kotze

May 26, 2017

God Made Man Because He Loves Stories of the Vicious Beauty of Impermanence?

Great talk with the pioneer of near death experiences,
Dr. Raymond Moody right when Michael loses his cat to the great (seemingly) impermanence of life.
Mind Meld 59 | God Made Man Because He Loves Stories with Dr. Raymond Moody
The Vicious Beauty of Impermanence
It's sad to hear about your cat Michael, but my own experience of losing my cat in hindsight was an accidental initiation into the weirdness I call life.
I've noticed it's kind of a universal theme when you have a good friend who just happens to be a cat.
Take PKD and his cat getting run over as just one of the many examples.
I was almost moved to buy a t-shirt from the TED shop, but it looked a bit too girly to me.
How about stocking some TED hats without the Hipster in the logo?
Something along these lines.
I think these hats would sell better than the t-shirts.
Get talk Michael and I'd like to tell you that you will get over the loss of your cat, but you never truly do.
The hole in your heart may grow smaller over time, but it's always there.
Imagine losing a child, that hole wouldn't get smaller at all, I guess.
Sylvester Photos


I came across a movie today while researching 2007 movies for a post about that year called '5-25-77'.
According the IMDB movie website this was the most popular film of 2007...but there is one was never released that year.
And according to Wikipedia it has never been released, until today in the USA that is.
"5-25-77 is a coming of age film written and directed by 
Patrick Read Johnson and produced by Fred Roos and
Gary Kurtz.
It stars John Francis Daley as a teenage filmmaker living in Wadsworth, Illinois, and his excitement for the premiere of 
Star Wars on May 25, 1977.
Johnson began funding the project in 2001 and filming took place from 2004-2006.
Additional shots were filmed in 2015 and 2016, making the filming course span a total of thirteen years.
The film was first known as 5-25-
77; the title was then changed to '77.
In 2012, the title was reverted to 5-25-77.
In an interview Patrick Read Johnson said the film is finished and has a distributor in place for a theatrical and VOD release.
On May 25, 2016, Patrick Read Johnson announced via his Twitter feed that the movie will be released on May 25, 20
17 in theatres across the nation, 40 years to the day that Star Wars was first released.
Posters for the film were also released that day and Johnson also confirmed that a new trailer is currently in the works."
I also thought it was weird that the second most popular movie on that 2007 was a movie released on May 25, 2007.
Released 2007
And yesterday in Australia the latest Pirate's movie was also released on May 25th, never mind the date on the poster below.
Released 2017
I was going to go and see this new Pirate's movie yesterday, but I decided that I should watch the last one again to brush up on the series first, especially since the last one was based on the book by Tim Powers, PKD's mate.
Which Gordon White alerted me to before I wrote this old post -
What Would Jack Sparrow Do?
So it appears that I'm on a synchromystic treasure hunt at the moment, as I never would have started researching 2007 movies to start writing my post if I hadn't of written my last post about Roger Moore passing away - 
Was the Passing of Roger Moore in 2017 in the Cards?
and realized that I still had to write my 2007 post in the series of posts about the years ending in 7, which were all inspired by Chris Knowles' post called -
The Present Can Only Be Viewed from the Past
And I have to admit that I am a way bigger fan of 
another 1977 movie release other than 'Star Wars'.
I sure hope '5-25-77' ...or should I say '77 lives up to it's hipe, when I do finally get to see it.

Was the Passing of Roger Moore in 2017 in the Cards?

Sir Roger George Moore (14 October 1927 – 22 May 2017)
I read the news briefs at TDG today... 
News Briefs 25-05-2017 Posted by red pill junkie at 04:27, 25 May 2017which just happens to be one day before the date for the 50th anniversary of the 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album.
And the news brief at TDG mentioned that the..."Death of 007 coinciding with worst attack on British soil in the last decade? 
Synchromysticism at its best worst…."
That was rather synchronistic I thought, but this post is about those years ending in 7 that I've been writing about lately thanks to Chris Knowles post at 'The Secret Sun' blog -
The Present Can Only Be Viewed from the Past
I started off those posts about the years ending in 7 by going back to 1967, oddly enough -
1967: The Present Can Only Be Viewed from the Past?
And today being the 26th May, 2017 means...
It was 50 years ago today… looking back on half a century of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
But there are a lot more weird synchronistic connections around the passing of Roger Moore, the longest serving James Bond of all time.
'Nobody does it better': Daniel Craig and Sir Sean Connery pay tribute to fellow Bond star Sir Roger Moore who has died aged 89
8 and 9 = (20)17, by the way;-)
Paul McCartney and his band Wings wrote and performed the title song to Roger's first Bond film 'Live and Let Die'.
And let's not forget that Chris Cornell also
wrote a song for a Bond film.
Chris Cornell: The Muses Choose Broken Vessels
Jane Seymour, OBE
Jane Seymour, the Bond girl from 'Live and Let Die'
Jane Seymour played the role of Maggie in the 2017 movie 'Becoming Bond'.
"The stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life.
Then after being offered the next seven Bond films and a $1 million signing bonus, he turned it all down."
Far More?! Maybe that should be "Far Moore"?-) 
George is 77 years old at the moment, as well, on the subject of 7s.
Not to mention that the Bond franchise is currently looking for is seventh James Bond, because Daniel Craig is stepping down.
Released in 1977
Barbara Bach in 'The Spy Who Loved Me'
Barbara Bach played the Bond girl in the 1977 Bond movie
'The Spy Who loved Me' and Barbara would go on to marry a Beatle in 1981.
"Barbara met Ringo Starr on the set of Caveman (1981) in 1980, and they became a couple during the filming. Ringo and Barbara were on a holiday in December 1980 when her daughter called to inform them that John Lennon had been shot. Ringo and Barbara went to New York to console Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon
Ringo and Barbara married on April 27, 1981."
And of course Barbara was born on  August 27, 1947, so she's in for a big birthday bash this year.
Ringo and Barbara at the circus of the sun
  Recorded September 1977–May 1978
 Released November 15, 1977
And the year that Barbara was starring in 'The Spy Who Loved Me' the
Bee Gees were recording the soundtrack to and filming
'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' the movie hoping this was going to be a huge success, but it would be the
'Saturday Night Fever' soundtrack that would make the Bee Gees stars in their own right.
1977: The Present Can Only Be Viewed from the Past?
And on the subject of lonely hearts, Barry who is now 70 years old is the only Bee Gee still alive and with the 40th anniversary coming up for the 'Saturday Night Fever' album in November that is a sad case of life imitating art it would seem.
Oh...and on the subject of anniversaries the last movie Moore played Bond in was 'A View to a Kill' where he is pictured on the Golden Gate Bridge.
 The bridge-opening celebration began on May 27, 1937, so the bridge celebrates it's 80th anniversary tomorrow.  

It's also the 20th anniversary of the movie 'Spiceworld' this year and Roger Moore played the Chief in that film.
Roger Moore in 'Spiceworld'

I wrote about that movie in my post about 1997 -
1997: The Present Can Only Be Viewed from the Past?
"Two real world deaths after filming prompted edits to the movie.
Mentions of both Princess Diana and the designer Versace were made in the film because they were both alive when the film was made but both died before its release."
And Sir Elton John who is now 70 makes an appearance as himself in that film also.
Diana/Wonder Woman in 'Spiceworld'?!
Released in 2017
In 1997 The Spice Girls sang "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" with Elton John on his TV event An Audience with Elton John (1997).
Which is all quite synchromystically eerie considering the man who played James Bond in seven movies and the Chief in 'Spiceworld' 20 years ago would pass away on the day so many hearts were broken.
And that a bomb on the Spice Bus sequence parodied the action film Speed (1994) which was a bus that is rigged to explode if the bus drops below 50MPH.