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

- Jake Kotze

January 25, 2020

Happy 2020 Year of the Rat?

The virus may have originated in bats or snakes?
Well timing is everything it would seem in a synchromystic universe.
The Chinese Zodiac, Explained?
I was going to head up to the Buddhist temple and ring in the
Year of the Rat last night, but apparently as of yesterday there were two cases in Brisbane being treated for the new potential pandemic coming out of China.
Two people in Brisbane are monitored for the virus?
Interesting timing I thought as I couldn't help thinking that a virus has broken out of China right before the celebrations of the
Year of the Rat are about to start.
And wasn't the Black Death spread by RATS and fleas?
I sent my son a text joking about that fact, but it was longer than 500 years ago, more like 700 years ago.
I must have been thinking of my old Graham Hancock post when I got 500 years ago stuck in my brain -
500 Year Cycles?
It's hard to keep track of time NOW isn't it?-)
100 Seconds to Midnight NOW?!
Release Date: 22 January 2020 (USA)?!
And while I know that I have more chance of being hit by lightning than picking up this virus right now, being a Brisbane Lions fan I thought it's best not to find comfort in those odds;-)
I Told You That Football is a Shamanic Sport, Didn't I?
So I stayed home last night and binged watched the latest "trending" Netflix series called 
'Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak', which I found as boring as it was interesting.
And while I'm not an anti-vaxer, I don't swallow Big Pharma's money grabbing spins either.
Although when push comes to shove I would take the jab for my own peace of mind if I thought it might give me some protection in a global pandemic, even if it only produced a placebo effect in me and nothing more.
What I found interesting in that Netflix Pandemic doco was all of the different views on the beliefs of the people in that series, from the Hippie anti-vaxers to the vaxers, to the doctors working for Big Pharma and the UN and what they say motivates them in their jobs, to the fundamentalist Christian doctor who thought her non-believing daughter was going to hell for her non- belief in a man made religion and written book.
Oh Jesus, please save us all from your believers;-)
I can't believe anyone with half a brain to think with could believe a loving God would send non-believers to a forever hell.  
Seems like fear is a better motivator than common sense, I think.
Hey, doesn't Gweneth have a new Netflix show right NOW, too;-)
Looks like we are in for an interesting 2020 ahead, no matter what you believe ... or don't, I believe:-)

UPDATE: January 25th, 2020
First Australian case of coronavirus confirmed
Well, it's been confirmed to have hit our shores on the first day of the Year of the Rat and the day before Australia Day, ironically.

January 24, 2020

100 Seconds to Midnight NOW?!

Doomsday clock brought forward 20 seconds as keepers call on world leaders to act
Where did ET go NOW?-)
So the Doomsday Clock is set to 100 seconds till midnight NOW, and Eckhart Tolle is telling us that it is always NOW
Ironically, ET was born in 1948, the Year of the Earth Rat:-)
ET should be over the moon tonight after the clock strikes midnight and ushers in the Year of the Rat:-)
But ET still has to get there NOW, as of the time of me writing this post, so he might not make it.
There is still over 7 hours to go NOW until midnight ... and that's just for midnight in Australia ... well, Queensland, Australia, because we are an hour behind the other east coast Australian states NOW it is summertime here.
I'll bet RATS would like the moon to be made of cheese, like in the old days:-)
I wonder where we will be NOW when the clock is showing one minute past midnight?-)
Can we really OWN our NOW moment?
Time will tell I guess?
Two Minutes to Midnight Oil?
Happy Chinese New Year ... for tomorrow ... if we get there NOW:-)
The Chinese Zodiac, Explained?
And as fate, luck, or synchromysticism would have it
Serena Williams has been knocked out of the Australian Open the day before the Year of the Rat starts, by Wang Qiang in a major shock, losing 6-4, 6-7 (2/7), 7-5 to the Chinese world number 29.
Serena Williams knocked out of Australian Open by Wang Qiang in three sets
Roger plays before midnight tonight, so he'll be hoping that his training rat t-shirt gets him to the Year of the Rat as a winner, I'll bet;-)

UPDATE: January 25th, 2020
Roger was a whisker away from saying "RATS!" to his 2020 Australian Open run, but he showed why he is a real tennis STAR tonight:-)

What's With the Rabbit and Scissor Fingers Jo Jo?

'Jo Jo Rabbit' is a film about a young German boy who has an imaginary friend, but instead of a rabbit like in the movie
'Donnie Darko', this young boy's imaginary friend seems even more sinister, as his imaginary friend is Adolf Hitler.
At the time I saw 'Jo Jo Rabbit' I just happened to be reading a magazine about Jesus, which I had bought on a road trip in 2016 with a bunch of other interesting looking magazines I saw on a news stand -
Manilla, NSW
The magazines I bought in Manilla on the day
In that Jesus magazine was an article about
the Easter Bunny where it mentions having to thank the Germans for the holiday tradition of the Easter Bunny being a symbol of fertility and new life.
It says in that magazine article that the German Lutherans introduced the Easter Hare into the springtime celebrations of Easter.
Also in that article it mentions this holiday character strongly resembles another German holiday tradition: Santa Claus.
Later in the movie a stuffed rabbit is seen on a shelf in Jo Jo's home next to a stuffed (British?) lion.
Were Hitler's Eyes Blue or Not?
How Scissor-Fingers Won WWII?
Hitler was a Roman Catholic, so I don't know what he thought of the Lutheran's Easter Bunny, but Jo Jo gets the name of Rabbit from when he is mocked by his Nazi teachers for refusing to break the neck of a rabbit handed to him during a demonstration at a Hitler Youth camp.
The Nazis ended up killing the rabbit for him and Jo Jo runs off into the woods.
WARNING: Rabbit scene below shows rabbit getting killed
After Jo Jo's imaginary Hitler gives him a pep talk Jo Jo runs back and shows the kids how brave he is by snatching a live grenade out of the teacher's hand and throwing it into the forest, only for the grenade to bounce back off a tree and to fall right beside Jo Jo and going off and nearly killing him.
Jo Jo is more or less resurrected back to life with facial scarring and an injured leg.
Is that a rabbit you're making with your fingers Al?-)
V for Victory
"Crowley claimed to have invented Churchill’s use of the gesture in WWII as a magical foil to the Nazis’ use of the swastika.
Crowley passed this idea to friends at the BBC, and to the British Naval Intelligence Division through his connections in MI5, eventually gaining the approval of Winston Churchill.
The symbolism of the
“V for Victory” refers to the story of Isis, Apophis, and Osiris, as it is illustrated in the Lesser Ritual of the Hexagram, first published by Crowley in The Equinox I, no. 3, in 1910.

In this ritual, the swastika is used to represent the mourning of Isis; and the “V” is used to symbolize Apophis or Typhon, the destroyer.
This symbolism explains Crowley’s use of the “V” as a foil to the swastika, since Apophis slays Osiris, thus causing Isis to mourn.
The “V” symbol also echoes the downward-pointing triangle, a symbol of Horus, the Crowned and Conquering Child of the New Aeon.

In Judaism, Rabbi is Hebrew for "teacher."