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

- Jake Kotze

November 15, 2019

Serendipity and Creativity?

CCBB: Wendy Ross - Serendipity and Creativity
I just listened to this latest 'Connecting with Coincidence' podcast (the You Tube above) this morning featuring Wendy Ross and found it rather interesting.
"Wendy is a cognitive scientist based at Kingston University, London.
Her main area of research is the role of serendipity in creativity and problem solving from both an experimental and a philosophical perspective.
Her recent publications have explored mathematical and insight problem-solving, collaborative creativity, and serendipity.
She is also a section editor for the
Palgrave Encyclopaedia of the Possible and Secretary of the Serendipity Society."
The Serendipity Society
I hadn't heard of Wendy Ross before listening to the podcast, but I laughed when I read her current Twitter feed and saw she had a Tweet featuring Matt Haig, who I met in Byron Bay not that long ago through serendipitous circumstances -
Anxiety, Crossing Our Bridges When We Come to Them and a Plate of Shrimp?
I also like how Bernie starts off the podcast with the story of how the word serendipity came about, as I just wrote a post about an author who gave a talk at a London bookstore and related the same story, but with a more personal twist -
Treasure Hunt?
Treasure chests are usually filled with gold coins, jewels and pearls, aren't they?-)

The Dance of Chance for an Avid Reader?

Putting Out the Fires With Kerosene?!

Are bigger water-bombers the answer to Australia's bushfire woes?
The Differences Between Kerosene & Jet Fuel
I find it ironic that IF(?) the the planet is heating up from humanity's use of fossil fuels rather than the sun heating up the oceans of the planet in a cycle that has been repeated throughout history (my money is on this theory, by the way ... not that I'm opposed to the ban on fossil fuels which fouls the planet up, whether it really is heating up the planet as well, or not), that bombing bush-fires with jet airplanes with names such as "Gaia" seems to be a bit of a joke.
There's Always the Sky?
Whichever earth heating theory you happen to subscribe to, humanity is in for nasty times ahead weather wise, for the next 500 years or so, I believe.
Qantas flight touches down from London

Remote Viewing of Past Life on Mars?

Kind of ironic that the man who fell to earth passed away on
remote viewer #1's birthday of January 10th, don't you think?-)
Peter Cushing in Top Secret! (1984)
Top Secret! (1984)