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

- Jake Kotze

January 17, 2012

Year of the Synchromystic Dragon (Part One)

Mirror maze scene from, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story.
Having bought Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story on DVD recently, and since it is coming up to the Chinese "Year of the Dragon"- January 23rd, 2012, I thought I would give it a view before the Chinese New Year of the Dragon began.
I hadn't seen it for a while, but just having nearly read through 
The SYNC Book and seeing all the Synchromystics in the book I thought I would keep an eye out for stuff these guys would find interesting.
There are some bloggers in this book and on the net that think everything in a Hollywood movie is programming and that this is all some great plot by Jews, Satanists, New World Orderers, etc, etc, etc and that no Hollywood movie has got anything positive to give the world. 
My view is different, although I will admit that there are propaganda films being churned out like Pearl Harbor, Top Gun, etc for the Military/Industrial Complex, and films are full of product placement and yes I'm sure there are films with subliminals, but...some people are way TOO paranoid.
There are good and bad in everything, and Hollywood is no exception.
I think a lot can be learned through movies...but then again I do have Jewish blood running through my be warned  ;- ) 
This is my post on certain things I find interesting in this movie, and might be worth checking out on DVD, just for fun and conversation.
So here goes....
The movie starts with the Universal logo coming from behind the Earth where the sun is peaking on the horizon and travels over Asia and heads towards the USA.
And then coming to rest over America.
It's interesting when looking at the letters coming around the planet that if we were to stop the screen when the R comes over the horizon the letters are in this order REVINU or maybe REVENUE would be more like the word that would be appropriate as far as Hollywood movies were concerned, because that is really the bottom line in Hollywood $$$$$$$.
That's what really makes Hollywood's world go round...REVINU.
Also to the left of the screen is some kind of constellation and maybe it's just the Ink Blot Test paranoia kicking in,but looks like an alien/demon type creature in the center of the blue light - two legs, body and a head with two big black eyes and an open mouth.

On the DVD I have, there is an introduction by Linda Lee Cadwell which has this quote from Bruce come up at  the start, which I really like, so thought I would put it up here;

As long as I can remember I feel I have had this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. 
It is all these combined. My brain becomes magnetized with this dominating force which I hold in my hand.”   
Bruce Lee
The movie starts off showing  figures atop of a temple in Hong Kong and then a very young Bruce Lee walking out of the temple doors. 
The "Fool's Journey" of the Tarot?
In the commentary by the director, Rob Cohen, he says he wanted to show a blending of reality with truth, like a Jungian inner life that underscored the life of the Chinese people in Hong Kong and their beliefs.
He certainly took some liberties with the truth in this movie.
Probably why a lot of real Bruce Lee fans would dislike it.  
Rob was born in Cornwall, New York (There's one for you Mike Perry ;- ) and has directed such films as The Skulls, Daylight,  
Fast and the Furious, Stealth, XXX and Dragonheart,to name a few.
Rob also produced The Wiz, The Running Man
Wes Craven's Serpent and the Rainbow, Bird on a Wire and Ironweed.

Raffaella De Laurentiis was the producer of Dragon and has produced movies such as, Conan the Barbarian, Black Dog, Dune, Backdraft, Dragonheart, and The Forbidden Kingdom, starring Jackie Chan, which is about a discovery made by a kung fu obsessed American teen which sends him on an adventure to China, where he joins up with a band of martial arts warriors in order to free the imprisoned Monkey King
Her next movie as producer is "Killer Pizza" based on the book of the same name.
Which is penciled in for 2013.
Dragon Wings and a tail coming out of a pizza box?
More dragons by the look of the book cover above.
Rob Cohen in Dragon directing Enter the Dragon.
That's Rob playing a cameo as the director of Enter the Dragon in the film Dragon.
That was the 888th picture taken on my cellphone camera, by the way.
The demon breaks out of the temple wall and begins stalking the young Bruce Lee, ah la 
Freddy Kruger in Nightmare on Elm Street.
Then Bruce is shown asleep in his childhood bedroom in Hong Kong while his father places octagonal mirrors on the window sills to keep the evil spirits away from Bruce.
Three 8 sided mirrors (888?).
There is a dragonfly and some kind of blue figure that reminds me a lot of the blue caduceus that Christopher H Myers is standing under in the sidebar at his Blog Mercury's Messenger.
The photo is too dark here to see the blue figure properly and the dragonfly is barely visible here as well, but in the movie it is quite clear.
Koi fish into Dragon dance?
We travel back to 1961 in a parallel to the movie Back to the Future via the "Under the Sea Dance", or in this case the  
"Lantern Festival Dance", which takes place under swimming fishes.
This is the first fight scene in the movie and although Bruce was the Hong Kong Cha-Cha Champion, no such fight took place between Bruce and a group of sailors at a dance.
Exit the Dragon?
The mythic fight scene has him transform from the Cha-Cha Champion of Hong Kong into the World Hero he is to become and he exits the dance floor to make the journey home to the land of his birth America.
James Dean poster in background.
Here we see him back at home in Hong Kong where his father tells him that he must leave for America and never return to Hong Kong.
We see a poster of James Dean on a blue wall along side a dead ancestor of Bruce's.
Which is linking Bruce to his own future tragic film career maybe?
I always see blue as representing the future and red as representing the past.
Pharaoh robe maybe?
Bruce then puts on his blue Krishna like skin and his father leads him into the next room which is mainly red, showing his father's past exploits as a Chinese opera star. 
There is an open door and an opera mask hanging behind Bruce's father (a bit hard to see in this dark picture) which is hinting that his father's past is an influence on Bruce's future career as an actor.
The Dragon Princess poster may even be a reference to Linda, Bruce's future wife, who awaits him in America?
W the 23rd letter of the alphabet.Significant in some way?
The Year of the Dragon 2012 starts on Jan 23rd.
His father gives him some money he has saved as well as Bruce's American birth certificate so he can enter the land of his birth.
He is next seen on a boat going to America and talking to a history teacher about Chinese fortunes in America.
Bruce is optimistic telling his fellow companion about the future he envisions,while the history teacher tells Bruce the hard facts of how the Chinese have been and are treated by the Westerner's.
Like how they built the railroad in America as a source of cheap slave labour (nothing much has changed. 
Now they work in sweatshops producing cheap clothes and goods for the west) under trying and deadly conditions.
Maybe that's why later we see Brandon playing with the toy train-set? 
"Dragon" the Movie, 1993, Brandon's Death and Precognition???
There's that creepy Joker/Crow doll again.
Bruce didn't travel in the boiler room of a boat like this to America.
This is just more liberties being taken to make a Hollywood movie.
He did travel by boat, but as a normal passenger by all accounts.
Cohen also produced the film Mahogany from which the  
Diana Ross' song of the same name came from.
I used to play this song all the time as a teenager as I wondered where I was headed in fact I still do play it and wonder still.
Rob also produced the movie The Wiz starring Diana Ross as Dorothy and also starring The Man in the Mirror himself, 
Micheal "MoonWalker"Jackson.

We next see Bruce in the land of his birth, practicing Kung-Fu with the Golden Gate Bridge of San Fransisco in the background. 
The Dragon Gate?
Then we see the poster of James Dean on his wall where he lives in America.
He is now in Oz and must start his journey to the Emerald City - Hollywood...and pull back the curtain to see what lies behind it ;- )
There is also a poster of a white rabbit on his wall and the Gene Pitney song, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance  is playing as he goes and opens his door to the knock of temptation,in the form of a pretty Chinese girl.
There is also two of the  same poster of the white rabbit in the hallway.
One upside down over the one that's the right way up.
As above, so below?
Then we go to another mythical fight scene at the restaurant he washes dishes at.
It's a fight over the girl who works there and visited him in the photo above.
Dragon on a Wire?
The song Tightrope by Leon Russell was part of the soundtrack from Dragon.
In the clip above the Man on Wire walks across the Sydney Habour Bridge on a tightrope to that song.
Bird on a Wire is another Rob Cohen produced film which stars 
Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn and DAVID CARRADINE.
David Carradine was born John Arthur Carradine on December 8th, 1936 and also played Kane in the TV series Kung-Fu.
He died 3rd of June, 2009, but still has  films coming out this year. 
Eldorado where he plays a character called "The Spirit Guide".
and NIGHT OF THE TEMPLAR where he plays a shopkeeper.
Year of the Synchromystic Dragon 
(Part Two)


Mike Perry said...

Wow! Such detail goes into your posts - great stuff!

Bruce had an empathy with James Dean. He wrote a caption to one of Dean's photos: 'James Dean wouldn't be so famous if he hadn't died.'

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Details, for sure! Love it. I also really like that quote by Bruce Lee, about how he becomes a magnetizing force.