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

- Jake Kotze

June 27, 2012

My Night In Motherland

My ticket to Motherland
 I went to see Katherine Lyall Watson's reading of her play Motherland last Friday night.
The play that I wrote about in this post;
Katherine/Lyall Watson  
I hadn't been down this part of town for years.
The last thing I remember seeing here was a film about Jung 
(which I loved) and that was when I was about 20 years old.
The sign outside the Metro Arts building.
The funny thing was it cost me only $10 to get into see the play, but $15 to park my car in the city.
The Royal Albert Hotel, diagonally opposite the building I parked my car in.
I parked in the Myer's Centre carpark and walked to the Metro Arts building.
If you're reading along Mike, that's the old Perry Brothers building in the shot above (Royal Albert Hotel) from this post;
Our Lady of Victories Sync  
It's hard to believe that the Perry Brothers building was once the tallest building in the city.
The view from my bar table looking towards the ticket counter/bar.
Once I got there I went down to the bar with the white arrow above the door, but it was too crowded and stuffy down there so I came back upstairs and relaxed at the corner table that I took the photo from above.
On the ceiling above me was painted this mural of some heavenly type of scene.
I decided to go over to the ticket counter and collect my ticket and noticed that they had a few beers and two different bottles of wine to buy, to drink there at the theatre.
I just bought a beer, since I would be driving home after the play, but the bottle of red wine with the cartoon beauty caught my eye, and since I had never seen this wine before I turned the bottle around to see what it was called.
Well, would you believe it was called Dazzler
or Bobby Dazzler Shiraz, to be precise?
Daz being my nick-name, as it is short for Darren, struck me as quite a coincidence.
I'll certainly be buying a bottle of that in the future.
2007 The Bobby Dazzler Shiraz
I let everyone go in before me while I was asking the guys at the bar about the wine and taking a few photos of the cool artwork on the bottle.
I didn't mind if everyone went in before me as I planned on sitting up the back somewhere anyway.
But when I got in the only seats available were right in the front row...gulp!
View from the front row, looking towards the back of the theatre.
The front row is literally right on the stage, so it's like being on stage with the actors, in a way. 
Which reminded me of this post of mine from the other day;
"All the world's a stage, but you have to act on it !"
View of the stage from up near the back of the theatre.
Oddly enough, when I checked the details about the Sue Benner Theatre on the Metro Arts website, it told me that the theatre's performance area is 42 squared metres!?!
Rainbows are created  by light refracted at 42 degrees.
The Dark Side of the Rainbow, Jupiter 42, The Crab and the Underworld  
"The Land of Oz in the Wizard of Oz is said to be Over the rainbow, or the spectrum of Light. Interestingly the Land of Oz has been said to be the Underworld or Duat of the Egyptian Mythology. 
Osiris was the rebirth god of the Duat, going over the spectrum of light, into the only color that is the absence of light; Black. 
The Night-Time or Twilight hours, the Twilight Zone is between the worlds of Night and Day, the Duat is the evening hours of dark knight where the sun goes into unconscious and imagination or Moon rule. 
Going over the rainbow is symbolic of going into the underworld or unconscious, symbolized by the Moon, gestation cycles connected to the female eggs, eggs connected to rabbits, and solar Easter rebirth also resonate the lepus-duats 42 gods and principles and 42 degrees of the rainbow. Going over the rainbow, into Oz or OZIRIS, is approaching the twilight zone of Rebirth"
Peter Cossar who plays Kerensky & Chris in Motherland.
"When we enter the light of day we share what we have discovered in our moonlight underworld rebirth of the evening. 
The cycles of day and night certainly reflect the cycles of birth and death. 
The polarities of the Tarots The Fool and The Universe in Tarot also sum up these cycles. 
We wake bare of abilities as a child free of all attachment, its a new day, we are not the person we were yesterday, we are a fool unable to experience the realities exactly the same as the day before,. And at the very end of the night we sum up the whole of our entire life and its memories up until that point, the Universe or World Tarot card sums up all that exists in the Material/Spiritual experience . 
The Rabbit Hole also resonates the exact location in Astrology where the Transition of Ages occurs. 
The Transition we are currently experiencing is that of the age of Pisces into the Age of Aquarius.
This shift will be officially marked by the Suns Spring-Vernal Equinox or Easter Location."
The programe for the play Motherland.
I was certainly going down the rabbit hole at the Metro Arts on Friday night.
An old elevator in the Metro Arts building. Going down! Rabbit hole, ground floor. 
You can see the name Warrick Fraser on the programe as the  
Visual Designer for the play.
Now, I had no clue at all that Warrick was involved in this play until I had read this post on Katherine's blog;
Warrick did some beautiful work here on the night. 
Just to give you an example,check out his  Intro Theme to Motherland at this link; 
'Motherland' Intro Theme
My mate "Wazza" (he hates me calling him I do) Fraser
Check out his bio here;
you may even want him to do some multimedia work for you?
More of Warrick's visuals which I ruined by taking a blurry shot.
I ran into him before the play, and after the play was finished I sat with him up the back of the theatre (where I feel much more comfortable) for question and answer time.
The play was a great success, I thought.
And Katherine sure is a talented play-write. 
Katherine Lyall Watson
I hope the play gets the accolades it deserves.
And I can't wait for her to write a play...or two about her uncle, Lyall Watson.
Katherine and Lyall in Egypt.
I'm currently reading...or re-reading (I read it years ago when I was young, but most...not all, went over the top of my head then) Supernature and it is a classic.
If you get a chance to read it, don't pass it up.  
 I couldn't help noticing that the grape shot coming out of the vine at the Journey's End Vineyard site is the same colour of the orchid coming out of the egg on the Supernature book of Lyall's.
Journey's End Vineyard are the vineyards responsible for 
"Bobby Dazzler Shiraz".
Also notice on the programe that Katherine's play Motherland is in the Free Range 2012 project.
To me "Free Range" is associated with eggs, and eggs to Easter, Easter to rabbits, rabbits to rabbit holes.
42 anyone

Update: June 27, 8.36 PM
I was at work thinking about the 42/Rainbow thing in this post I had written this morning and this song came on over the PA and it was this guy singing it.
I swear on everything that is dear to me in life that I am not making this up.
I haven't heard this version for months, in fact I never knew who the singer was until I just found the above You Tube.
All I knew was that it was a guy singing along to a ukulele.
I didn't even know he had died, which makes it even more of a rainbow sync.
What really struck me though were the lyrics - 
"Somewhere over the rainbow, Blue birds fly"
Blue birds have played the part of messengers in my life for some reason and when I heard those lyrics I couldn't stop thinking about the Lyall Watson book I had chosen from Google images...a book that I haven't read yet of his.
When I was re-reading the post this morning I kept thinking is this some sort of cosmic message through Google?
But I demised it as just coincidence...that is until I heard those lyrics,and then the song got cut off anyway,by a store announcement about some customer who had left their lights on in their car. 
So I didn't get to hear the rest, but I'm glad I heard it or I never would have found out about this gentle giant with the angelic voice who once roamed this planet...and maybe will again.
I noticed in the You Tube at his funeral  that there were flags with Israel Kamakawiwo Ole's nick name of IZ  and I couldn't help but wonder if this meant IZ is in OZ ;-)


  1. A fascinating sequence of synchros. I LOL when you said you ended up practically on stage. And the 42? Hmm. There's something really positive coming up for you, Daz.

  2. Of course I read your post! And I recognised the Perry Brothers building from previous posts. As Trish has said, a fascinating sequence of synchros. I think if I lived your life I'd miss a lot of them.