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

- Jake Kotze

July 28, 2012

Accidental Initiations

 Accidental Initiations is a book I bought from Amazon after I had read Andras Jones chapter in The SYNC Book.
To quote The SYNC Book Press site's blurb about the book;
"A Kabbalistic Tree of Life built into the architecture of the city of Olympia, Washington provides the setting for Andras Jones’ psychedelic Walden Pond
Part travel guide, part intimate memoir, part gonzo self-help book, Accidental Initiations in The Kabbalistic Tree of Olympia is that rare literary feat; a living document. 
 Invite yourself into its pages and prepare to be transformed, initiated and entertained. Whether Jones is holding forth on concepts such as The Pop Oracle, A Balanced Diet of Cults, Honor Among Men, or introducing readers to the artifact that gives the book its name, he does so with a keen wit and a provocateur’s knack for raising difficult issues; beginning conversations that will continue long after you have left its pages. 
At the heart of his story is Jones’ quest for justice and “awesomeness” in the face of what he calls “the boring haters.”
 It’s a personal tale of a man, a magickal item, and a small town on the banks of a vortex."
Now, those who don't know who Andras Jones is, you might want to watch the You Tube below.
 He is also the host of a show called Radio8Ball.
I was hooked from the first chapter when Andras wrote,
"There is a Kabbalistic Tree of Life in Olympia.
It is hidden in plain sight....
Before the "Greeners", it was the loggers and the brewers..."
My grandparents on my mother's side were loggers and those who know me will know what the word "brewers" means for me personally ... and no, I don't have a drinking problem ... yet;-)
But, I was more than hooked when he wrote,
"At the center of historic Olympia is Sylvester Park, a bucolic 19th century village green with a gazebo at it's heart."
Sylvester Park, Olympia
My cat Sylvester
My synchronicity ride really got going when my cat Sylvester got run over and I had to bury him.
Gabriel (Peter)
Underwood Park, Rochedale, Australia.
I buried him in the forest opposite the above park ... which now happens to have a gazebo in it. 
Underwood Road, Priestdale
There is also a Buddhist temple across the road, a little up from this park.
Welcome to the Year of the Dragon
The walk in the book takes place around Sylvester Park and surrounds in Olympia, Washington.
 The tree in the book is situated near the Old Capital Building.

Old Capitol Building 

(Olympia, Washington)

 The walk/tree starts at The Kneeling Freemason of Malkuth - George Washington.
Andras also reprints his chapter from The SYNC Book, 
"The Pop Oracle", which starts off -
Andras Jones
"Here's a game I call Radio8Ball:
1. Ask a question to The Pop Oracle.
2. Pick a song at random and listen to it.
3. Think about and / or discuss the answer.
The Pop Oracle makes all of this truth palatable by using music as a vehicle.
It doesn't even have to be a "good" song. 
As long as it's randomly chosen you will be able to find your answer in it and,
in so doing, reveal the song's genius.
Even an innocuous pop song carries a tremendous amount of cultural information
that makes it an ideal vessel for divination"

The thing that sent shivers down my spine was that when I was burying my cat Sylvester, the Peter Gabriel song Digging in the Dirt started playing as I started shoveling the dirt over my dead cat, and pretty much ended as I had finished filling in his grave.
"Sylvester is a name derived from the Latin adjective silvestris meaning "wooded" or "wild", which derives from the noun silva meaning "woodland"."
From that point on I took notice when a song would sync with me like that.
This was the point in my life that I started taking synchronicity a little more seriously.
Inside Sylvester Park Andras takes us to the first landmark, which he identifies with Yesod on The Tree of Life.
A statue of John Rankin Rogers.
And he writes an interesting chapter about the phallic statue of Yesod.
And isn't a 'roger' a slang term for a phallus?-)
In the next chapter "A Balanced Diet of Cults", Andras talks about his cults, such as Baseball, Manhood, Yoga, Kabbalah, Chemistry, etc.
And CULTure in general.
He writes about his study of Tantric Yoga.
He writes, 
"I didn't know I was learning Tantra when I was studying the actor's craft at the Vincent Chase Workshop in Hollywood with teachers like Tom Shadyac and W.Morgan Sheppard in the late 80's and early 90's."
I AM (Tom Shadyac)
The old and new gazebos of Sylvester Park.
Andras writes that the center of The Tree (Tiphareth) is the gazebo.
He says that the original gazebo was built in 1893 and was burned, or taken down during the first world war, because it looked like the Kaiser's helmet.
The current one was built in 1976.
He says that the gazebo is in the heart center of the tree, and then goes on to tell some personal stories of the heart.
Andras also has some controversial chapters in the book such as "Kike", about his perceived experiences of being Jewish in Olympia.
Which being a secular Jew myself, I found an interesting read.
But there is also controversy surrounding his sacking from KAOS radio in Olympia, which you can read about here in the customer reviews;
and a chapter titled "C#nt Punch" (spelled incorrectly on purpose on my part;-)
The Circle of Chesed
This humble drinking fountain for humans and pets represents Love and Mercy and the entry point of "all things needful".
And Andras says it represents The Circle of Chesed on The Tree.
Then he draws attention to a stone with a plaque that marks the end of "The Oregon Trail".
He writes, 
"The bloody trail of manifest destiny and the conquest of the Americas END HERE! 
Think about that!
The full monty of European conquest, the nightmare and the dream, woven tight with the wrong and sacred ideas of so many previous generations winds itself around the Chesed corner of
The Kabbalistic Tree of Olympia."
Andras continues guiding us around The Tree and ends the book with a photo of the real tree that he wrote about at the beginning of the book.
He finishes by writing,
"You can follow and participate in my continued explorations of 
The Kabbalistic Tree of Olympia in the sequel to this book, Accidental Initiations 2 at"
An interesting read, indeed, in my opinion.

Update: August 1st, 2012
There seems to be a sync happening with bandstands here.
Mike Perry from England, who I weirdly sync with quite often, tells me in the comments section below that the bandstands in this post reminds him of the one in his childhood town of Hayes.
The Hayes bandstand (west London)
 Mike Perry 2:39 AM, August 01, 2012
Sounds fascinating. When I saw the two gazebos it transported me to the town where I was born - Hayes (west London). In the park there is a bandstand very much like the gazebos. Not sure at the moment why I should feel so strongly about Hayes at this time.
Which is odd, because when I clicked on the link Mike gave me, underneath the picture of that bandstand it says -
"The bandstand is used each summer for concerts. 
The park and bandstand were featured in the film  
'Bend it Like Beckham' ".
The star of the movie was Keira Knightley who is also in  
A Dangerous Method, a movie that Andras has referenced in his latest post;
And if you watch the clip from A Dangerous Method that Andras has used on his blog, you will see Keira Knightley getting a slap on the bottom, which sounds oddly like the crack in the bookcase that Freud and Jung are discussing:-)

July 27, 2012

Time Monk Radio Interviews Alan Abbadessa-Green

A great audio interview with The SYNC Book author/editor 
Alan Abbadessa Green.
It goes for quite a while, but you can listen to it in parts like I did, or just let it go in the background while you wash the dishes, shave, or do some other tedious chore..
UPDATE: 2013
Alan Abbadessa Green in SkyBlue Symposia

July 26, 2012

Dark Night Sync?

I wrote a post titled
The First Death CafΓ© In The USA? 
on the 1st June 2012.
It was about this great idea of starting a "Death Cafe" in Columbus,Ohio, USA.
The first "Death Cafe" night was held on the 19th July, 2012.
As a reward for Kickstarter donators the four above T-shirts were designed.
As Lizzy explains on her blog;
Mirror Synchronicity: Death Cafe & Death By Gun
"Death By Gun art is now the thorn in my side. 
I should have trusted my instincts. 
Only one person ordered the t-shirt, but there was a minimum order of 12 per image. 
My vendor suggested that maybe I might want to ask the donor if they would be willing to switch to another shirt. 
I said I didn't want to ask that because they donated the money already and I did not want to put them on the spot. 
I also happen to know the person who requested the shirt and I know that he really likes video games. 
Other than that he is a liberal. 
So I resigned myself to buying 11 extra Death By Gun t-shirts, thinking that I'd have to figure out a way to sell them.
Here's where I see the synchronicity with the shirt. 
Our first Death Cafe in the U.S. was July 19. 
We talked about all sorts of subjects related to death, dying and living. 
Then later that evening, after midnight, the Aurora shootings happened. 
Sadly, this event re-focused America on the subject of death.  
It also re-opened the whole gun debate in America."
The synchronicity I found the darkest here though was that Lizzy was forced to buy 12 designs, as that was the minimum order for each T-shirt design.
And the Aurora shootings ended with 12 fatalities. 
But here is another comment that turns out to be a sync on this dark night - on Lizzy's Kickstarter page she said;
"Death By ... I do have a wry sense of humor and I thought it would be funny to have my artist friend J. Schuh draw the worst deaths … kind of as a “face your fear” philosophy. 
He drew me four styles that you will be able to select from for t-shirts, postcards, and prints.
But my fears may not be yours, and for $1,000, he will create custom art for people who have …unique fears, such as Coulrophobia
 I would love to see someone hire him to depict Death By Clowns!"

Jake's "Web of the Dark Night"

"Synchromystic video unveiling the ever present web of interconnectivity highlighted by tragic world events like 911 & the Aurora Shooting. @seallion"
Web of the Dark Night.
The clip contains the controversial Gangster Squad cinema shooting that Warner's pulled from circulation.
So I don't know how long Jake's clip will be up for.

July 24, 2012

The Miraculous Recovery and NDE of Anita Moorjani

Anita and Danny Moorjani
NOTE: while re-reading this post I noticed that the original videos I posted here of a young lady interviewing Anita have since become private videos for some reason, so I've replaced those videos with some new ones. Enjoy.

"Doctors at the hospital had given Anita just hours to live when she arrived at the hospital that morning, unable to move as a result of the cancer that had ravaged her body for over three years.
Anita shares her experience of entering another dimension and being given a choice of whether to return to life or not. She experienced great clarity and understanding of her life
 and purpose here on earth."
"Anita subsequently chose to return to life when she understood that “heaven” is a state, and not a place. This subsequently led to a remarkable and complete recovery of her health."
Click here to read the full story of her NDE.
Thanks goes to Marcus T Anthony for alerting me to Anita's story with his own incredible story of running into her in a Hong Kong restaurant -
 Dying to be Me. Incredible!
April 5, 2012
Hosted by Simran


July 23, 2012

Anne Hathaway, or Anne Hathor-way?

The goddess Hathor
wearing her headdress,
a pair of cow horns
a sun disk.
Hathaway as Catwoman
Hathor was one of the most important and popular deities throughout the history of Ancient Egypt
Hathor was worshiped by Royalty and common people alike in whose tombs she is depicted as 
"Mistress of the West" welcoming the dead into the next life.
Hathor is often  associated with Bast.
Anne Hathaway
The Ancient Greeks identified Hathor with the goddess Aphrodite and the Romans as Venus.
Hathor is also linked with the goddess Bat with whom she later supplanted.
Bat woman?
Bat was a cow goddess in Egyptian mythology depicted as a human face with cow ears and horns
By the time of the Middle Kingdom, her identity and attributes were subsumed within the goddess Hathor.
After midnight?
In the second season of the HBO series True Blood, a statue similar to Naqada depictions of Bat is used as a sacred depiction of Dionysus for the maenad Maryann Forrester's orgiastic cult.
 Sam Merlotte's attraction to the statue upon first meeting Maryann causes her to see him as the perfect sacrifice for her ritual to bring Dionysus to life, a major driving force for the season's plot.
Anne voiced Red Puckett
in "Hoodwinked"
 Havoc is about teenagers whose exposure to 
hip hop culture inspires them to imitate the gangster lifestyle.
Anne Hathaway as
Lureen Newsome Twist
in Brokeback Mountain.
Broken Back?
Chaos and Control?
Agent 23 played by Dwayne Johnson
standing behind

Agent 23 ... again?
Mount Olympus?
The events of The Scorpion King take place 5,000 years before those in The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, and reveal Mathayus' origins and his rise to power as the Scorpion King. The name itself is a reference to a real king of the protodynastic period of 
The Scorpion God is a novella by William Golding, published in a collection of the same name, along with Clonk Clonk (1971) and Envoy Extraordinary (1956).
The three novellas all explore themes about early societies which have characteristics that echo down the years to our own time. 
The Scorpion God is set in Ancient Egypt in pre-Pharaonic times and involves three main characters: "Great House", his son, and "The Liar". It is set in the court of a failing ruler "Great House" (i.e. Pharaoh), who is treated as a living god, responsible for ensuring that the sky is held up and that the River Nile floods every year to bring water for the crops.
Great House's young son is going blind and does not want to succeed his father, nor does he want to marry his older sister as he is expected to do. "The Liar" – the ruler's favourite – is a kind of court jester employed to tell Great House incredible (but in fact largely true) stories about the world outside the small piece of the Nile valley that they call home, and regard as the whole world.
"The Liar" is a renegade of foreign origin who has knowledge of the world far beyond any of the Nile valley dwellers. He is threatened with being made a human sacrifice to accompany his master in death, but with his fighting skills he eventually overthrows the old king and makes himself ruler in his place. The end of the story hints that it is he who will become the semi-legendary first Pharaoh of a united Egypt.
The Egyptian goddess Serket.
She is often depicted
as a woman with
a scorpion
gracing her crown
As the guard of one of the canopic jars and a protector, Serket gained a strong association with Aset (Isis), Nebet Het (Nephthys), and Neith who also performed similar functions. 
Eventually, later in Egyptian history that spanned thousands of years and whose pantheon evolved toward a merger of many deities, Serket began to be identified with Isis, sharing imagery and parentage, until finally, Serket became said to be merely an aspect of Isis, whose cult had become very dominant.
Hathor was originally worshipped in the form of a cow, sometimes as a cow with stars on her.
Later she is represented as a woman with the head of a cow, and finally with a human head, the face broad and placid, sometimes she is depicted with the ears or horns of a cow
She is also shown with a head-dress resembling a pair of horns with the moon-disk between them. 
Sometimes she is met with in the form of a cow standing in a boat, surrounded by tall papyrus reeds. 
As the "Mistress of the Necropolis" she is shown as the head of a cow protruding from a mountainside.
In this case she wears a menat necklace, which is a symbol of rebirth.
"Holy cow, Batman! But I feel it all ties
 into this lady below - Somehow?"
Cleopatra VII
The Shard, London
Mt. Oylmpus, Greece
Highest man made mountain in Europe and the mountain of the Olympic Gods in Europe?