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

- Jake Kotze

December 31, 2012

Yellow: The Colour Of Sync?

The symbol of the sun?
I had only just read Alex Robinson's chapter in The SYNC Book 2 yesterday, titled The Colour Of Sunchronicity, and I have to confess that I thought Alan may have written down the title of the chapter wrong because of Alex's Kiwi accent (only taking the piss.;- ) .
I guess I should explain that Alex writes about her synchronicity of coming across an article about feeding cows mango leaves to make their urine more yellow for a paint pigment, and Alex goes on to talk about how "taking the piss" relates to her sync.
Another blogger whose chapter in the book I loved also was  
Noah Sherrill who writes a blog under the name E=M.C.ESCHATON.
Noah Sherrill
I get the impression he favours the yellow colour as well, by the way he has the video section on his blog sorted.
Alex Robinson's latest post Don't Look Now is a continuation, in a way of the exploration of the colour yellow
Alex takes a look at Van Gogh's painting Sunflowers selling for a record price in 1987, words as symbols, the Harmonic Convergence, The Simpsons, The Wizard of Oz, Daffodils, The Mona Lisa, plus other interesting topics.
I love reading the posts on her blog, they are some of the most thought provoking posts that you could find on the net ... not that I agree with all of them, but there certainly is some common ground for me to walk on.
Her latest post has made me see how many years ago in my youth I was sucked into (and still can't break away from) a sun worshiping cult that has established itself in the heart of my hometown, Brisbane
In fact, this cult has taken about half of the population of Brisbane into its jaws and refuses to let go.
 I'm almost (not really ... far from it actually;-) ashamed to tell people how I forced my young suns 
(that's what we call sons in this cult) to drink from the cult communion cup -
And pray facing the sacred home-ground, The Gabba -
The Gabba sacrificial grounds is the ring
you can see facing the sun
Here is a picture inside the sun temple where we are watching St.Kilda get slaughtered in the hope that the all mighty sun will rise the next day ... and it worked, I have to tell ya;-)
My boys right before communion ... thank Sungod that there wasn't an eclipse forecast for this day, or one of them might not have returned home that day ... maybe both?-)
I even let my sun do battle on the sacred sun grounds, but only when the angry Sungod was sleeping.
Luckily the priests in our religion are nearly blind and couldn't see him in the dark, so he survived the battle, without being sacrificed.
Micheal Voss
(captain, now coach of the sun cult)
And above is The Sun himself, the one we are forced to worship, coming back to the sacred grounds with the Holy Grail itself.
I just don't see a way out of this crazy sun-worshiping cult.
I feel that I'm stuck for life with all their brainwashing methods like making us sing this song every-time the opposition gets killed -
But it could be much worse.
At least my family is not tied up with Satanic cults like these -
They are even trying to appeal to
Sungod, those dirty sinners.
Obviously, a Masonic cult with
 that checkerboard flag;-)
I know a certain ukulele player who belongs to that last bunch of lunatics, so I should be careful what I say about those f#@King nutcases;-)
He was right into the Mayan Calendar thing, take a look at this song that he wrote -
I just hope he didn't go sacrificing his family to that great tongue-poking god of theirs;-P
 Sorry Alex, but I just couldn't help taking the piss when I saw the symbol of the sun/my football team.
Seriously though,
(and I'm not making a reference to the star system that my other football team worship;-) 
Alex's blog is really worth the visit.
There is some very good reading to be had over there
 and once more for the road -


Tone Color Alchemy
Ezra Sandzer-Bell has an interesting chapter in The SYNC Book 2 about music and sound.
He also has some interesting videos made with Steve Willner on the subject.

December 30, 2012

Wishing You All A Happy New Year

And here's one King Uke wrote at my request to celebrate the Mayans seemingly wrong prediction.

Dakota Sync Threads

The Dakota
"The Dakota, constructed from October 25, 1880 to October 27, 1884, is a co-op apartment building located on the northwest corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West in the
 Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, at 1 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023."

"Touch" the Deadman's Hand Coincidence

Co-Op, or Coop?
Entrance where John Lennon was shot.
Police artist's drawing of the murder
"The building is widely known as the home of Beatle John Lennon from 1973 to 1980 as well as the location of his murder."
John Lennon? Singer?
"The architectural firm of Henry Janeway Hardenbergh was commissioned to create the design for Edward Clark, head of the Singer Sewing Machine Company.


"Kingfisher Tower is a 60-foot-tall (18 m) folly built by Edward Clark on the eastern shore of Otsego Lake at Point Judith near County Highway 31 near Cooperstown, New York in 1876.
 It is a Gothic Revival structure built "to beautify the lake" and "to provide construction jobs during an economic turndown". It is on private property and is usually approachable only from the lake."

The Bird that Flew into the Window

"Subsequently, Hardenbergh received commissions to build the Waldorf (1893) and the adjoining Astoria (1897) hotels for  
William Waldorf Astor and Mrs. Astor, respectively. The two competing hotels were later joined together as the  
Waldorf-Astoria, which was demolished in 1929 for the construction of the Empire State Building.
King Kong on the Empire State Building.
" Hardenbergh lived for some time in Bernardsville, New Jersey and died in 1918 in New York City. He is buried in Woodland Cemetery, in Stamford, Connecticut."
Woodland Cemetry???  
Sounds like Deadwood to me;-)
Oh ... I should mention that this whole post was inspired by reading David Plate's SYNC Book 2 chapter called  
Windows Work Two Ways, Mirrors One.
This is probably my favourite chapter in the whole book.
David has a very interesting blog, too -
The New Creatures Magickal Mystery Tour
and some fantastic artwork -
I also should point out another blogger with a fantastic site who I borrowed the coop, or Co -Op chain image from -
after a comment posted on the post of mine - 
The D Is Silent ... Another Col(d)man Sync?-)
"According to often repeated stories, the Dakota was so named because at the time it was built, the Upper West Side of Manhattan was sparsely inhabited and considered as remote as the  
Dakota Territory
However, the earliest recorded appearance of this account is in a 1933 newspaper story. 
It is more likely that the building was named "The Dakota" because of Clark's fondness for the names of the new western states and territories."
" The Dakota is square, built around a central courtyard. 
The arched main entrance is a porte cochΓ¨re large enough for the horse-drawn carriages that once entered and allowed passengers to disembark sheltered from the weather. 
Many of these carriages were housed in a multi-story stable building built in two sections, 1891–94, at the southwest corner of 77th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, where elevators lifted them to the upper floors. 
The "Dakota Stables" building was in operation as a garage until February 2007, when it was slated to be transformed by the Related Companies into a condominium residence "
Fence detail
" The general layout of the apartments is in the French style of the period, with all major rooms not only connected to each other, in enfilade, in the traditional way, but also accessible from a hall or corridor, an arrangement that allows a natural migration for guests from one room to another, especially on festive occasions, yet gives service staff discreet separate circulation patterns that offer service access to the main rooms. 
The principal rooms, such as parlors or the master bedroom, face the street, while the dining room, kitchen, and other auxiliary rooms are oriented toward the courtyard. Apartments thus are aired from two sides, which was a relative novelty in Manhattan at the time. 
(The Stuyvesant building, which was built in 1869, a mere ten years earlier, and which is considered Manhattan's first 
apartment building in the French style, has many apartments which have windows to one side only.) 
Some of the drawing rooms are 49 ft (15 m) long, and many of the ceilings are 14 ft (4.3 m) high; the floors are inlaid with  
mahogany, oak, and cherry  
(although in the apartment of Clark, the building's founder, famously, some floors were inlaid with sterling silver)."
Dakota Fanning played Cherie Currie in the movie The Runaways, which I guess makes her a singer, too (sewing machine?-).
Abbey Road?
 In the 2001 movie I Am Sam Dakota plays Lucy Diamond Dawson.
"Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. 
He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen."
" The Dakota was the home of former Beatle John Lennon from 1973 on, and was the location of Lennon's murder by  
Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980. 
The Strawberry Fields memorial was laid out in memory of Lennon in Central Park directly across Central Park West."
 The Dakota is the subject of the 2012 documentary  
Dreaming of the Dakota by director Scott Cardinal.
"The Dakota is a main staging point of a Lee Child novel called  
The Hard Way, which features his renown hero, Jack Reacher.
 In the 2001 Cameron Crowe film Vanilla Sky, the main character of 
David Aames (Tom Cruise) is shown to own two apartments in the building, though only exterior shots were used."  
Six degrees of Kevin Bacon, not to mention Courtney Love?
" The song 20 Years In the Dakota by Hole discusses Yoko Ono's life in the building after John Lennon's death; it was released on their 1997 compilation album, My Body, the Hand Grenade. "
" It is the home of Hunter Rose, from the graphic novel series Grendel."
" In the film Rosemary's Baby, the Dakota is used for exterior shots of "The Bramford," the apartment building where several of the characters live."

All quotes in black writing were taken direct from the Wikipedia article on The Dakota -
Read David Plate's chapter in The SYNC Book 2 for more Dakota syncs ... although he only writes about the building, not the actress, like I have.