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

- Jake Kotze

June 30, 2013

Mind, Body and Spirit Festival; June 29th

Card 29 and 30 of the
World Animal Dreaming cards
I had just finished reading Scott Alexander-King's book  
Animal Dreaming on Friday night (see my last post) and saw that Scott had sent out the word on his Facebook page that he would be giving a talk at the Mind, Body and Spirit Festival in Brisbane, where I live.
Scott's talk at the MBSF in
Brisbane, 29th June, 2013
I haven't seen Scott in person since my first
Byron Bay Writers Festival in 2011, where I bought a copy of his book Animal Dreaming
I didn't really want to go to the festival, as I'm trying to watch my pennies and didn't want to have to pay $18 to get in, plus another $12 to park.
The funny thing was I got lost trying to find the $12 car park and found one of the last remaining spots in Alexandria St (Alexandria - Alexander-King?-).
It was just outside the bird pavilion of the
Brisbane Exhibition Grounds, and it was free, so I saved myself $12:-)
The funny thing was I bought a deck of the World Animal Dreaming cards after Scott's talk and when I got home found out the crow card was #29 and the date of the talk was June 29th and there was a heap of crows flying around him just outside the window as Scott was giving his talk.
I also bought his new book, Earth Mother Dreaming.
Scott being mobbed after his talk
There is always plenty of free spots
when you get back to your car, hey?-)
I cut it a bit fine mucking around and getting lost and only managed to get to the talk as it was just literally starting.

After the talk I went for a walk around the Festival, since I was already there and had paid my admission.
A sign for sale at one of the stalls. A sign?-)
I feel uncomfortable at these shows, because while there are genuine folk there,
there are also snake oil salesmen and woman trying to get you to buy their services or products.

I got the feeling that I should
avoid the reading room?-)
I liked some stalls and felt cynical about others, but hey, who am I to judge, right?
Is that a Broo F O that I see in the above photo?-)
Broo F O?
A Crystal bed? Good vibes, right?-)
I expect Indy Jones by at any moment now;-)
I Finish one book and come home with another, just what I needed.
I just can't break this reading habit.

June 29, 2013

Dolphin Dreaming: Breath

The dolphin swimming across my book-self 
This is my last planned Animal Dreaming post from
Scott Alexander-King's book.
I've enjoyed doing posts on these animal dreaming archetypes and I feel it has really helped me to identify different aspects of my psyche in a shamanic sense.
Me (left) with my older subnormal brother
This picture just about sums up the story of my life;-)
And before you think all this Dreaming stuff is for trippy hippy types with their head stuck in the clouds thinking everything is
"All good" (a saying that truly pisses me off, by the way), let me tell you that I have known right from the "get go" that
everything is not all good, and I don't pretend it all is, but it might be all part of some cosmic (but cruel at times) learning curve.
The world is heavy, man;-)
I have always felt the constant weight of the world on my shoulders and have always thought of the constant unfairness of life and its meaning.
My brother has always been the constant yin to my yang and if I ever need proof of the unfairness of life, I need look no further than the above baby photos.
He can't talk and still craps his pants at nearly 50 years of age.
I don't think he has ever used a toilet in his life, apart from the early failed attempts to train him, so you can imagine the strain on my parents lives looking after someone like this that is constantly smashing the house up with his wild tantrums.
A more recent shot of my brother
I'm not saying that my life has been all bad, but it has been far from all good, so I'm not some naive airy fairy type of person, and I guess if I didn't have an out of body experience at around 11 years of age, then life may have been lived through a lot darker lenses on my part.
Verity by Damien Hirst
I reluctantly included the above background of my life, because I feel it has a lot to do with 'Dolphin Dreaming' and the idea behind it and why it appeals to me so much.
 I love the above Tori Amos clip, Taxi Ride, as my father drove a taxi, but we didn't own a family car, so the family got driven around in an off-duty taxi cab all the time ... which was sometimes embarrassing.
"Dolphin is one of the Spirit's midwives.
She is present when we are born; she helps us take our first breath and then pilots us through life in much the same way she guides boats from port, reminding us to breathe as we embark on all creative ventures. 
The time spent in the womb is sacred.
 It shapes our view of the world before and after we are born. 
Realizing what life was like for both you and your mother while she was carrying you will help explain why you act and react toward life the way you do, the way you feel toward your family, why you hold your breath in times of stress and why your view of yourself has developed as it has.
Your sense of security and confidence, your relationships and even the type of employment you seek, are all determined by the quality of time spent in your mothers womb and the conditions under which you drew your first breath.

Verity The Pregnant Nude

 Woman of Ilfracombe

Animal Dreaming
"What you do with this this understanding and how you let it affect you is the key to a healthy, happy experience. 
Dolphin prompts you to review your life by asking questions that may trigger heartfelt reactions to your time in your mother's womb. 
Ask yourself what life was like for you and your mother during this time ... see this as an opportunity to reclaim your power, to rebirth and to finally honour the first breath you ever took."
One reason that I could never buy the notion of Christianity was the idea of only living one life.
Looking at my brother I could never understand this notion of being judged on just one life, so reincarnation has always appealed to my way of thinking about life. 
I will never buy the 'only one life' idea of some religions, it just won't gel with me, I'm afraid.

Dolphin Dreaming

Verity the Nude Pregnant Woman Statue
with the Chapel in the Background
Thanks to my friend Mike Perry who synched just at the right time once more with these beautiful pictures he took that I've re-posted here from his blog -
Verity The Pregnant Nude Woman of Ilfracombe

Life can be rather cruel and ironic at the same time it seems, as I received this t-shirt in the mail the day of my brother's funeral under Covid social distancing conditions of no more than 20 people allowed to the funeral and with all mourners having to sit apart from each other, which somehow seemed to sum up my brother's life to me and what I think his birth/life did to the family members there at his farewell.

EPISODE 90 - 42 Minutes: Rosemary's White Album

Episode 90: David Plate (MK Ultrasound) . . . 
Chapter 19 of The Sync Book Vol. 2
I had just received this book in the mail on the day I listened to the latest 42 Minutes podcast, and Julian Lennon released his new album the day after this podcast was aired.
Julian Lennon

The Flipside of Lennon

The White Album

The Flipside of Lennon

June 28, 2013

Life is a Journey, Not a Destination

I wrote on this blog not long ago how I was going through my old magazines to finally read the ones that I had just thrown into the pile without reading and yesterday I pulled this magazine out of the pile randomly,thinking what am I going to sync with in a travel magazine, since I hardly have traveled at all in my life.
Turns out there were heaps of things in this magazine I've been synching with lately, enough for a few posts at least.
For instance, Mark LeClair had this picture below on his Facebook page this morning, with the caption -
"Ahhh dem good dayz."

Free/Flow Syncs

Me in my 888 car
I often write my name as Daz, which in Australia is a shortened version of Darren or Darrel.
So, the da(y)z caught my eye when flicking through the above magazine and I see this ad-
Daz(e) away from $42(5)
The New Zealand phone number ends in 888

St. Kevin, Hollywood, 

42 and Reflection ...

Another Pablo Picasso like picture in cinema 3

St. Kevin is Resurrected

(Updated June 27th)

The Flipside 

of Lennon

The salt project is on page 42
Salt and Saltwater
Singer Pete Murray racing in Bangalow.
Below Murray Fredricks (Salt)
Murray Fredericks - Director And Camera
The 'green behind the gold', or
'The Place Beyond the Palms and Pines'?-)

Scarecrow Festival

My English friend Mike Perry had just written a post about the village he had spent a few days (daze;-) in, in which they were having some kind of scarecrow festival
The Red Sky and The Invasion of the Scarecrows  
and what do I find in the above magazine after telling him about a mountain town not far from where I live that holds an annual Scarecrow festival in October?
... and Banjo's Bushland Retreat all
on the same page, more or less.

On the Right Track?

The book I've just read, 30 Days in Sydney by Peter Carey
The book that I'm reading now,
Gifts of Unknown Things
by Lyall Watson

The Cosmic Egg 

and the Dragon

Another book that I have
just finished reading
Illustrations from Animal Dreaming
and Gifts of Unknown Things

The Upside-Down Pineapple

Inside back cover of the
Australian Traveler magazine.

The Flipside 

of Lennon

My book that arrived in the post the same day that I heard this 
podcast on 42 Minutes -
Episode 90: David Plate (MK Ultrasound) . . . 
Chapter 19 of The Sync Book Vol. 2

where Lennon and the Beatles 'White Album' were being discussed .
You wouldn't read about this kind of stuff, would you?-)