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

- Jake Kotze

August 30, 2014

RaINBOw by Seallion (Seal-lion)

I saw this new You Tube/Vimeo by Seallion (Jake Kotze) 
which is a tribute to Robin Williams and his movie roles and the coincidences between his movies, themes about rainbows, and synchy stuff with fellow co-stars.
I couldn't get it to upload here, so click on this link below to be taken to the You Tube site and view it there.
If you like it then give it a thumbs up.
The great white shark washed up on
Coronation Beach, north of Geraldton
Ironically, I also came across this recent news story about a shark choking to death on a sea-lion on the shores of Oz.
Me being a Sharks supporter and Jake with his Seallion You Tube name, plus his rainbow/Oz themed new video certainly had me scratching my head when I read it:-)
Great white shark probably choked to death on sea lion, authorities say
"A great white shark that washed ashore in Western Australia may have choked on a sea lion, an investigation into the animal's death has found.
Earlier this week the shark, which was about four metres long, was seen thrashing in shallow waters at Coronation Beach, north of Geraldton.
Its carcass, which had been fitted with an acoustic tag, washed up on the same beach on Tuesday.
The Department of Fisheries says research scientists have found the shark had no visible signs of injury or disease, but had a large Australian sea lion stuck inside its throat.
The department's principal research scientist Dr Rory McAuley said the shark may have been thrashing around in waters trying to dislodge the blockage. 
"This could explain why the shark was exhibiting such unusual behaviour in shallow waters off Coronation Beach," he said in a statement.
"Such a large object may have damaged the shark's internal organs or impeded water flow into his gills, contributing to his death.
"Alternatively, the shark may have accidentally become stranded in his attempts to get rid of the obstruction."
The department has also confirmed that the shark was tagged in South Australia in January this year.
Dr McAuley says tissue and vertebral samples were taken for future genetic, age and growth, ecological and population assessment studies.
"This information will be useful in improving our understanding about white sharks," he said."
Kinda sums up this season for Sharks fans I guess?
Kind of sums up my favourite Australian Rules football team's season as well, The Brisbane Lions:-(

August 27, 2014

Supermarket Signs?

On my second last trip to Byron Bay, which I partly documented in this post -
Love on the Rocks ... A Fool's Journey?
I told my brother how I would love living near Byron Bay, but would miss shopping in an  
Aldi supermarket, which I have just gotten used to shopping in over the past year.
A few minutes later a big white truck similar to the one pictured above came up behind me and then overtook my car.
When it went past I noticed an Aldi poster on the side of it.
Since we had just left Brisbane I thought it must have been heading for the Gold Coast, but as we would find out after overtaking and being overtaken all the way to Byron Bay, it too was heading to Byron Bay.
And sure enough, when I Googled to see if there was a store in Byron Bay, there was what appeared to me to be a relatively new one in the centre of town, that I wasn't aware of.
So, great news for me, if I ever do move down there, is that I'll still be able to shop at Aldi.
Luna Moth
One reason I like shopping at Aldi, apart from halving my food bill from the supermarket my wife used to insist on us doing the shopping in, is that Aldi have weekly specials that they get in for one, or two weeks, and then the stock is gone, so if you don't buy the special within the fortnight of it appearing you might not get the chance to purchase that particular item again later on.

Well, a week after that Byron trip with my brother these model Aldi trucks were one of the specials, so I just had to get one for my bookcase as a reminder of the truck that followed us all the way down to Byron.
I also bought the two pictured pillows featured in this post because of some personal animal signs I saw on them.
One had a green Luna like moth (I know it just may be a butterfly, but to me it's a luna moth)
Moth Verses Butterfly Symbolism
and the lady beetle with the letter (my surname starts with that letter) and the French words "JE VOUS AIME" on it
(it means I love you).
The other one had a sparrow
Sparrow/Self-Reliance Syncs
and a hummingbird on it.
And on my next visit to Bangalow /Byron Bay I went looking for a morning coffee and a bite for breakfast before heading off to the Byron Bay Writers Festival and found out that the little take away coffee joint in the main street of Bangalow is named Sparrow (something I didn't know when I purchased my pillow from Aldi a few days before).
B is for Bangalow and Byron Bay?
Luna moths and butterflies basically mean the same thing anyway (transformation), plus the B on the pillow could stand for Byron Bay, or Bangalow, the later being a place I feel very drawn to calling home.
All signs seem to be pointing me there, I feel.

August 26, 2014

Jesse John Brand: Cranes Falling in Unison

The above book caught my eye the first day I went to the book tent at the Byron Bay Writers Festival.
It is a small book filled with the performance poetry of Jesse John Brand, who I did end up seeing perform some of these poems while at the BBWF.
Jesse John Brand performing poetry
at the
Byron Bay Writers Festival 2014
"Jesse John Brand is the Australian Poetry Slam National Champion (2013/14), an award-winning prose writer, and a musician. 
In 2014, he performs his writing at the Bookworm International Literary Festival in China, Sydney and Byron Bay Writers’ Festivals and the Ubud Writers’ and 
Readers’ Festival in Bali."
The book appealed to me because of the title and the illustration, and Jesse's middle name JOHN above the wolf on the cover of his book.
The wolf and the name JOHN reminded me of one of my favourite movies The Grey, which Ive written about here- 
Feeding The Right Wolf
plus, the Cranes falling in unison thing resonated with a few of my old posts, too.
Little Peach/Crane Sync
Moore Storm Syncs?
and not to mention
Crane Sync with Jake Kotze? 
I've noticed that performance poetry has become more and more popular over the last few years at the BBWF, and it is always a pleasure to catch a good performance poet in action at these writers festivals, especially for someone like me who doesn't go out of the way to see performance poets in action. 

August 23, 2014

The Old Museum Reloaded? A Night with Christine Anu

I wrote a post about seeing Tim Freedman play at the Old Museum in Brisbane on Saturday night here -
Brisbane Does Love its EKKA ... and Starr's EKKA Paintings
The Old Museum in Brisbane
And on Thursday night I went back to see/hear Christine Anu play the Old Museum, as well.

I also wrote a post about Christine and her archetypical link to Kali through her singing and film roles here -
Enter the Matrix Kali?
Kali from Matrix Reloaded
Which is much like the other actors who seem to have a common archetypical theme running through their acting roles and careers, like my fellow Sync-head mate Andras Jones and the studies he and Will Morgan have done on other actors and actresses such as  
Rose McGowan and Nick Stahl -
Andras Jones: Psycho Cinematic Analysis 
When I arrived to the Old Museum on Thursday night, I was greeted with closed doors at the entrance to the hall I had seen Tim Freedman and Graham Hancock on my previous two visits to the museum venue.
I thought the show had been cancelled, but when I approached the door there was a small note on the door telling concert goers to go round the back to a studio 3!?
So, I had to walk around the back and hope that I could find another room that I didn't know existed.
 Past creepy looking trees,
along deserted paths,
up giant stone staircases,
 and along spooky looking verandas,
 until I reached a door where I was thinking I might have to say something like "Fidelio" to get in.
But to my relief there were no naked people dancing with each other, or up to other activities without their clothes on.
Christine Anu and her band on
The Old Museum stage of Studio 3.
I was surprised having a general ticket to be able to find a vacant seat at the end of the 3rd row from the stage ... and all without having to give a password as well.
Christine didn't sing any of her own songs, instead she sung songs that were sung by Aretha Franklin throughout Aretha's singing career.
And I have to say that hearing Christine sing is the next best thing to hearing Aretha sing these songs herself.
One thing I thought was ironic was the lighting used for Christine's performance throughout the night, considering that she starred in The Matrix Reloaded,
was that there was only red lights and blue lights above her used for the lighting effects in her show.
I wonder if Christine was aware of this choice in lighting
Pun intended;-)

August 20, 2014

Crossing Paths With the "Camel Lady" at the BBWF

Matthew Condon and Robyn Davidson
(The Camel Lady) at the BBWF
I attended the talk above with Robyn Davidson at the 
Byron Bay Writers Festival on the Sunday 
(last day of the festival) 
and couldn't believe that Matthew Condon was the person who got the job to talk to Robyn about her travels.
Picture of Robyn from her book Tracks
Matthew was the same guy who talked with Lionel Shriver about her books when she came to Byron Bay earlier this year.

I wrote a post about that talk which you can read by clicking on the link to the post below -
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Lionel Shriver and Matthew Condon at
St. Finbar's Hall, March 1st, 2014
I had also written a post featuring the movie Tracks which was made from Robyn's book, a rather dark post too, I might add -
Black Sea of Oz? 
A picture of Robyn and her dog from her book Tracks
While I did see the movie which Robyn said during the talk she was very pleased with, I'm yet to read her book Tracks that the movie was made from.

"Is it July or August"? See the next photo below;-)
Robyn must have lost track of time, as it
was August when she signed my book:-)
I also finished a book today called One Step Can Change Your Life about breaking goals down into very small steps, so now I'm ready to read Robyn's book, which seems rather appropriate I think.
I was also surprised to find out that Robyn was born in the small town of Miles, which I only ever visited once in my life to attend the funeral of my great grandmother, who is buried in the town.

Miles, Queensland

My father's mother grew up in that town, as well.

And here's a few shots of what the weather was like while Robyn was giving her talk, cold and very wet, for those of you outside Australia who think of the country as being nothing but hot and dry.
I was freezing during this talk.