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

- Jake Kotze

January 31, 2015

PAPER Planes Sync in the FLOW

Paper Planes, Hot Java 
I went to the cinema to see The Imitation Game
the night  before  reading Andrew West Griffin's blog post at the  
Red Dirt Report blog above, and there were movie posters around the cinema for an upcoming movie called Paper Planes
I thought this was going to be what Andrew's post was about, but when I looked up about the movie Paper Planes on the net I realized that he probably wouldn't have heard of the film because it is an Aussie film starring Sam Worthington to be released on 15/1/15 in Australia.
 Andrew starts off his post explaining how the paper plane his son was throwing landed in his Keep Calm and Carry On coffee cup.
"Keep Calm and Carry On was a motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939 in preparation for the  
Second World War
The poster was intended to raise the morale of the British public, threatened with widely predicted mass air attacks on major cities. 
Although 2.45 million copies were printed, and although the Blitz happened, the poster was hardly ever publicly displayed and was little known about until a copy was rediscovered in 2000
It has since been re-issued by a number of private companies, and has been used as the decorative theme for a range of products".
Funnily enough, the movie The Imitation Game is about
WWII Britain and breaking Germany's Enigma code.
Andrew also writes in his blog post about just having read my post on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty  about 20 minutes before the plane landing in his coffee cup and comments about all the recent planes falling from the sky, especially the latest plane that crashed into the Java sea.
Was "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"
Released a Year Too Soon?
Another blogger, Jason Barrera, mentioned the FATE link between Andrew's children's blocks in Andrew's photo (at the top of this post) and the guy in the TV show Lost with FATE written across his fingers.
And of course, there are these numbers above in the TV show Lost which are sort of a code to crack also.
Walter Mitty turns 42 years old as he sets of on his journey in the Ben Stiller movie (the same age as Andrew West Griffin is now, by his admission in his post) and 2015 is The Year of the Goat, which I point out in my The Secret Life of Walter Mitty post, which Andrew alludes to in his post also.
Andrew also mentions shepherds in his post, which I thought was funny, because a Brisbane band named Sheppard has the above song on the soundtrack of the movie Paper Planes.
You can hear it being played in the trailer to Paper Planes
(further above).
Andrew also mentioned the children's pirate book in his post, so I told him about the old British Carry on Jack movie, since it seemed to go with his Keep Calm and Carry On coffee cup.
Then I see a news story about the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie, which is being filmed in my state Queensland, less than an hour's drive from where I live.
After mentioning the pirate movie starring Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow to Andrew I saw this news story on the news -
AirAsia flight QZ8501: Crashed plane's tail lifted to surface of Java Sea
But the treasure the searchers were looking for was still alluding them -
No black boxes found inside AirAsia tail
On the opening weekend of Paper Planes, I had to renew my cinema membership for the year, which gets me a free movie viewing of my choice, and when I was walking down from the car-park rooftop I was confronted with the above poster, so I thought I had better go with the flow here and see it, which I did.
Great movie, too. 
How Paper Planes became the surprise hit of the summer
The spooky thing in Paper Planes is that to qualify for the world championship in Japan the contestants had to fly their planes over an Olympic swimming pool and only the planes that could reach the other end would qualify.
Most hit the drink, so to speak.
I hadn't really planned on seeing the movie Paper Planesor renewing my cinema membership that weekend, but I was after an Asian magazine that I bought a year or two ago, just before the Chinese New Year began and was after a copy before The Year of the Goat started this year.
The cinema complex is located in an area with a heavy Asian population and the newsagent in the complex was where I first encountered this quite prophetic magazine, which I wrote a post about here -
Bad Feng Shui?
Alas, they didn't stock that magazine anymore.
But the newsagents did stock this magazine in the same section that they used to keep the Feng Shui magazine.
I had just renewed my cinema membership and received my free ticket for the Paper Planes screening when I popped off to the newsagents to try and find the Feng Shui magazine but found this magazine instead.
The word FLOW printed across a Ferris Wheel was the first thing to grab my attention, and then under the word FLOW was this quote -
"Some beautiful things are more DAZzling when they are still imperfect."
Which I thought was quite funny, as Daz is my nickname, which is short for Darrenand I had just grabbed a Darren keyring explaining the origins of the name and its meaning (which made me chuckle) from a stand in the same newsagents.
I don't know about the "wise" and "... counted on in a tough situation not to lose his cool, or panic...".
I love the irony, as if I'm ever not cool, it's on the road where I lose my cool all the time at idiot and dangerous drivers.
I think I've even learned a few new words from my own mouth in fits of road rage.
I even remember one day mouthing off at a guy who illegally cut up the inside of me at a set of lights, and later read this guy shot his girlfriend in the head with one of his illegal guns he had stashed around.
When I saw the "Rare Bird" page in the FLOW magazine I just had to buy it then, as it was a rare bird that started me doing this blog in the first place -
The Bird that Flew into the Window
The Bird that Flew into the Window
A page in the FLOW magazine
FLOW magazine also give you sheets of paper to fold and make things with (a paper plane?), so all I can say about finding this great little magazine that I had never heard of before is -
P.S. I subscribed to the Feng Shui magazine over the internet and got a 12-month electronic subscription, although you may have guessed by reading this post that I like my magazines on paper;-)

UPDATE: 2019

January 29, 2015

The Nightmare

Room 237 documentarian Rodney Ascher takes us into the dark, shows us screaming sufferers of sleep paralysis, then tells us we could well become one of them. 
Good luck ever resting again.
Sundance 2015 review: The Nightmare – 
documentary shows truth more frightening than fiction
The Nightmare (Grade: B/B+) finds director Rodney Ascher applying the basic, anecdotal strategy of his Room 237 to the terrifying topic of sleep paralysis. 
Here, instead of expounding on their theories about The Shining, eight interviewees recount their frightening, waking-dream hallucinations. 
Ascher, in turn, doesn’t manipulate film footage, but shoots some of his own: 
Like horror’s answer to Errol Morris, he recreates the described nightmares of his subjects, and the resulting set-pieces—involving shadow specters, alien-like demons, and other spooky shit—are as scary as anything in a fictional horror movie. 
The Nightmare isn’t the most comprehensive documentary; it consults no experts and never attempts a clear explanation of the phenomenon it explores. 
But there’s no denying the sway it held over the audience at the premiere; a quiver of collective alarm rippled through the crowd as one subject explained that he actually passed his sleep paralysis to a suggestive friend just by describing it. 
If one could have drawn a word balloon over all our heads, it might have read, “Oh shit.” Just try to find a correlative sensation anywhere else at the festival.
Sundance 2015, Day 5: Experiments, pariahs, and the world’s worst nightmares
I can't wait to see this movie of Rodney's.

January 28, 2015

Freemason Symbols in Movies Decoded with Robert Sullivan
Interesting talk by Robert Sullivan on Sean Stone's (Oliver Stone's little boy) "Buzzsaw"show about Freemason symbols in Hollywood movies.
Robert W. Sullivan IV is a philosopher, historian, antiquarian, jurist, theologian, writer, and lawyer. 
Mr. Sullivan is a Freemason having joined Amicable-St. John’s Lodge #25, Baltimore Maryland in 1997; he became a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason in 1999,Valley of Baltimore, Orient of Maryland. The Royal Arch of Enoch: The Impact of Masonic Ritual, Philosophy, and Symbolism (2012) was his first published work being the product of twenty years of research.
 In 2014 Sullivan published his second book, Cinema Symbolism: A Guide to Esoteric Imagery in Popular Movies
He is currently writing its sequel titled Cinema Symbolism II: More Esoteric Imagery from Popular Movies as well as his first work of fiction, A Pact with the Devil: The Story of Elizabeth Burnblack and her Involvement with the Occult, Black Magic, and the Dark Arts. Sullivan is also writing another book on Masonry titled Freemasonry and the Path to Babylon.
Buzzsaw Full Episodes

January 26, 2015

Peach Pulled from ALDI Because of Revolting Rhymes

Supermarket chain ALDI has pulled Roald Dahl's book Revolting Rhymes from its shelves.
I had only just written a post about some Aldi syncs I had the other day (this post has been on a backburner since August last year, until I saw a 2015 theatre programe featuring a children's play of Dahl's banned book to take place in July, so I thought I had better finish it) and now today Aldi has made national news headlines by pulling one of Roald Dahl's books from its sale because of a few complaints from customers over a few rude words contained within its pages -
Supermarket Signs?

Revolting Rhymes 

and Dirty Beasts

Shoppers threaten to boycott ALDI after it pulls Roald Dahl book containing word 'slut' off shelves
"Shoppers have threatened to boycott the supermarket chain ALDI after it pulled a Roald Dahl book containing the phrase "dirty slut" off its shelves.
ALDI Australia removed the book, Revolting Rhymes, after complaints about offensive language, namely when the Prince says to Cinderella: 
"Who is this dirty slut? Off with her nut."
The company released a statement saying it takes complaints from shoppers seriously.
"ALDI Australia has withdrawn the Roald Dahl Picture book entitled Revolting Rhymes from its Special Buys range, following comments by a limited number of concerned customers regarding the language used in this particular book," the statement said."
I didn't really care about ALDI pulling that Roald Dahl book from their shelves, because I was after 'James and the Giant Peach', as those who follow this blog would know, I have a soft spot for that book and film -
James and the Giant Peach Syncs
But when I got to the store, they had pulled all four Dahl books from the shelves, not just Revolting Rhymes
I was told it would have been too much trouble sorting through the shipment and taking out Revolting Rhymes, so they pulled the whole lot from the sale.
And while there were no children's books with the word "slut" in them, there were books for sale with the word "crabs" and "hooters" and books with maybe racist overtones like, "Little White Dogs Can't Jump"and a nursery rhyme book with pigs wearing no pants weeing all the way home. 
Little White Dogs Can't Jump?!
A book about Hooters?
But not only does "Little White Dogs Can't Jump" reinforce racist stereotypes, it's almost an animal torture manual. 
White Dog being shot out of a cannon?!
White Dog being squashed ?!
White Dog being forced
to skateboard up a ramp
And there are some rather compromising pictures in this book also.
 But, at the end of the day I don't care about the books ALDI want to ban from their shelves, as I go there to buy groceries and not books.
Though it would have been nice to grab 'James and the Giant Peach' for $4.99.
I'm surprised that ALDI weren't selling Iggy Azalea's dad's book,
But if a book containing the word slut can't make it onto the shelf,
then a book containing the word c#nt would have a snowball's chance in hell I guess.
Maybe Iggy got her education from the ALDI books that were left on the shelves once the Dahl books were removed?
Little Iggy with a book from ALDI?-)
I know that a lot of my American friends would say that's why Iggy doesn't know what the word slut means.
But I think she is just a nice girl with a bad rap.
The Mullumbimby street Iggy grew up on and took her stage name from.
Iggy was her dog's name -
Fancy Iggy Azalea Being From Mullumbimby