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

- Jake Kotze

April 3, 2016

Sidewalk Oracles: Walking with Eyes Wide Open

Poster on the wall of the Brunswick Heads Hotel.
Easter Monday after checking out of my Brunswick Heads motel room that I had spent the last three nights in while attending Bluesfest and reading the new Robert Moss book called  
'Sidewalk Oracles' for those last three nights before hitting the sack, I decided to get some breakfast and have a walk around the streets of Brunswick Heads checking for sidewalk oracles.
The Brunswick Heads Hotel is one of my favourite pubs in all Australia and rarely fails to chill me with a synchronicity when I visit.
The Brunswick Heads Hotel
The hotel has piped music in the grounds and just about every time I walk in the first song I hear is usually a significant song for me in some synchronistic way.

For instance, before I left home I saw that an old post of mine was getting a fair few hits. 
That post was - 
Six Degrees of St. Elmo's Fire 
And what song should be playing as I set foot inside the beer garden?
Man in Motion, the theme song from the movie St. Elmo's Fire, which I haven't heard for quite a while now.
Not only that, but as I walked in I was thinking how sorry that I've never seen 'The Round Mountain Girls'  play live and how it would have been great seeing them play here.
The Round Mountain Girls 
Robert also mentions in game #12 of 'Sidewalk Oracles' his 
'Dreaming Like an Egyptian' course, which reminded me of  
The Round Mountain Girls song cover of 
'Walk Like an Egyptian' in theYou Tube below. 
Brunswick Heads Hotel billboard of coming bands.
OKA is a celebration of Freedom, Beauty & Love
"A celebration of all that it is to be alive and free in the world today, 

OKA draws upon their indigenous connection to place and country through music. 
Their signature sound is an irresistible blend of influences spanning house, big beat, reggae-dub, Roots, Jazz and world music. 
A rhythm based sonic tapestry crossing cultural boundaries, embracing the future without losing sight of the past."
I walk over to the pub and as I'm approaching the notice board for upcoming bands to play the pub I see a large poster of an owl  
(a shamanic symbol if there ever was one) and then I see that  
The Round Mountain Girls are going to play here May the 1st at 4.00pm, but I was planning on going to Sydney that weekend.
I thought, "you've gotta be jokin' me?!"
Well, if I don't go to Sydney that weekend then you know where I'll be.
Then I walk around the corner to come across a shop called  
The Big Fish and out front is the script in book form of  
Eyes Wide Shut (one of my favourite movies) plus colour film stills in the middle, all for $5.
Spookiest Nicole Kidman Sync Story of the Year and Everyone Missed It?
My Eyes Wide Shut book that I bought for $5, Easter Monday in Brunswick Heads.

Not only that, but the complete series of Allan Moore's Prometha comic books for $100.
I had only just read about the Prometha comic books in Jeff Kripal's Mutants and Mystics, thinking that I would never be able to read them, as they are out of print.
Mural on a Brunswick Heads picnic shed.
It always pays to go with the flow in Brunswick Heads;-)
This picture reminded me of the New World Library logo on the side of the book.
My Sunday: Between Two Worlds and Trying to Catch the Big Fish
The logo of the New World Library that published 'Sidewalk Oracles'.

UPDATE: 5th April, 2016. 
Page 91 of 'Sidewalk Oracles' mentions Robert's Big Fish walk and the movie 'Big Fish'.
I hadn't read all of 'Sidewalk Oracles' when I wrote this post and I only picked up the book and stated reading it again last night and laughed to myself when I read page 91 of the book about the Big Fish oracle of Robert's.
Now this post just keeps getting fishier and fishier, as Robert mentions the Ewan McGregor movie, 'Big Fish' about 
"A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.
And if you read my post about Nicole Kidman's father passing away on the same day that Joe sample (the guy who wrote 
'Oneday I'll Fly Away' , the song Nic sings in the movie 
Moulin Rouge, which also stars Ewan McGregor)  
 Spookiest Nicole Kidman Sync Story of the Year and Everyone Missed It?
did then you would have to agree that me finding that book of  
'Eyes Wide Shut' (a movie starring Nicole Kidman) in the Big Fish shop is kind of spooky and synchy at the same time.
Nicole Kidman singing “One Day I’ll Fly Away” from Moulin Rouge with Lyrics
Also on page 91 Robert write about a couple who had a car load of goods and were either moving in, or moving out. 
The young couple in the Big Fish shop were setting up the shop, as they were just moving in, because when I asked Jase about the other  Prometha comics that make up the set, he said he still had to unpack them from the back of the shop, which was a mess at the moment, as they had just moved in and were setting the shop up. 
I think he said the Eyes Wide Shut book was his partner Juliet's (she sounded like she had a French accent to me) book and it was sitting on the same shelf as the comics at the time I found them. 
Robert Moss About Coincidences & Synchronicities


Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Sidewalk Oracles- great book! And sounds like you found a bunch yourself!

Brizdaz (Darren) said...

Yeah Trish,the Allan Moore's Prometha comic books were a great find especially.