|Watching the movie 'Jobs' on my iPod, ironically enough.|
The penny dropped that I was watching a movie about the man who was the visionary behind the machine that I was watching this movie about him on.
Not only that, but when I paused the movie to go for a bathroom break I put the iPod down on my bedside table on top of the book I was reading and noticed the eye of Job's/Kutcher's looked very similar to the owl eye on the book cover I was reading.
|My motel room in Tamworth.|
Be Here Now...Again
Be Here Now was also a big influence on my teenage life and I have bought this book three times now in my life with the last copy still on my bookshelf.
|Watching 'Jobs' on my iPod where Steve talks about the iPod changing the world.|
I thought it was also ironic that Steve Jobs didn't like The Beatles, but named his company Apple, just like The Beatles named their record company.
Jobs was a big Bob Dylan fan.
Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne on April 1, 1976, to develop and sell personal computers.
That's April FOOL's day, by the way.
I also think it is ironic that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has been talking of moving to "The Apple Isle", Tasmania recently.
And that brings up the old saying about no man being an island, because while Jobs was a visionary he was influenced from all directions and by lots of people.
Steve was like a conductor (and I don't mean lightning rod;-) wanting the tune played the way he heard it in his own head.
Lightning played a big part in getting back to the year 1955 in the BTTF movies and lightning is usually associated with shamanism as well.
"Shamanism (// SHAH-mən or // SHAY-mən) is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to perceive and interact with a spirit world and channel these transcendental energies into this world."
So in my book people like Steve Jobs and John Lennon are modern day shamans because they went into altered states and brought back ideas that changed the world and caused untold ripple effects throughout our society.
It became quite clear while watching the Jobs movie that Steve was walking the way of the shaman, even if he didn't consciously realize it himself.
Sure, Steve was a bit of an arsehole and had some personal issues, but on a societal level his vision for the modern world was a godsend...literally, I think.
I just spent 10 days on the road traveling around my home country of Australia on what seemed to me a very spiritually guided trip and it wasn't lost on me that birds were prominent companions on my trip in very seemingly magical ways.
And no, I didn't do any drugs on this trip apart from a few beers and a bottle of red wine.
|A bird print on my wall in Tamworth.|
|A mountain peak print on my wall in Tamworth.|
|The Venetian waterways print on my wall in Tamworth.|
The Dark Knight Rises also plays John Sculley in the Jobs movie.
Especially after the passing of the Purple one earlier in the week.
Life is much stranger than fiction, if you pay attention to it.