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

- Jake Kotze

September 9, 2016

Richard Neville Dies in Oz While London Burns?

Great Fire of London anniversary: Replica burns 350 years on from disaster

Just to point out the coincidental transcendental elephant in the room, Australian author and social commentator Richard Neville has died at the age of 74 with Alzheimer's disease on September 4th, 2016 in the unofficial hippy capital of Australia (Oz).
 Richard Neville: Oz magazine co-founder dies aged 74
Richard Neville (16 December 1941 – 4 September 2016)
Neville made a splash in Australia and the United Kingdom in the 1960s as the co-founder of counterculture magazine Oz, which was known for its use of satire and pop art alongside serious journalism.
On the weekend Richard passed away in Oz a giant wooden replica of 17th-century London was set ablaze in the city of London on the River Thames, marking the 350th anniversary of the devastating Great Fire of London.
The Great Fire of London broke out in Thomas Farrinor's bakery on Pudding Lane shortly after midnight on September 2, 1666, and gradually spread through the city before finally being extinguished on September 5.
Great Fire of London anniversary: Replica burns 350 years on from disaster
So, a founder of Oz magazine that set intellectual fires burning in London in the hippy era passes away in the unofficial hippy capital of Oz (Byron Bay) on September 4th, as a replica of the city of London is set on fire to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the great fire of London. 
A fire that 350 years ago burned from the 2nd of September to the 5th of September.
Weird, or what?
On a personal note, I found this picture below when looking for images of Oz magazine covers.
It's advertising an exhibition of Oz magazines in 2016 opening on the 8th of April, which is my father's birthday and he also has dementia and is now in a nursing home expected to die from it in the near future.


Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

VERY weird! Everything really does seem to be connected.

Brizdaz (Darren) said...

Yes, everything is connected Trish.
Richard passed away in Byron Bay, the home of the Byron Bay Writer's Festival and a little town that even Bob Dylan played live in a tent in front of me and my youngest son.
But we are all red threads of destiny weaving ourselves into each others lives in this rug of consciousness and unconsciousness.
No man, or woman is an island, even though we think we are, because our individual consciousness is connected to the "collective unconsciousness", which in a way is like comparing one human being to the size and power of the sun and comparing that sun to the size and power of all suns combined and then some.
I saw the movie about Nick Cave called 'One More Time With Feeling' last night where Nick was asked if life was like a story, and Nick pondered the question in reference to his own life story and seemed to confusingly say, "I don't think so, we are all born and we all die and that's about it".
But I tend to think from the weird experiences that I have seen in my own sometimes confusing life that "the story" is all of "the stories" combined and on going ad infinitum.
All our individual stories impact on some way with all of the other stories to make one, or more huge stories.
So yes, as cliche as it sounds...and I know it does...everything is connected in more ways than we as individual souls will ever realise...from down here, anyway.