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

- Jake Kotze

February 28, 2017

Handy Things to Have Around the House

I bought a cushion cover from the 'Me and Paranormal You' website merch store a few weeks ago and it now rests on my bed covering an old cheap lion cushion that was starting to fall apart.
My old lion cushion and two cushions I have since given away to my mother
My room needed a decorating change anyway and I kind of like the thought that the hand could be seen as a kind of hamsa to ward off evil spirits, like my ex-wife and mother-in-law for example:-)
"The hamsa hand (Arabic) or hamesh hand (Hebrew) is an old and still popular apotropaic amulet for magical protection from the envious or evil eye
The words hamsa and hamesh mean "five" and refer to the digits on the hand.
 An alternative Islamic name for this charm is the Hand of Fatima, in reference to the daughter of Mohammed.
An alternative Jewish name for it is the Hand of Miriam, in reference to the sister of Moses and Aaron.
The hamsa hand appears both in a two-thumbed, bilaterally symmetrical form, and in a more natural form in which there is only one thumb.
There is good archaeological evidence to suggest that the downward-pointing protective hamesh / hamsa hand predates both Judaism and Islam and that it refers to an ancient Middle Eastern goddess whose hand (or vulva, in other images) wards off the evil eye."
Maybe I need a tattoo?-)
I've been watching a few Halfasheep videos lately, so the esoteric hand symbols have been on my mind.
30 Cool Hamsa Tattoo Ideas with Meanings
Ryan should sue 'Sausage Party', or vice versa, for that crack(er)
I like listening to Ryan's podcasts over at 
'Me and Paranormal You', but not enough to become a subscriber, just like a lot of other "free" pod-cast shows I listen to on the net.
The whole point of me listening to it in the first place was because it was an interesting "free" podcast.
And to be honest while there are some good free podcast shows out there on the net, there are none that I would pay to listen to.
My view is that you either do these podcasts because you like doing them for the love of it and want to share info with other internet users for free (I have no problem if you promote advertising and sponsorship at your podcast site) or you stop doing the shows, or back yourself and your shows and charge people for which case I'll find other good free shows on the net to listen to.
And I'm having a go at other pod-casters here rather than Ryan, who had shows nowhere near as good and decided to go the paid subscriber route.
I can tell Ryan is one of those guys pod-casting because he likes doing what he is doing and sharing it for free, if he can.
And I can see his dilemma of wanting to make a few bucks to sustain his hobby.
But to me a free podcast is a free podcast just like a free blog is a free blog.
I don't charge people to view my blog (and who would be dumb enough to pay anyway?) and there are no sponsors or any money coming from anywhere for me to write it.
I just do it as a hobby I so far like doing. 
Hmm...I could buy a matching bedspread to go with my cushion in the future maybe?
But I don't mind buying good artwork to throw a few bucks towards supporting free shows that I like.
Anyway, enough ranting by me, as I feel like I'm only talking to the hand at this point, but go check out Ryan's podcast site and if you like it feel free to subscribe, or donate some money.
I guess I'm rather Darwinian when it comes to podcast shows and like to see the survival of the fittest when it comes to "free" podcast shows and just which will eventually survive down the track.
When I was down in Canberra last year I saw the above exhibition at the National Museum and bought the above book at the museum shop afterwards, but I'm yet to read it all.
Object 37 out of 100 is the Arabian Bronze Hand, which I got to see personally and photograph, so the hand is a pretty significant historical symbol it would seem and it even gets to be on the front cover of the book printed by the British Museum. 
My trip to the National Museum in Canberra in 2016
I see this book as a handy reference to the 100 objects that I saw down in Canberra last year;-)
So stay tuned for more posts about that exhibition that I saw in the capital.
If it's one thing synch-heads like me like it's sign language.
Signs are always handy when it comes to synchronicity and pointing the way:-)
Hands up to help shape the games?! Hmm
Oh, and Halfasheep, you might want to have a look at the hand of the 2018 Commonwealth Games mascot in future videos?
Even though he only has four fingers on his hand, take a look at that pattern on his palm.

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