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

- Jake Kotze

July 9, 2017

TAXIS: A Divinely Ordained Sense of Order That Would Infuse the World With Light, Harmony and Holiness?


Screen shots from the 2016 movie 'Ghostbusters'
Book scene from the 2016 movie 'Ghostbusters'
I just finished reading a great book called 'Ghost Empire' that I bought in August last year at the Byron Bay Writer's Festival, after hearing a talk on the book by the author Richard Fidler and getting him to sign my copy.
Ghost Empire is a 2016 book by Richard Fidler
It tells the story of a visit to Istanbul with his son Joe in 2014 and the bloody history of Constantinople and the Roman Empire. 
"67 is a bitch?" Ulysses?
I was reading the section of Richard's book where he wrote about the word TAXIS -
"TAXIS: A Divinely Ordained Sense of Order That Would Infuse the World With Light, Harmony and Holiness."
I smiled when I read that passage, as my late father was a taxi driver in his younger days and he passed away about a month after I had bought this book. 
And I also couldn't help thinking of the last time I saw Dan Aykroyd in a movie and he was playing a taxi driver in the movie he co-wrote, 'Ghostbusters'.
The Cronulla captain's jersey #13. The Cronulla club was established in '67
I also thought about how I had bought myself a bottle of Dan's Crystal Head vodka for Father's Day about a week before my father passed away -
Crystal Head Vodka, Father's Day and Death
"Aykroyd and Alexander first conceived of the idea for Crystal Head Vodka in 2007.
Due to the lack of additive free vodka in market, Aykroyd decided to make one himself.
Alexander designed the bottle based on the pair’s shared fascination with the legend of the thirteen Crystal Skulls."
Oddly enough, my father passed away in his sleep on the 13th of September considering that legend of the 13 Crystal Skulls that Dan and Alexander based the idea for the vodka off above.
A 'Taxi Driver' poster can be seen in the battle scene in the movie 'Ghostbusters'
This is the poster you see in the scene above
The synchronistic thing was with skulls, death, ghosts and
Kristen Wiig all synching up in my life right now was I just watched Kristen's performance in the excellent movie 'The Skeleton Twins' on Netflix the other night and it slotted a lot of synchromystic pieces in place for me, which I'll write about in another post focusing on 'Ghostbusters' , 'The Skeleton Twins' and a few other movies Kristen was in.
And that post will be one synchromystic "Six Degrees of Separation" weird taxi ride, I think.
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UPDATE: July 10th, 2017
The taxi number was 1354 (1+3+5+4=13)
I knew there was something else I was supposed to include in my post and forgot.
It was a story I saw on the net at the ABC news site on July 4th, 2017, about a taxi driver who lost control of his cab in Boston -
At least 10 people injured after Boston taxi ploughs into pedestrians at airport
"Massachusetts State Police said a crash that injured 10 pedestrians near Boston's airport did not appear to be an intentional act.
A taxi struck the pedestrians in a taxi-queuing area on Monday afternoon
(local time) near Logan International Airport in East Boston.
A police official said the crash was believed to be a case of "operator error" in which the 56-year-old driver stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake.

The number of the taxi was 1354 I noticed and when I added all the numbers together I got 13 also (1+3+5+4=13).
I guess the superstitious people reading that story would probably put it all down to bad luck.
And in a way it kind of is I guess.
Although the number-plate did contain 777s and a pair of 2s, which would have made a good hand at poker.
So maybe it was just good luck that nobody was killed?
I saw the words "West End Leasing Inc" on the taxi door in the above photo and thought well if it wasn't enough that my father was a cab driver for most of his life and passing away on the 
13th, West End is the suburb of the hometown he grew up in and in his final stages of Alzheimer's thought he still lived there sometimes, even though the house was long since gone.
Sometimes I think Douglas Adams was right in saying the answer to the universe is 42 -
 What's Up at #42?


  1. Yikes. You've mentioned some movies here that are going on my list!
    Don't know about the rest of it except that you find synchronistic threads that the rest of us fail to notice.Nicely done, Daz!

  2. Maybe because I'm the only one who had a father who was a taxi driver who passed away after I had seen 'Ghostbusters' with Dan playing a taxi driver in that movie and then me buying a bottle of Dan's 'Crystal Head Vodka' for myself for Father's Day, which was just before the 13th of September, the day my father passed away?
    I think I'm probably the only one who would find the synchronistic connections there in those events somehow, Trish ;-)
    Stay tuned for my post about 'Ghostbusters' and 'The Skeleton Twins'though, because even Kristen might flip her Wiig if she ever reads that one.
    I've got to get some screen shots for that one though, so it could be a few weeks away yet.

  3. I know this blog is probably more obscure than Laura Palmer's diary from the TV show 'Twin Peaks', but I did start this blog as (and it still is in many ways) a personal synchronicity journal to record MY view on the world from where I see it.
    So for others who don't get most of this post let me try to summarize it in a personal way to nutshell format.
    My father was a taxi driver for most of his life.
    He died on September 13th last year.
    I am a life member of the Cronulla-Sutherland Football Club, who won their first ever grand final trophy in 2016 (and I was there), after entering the NRL in the year 1967.
    "67 is a bitch" is a line from James Joyce's novel 'Ulysses'.
    According to Declan Kiberd, "Before Joyce, no writer of fiction had so foregrounded the process of thinking (about coincidence?)."
    The Cronulla captain's jersey #13.
    Most long suffering Cronulla fans like myself were beginning to think we were cursed to never win a grand final and so superstitious supporters among us probably thought a captain wearing the number 13 was never going to be the winning captain of a premiership winning Cronulla side.
    I thought I was going to go to the grave never seeing that trophy end up at Cronulla.
    Chris Hemsworth plays a guy named Kevin in the movie 'Ghostbusters'.
    I named my oldest boy Kevin (he is now 26) and I saw the latest 'Ghostbusters' at the cinema with him when it came out...and we had a good laugh at the Kevin factor in the movie.
    I actually named my son Kevin when I saw St. Kevins Catholic church in the town of Bangalow, NSW, when me and my then wife stopped in Bangalow for a snack on our way to Ballina on our honeymoon.
    Chris Hemsworth now lives not far from that very church and his wife loves shopping in the town of Bangalow.
    You might want to put in the name "Bangalow" into the search function of my blog to find the posts that I have written about that town?
    That should be enough personal puzzle pieces I've smashed together for those no good at working out puzzles...but you don't need to fit all the pieces together to enjoy...or hate this blog, as my world intersects with yours in a lot of WTF(?) pop-cultural places, too, so something I write in past, or future posts will make your jaw drop eventually.
    You don't have to get my personal life and fit every piece together...good luck if you can and gold stars to all that do...because sooner, or later we'll find something in common in both our lives that will spook us just as much.
    Until then...ciao.