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

- Jake Kotze

December 31, 2017

2018 and that Sinking/Synching Feeling?

I bought a 2018 calendar at the Byron Writers Festival in August this year which features Japanese woodblock prints of mainly water scenes like the one pictured on the front of the calendar of a whirlpool with waves crashing around it, which is also the picture for the month of February (the month the Chinese Year of the Dog starts) inside the calendar.
Beyond the Great Wave?
Oddly enough, it was the whirlpool and the crashing waves on the cover of the calendar that prompted me to buy it, because that was the sort of picture that spoke to me on an internal level of what 2018 was going to be like, not just for me, but the world in general.
Like an angry feminine yin energy that was going to do it's best to drag the world under in physical as well as mental energy and that it was going to be a year of treading water and trying to not go under.
And New Year's Day is also a Monday/Moonday in 2018
Before I had seen the calendar at the writers festival the mental picture I had in mind for 2018 was this one above, but when I saw the whirlpool in the print on the calendar it really got my attention, but I couldn't figure out why I associated the whirlpool with 2018 even more than the crashing waves.
But then at the end of December I saw stories about double whirlpools popping up in the oceans.
Mysterious double whirlpools that can suck up sea creatures found in ocean for the first time ever
Oddly enough, when I was gathering material on Jasun Horsley for my last few recent posts, 
Whatever Happened to Mr. Bates the Ideal Family and the Wounded Father?
I found the above You Tube interview (which was worth a watch) titled 'Pijama Surf Interview with Jasun Horsley' and behind Jasun was the crashing wave print, which I've mentioned above in this post.
Government watching rise of Daoism carefully
"Central Peak Temple is the home of the fertility goddess Guanyin, and hundreds of people like Wang Qun turned up for the opening to pray and make offerings.
"When I was pregnant I came to pray for a healthy baby, so now it's open I've come to offer my gratitude," she said.
The younger generation are rediscovering the faith.
Lei Peng, a bus driver, has found no comfort in China's new wealth and rampant consumerism, but says he has found a deeper meaning in Daoism.
"People are lacking in faith, they've lost their cultural base, lost it all," he said.

Looks like we are in for a deep year in 2018, so all I can say is "just keep swimming".
And don't worry too much about the sharks as most of them seem to be freezing to death this year;-)
The first supermoon of 2018 will appear on New Year's Day — and it's more special than usual
Happy New Year.

UPDATE: 1st of January, 2018
Two injured, thousands evacuated after barge carrying fireworks catches fire off Terrigal beach
Something just had to happen out of the ordinary on the ocean to bring in the New Year after me writing a post like that above.
Maybe the fireworks boat hit a double whirlpool?-)

Oh, yeah.
And this news story as well -
"The seaplane was returning from a New Year's Eve lunch at a picturesque restaurant on the NSW Hawkesbury river when something caused it to plunge into the water and rapidly sink, killing all six aboard.
Sydney Seaplanes aircraft was carrying a pilot and five passengers when it crashed at Cowan Creek, Jerusalem Bay east of Cowan about 3pm on Sunday.
Police divers recovered six bodies soon after.
The operator,
Sydney Seaplanes, said it was "deeply shocked" by the tragic accident and had suspended all operations until further notice."

Four Britons feared dead after seaplane crash near Sydney
Then there is this news story above as well, where the plane's tail is painted in what arguably looks like whirlpools.
And there is the super moon lurking behind the trees in my backyard at the beginning of 2018.
The moon looked a lot better than this with the naked eye than in my SE iPhone picture above.
In real life there was a circular rainbow around it ... without the rain that is.
The new 2018 calendar on my kitchen wall this morning
The (Super?) Moon Reflected in the
Rice Fields of Sarashina in Shinano
Super Blue Moon eclipse on January 31
"The Blue Moon – the second of two full moons in one calendar month – will pass right through the Earth’s shadow, to stage a total eclipse of the moon during the nighttime hours on January 31, 2018. This full moon also caps a series of three straight full moon supermoons, whereby the full moon comes close enough to Earth to be dubbed a supermoon."
"If you live in North America or the Hawaiian Islands, remember that this lunar eclipse will be visible in your sky during the morning hours before sunrise on January 31."
Blue moon over Hawaii on January 31st?
"On the other hand, if you live in the Middle East, Asia, Indonesia, Australia or New Zealand, this lunar eclipse will happen in the evening hours after sunset on January 31."

UPDATE: 9th January, 2018
The Bottom of The Ocean Has Started Sinking Under The Weight of Melting Glaciers?!


  1. And to you too C.F.A.
    Just keep swimming...or with the Chinese New Year of the dog coming in February maybe treading water or dog paddling will be the kind of swimming style in vogue for 2018?-)