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

- Jake Kotze

June 20, 2018

Golden Dawn Fraser?!

I couldn't help but yell out "What The F...raser?!" when I was flicking through my local June 11th Queensland newspaper that featured Queensland boxer Jeff "The Hornet" Horn (not the WASP by the way;-) on the front page in his orange shorts going down in Las Vegas in his title fight and saw that ex-Olympic Games swimmer Dawn Fraser had picked up the top honour in the
Queen's Birthday weekend honours list with the headline
"Golden Dawn Keeps on Glowing".
All of those 'The Secret Sun' posts about Elizabeth Fraser, Vegas,
the Siren and orange kept reeling through my mind and I kept telling myself that it's all just coincidence silly and nothing more, right?-)
The Secret Sun and Orange Entertainment?
Oddly enough, I met Dawn Fraser once in my life when our paths crossed at a women's golf tournament at the Royal Pines Resort on Queensland's Gold Coast .
Me and my now ex-wife were walking between shots and Dawn drove up in her golf buggy and asked if we could just stand still for a moment while Karrie Webb could tee off.
We were following the group in front of her's, so that was my brush with the "Golden Dawn".
The back page of the June 11th Queensland newspaper
"Horn's father, Jeff Horn Sr., is a builder.
His mother, Liza Dykstra, works for the
Saint Vincent de Paul Society.
His grandfather, Ray Horn, fought in exhibition boxing matches in the Queensland outback during the 1930s.
Graham Quirk, the incumbent Lord Mayor of Brisbane,
is his second cousin."
Jeff wants a rematch back in his home Australian state of Queensland, too.
It's not even really the Queen's birthday that weekend, but most Australian states (except Western Australia and Queensland  now ironically) get a public holiday to celebrate Her Majesty's birthday, which is really in April.
Her Majesty's birthday public holiday is on
Monday, October 1, 2018 in Queensland this year and Monday, September 24th in Western Australia, so go figure.
Grace Simmons
Just sayin';-)
Coffee and the Siren's Song
Orange haired Queensland model Grace Simmons  featured in the same June 11th newspaper, too.
Also in that same June 11th newspaper was the news about the passing of the first Bond know 007 and all that stuff like I wrote about here -
I Only Have Eyes For You For Your Eyes Only?
Which was kind of ironic that a news story about ending the Hollywood "casting couch" culture should appear to the left of the Bond girl story, given just how much of a womanizer the Bond character is in the 007 movies.
These Bootes are Made for Walking?
And on the subject of movies I saw Mel Gibson making the front page of this paper on June 7th with plans of filming his next movie in Queensland.
Page 7 of the June 7th Queensland newspaper 
Mel has 8 directing credits on his IMDB page, but the movie that is mentioned in the newspaper isn't on that list yet.
A news article in the June 11th paper about Mark Wahlberg starring in Gibson's movie
As luck would have it Mark Wahlberg was at the Jeff Horn fight in Vegas and ran into reporters for this newspaper and spilled the beans to them that he was going to be coming to Queensland to star in Gibson's movie.
And one of the main sites Gibson has his sights on for this movie is the Woongoolba prawn farm and surrounds that I wrote about in April last year in this post - 
Plate of Shrimp/Prawns and the Raw Prawn/Trickster
The prawn farm has been used for films including 'Fool's Gold' and 'San Andreas' according to the newspaper story of June 7th.
A scene from the TV show 'LOST' with a shrimp/prawn van
Hardly anyone calls a prawn a shrimp in Oz.
That old Paul Hogan commercial was aimed at American tourists who know prawns as shrimp.
The other location being hinted at is the Village Roadshow Studios on Queensland's Gold Coast where such films as 'Thor: Ragnarök', 'Aquaman' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' were filmed.
Oh...and happy birthday for today too, Nicole Kidman.
It's my eldest son's birthday today, as well.
Spookiest Nicole Kidman Sync Story of the Year and Everyone Missed It?
I just realized when reading through an old post that Nicole's father passed away on September 12th (2014) while my father passed away on September 13th (2016).
So I guess that's a dark time of the year for both of us as far as anniversaries go.
The movie Mel wants to make is based on the book
'Hell from the Heavens' by John Wukovits.
According to the newspaper Mel dined at the 'Stokehouse Q' restaurant at Brisbane's South Bank.
A restaurant that I mentioned from back in my snail eating days in this post -
Does "plate of snails" work like "plate of shrimp" for synch?-)
 A Crow, Six Snails and an Ant
Small world it seems...especially for ants:-)
Russell Crowe in the same June 7th newspaper as Mel Gibson


June 19, 2018


I was driving down Springwood Road today and an offer almost too good to refuse caught my eye.
On a fence was the word "FREE" with a bunch of stuff left outside a house that the owner didn't want to keep.
I thought that I could use another crow around the house, but no more cockatoos for me thanks, as in this neighbourhood cockatoos are so plentiful that you just can't give 'em away it would seem;-)
Schrödinger's Parrot and the "Nature" of "Reality"?
Maybe I should have picked up a cockatoo for Sofia Sin now I think about it. 

No Point in Stopping?

Samuel at the 'Avid Reader' in April, 2018
I wrote a post back in April about attending a book talk and buying a book (called a noveltini by the publishers) titled 'No Point in Stopping' -
Still Following the White Rabbit?
"No Point in Stopping" is a tale of family, and one young man’s journey to find himself in a haze of bipolar, meds, weed, magic and backstreet Brisbane share-house parties.
I really enjoyed reading this book on many levels.
First, although I've heard of a lot of people being diagnosed as Bipolar I never quite knew what that really meant apart from that they suffered from wild mood swings.
In this book Samuel takes you into his thoughts of just what it is like to live from a Bipolar perspective and the magical thinking that he uses to steer his ship through the storms in his life, as Sam puts it.
The Titanic model I saw in the 'Ecclectica' magic store
I thought it was rather a synch that I primarily went to the book talk because I wanted an excuse to be in the area so I could check out the 'Ecclectica' magic shop and buy a few things and one of the items for sale in that shop was a model of the Titanic.
Sink/synch or swim?
On the night of the book talk if you bought a book you had the choice of receiving a wooden sword or shield with your book purchase and I chose the shield, which now hangs off the shelf on my computer table to my left.
The shield has the words "Fortune favours the brave" scrolled on it and it appears like a royal coat of arms pretty much like Meghan Markle would get in May after marrying Prince Harry.
 "No Point in Stopping" also documents thoughts of suicide, not just by Sam, but from other people in his immediate life.
Not long after the book talk I saw this sad news story -
Sons of Anarchy star David Labrava 'broken' after son takes his own life aged 16
I don't think thoughts of suicide are a unique feature to the Bipolar's world either and are a lot more common than we care to think about in modern society.
The benefit for me being at the book talk was I could put faces to the real life characters Sam writes about in his book, as his wife and mother were sitting in the front row at the talk, while his sister Natasha was taking the photos on the night.
All in all it was a rather magical night I thought and I even got Sam to put a personal message to me in the book. I see some tiny owls around the signing table here?-)
I also found the book a little on the shamanic side as well and couldn't help but think of a certain Paul Kelly song when I read about the air that Sam describes near the end of the book.
It's a great little book "No Point in Stopping" and I highly recommend a read of it, because it's bound to change your thinking from that point on, I think. 
An owl door-knocker at the 'Ecclectica' magic store
At the start of "No Point in Stopping" is a map of Brisbane and its surrounds, but it looks like my place of residence (Logan) is just off the map, or at least not marked on it.
I hope Sam isn't implying that there is no point in stopping in Logan?-)
The map is not the territory...where's Logan on here?-)
"The map is not the territory metaphorically illustrates the differences between belief and reality
The phrase was coined by Alfred Korzybski.
Our perception of the world is being generated by our brain and can be considered as a 'map' of reality written in neural patterns.
Reality exists outside our mind but we can construct models of this 'territory' based on what we glimpse through our senses."
No point in stopping:-)