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

- Jake Kotze

March 22, 2018

A Magical Drive in Tasmania with Gordon White from Rune Soup?

"The conscious mind allows itself to be trained like a parrot, but the unconscious does not—which is why St. Augustine thanked God for not making him responsible for his dreams." - Carl Jung
Did I mention I'm watching seasons 1&2 of 'Twin Peaks'?-)
I had no idea who Jordan Peterson was, but as soon as Gordon mentions that he is doing a drive video, I'm in the passenger seat like a dog with its head out the window and taking it all in.
I made the You Tube full screen and then just sat back and went along for the ride.
Luckily my office chair is like a car seat as well, because that sure makes it a bit more VR.
My white cockatoo statue in my living room
I read Gordon's post 'SAINT AUGUSTINE AND THE PARROT' yesterday just after a massive flock of white cockatoos flew over my home.
The crow on my back fence yesterday
Unfortunately I didn't get to my camera and switch it on in time to catch the massive flock flying over my roof, but the racket these cockatoos made brought my crow friend to my back fence to see what was going on, so at least I had my camera all fired up when the crow landed in front of me. 
I like how as soon as Gordon says at around the 20 and a half minute mark that, “this is a chaos magick blog and podcast”, a flock of birds fly over his ute (pick-up).
Not parrots by the looks, but it was still kind of magical to me.

Anyway, if you like drive videos like I do, sit back, full screen it, relax and enjoy the ride.
I guess I owe you some petrol money now, Gordon?-)

UPDATE: 25th March, 2018
On Sunday morning I heard that massive screeching sound coming from above me, so I knew that flock of white (Gordon WHITE?-) cockatoos were flying around my neighbourhood again, so I flicked my phone on and ran out into my backyard looking to the skies.
I managed to catch just a fraction of the flock in the air before they disappeared from my view.
They seem to like the tree ringed in red for some reason.

UPDATE: January 13th, 2020
If you are thinking of buying one of those Officeworks chairs in the above post, you might want to think twice, because once the fake leather starts going it goes fast -
Journal-ism and Blogging?


  1. Those are ravens but I saw some black cockatoos later on the drive.

    Also I have the exact same chair. Officeworks, right? :)

  2. Those birds that first fly out look like swallows, or some small birds to me.
    The ones right at the top of this post might be ravens or crows though.
    And yeah, that chair is from Officeworks...the same store that I wrote about last year in a post titled 'Sign of the Times?', where the truck I was behind on the freeway (way behind thankfully) blew up and kept me in traffic for over two hours going no where fast -
    Too bad I didn't have a dash-cam for that trip, although the soundtrack would have been non-stop curse words for two hours straight. :-)

  3. Raven - even more interesting. Great post, Daz, now I'm off to take that ride!

  4. Have fun Trish.
    I'm off to the city to meet up with my eldest son and see a comedian that I'm looking forward to seeing tonight.