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

- Jake Kotze

December 16, 2018

We are ALL on Drugs?

Spirit Pig: Ep 118. Dennis McKenna Ph.D.
"Dr. Dennis McKenna is an ethnopharmacologist, author and founder of Symbio Life Sciences. He has dedicated his career to the study of hallucinogens and psychedelics and is a founding board member of the Heffter Research Institute, a non-profit organisation dedicated to investigating therapeutic uses of psychedelic medicines.
He has conducted extensive ethnobotanical fieldwork in the Peruvian, Colombian, and Brazilian Amazon and has recently completed a four year project investigating Amazonian ethnomedicines as potential treatments for cognitive disorders in schizophrenia.
Dennis and his late brother Terrance McKenna are considered pioneers among plant medicine scholars."
Far out, Dennis ... or should that be "far in"?-)

Talking "Team Human" as 'The Year of the Pig' Approaches?

How to be "Team Human" in the digital future | Douglas Rushkoff
Episode description
"Humans are no longer valued for our creativity, says media theorist Douglas Rushkoff -- in a world dominated by digital technology, we're now just valued for our data.

In a passionate talk, Rushkoff urges us to stop using technology to optimize people for the market and start using it to build a future centered on our pre-digital values of connection, creativity and respect.
"Join 'Team Human.' Find the others," he says. "Together let's make the future that we always wanted.""
He is a Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics and made the television documentaries ‘Generation Like’, ‘Merchants of Cool’, ‘The Persuaders’, and ‘Digital Nation’ and lectures about media, society, and economics all around the world."
Spirit Pig?
Happy New Year?

December 15, 2018

New Thinking Allowed: Time and Consciousness?

"Julia Mossbridge, PhD, is a Visiting Scholar in the Psychology Department at Northwestern University, a Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, the Science Director at Focus@Will Labs, and an Associated Professor in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies.
She is the author of Unfolding: The Perpetual Science of Your Soul's Work and The Garden: An Inside Experiment. She is also the co-author, with Imants Baruss, of Transcendent Mind: Re-thinking the Science of Consciousness.
She is coauthor with Theresa Cheung of The Premonition Code: The Science of Precognition, How Sensing the Future Can Change Your Life.
The website for this book is
Here she discusses the paradox that our understanding of time in theoretical physics differs dramatically from our day-to-day experience.
She points out that personal experience is the basis of empirical science.
She also describes research in parapsychology related to precognition.
She and host, Jeff Mishlove, both discuss life-changing personal experiences of precognition. Then she describes her "Positive Precog" program and her vision of a world in which people skilled at precognition become central to many areas of human endeavor."
The Premonition Code?

House-Spirits in ApART-ment Buildings?

After spending the last week and a half listening to 51 episodes of 'WHAT'S THIS TAO ALL ABOUT?' podcasts, I walk into
'The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art' (whatever that means) and see a piece of art called 'House - Spirit', which is made from one hundred spirit houses stacked like a skyscraper and collected from apartments in an old well loved apartment building before it was demolished to make room for new apartment buildings.
Synchronicity in Psychotherapy?
Then I went upstairs and saw this piece of art below featuring different themed rooms in an apartment complex.
 I forgot to take a photo of just what it was titled, but let's just call it 'Trump Tower' for now;-)
Trump's apartment maybe?-)
This art piece is kind of like a mash-up featuring other artist's works of art hanging on the walls of this piece of art, which I find ironic and "life like" when it comes to art in our own daily lives. 
Room 237 perhaps?-)
Dead birds?!
A touch Twin Peaky, perhaps?-)
‘Twin Peaks: The Return’ Episode 15: Judy, Judy, Judy
Pearly Dewdrops' Drops?
The rooms weren't necessarily in the order that I portrayed them in this post, and there were a way lot more, but these were the one's that appealed to me.
Being 5 foot 7 inches tall, I couldn't see what was in the rooms at the top, so next time I visit the exhibition I'll be asking Tom Cruise for a lend of his platform shoes so my mission isn't so impossible when making out my minority report?-)
If you get the chance I recommend you see it.