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

- Jake Kotze

December 14, 2018

Synchronicity in Psychotherapy?

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ... beetles
Because of Carl Jung and his theory and story about the scarab like beetle that he noticed while treating a patient of his who was telling him at the time about a dream she had about a scarab beetle (a story that anyone who has been interested in the subject of synchronicity would be as sick of hearing by now as much as Mike Clelland's owl/synchronicity story).
Scarab like beetles are almost an archetypal symbol for synchronicity.
Maybe Mike's mission in life is to replace the scarab beetle of Jung's story about synchronicity with his owl from his own synchronicity story, as an archetype for synchronicity?-)
"Synchronicity is the face of a deeper level of inter-connectivity" Tony Vigorito
Actually, I didn't mind this last interview of Mike's that Althea Provost did with him below.
She may have just helped him to get into gear and stop spinning his wheels so much on his journey I feel.
Sun of the Night?
A book I saw in the QAGOMA bookstore;-)
Anyway, I'll come back to Mike's latest interview in a future post, but getting back to the scarab beetle, last Sunday I went over to the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art to have a look at the latest exhibition and as I was walking past the State Library of Queensland I see all of these ... what we call in Australia ... Christmas beetles all over the wall.
In Australia Christmas is in the summertime and these beetles tend to hit the skies around Christmastime.
Christmas Beetle/Golden Scarab Sync
A Christmas beetle caught in a spider's web
It Must Be Time to Put Up the Christmas Decorations
Listening to Mike's latest interview after rereading my old 2015 post about the Christmas beetle that flew into the spider's web while I was dressed in camouflage/battle fatigue pants reminded me of the above print I saw on the wall of the Gallery of Modern Art on Sunday.
It was called 'Battle Fatigue' and reminded me a lot like the cover of 'The Who''s record 'Tommy'.
Robert Moss About Coincidences & Synchronicities
Dolores from the TV series 'Westworld'
Listening to Mike recall his encounter in Dolores, Colorado, he talks of a dream where he felt like a grenade had been tossed at him into his tent.
When I heard Mike talk about his dream in Dolores, Colorado, I couldn't help think of Dolores from 'Westworld' and how 'Black Hole Sun' is one of the first songs played on the pianola in the first episode.
Pianos in the QAGOMA exhibition I saw on Sunday
Mike also talks about landing in a white room where it was completely white, which I find amusing as I was wearing a white linen shirt on my trip to the art gallery on Sunday and this piece of art pictured above called 'White Box' caught my attention enough to snap a few photos of it.
And I hadn't heard Mike's interview until this morning (Friday the 14th in Australia).
Me in my white linen shirt on Sunday
A little wire human stuck on a spinning record;-)
The elephant not in the room at QAGOMA
I spy a green eye at the modern art gallery
 of Queensland
on Sunday
A UFO or a flying cucumber?!
Green Eyes, a Marker of Alien Hybridity?!
The guys from Netflix setting up for the
premier on Sunday
Rolling out the blue carpet for 'Tidelands'
night at QAGOMA Sunday
Green eyes?!
I didn't realize until later that afternoon at the art gallery on Sunday that Netflix were holding a 'Tidelands' launch that night and the green-eyed siren Elsa Pataky was to be walking the 
blue carpet there.
Not that I hung around to see her do it ... or would have been allowed to.
CCBB: Dr. Gunnar Reefschlager - Synchronicity in Psychotherapy
Father Christmas under water?
Japan Picks 'Disaster' Character to Define 2018?
Merry Christmas ... beetle;-)
Nothing Breaks Like a Heart When Life Imitates Art?
And I hope your Christmas unlike a dung beetle's, won't be a shitty one;-)


  1. The Queens land gallery is so full of color! Last night in Eugene three xmass trees were be-feathered with Owls. Always eager to read this blog. Good work Darren! 87

  2. There is a lot more to come in future posts as far as the Queens land gallery of Modern Art goes Dennis.