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

- Jake Kotze

January 20, 2019

Want to Know the Best Way to Watch 'Bird Box'?

Wearing a blind-fold with the sound turned right down, that's the best way.
Better still don't look.
That way you'll save two hours of your life.
Two hours that I'll never get back now.
'Bird Crap' would have been a more descriptive title for this trash IMO.
Box office trash more like it
Worst movie I've seen all year and last year.

Boo, the World's Cutest Canine #Influencer, Dies Aged 12 Right Near the End of the Year of the Dog?

The Chinese zodiac goes in 12 year cycles, so it's a bit of a coincidence that "the world's cutest" dog was born in the
Year of the Dog in 2006 and passed away in the Year of the Dog right near the end of the cycle a few weeks before the Year of the Pig starts in 2019.
Boo, the world's cutest canine #influencer, dies aged 12
The 2018 Year of the Dog ends on February 4th, 2019 
Dog gone pig of a year coming up without Boo on social media it would seem.

Women Don’t Often Get to Make Period Dramas?-)

Menstrual blood?
Mary Queen of Scots director Josie Rourke defends menstrual blood scenes: 'Normalisation is a good thing'
"Mary Queen Of Scots director Josie Rourke has spoken about her decision to include a shot of menstrual blood after recieving multiple questions about the scene from American journalists."
'Super wolf blood moon' to welcome in 2019 with rare celestial spectacle this month
'Mary Queen of Scots' opened in Australian cinemas this week ... the weekend of the super wolf blood moon coincidentally ... and I went along to see the movie on Friday.
I hadn't read any of the reviews before seeing the movie, but I did notice the emphasis on blood in the movie, as in menstrual blood and a bloody birth scene.
Didn't worry me in the least, as I thought it was underlining how important bloodlines were when it comes to the throne.
I kind of thought that was clever, but I have to say I thought it was bloody stupid to try and re-write history by trying to play the "diversity" card in an historical drama.
“Traditionally, a wolf moon is the first full moon in January,” said Tracy Gregg, planetary scientist at the University at Buffalo.
“A super moon is when there is a full moon at the same time that the moon is closest to Earth,” Gregg said. “The distance between the Earth and Moon changes slightly every day as the Moon orbits the Earth [and] the full moon occurs when the moon and Earth are closest to each other, [when] the Moon really does look bigger than usual.”
As the Earth's shadow comes between the Sun and the full moon, the moon's color changes to a reddish tint,” Gregg explained.
I guess the movie going public like nothing better than a royal drama or two;-)
The Shape of (Amniotic?) Fluid?
A stuffed dingo awaits the royal couple at Kingfisher Bay on Fraser Island
The Trickster Awaits?
And while we don't have (were)wolves in Australia we do have dingoes and on Saturday night there was an attack on Fraser Island.  
Fraser Island dingo attack leaves boy in hospital with leg injuries
"A six-year-old child is in hospital after being bitten multiple times by a dingo on Fraser Island on Saturday evening.
The boy was bitten on the lower leg while returning to his campsite with his family at Eurong on the island's eastern side.
Paramedics were called shortly after 6:00pm and an ambulance spokesperson said the boy was in a stable condition.
The Bundaberg LifeFlight helicopter airlifted the child to nearby Hervey Bay Hospital for further treatment.

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue aircrewman, Dan Leggat, said the incident occurred following an afternoon swim.
"The family had finished swimming when the young boy said he wanted to race up a sand dune," he said.
"Unfortunately, when he got to the top, there was a pack of four dingoes.

One of the dingoes attacked the boy and bit him on the leg."
In July 2017, a 25-year-old woman suffered minor injuries after being bitten on the arm by a dingo at Lake Mackenzie near the centre of the island.

I wonder if that bloody moon played a part in that drama on Fraser Island even though we couldn't see anything Down-under as far as the super wolf blood moon goes ... pardon the pun?-)


HELLIER, a five-part, cinematic documentary series following an investigation into unsolved mysteries, impossible synchronicities, and a web of high strangeness which stretches from the heart of Appalachian coal country.
Driven by a plea for help from a man under supernatural assault, Greg, Dana, and their crew find themselves in a dying coal town, where a series of strange coincidences leads them to a decades-old mystery with far-reaching implications.
If nothing else, it makes for a cracking campfire story, I think.

January 19, 2019

Merry Christ-Myth and a Happy New Year?

"Heretics Anonymous revisit the Mythicist position with several intriguing guests.
With Alex Rivera, Derek Lambert and Luther G. Williams."
Heretics Anonymous 5: Astrotheology, Gematria & The Christ-Myth Theory
OK, religion it is then;-)

Pondering the Logic of Astrology?

Being born on the cusp of Virgo/Libra it's probably not surprising that I'm a bit of a fence-sitter when it comes to astrology.
To me astrology (not that newspaper column crap) does seem to work, but if it does work it seems to work on a Jungian model like synchronicity or the I Ching seems to work, not through astronomical science.
I listened to this 'Turning of the Wheel' podcast this morning and while the sound quality is not good, the conversation about astrology I thought was -
Pondering the Logic of Astrology with Bruce Scofield
"Astrology is a complex art and science modality that offers great insight into the historical cycles we see unfolding in our lives.
As a measure of time and event we can correlate patterns.
In this discussion with host, Chris Flisher, astrologer Bruce Scofield offers insights into foundational characteristics of astrology."
Well, you'll have to weigh it all up for yourself, as I'm still on the fence about it all for some reason and can't decide either way;-)

New Thinking Allowed: The Power of the Near-Death Experience?

"Elizabeth Krohn is coauthor, with professor Jeffrey Kripal, of 
Changed in a Flash: One Woman's Near-Death Experience and Why a Scholar Thinks It Empowers Us All.
Here she describes how her life was changed dramatically in 1988 when she was struck by lightning.
Prior to that time, she describes herself as a conventional Houston, TX, wife and mother of two young children.
She had no interest whatsoever in the paranormal.
Although she was unconscious only for a matter of minutes, for her it seemed as if she was in a heavenly garden for two weeks.
Subsequently, she began experiencing precognitive dreams and other psi phenomena."

January 18, 2019

Ryan Peverly, Occulture and the Seven-pointed Star on the Infinite Path?

I listened to the latest 'Occulture' podcast yesterday, which was really a podcast crossover with Ryan being interviewed at 'The Infinite Path' podcast of Niles Heckman -
The Infinate Path: Episode 79 Ryan Peverly
"Ryan Peverly on his influences, his inspirations, his conversations, art, the occult, and Occulture."
I only started listening to Ryan's podcast when Chris Knowles mentioned being on an 'Occulture' podcast (the above You Tube) and I only found out about Niles Heckman and his
'The Infinite Path' podcast when Ryan mentioned being interviewed by Niles.
I like how Niles re-branded his podcast starting with Episode 69:-)
The Infinite Path: Episode 69 Niles Heckman
Aleister Crowley seemed to think highly of that number -
Skeptiko Podcast 369: Dr. Jeffrey Kripal Explores the Erotic in the Mystical & Religious
The Infinite Path?
Didn't Bowie pass away at the age of 69?
I'll have to watch Jake Kotze's video again -
Amazing Angel
But with me being an Australian it was Ryan's talk of his fascination with the seven-pointed star which he uses for his avatar for his podcast show and ascribed to John Dee that got my attention, as we have seven-pointed stars all over our national flag.
The original Australian flag had a six-pointed star for a few years until it was replaced by the seven-pointed star.
"The flag's original design (with a six-pointed Commonwealth Star) was chosen in 1901 from entries in a competition held following Federation, and was first flown in Melbourne on 3 September 1901, the date proclaimed as Australian National Flag Day.
A slightly different design was approved by King Edward VII in 1903.
The seven-pointed commonwealth star version was introduced by a proclamation dated 23 February 1908."
John Dee (13 July 1527 – 1608 or 1609was a mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, occultist, imperialist and adviser to Queen Elizabeth I.
The star is known as the Sigillum Dei (seal of God, or signum dei vivi, symbol of the living God, as called by John Dee the Sigillum Dei Aemaeth) was a late Middle Ages magical diagram, composed of two circles, a pentagram, and three heptagons, and is labeled with the name of God and his angels.

"The Commonwealth Star (also known as the Federation Star, the Seven Point Star, or the Star of Federation) is a seven-pointed star symbolising the Federation of Australia which came into force on 1 January 1901.
Six points of the Star represent the six original states of the Commonwealth of Australia, while the seventh point represents the territories and any other future states of Australia.
The original star had only six points; however, the proclamation in 1905 of the Territory of Papua led to the addition of the seventh point in 1909 to represent it and future territories."
The flag was approved for use in 1962.
It is only used by the Queen when she is in Australia, or attending an event abroad in her role as head of state of Australia.
The Queen's representative, the Governor-General of Australia has a separate flag.
The flag consists of a banner of the coat of arms of Australia, defaced with a gold seven-pointed federation star with a blue disc containing the letter E below a crown, surrounded by a garland of golden roses.
Each of the six sections of the flag represents the heraldic badge of the Australian states, and the whole is surrounded by an ermine border representing the federation of the states.
Umm ... G'Day?-)
We're gearing up for Australia Day at the moment, so seven-pointed stars are everywhere.
But of course that seven-pointed star on the flag and coat of arms would surely have nothing to do with Dee's star, would it?-)
But either way Australia is a magical place to live in I think.