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

- Jake Kotze

May 26, 2019

Bill Klaus, Synchromysticism and the Kubrick Transformer?

I've always found Bill one of those interesting, but rather enigmatic "sync-heads" who shares a similar orbit to me in pop-cultural interests in music and movies, so it's good to be able to go back to the time of the printing of 'The Sync Book'#2 and listen to old podcasts featuring Bill, such in this one linked below -
42 Minutes Podcast 04.03.12 Episode 25: Bill Klaus/Kubrick Transformer
I'm a huge fan of Kubrick's movies from '2001A Space Odyssey' onward and I never in my wildest dreams would have thought I would meet the two main actors from '2001: A Space Odyssey' in a 50-year anniversary screening in my hometown of Brisbane, Australia at my local cinema a few days before the actor who voiced HAL in that movie would pass away -
9/11 Screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey?
It was very surreal meeting and chatting with these guys considering this is one of my all-time favourite movies.
To this day though I have never watched the 'Kubrick Transformer' Bill talks about in that old podcast.
I've looked for it on the net a few times, but never found it.
Bill's iAhuasca blog
Bill is still blogging at his blog iAhuasca in 2019, but I find most of his posts baffling to my mind, so I've given up reading his posts.
Bill was a regular on a podcast called 'Always Record' which I would often listen to while doing odd jobs around my home, but it was most times just one long ramble that would run for far too long and while some were interesting conversations, most were just a waste of my time I felt, when I'd spent a few hours listening to the latest 'Always Record' episode, so I ended up giving up on the show and just listening to '42 Minutes' and the other now defunct podcasts from 'Sync Book Radio'.
You can still listen to those old 'Always Record' shows at 'Sync Book Radio' today if you want to, but I would recommend doing so in a coffee shop, because you'll be needing a fair bit of coffee to get through them.
Here is a '42 Minutes/Always Record' crossover featuring Bill in 2012 -
42 Minutes Podcast 06.19.12 Episode 37: Bill Klaus & Alan Abbadessa-Green The Always Record Crossover Continues
How To Practice Alchemy And Tap Into Synchronicity, William Klaus
Bill came up with an interesting revelation just after David Bowie passed away, which I wrote a post about back then -
Blackstar & 2001: A Space Odyssey
And Bill has co-hosted the odd interesting '42 Minutes' episode, too -
42 Minutes: Episode 93: David Gill (Total Dick-Head)
Radio Free Albemuth: Isn't It Ironic?
42 Minutes Podcast 01.01.13 Episode 65: William Klaus "Chapter 23"
Bill is sure an interesting fellow "sync-head" and while we are in the same book (even though I don't have a chapter in it:-) I'm not sure that we have ever been on the same page.
Or in the same box, but I like listening to Bill's rants;-)
42 Minutes Podcast 05.01.15 Bonus 31: William Klaus/Will Morgan Sync Renegade Series
Alan Green e-mailed me back in 2012 and asked me if I wanted to contribute my "2012 End of the World" predictions for The SYNC Book 2 after I had turned down writing a chapter for the book.
I wrote about one of my favourite movies Bliss (based on Peter Carey's novel of the same name)
and the main character is wondering if he had died and gone to hell when he suffered a heart attack, or whether the world was always this screwed, and he wasn't really paying attention.
My paragraph as it appears in SB2.
There was no way I could have foreseen Peter Carey being at the 2013 Byron Bay Writers Festival when I wrote that passage for 'The Sync Book'#2, as there was no mention about him coming out to Australia for that event.
He had lived in New York and hadn't been to Byron Bay for 2 to 3 decades.
But I ran into him in Byron Bay and got him to sign a copy of 'Bliss' for me.
I wrote about that and a few other things in this old post -
And Dave Graney has certainly been part of my sync journey since then as well -
I still hold out hope for a third 'Sync Book' ... maybe a red one, like Jung's book, but if it never eventuates it's still been a weird trip with this bunch.
And like some metaphorical sync-orgy we have all rubbed off on one another's lives, and our lives have all been affected in ways we probably don't even realize on a rational day to day level.
Party on dudes!

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