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

- Jake Kotze

May 16, 2019

The Primal Scream in a Mad Synchromystic World?

""Mad World" is a 1982 song by the British band Tears for Fears.
Written by Roland Orzabal and sung by bassist Curt Smith, it was the band's third single release and first chart hit, reaching number 3 on the UK Singles Chart in November 1982.
Both "Mad World" and its B-side, "Ideas as Opiates", appeared on the band's debut LP The Hurting(1983).
"Mad World" has since been covered by various artists, most notably by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules for the soundtrack of the film Donnie Darko in 2001.
""Mad World" was influenced by the theories of Arthur Janov, author of The Primal Scream, and the lyric "the dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had" suggests that dreams of intense experiences such as death will be the best at releasing tension."
Room 237?!
I couldn't help noticing that the You Tube I found of 
Dr. Arthur Janov talking about primal therapy was filmed on the 23rd of July, a date we Australians would write as 23/7:-)
Ironically Dr. Janov passed away on October 1st, 2017.
And while the movie 'Donnie Darko' takes place in the year 1988, the movie starts on October 2nd.
"On October 2, 1988, troubled teenager Donnie Darko is awakened and beckoned outside by a mysterious voice.
Once outside, he meets a figure in a monstrous rabbit costume who introduces himself as Frank and tells Donnie that the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds."
Ain't life a synchromysitic scream in this mad world?-)

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