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

- Jake Kotze

August 31, 2019

Apocalypse Pharmaka and #137?

237 137?-)
I was reading Gordon White's latest post about a series of posts that I haven't read yet that he had written over the years at his blog 'Rune Soup' titled 'Apocalypse Pharmaka' and the fact that 137 million Americans experienced a medical related financial hardship in the last year caught my eye.
In one of his dreams, Pauli saw an image that
came to be known as
Pauli’s world clock.
"Is there a number at the root of the universe?
A primal number that everything in the world hinges on?
This question exercised many great minds of the twentieth century, among them the groundbreaking physicist Wolfgang Pauli and the famous psychoanalyst Carl Jung.
Their obsession with the power of certain numbers―including 137, which describes the atom’s fine-structure constant and has great Kabbalistic significance―led them to develop an unlikely friendship and to embark on a joint mystical quest reaching deep into medieval alchemy, dream interpretation, and the Chinese Book of Changes.
137 explores the profound intersection of modern science with the occult, but above all it is the tale of an extraordinary, fruitful friendship between two of the greatest thinkers of our times."

Celebrating Life and #137?
Hmm ... the 1:37 minute mark of the movie trailer?
What Does Magical Timing Look Like?
Amazing RATS: Don't Call Me Angel (Charlie's Angels)?
You' re going to have to read all of those linked posts above to even begin to put this little synchromystic puzzle together ... and a supercomputer might come in handy, too;-)
Oh, and I watched 'The Valley of the Dolls' for the first time the other day after watching 'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood' for the second time and that was an eye opener;-)
I was wondering also if I'm the only straight guy in the world who enjoyed this film:-)
And while I wouldn't say no to Sharon Tate, Barbara Parkins is my fantasy wife in this flick.
"The character of Jennifer North [in 'The Valley of the Dolls'] is based largely on Marilyn Monroe but also on Carole Landis, while Jacqueline Susann later admitted that Tony Polar was inspired by Dean Martin."
Um ... do I really need to take
pill to wake up or sleep?-)
"The character of Neely O'Hara was partially based on Judy Garland's own history (with pills, alcohol, and failed marriages).
It was Garland's real-life pill addiction that contributed to her leaving this film.
Judy Garland was originally cast in the role of Helen Lawson.
She was fired because of her drinking and behavior and was replaced by Susan Hayward.
Other actors considered as replacements were Tammy Grimes and Bette Davis.
Judy: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,Too?
Re-released in 1969 after the murder of Sharon Tate
I think Tarantino nailed the year 1969 as a crucial turning point in modern history, real, pop-cultural and imagined history that is;-)
Even if the fact that my ex-wife came into the world that year makes me want to reach ... for the pill bottle;-)
July 26th is Stanley Kubrick's
Carl Jung's birthdays, too;-)
The August 27th, 2019 front page
I've got to go now.
The nurse told me to stop playing with my DOLLS and take my red pills.
Life was so much better when I was living at home;-)

Every Man and Woman is a Star, But No Man or Woman is an Island?

I wrote a post back in 2013 titled -
No Man is an Island...
It was about a brilliant cartoonist who had drawn a cartoon of a man phoning for a pizza from a phone box on a deserted island.
I loved that imagery, because I could see that while a lot of people on this planet (me included) felt more connected to each other than ever through the relatively new World Wide Web, at the same time they probably never felt such social isolation, similar to the guy in the old school phone booth on the island in the cartoon.
Just Outside the Box?
While I'm not a religious person because I tend to believe all the religions on this planet are just man made for political control of the masses in many ways, I do believe in a creative intelligence that is bigger than the sum of everything in the universe and to me that is "God" for a lack of a better word.
I think most world religions point the finger to that source anyway, so I don't have a problem with the core beliefs of most religions, as I feel there is more good to them than harm if people are allowed to use the brain "God" gave them to think with, rather than believing some parroting priest whose only answer to difficult life questions is, "because it's just the way it is".
Just Outside the Box?
I believe that "God" is the sum of all of our parts, and even a star is only one small part of a much bigger universe.
I heard my old mate Bernie Beitman on a recent podcast telling the host of that show his theory of synchronicity when the host talked about the coincidence of meeting his future wife and Bernie told him more or less that it was the intention of the two souls and that's it.
Synchronicity, 42 and Owls?
Old World Magick – Coincidences –
Podcast 602
I slapped my forehead in frustration with Bernie's answer, because he seems like a smart man to me, but he just doesn't get how synchronicity works I feel.
He talks all the time about GPS, but it seems to fly over his head (pardon the pun) that there is always a third force needed for GPS to work.
It's a TRINITY Bernie, think Yin/Yang and the Tao.
The Tao/God is the third force in the interaction between the Yin/Yang.
Get it?
The Yin and Yang are the minor forces at work in the greater overall force.
You can bulls#!t yourself as much as you like by pretending that you are some great magician making it all happen, but that is not true Bernie.
There is a greater force at work here Bernie, and while you are a part of it, you aren't calling the shots in this game as much as you think you are.
I personally think Crowley was an asshole;-)
Crowley had some good ideas, but even he couldn't pull his head out of his own selfish ass throughout his deluded lifetime.
Did someone mention ass?-)
Not that I'm into Jesus,
but on the subject of
God isn't one of us, God is all of us and more, I think Bernie:-)
Human/Animal Communication and Listening to My Own PiGS? (Part 2)


Female Jockey Rikki Palmer
I wrote about picking up Maddox's book 'F*CK WHALES' and starting the book from where I had left off reading it after listening to a guy named Mark Manson* who I thought was the author of 'F*CK WHALES' (but he F*CKIN' isn't it turns out) talk about his new book on a recent podcast in this post -
Mark (Not Charlie) Manson and Not Giving a F#ck?
Anyway, I was reading the paper and reading the chapter 'F*CK HORSES' in the book 'F*CK WHALES' while I was listening to that podcast, and I stumbled across a few news articles about the racing industry.
I saw a story about a female jockey named Rikki Palmer who had a successful return to the winners circle after returning to horse racing after the birth of her second child.
What caught my eye in the story though was the name Palmer, as it was the same surname as the actress starring in the movie 'Ride Like a Girl' which is about the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup, Australia's most famous horse race. 
I'd seen a movie poster for the movie when I was coming out of the cinema from just having seen 'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood' on the first day it was released at the cinema in Australia and snapped the photo of the poster on my phone to remind me when I got home to find out when the Palmer movie is hitting cinema screens here.
I had also watched a movie the other day called 'Dominion', which was mainly about animals being slaughtered in slaughterhouses for human consumption, but it also touched on rodeos, dog and horse racing -
Farmageddon in the Year of the Pig?
While the makers of this movie probably had a case with the food industry, I thought the section on horse racing wasn't a true reflection of the industry as a whole and since I' m a fan of horse racing I was going to post my own F*CK HORSES type post in the style of Maddox making my case that it wasn't really that dangerous.
And just as I was about to post this post, I saw the news of an apprentice female jockey dying in track-work this morning.  
So, I had to scrap what I had written and rewrite this post again, as under the current circumstances it would not have been funny or in good form to post it.
It also made me wonder about Rikki racing as a mother and something like this happening to her leaving behind infant daughters to raise.
Of course, if you know the real-life story of Michelle Payne, she was raised without a mother, because her mother was killed in a car crash when Michelle was a baby, leaving her father and family to raise her.
So, F*CK CARS, too, in that case.  
Rikki Palmer
Teresa Palmer as Michelle Payne
BTTF and Off to the Races with Lana Del Rey on Melbourne Cup Day?
Also in the Rikki Palmer story in the newspaper was another story about a horse named Tarzan winning a memorial race for a jockey who died within a day of Michelle Payne winning the 
Melbourne Cup.
Tim Bell
died in a fall, but not from a horse.
He died from falling off a building in
Singapore .

Starring Margot Robbie as Jane Clayton
Starring Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate
Margot Robbie played the role of a mother to be, who had her life cut tragically short in real life in Tarantino's latest movie.
Oddly enough, the guy who writes under the pseudonym of Maddox turns out to be a guy whose real name is George Ouzounian and whose birthday falls on the same day as Quentin Tarantino's, March 27th.
'What's This Tao All About' Podcast #57 — The Empty Boat ... and 'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood'?
And on the back page of the same newspaper that all those stories came from was a story about the Gold Coast Titans finishing on the bottom of the national rugby league table this year of 2019.
The Titans entered the NRL competition 12 years ago in 2007, which was also the 'Year of the Pig'.
The Gold Coast is where Margot Robbie grew up by the way, and the mayor of the Gold Coast has the surname of Tate.
Brad Pitt and Margaret Qualley in
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)
And as I was reading Maddox's chapters in his book 'F*CK WHALES' this chapter pictured below could almost sum up the moral to be learned from watching 'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood', right Roman?-)
This movie turned 20 this year, by the way;-)
I wonder if Maddox would see the synchromysticism in this post of mine or if he would just say F*CK HOLLYWOOD (BUT DON'T ... UNLESS THEY ARE OLD ENOUGH AND CONSENT TO BE F*CKED;-)

Second jockey dead in two days, after race fall in Darwin