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

- Jake Kotze

September 30, 2020

Wednesdays are the Weirdest?

Weird Studies Podcast:
On John Keel's 'The Mothman Prophecies'
I listened to a very good chat about all the weirdness surrounding author John Keel, an author I personally feel may have been part disinfo agent and part bullshitter, and who I wrote about in this old post -
I didn't mind reading 'The Mothman Prophecies' and Keel's reports about other people's stories about seeing the Mothman, but I take with a grain of salt Keel's personal experiences in that book.
People like Keel are out to make money writing books and news articles, no matter how true the subject matter is, or how much they have to bend the truth to make that money in my opinion.
I find it ironic that Keel died on the day after UFO Day (July 2nd) on July 3rd:-)
In the 'Weird Studies' podcast about Keel it is said that Keel came to his own conclusion that weird shit happened the most on Wednesdays.
He may be right, as I noticed this year my birthday fell on a Wednesday and I was originally born on a Wednesday, so that's weird enough to me:-)
I spent my birthday watching 'The New Mutants' that Wednesday night, because I'm interested to see Josh Boone's upcoming project on Whitley Strieber's life story.
Maybe Josh should make a Mothman re-boot, or new movie altogether?-)

September 28, 2020

Was Jake Trying to Tell Us About a Young River Phoenix Over a Year Ago with His Sync Films?-)

Joaquin Phoenix has reportedly welcomed his first child, a baby boy, with his fiancΓ©e Rooney Mara.
The pair named their child River Phoenix in honour of Joaquin’s late brother of the same name, who died in 1993.
In Paradisum (Gladiator)/Moon River?
As I was going through my CD collection the other day I wondered why I had ever bought the 'Blake' CD pictured above, and I noticed the theme song from the movie 'Gladiator' (I never knew that there was a theme song/tune to the movie 'Gladiator' to be honest), so I watched the movie on Amazon Prime, since it is the 20 year anniversary of the movie.
I had forgotten that Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix were up for the 'Best Actor' Oscar for starring in the same picture.
I also noticed that
'Moon River' is the next track after the 'Gladiator' song on the 'Blake' CD:-) 
I think I must have bought this CD when I had read Mike Perry's blog post about seeing the word BLAKE painted on a bridge and then seeing one of the band members was named Jules Knight, or maybe not -
Blame it on Rio ... and Perry Blake
Mary Magdalene & 777? HELLOOOOOO?

Eat Pray Love ... Because It's Just a Ride?

A scene from the movie
My Bill Hicks CD
Want to go on that ride again?-)
2020 has been a wild ride for the world so far, and I've been sorting through old books, movies and CDs and deciding which ones to keep and which ones to give away.
The movie and book 'EAT PRAY LOVE' will be two of the items going to the secondhand bookstore this week, and while I didn't like the main through-line of the book and movie about finding "happiness" and a life "soul mate", there was some gems to think about in both the movie and the book, even if overall I found them both disappointing, especially the movie.
It is interesting though to watch the movie from a 2020 perspective and to think about what has happened to the travel industry and the effect the corona-virus has had on places like Italy, India and Bali (Indonesia).
Not to mention Liz Gilbert's home country the United [?] States of America.
My old Bill Hicks DVD
I've been playing my old Bill Hicks CD and DVD (which are headed for the secondhand bookstore) and I couldn't help thinking about his "It's just a ride" rant about life being like a roller-coaster ride at an amusement park, which in hindsight is probably not such a good metaphor -
Theme Parks and the movie industry have been hit hard in 2020 also, but movie streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon Prime have done quite well for themselves in these times of social distancing and lockdowns it seems.
I've been watching 'The X-Files' on Amazon Prime, while reading the book 'The Complete X-Files' which was co-written by Chris Knowles of 'The Secret Sun' blog, and I watched the very amusing and philosophical episode titled 'Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose' aired on Chris Carter's birthday of 10/13 (October 13th) in 1995, and starring the late Peter Boyle.
That episode ponders the role of fate, luck and chance in life, and just how good fortune tellers and psychics are at knowing the future.
From the book 'The Complete X-Files' 
The movie and book 'EAT PRAY LOVE' starts off in Bali with 
Liz Gilbert having her palm read and told her fortune, which inspires Liz to go on her world trip and return to Bali and meet her (then) "soul mate".
'EAT PRAY LOVE' trivia
In 'The X-Files' episode 
'Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose' Peter Boyle's character is obsessed with the Buddy Holly plane crash, but not because of Buddy Holly though, he was more concerned about the Big Bopper's fate/luck of getting a seat on the doomed flight from the toss of a coin.
It's just a ride?
Starring Sally Kemp (not pictured) and "a plate of shrimp"
Eat, pray, love I guess, because you never know what you are going to get in life's box of chocolates:-)/:-(
Lorie Barnes/Sally Kemp: To Infinity and Beyond and Finding Julia?
And buckle up, cause even if life is a ride, it can be a rough and scary one.
Ronald "Khalis" Bell of 'Kool & The Gang'
Adam Schlesinger, Tom Hanks and That Thing You Do?

September 27, 2020

David Lynch is in the Top 10 of the Top 100 List of Spiritually Influential Living People of 2020?

And Russell Brand is number 6?
The Pope
is number 2 and the Dalai Lama is number 1?-)
I'm glad to see David make the top 10 of the top 100 on this list that really means nothing much at all, but I'm a David Lynch fan when it comes to his movies, art and TV shows.
I'm not into TM and I don't think that I need to be with the way my mind works ... or doesn't work.
But whatever floats your boat and helps you to catch the big fish I guess -
Listening to Trees
I recently read an article in the above edition of the 'MIND BODY SPIRIT' magazine where David admits to believing in reincarnation, fate and synchronicity, so I guess me and Dave are on the same page there.
While there are some enlightening tid-bits from time to time in the magazine, I find the Top 100 list as about as Holy as the middle of a donut, to be honest.
Watkins Books Videos?
Still, it's sweet to be included in lists like these, even if it's just all spiritual junk food in the end, full of more holes than substance;-)
My Walk Through a David Lynch Painting

UPDATE: October 1st, 2020
Weird Studies Podcast: On David Lynch's 'Lost Highway'