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

- Jake Kotze

November 19, 2020

The X-Files/Contagion/2020: Who Writes This Stuff?-)

Photo 10 of 13?-)
I watched 'The X-Files' episode 'Milagro' recently, starring an actor named John Hawkes, who was born on September 11th, 1959.
The weird premise of that X-Files episode was that the John Hawkes character was an author named Phil [PKD?] Padgett who lived next door to Fox Mulder and seemed to be able to write what was going to happen, and knew what was happening all around him.
Somewhat like Jeff Kripal documents in his book
Many members of the X-Files crew such as Chris Carter, claim that 'Milagro' is one of their favorite episodes.
Personally I didn't like this X-Files episode, but I did like the exploration of being somehow able to write and foresee the future as some authors appear to do, although nothing to the ridiculous extent as the Phil Padgett guy does in 'Milagro'.   
The idea for this episode sprang from a conversation between
John Shiban and Frank Spotnitz about the stresses of coming up with new ideas and stories every week.
As Chris Carter was busy penning the pilot script for his new series Harsh Realm (1999), John Shiban and Frank Spotnitz mapped out the story before handing it over to Carter to finish off. 
Carter added in the writer's infatuation with Scully, something he himself could identify with, given how the character had grown over the years.
This was a particularly favorite episode for director Kim Manners because it was largely character-driven.
Outside of the beating hearts, this episode is basically three actors playing off against each other.
Kim Manners Shares His Birthday with William B. Davis and Dies of Lung Cancer?
[numbered 42] is called the DC Muse, which could be an allusion to the band MUSE, who released two EPs prior to this episode's air date, their name displayed on the cover art with a a graphic that matches the header of this newspaper.
Muse front-man Matthew Bellamy is a noted believer in aliens and conspiracy theories.
John Hawkes had actually auditioned for the part of Pinker Rawls in the previous episode, The X-Files: Trevor (1999).
Hawkes had always been on the The X-Files (1993)' radar, having auditioned for Eugene Victor Tooms back in Season 1.
A day or two after I had watched John Hawkes in the X-Files episode 
'Milagro' I saw him in the 2011 movie 'Contagion' playing a janitor.
A Film Critic and Scientist Review Pandemic Films in the Era of Corona-virus?
Laurence Fishburne and John Hawkes in 'Contagion'
Laurence (John) Fishburne III
The origins of COVID-19 are 12 months old
Gwyneth Paltrow and Shakespeare are Rats?
Wow, Ben Lee and John Hawkes both share September 11 as a birthday?
The Year of the Buddy?
“Buddy the Rat”, AKA performance
Jonothon Lyons
If you watch the 2011 movie 'Contagion' it is a rather eerie parallel to the events playing out in 2020 oddly enough.  
Jude Law (born in 1972, the Year of the Rat;-) plays a nut-bag internet conspiracy theorist who doesn't believe the corona-virus is real in that movie.
I think Jude's character is meant to be Australian by the sound of that real bad Aussie accent he puts on in 'Contagion':-)
Celebrity chef Pete Evans
Which reminds me of another Aussie nut-bag internet celebrity who has gone off the deep end lately, Pete Evans (almighty nut-bag?-).
Evans Almighty?
Liz Fraser
Is Chis Knowles an author of the impossible?
Coffee and the Siren's Song
Nicole Kidman as Grace Fraser in 'The Undoing'
Queen Grace Fraser?
'He Will Live Up in the Sky' in the iCloud?
Greg Carl[drift?]wood reminds me of Pete Evans and Jude Law's character from 'Contagion' the way he goes on about the corona-virus.
I wonder what Jesus would believe?
Not that I'm into Jesus and Christianity that much, unless we are talking archetypes that point the way to "God" and the way of the Sacred Heart as a metaphor to follow your own heart.
Margaret Mary Alacoque (French: Marguerite-Marie Alacoque)
(22 July 1647 – 17 October 1690), was a French Roman Catholic Visitation nun and mystic, who promoted devotion to the
Sacred Heart of Jesus in its modern form.
Follow Your Heart, Not Your Fears
Margaret is a female first name, derived via French (Marguerite), Latin (Margarita), and Greek Margarites from the Old Persian word for pearl *margārīta- (compare Modern Persian morvārīd "pearl").
The Persian is cognate with the Sanskrit मञ्जरी mañjarī meaning "pearl" or "cluster of blossoms".
Margaret has been an English name since the eleventh century, and remained popular throughout the Middle Ages.
It became less popular between the sixteenth century and eighteenth century, but became more common again after this period, becoming the second-most popular female name in the United States in 1903.
Since this time, it has become less common, but was still the ninth-most common name for women of all ages in the United States as of the 1990 census.
Margaret has many diminutive forms in many different languages, including: Maggie, Mairead, Madge, Margarete, Marge, Margie, Meg, Megan, Aurie, Rita, Gretchen, and Peggy.
Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher in 'The Crown'
Now in 2020 Gillian Anderson is playing Margaret Thatcher in the Netflix series 'The Crown'?
And X-Files creator Chris Carter shares 10/13 as a birthday with Margaret Thatcher?
Living With A Feather Heart on 1013 Day?
So, as weird and as coincidental as life can be, I guess it all comes down to what you want to believe, right?-)
Starring John Hawks as Frank Fogle
What does an author of the impossible put at

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