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

- Jake Kotze

May 16, 2022

Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun For Melting Sunsets?

I was sitting at my dining room table yesterday having some lunch while flicking through a local council magazine and saw an advert for what I thought was a free concert called 'Melting Sunsets' put on by the Logan City Council headlining Pete Murray and 
The Whitlams.
I like their music, so I was wondering if I should go, as I haven't been to a music gig since
Before Covid hit.
I was kind of in two minds about going and through the magazine aside thinking that if I'm meant to go then the universe will have to show me a sign.
I then scrolled through my emails seeing that the Byron Theatre had sent me an email about the 40th anniversary screening of 
Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' which took place last week, not that I would have gone down for it, as I own it on DVD anyway since they are one of my favorite bands and that is one of my favourite movies from my teenage years.
I then brought up the Amazon Prime playlist on my iPad to see what I haven't watched yet and decided to watch 
'Pink Floyd: Behind the Wall' as I hadn't watched it.
Just as the movie is starting I look at the 'Melting Sunsets' advert that was laying on the table where I had tossed it and thought to myself should I go?
And then I hear the very first line of the Behind the Wall show, which was "Pete Murray, I'll always remember Pete Murray" and then they start off by playing 
'Pink Floyd: Behind the Wall' 
I reason that I'm not going to really get a much better sign than that, so I pause the show and go find out the details for the concert at the web page and see they want between
$80 to $90 for a basic ticket!

I then say to the universe that if the Logan City Council ain't using my rate payer's money to give me a free concert, then the universe will have to give me the money for the ticket through a small lottery win, as I ain't using my "hard earned" cash when I have a rates bill to pay at the end of the week for over $800.
Either way, I've seen Pete Murray play live years ago at Seagull's on the Gold Coast and 
"Pete Murray, I'll always remember Pete Murray":-)
And while I haven't seen The Whitlams play live, I have seen 
their lead singer play live, back when I had a lot more money than what I've got now:-(
And boy, was that a while ago reading that old 2014 post of mine under this poster -
Brisbane Does Love its EKKA ... and Starr's EKKA Paintings
At least I have plenty of time though now ... maybe?
Ah, I'll probably just stay home by myself, as there is no aphrodisiac like loneliness, right Tim?-)
A Petunia growing against the wall?-)
A Lonely Little Petunia?

What is it with Catholics and Ex-Catholics and Their Interest in the Paranormal and UFOs?

From Hellier: The Heart of It
When I was watching season 1 of 'Hellier' there was a shot of a bookcase behind Conner (who claimed to be a Catholic or ex-Catholic somewhere in the series) and a few of the book titles caught my eye.
The bookcase behind Conner in 'Hellier'
I already knew the author of 'Communion' (Whitley Strieber) claimed to be a Catholic and I knew that the book 'The Rite' was supposedly based on a real story about a Catholic priest which was made into a movie starring Anthony Hopkins as the priest's mentor -
Hellier: Ink and Black
While I'm not a Roman Catholic the institution does intrigue me and as I read the late Catholic priest Malachi Martin's 90s novel
(I'm still only 400 pages in right now) I'm stunned that his "factional" allegations of rampant pedophilia, especially in the American Church have proven very prophetic looking back from 2022.
Who Was Malachi Martin?
Rev. Thomas the priest/exorcist who the movie 'The Rite' is based on was mentioned in this news story about an incident that took place in his parish.
And when I saw a book on that shelf titled 'Deliver Us From Evil' it reminded me of this film with the same title I watched back around 2006, which wasn't long after Pope John Paul II passed away.
Deliver Us from Evil
Martin's book revolves around the "Slavic Pope" fighting the good fight against corrupt clergy and "Satanic" individuals from outside and inside The Church.
Martin died in 1999 roughly 6 years before Pope John Paul II did.  
I must say I find it personally ironic that The Requiem Mass for Pope John Paul II was held on the 8th April 2005, which just happened to be the anniversary of my Roman Catholic Nan's passing (who passed in the early '80s), as well as my father's birthday.
My Nan would have had a fit if she had have lived long enough to hear and read about all this scandal in her Church.
Of course there has been similar scandals reported in other religions such as the Anglican Church, which my parents had me baptized into at birth (not that we ever went to church as a family accept for services like these), before I converted to the Liberal Catholic Church as a young man, although I was never one for religion anyway.
A lot of my heroes when growing up were/are Roman Catholics like Erich von Däniken in the You Tube below whose fantastic non-Catholic stories fascinated me as a child/teenager and who I got to meet in my hometown of Brisbane one night when I was a man -
So it amazes me that Roman Catholics such as Diana Pasulka and 
Jacques Vallée are big names in the UFO/paranormal fields even today.
Maybe Catholics just love a good scary story, no matter how true it is?-)

May 15, 2022

Ghosts of Country Music and Other Mysterious Matters?

Mysterious Matters podcast
I don't know what personally drew me to have a listen to this podcast show:-)
I was actually doing a search for the 'Mysterious Universe' podcast on my iPad when I stumbled across the 'Mysterious Matters' podcast and decided to see what latest episodes were on offer there to have a listen to.
My North Star/Compass tattoo:-)
Ghosts of Country Music
The date April 25th grabbed my attention, because as I wrote in a recent post that it is ANZAC Day, the day us 
Australians & New Zealanders (Kiwis) remember the fallen -
But this podcast episode I listened to seems to have been an old 2016 episode re-loaded to April 25th, 2022 on the website, which is interesting timing considering the death of Naomi Judd on 
April 30th, 2022 -
Spend the Night ... And the Dead?
Most of us seem to be obsessed with ghost stories, and especially stories of ghosts and deaths of musicians who have literally played a part in the soundtracks of our own lives and those of our loved ones before we too become "ghosts" and memories.
Chris Knowles of 'The Secret Sun' blog comes to mind with his obsession of dead (and living) musicians, which I guess I'm obsessed by writing about on this blog, because he is so obsessed by it:-)
But since 'The Secret Sun' has gone all paywall and even more secretive I've drifted away from Chris' little cult-ish group of followers as the Sun seems to be setting on the paranoid old guy as he heads towards ghosthood, too:-)
I'm content to sit here and listen to the music and just watch the wheels...:-)
I must say that I was surprised to see Wynonna Judd was born in '64 on May 30th.
May 30th is one of those dates that I personally find eerie as I head towards the end of my time in this Earthly vessel, while following my own North Star.
True North (Star)?
And guess which book exchange my books authored by
Chris Knowles ended up in?-)  
Click on the link below to find out -

May 14, 2022

Peer Beyond the Veil ... and All Roads Lead to Allen Greenfield?

Following the synchronicities - Allen Greenfield
Al Greenfield?-)
I stumbled across the 'Peer Beyond The Veil' podcast episode featuring Allen H Greenfield when I did an Apple Podcast search for podcast episodes featuring, or talking about Allen Greenfield after I had watched seasons 1 & 2 of 'Hellier' on line for free and wondered just who this guy was, apart from being an author of a few UFO books mentioned in the series, which I haven't read, or plan on reading in the future.
Mantis and Other Strange Insects ... and Alien Beings?
After listening to that podcast episode featuring Allen Greenfield I listened to a few more 'Peer Beyond The Veil' podcast episodes featuring other guests who featured in, or talked about 'Hellier' such as Micah Hanks who introduces the Newkirks to the Brown Mountain Cave/s in season one of 'Hellier'.
The enigma of consciousness - Micah Hanks
There was also a podcast episode with Jim Perry who was mentioned in 'Hellier' and has his own podcast where he seems to be interested in other people's strange stories.
I must say that I don't know what to make of Hanks or Greenfield when it comes to their sincerity in the subject of UFOs and the paranormal, apart from making money from such stories, whether they believe them to be real or imagined.
Either way for them I guess ... $$$$ ca-ching? 
Greenfield seems to be a bit of a Trickster, and while he tells some good stories, you'd have to take him with a grain of salt I think, but I did like what he said about Crowley and I agree with him there.
I'm no fan of Keel and it sounds like Keel fell for a few tricks played on him by Greenfield's friends, if you can believe Greenfield that is.
I was amused by Greenfield's love of PKD and the synchronicites Greenfield states to have had around PKD's works in that podcast episode, as I got into watching 'Hellier' because I was following the syynchronicies from reading Malachi Martin's novel 'Windswept House' after listening to  James Tunney on a 'New Thinking Allowed' interview, which was uploaded on April 8th the anniversary of the day my Roman Catholic Nan passed away on in the early 80s, talking about the author and the book -
The Lady/The Fatima Prophecies?
Upload on April 8th, 2022?!
I had also written a post about James talking to Jeff about PKD on a previous 'New Thinking Allowed' talk -
Philip K. Dick: Prophet?
So that seems to have taken me full circle while I've been following the synchronicties, as
Allen Greenfield might suggest I do:-)
But it was some other 
'Peer Beyond The Veil' podcast episodes I found rather intriguing as far as personal synchronicities go for me.
Like this episode below uploaded on my birthday in 2020:-)    
From ritual to reality - G. Michael Vasey
Which led me to a chat G. Michael Vasey had on his podcast show with Allen Greenfield below.
Episode 13: Secret Ciphers, Ufology and
the Occult with Allen Greenfield
And this chat 
G. Michael Vasey had with Anthony Peake about watching 'Hellier', not that I agree with Anthony's video game simulation replay theory or most of his theory about how he sees the "afterlife" really.
Episode 7 - Synchronicity with Anthony Peake
And while the first half of the chat with Marie D. Jones below and her views about Trump made my eyes roll, the second half of the podcast where she talks about 'Hellier' I thought was interesting.
Mind control and synchronicity - Marie D. Jones
I have written about Marie on m blog before, as well -
Graduation Afternoon?
Plus, after listening to that podcast above, I heard Marie on a recent one last week at the 'Synchrosecrets' site -
 Marie D Jones: Synchronicity Coffee Klatch
The Mystical Underground: Marie D Jones:
Coffee Klatch
I once owned and read a copy of Marie's co-authored book about the 11:11 phenomena, as I used to notice that number on clocks quite frequently ... and still do to some extent, but not as often as I did back then, and I gave the book away to a secondhand bookstore for the "book angels" to distribute to other like-minded readers out there.
I had also gave away a few books authored by the MacGregors at the same time I gave away Marie's 11:11 book. 
The books I gave away to the secondhand
bookstore when moving 
The Book Angel (of Death?) and the Shadow Side of Life?
It's amazing how far "following the synchronicities " will take you:-)

May 13, 2022

EradiCATing Covid 19 in 2022?

Trippin' balls?
The milestone represents one death for every 327 Americans?
I don't speak Chinese, so yesterday when I saw a picture of an Asian nurse with a needle on my kitchen wall calendar from Hong Kong I wondered what May 12, 2022 had to do with this picture, considering the Chinese government are trying to achieve the impossible with a Covid zero policy and having inferior vaccines to the west.
EradiCATing Covid 19 in 2022?
EradiCATing Covid 19 in 2022 all seems a bit of Pi in the sky thinking to me when it comes to the way China is going about it.
And as I half joked in my last post, a new Covid variant would probably be named Pi if WHO keep going down the Greek alphabet -
And considering Covid 19 was supposed to have broken out at a Chinese wet market (or lab methinks) this old 2019 post about the movie 'IT Chapter 2' being released in September 2019 ... along with God knows what else ... seems rather eerie in 2022 hindsight, don't you think, especially when they get together at the Chinese restaurant to discus how to tackle IT?-)  
IT's Not a Good Sign, Too?