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

- Jake Kotze

December 31, 2022

The Evolution of Owls, Dinosaurs and Other Bird-Brained Theories?๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿง 

It seems like the
Chinese weren't too far off the mark with their flying dragon myths.
I'm not an owl person to be honest, but they have been turning up everywhere I look lately, except in real life, which always makes me think of the owl guy (Mike Clelland) and his obsession with owls and synchronicity.
John Carpenter, Owls, Screen Memories and Aliens?
I've had an unread book about Hegel on my bookshelf for years that I finally started reading the other day and of course there is an owl on the cover and throughout the book, too.
I also just started watching The Scientific Wonder of Birds on The Great Courses streaming service where episode/lecture 1 is about birds and dinosaurs and the origin of flight.
The series of lectures is given by Dr. Bruce Fleury who starts off be saying this series will be his swan song, and it sadly was, as I see he passed away in 2020.
Who? The Angel of Death?
"When philosophy paints grey on grey, then a shape of life has grown old"?!
I'm not a real fan of Hegel's overall theories, but I do think that there is a baby owl ... or seagull floating around in the bird-bathwater somewhere.
How I found my bookmark positioned
when I opened my book on Hegel:-)

UPDATE: December 31st, 2022 (and 1 hour until 2023 here)
I just saw the news breaking that Former Pope Benedict XVI passed away on the last day on 2022.
I wonder what Hegel or Jung would have said about that?

When it Comes to the Corona-virus Anything Goes in Australia ... Still?๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ˜ท

I think I've seen this movie before somehow.
Released in 1939, the Year of the Rabbit
2023 should be another rabbit-hole of a year by the looks:-)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road๐ŸŒˆTurns 50 in 2023 and the PM of Oz๐ŸŒWho Owns a Dog Named Toto๐ŸฆฎTurns 60?
Anthony Norman Albanese: The 31st PM of Australia and Pretty Fly for a White Rabbitoh Guy?!

The Shadow/Puppets?☯

I just watched the creepy Netflix version of 'Pinocchio' and would have to say that this version is surely aimed at the young adult and adult audience more than the new Disney version, which is aimed at the real young, as well as the older audience.
Pinocchio (2022)
both seem very Jungian to me:-)
Dreaming with J.M. DeBord, aka "RadOwl" and Dying with Suzanne Worthley in The Void?

December 30, 2022

JC Rakes in the Green Stuff Over Christmas with Avatar: The Way of Water?๐Ÿค‘

 Here are the 10 highest-
movies of 2022
Avatar: The Way of Water” has made over $1 billion in ticket sales in just two weeks.
James Cameron’s blockbuster, the sequel to the highest-grossing movie of all time, joins “Jurassic World: Dominion” as a 10-figure earner this year and may depose Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun: Maverick” as the highest-grossing 2022 release by the end of its time in theaters.
Avatar’s” performance means that 2022 will end with three films passing the billion-dollar threshold at the box office.
I wrote a post the other day about Jim Carrey resonating with 'The Green Man' -
But watching a series of videos made by Jake Kotze in 2012 called 'Green Heart' starring Jennifer Connerlly, Tom Cruise, Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey and seeing how many of those actors are in the Top 2 movies that grossed over a billion dollars at the box office in 2022, I thought it was worth watching those 4 videos again in 2022.
But the JC laughing all the way to the bank this Christmas is James Cameron I think;-)

Tell Him He's Dreaming?๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ˜ฑ

I have a lot of trouble recalling my dreams, even though I know that I do dream, for instance all I can remember from the dreams I had last night was seeing a bright green lime coloured frog.
I don't know what that meant because I can't recall the context of the dream.
Watching the 'New Dreaming Thinking Allowed' video 'Dream Premonitions with Christopher Robinson' I don't know what to make out of his dream recalls either ... but I'm not going to be the one to tell him he's dreaming, when I haven't got a clue what dreaming is all about anyway.
Lighting the Void with My New Dream Pillow?
I often wonder what the connection is between dreaming and imagination?

UPDATE: 30th December, 2022
Episode 3: Chapter Three, Part One
On the subject of the imagination, dreams and reality, episode 3 of 'Earth: A Love Story' dropped onto my iPad today, just after I finished writing up the post and it deals with similar themes on the waking, sleeping and imaginal mental state of being.
Earth: A Love Story ... Launched on Apple Podcasts on December 16th, 2022? ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒ

December 29, 2022

Is a Little Birdy TRYing to Tell Me Something?๐Ÿฆ

I read a post at 'Rune Soup' recently called 'SONG OF THE BIRDS: HAPPY CHRISTMAS' which featured a picture of a food van selling Peruvian food.
But what caught my eye for some reason was a building across the street which had the date 1922 on its facade making the building 100 years old this year, and it was occupied by a dentist, so that does make the building old in the tooth, I thought:-) 
The best team for a great looking smile?
The last time I was down in Newcastle was in 2016 when I stopped in on my way down to Sydney to watch my team the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks play the North Queensland Cowboys in a semi-final on my birthday that year -
New Castle? See Change?
Hunter Street, Newcastle, Australia
My father had just died 10 days before my birthday that year, too -
My Happiest Birthday Ever
And since my father was a cab driver for the majority of his working life it was weird to see a cab parked across the road from the Peruvian food van in this shot below with 13CABS written on the side of the doors.
I've been mulling over another road trip down the east coast of Australia to Tasmania, so maybe the universe is showing me a few signs that it might be time to hit the road again?  
Making great stuff isn't just reserved for beer?
I think seeing the Newcastle Brew Shop next to the dentist shop on a Google Maps street view search and wander was another sign for me to head south soon, as I had just bought a bottle of sparkling wine that comes from Tasmania to pop on New Year's ... and that wasn't even the personal sign I'm taking as the sign:-)
Ends in a 67?-)
'67 is the year the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks entered the national Rugby League competition;-)
Distant South Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir
As I was writing this post up this Darren Hanlon song below randomly hit the You Tube playlist:-)
Unable to Even Touch Elbows with Darren Hanlon During Lock-down in My Town?
Probably just one more sign that I should get out of the home and head south soon?-)
La Tรญa veneno Newcastle
I'll have to drop into Newcastle on the way down and try some Peruvian chicken, corn and cola:-)
Don't worry, I won't wear my Socceroo jersey in Newcastle ... at least not in that part of town;-)
Or my Sharks jersey, for that matter -
Heidi Regan vs Sharks?
The Newcastle food van menu looks just like the ones you would find on the street in Peru, too.
On the Road to Nowhere?

UPDATE: 30th December 2022
Tasmanian devil found under couch in Hobart
home, after being mistaken for dog's plush toy
I saw this news story above on the Australian national news after I had finished writing this post and it reminded me of the plush Tassie Devil I bought down in Tasmania in 2016 -

UPDATE: December 31st, 2022
I probably should add to this post that
the next chapter of 'Moby Dick' I read after writing up this post was chapter 54, where a tale is told between two sailors about Moby Dick while sharing a drink at The Golden Inn in Lima, Peru:-)

The Killers and Whales of the New South Wales Coast

UPDATE: January 4th, 2023
Oh, and I just saw who the Sharks are playing in Round 1 of the NRL Pre-season Challenge ... the Newcastle Knights:-)