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

- Jake Kotze

August 31, 2022

The 4 of Cups Sure Ain’t the Temperance Card by the Looks๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿป?๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿคฎ

I like the IV of Cups RWS tarot card, not because I see it as the universe offering another one for the road, but for its depiction of the universe offering an opportunity from out of the blue, like a cosmic thought bubble.
Does Anybody Really Know What the Temperance Card Means?๐Ÿ˜‡
Funny thing is that I'm stuck on the the 4 of Cups in my study of the tarot minor arcana, as I can't decide whether to study the cards in sets of numbers or suits?
It's enough to drive me to drink at times;-)
Jung and Tarot: An Archetypal Journey?

Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev Dead?

Mikhail Gorbachev was a big "factional" character in Malachi Martin's novel 'Windswept House: A Vatican Novel' which I only read this year and listened to the book-club sessions in the You Tubes above, and have written multiple posts about reading the book, such as this one -
Life certainly is a mixed bag it seems … "factional" or otherwise?-)

August 30, 2022

Chewed Up and Spat Out?๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿ›ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐ŸŽญ

That’s been a theme I have heard a lot lately … being chewed up and spat out, especially since the movie 'NOPE' came out at the cinema.
Seems to be an easily relatable modern day metaphor when it comes to news stories and the pressures of the fame game.
The Bunker, Sharks and Bites?

Don't Pay the Ferryman⚓?

Looks like I synchromystically picked the right week to read 'Siddhartha':-)
"Don't Pay the Ferryman" is a song by Irish artist Chris de Burgh turns 40 next month. 
It was released in September 1982 as the lead single from his album The Getaway.
I never knew until today that there was a
'Spirit of Devonport' ferry until I read the news today, otherwise I would have went on it back in 2016 when I caught the 'Spirit of Tasmania' across to Tasmania and back:-(

Your Family Ain't the Only Ones๐Ÿ˜œ?

I used to think Chris KNOWleS at 'The Secret Sun' was a fairly smart guy, but now I have to admit that maybe he has lost the plot, much like this guy at 'My Family Thinks I'm Crazy' blog who is interviewing him in the latest podcast episode.
As entertaining as these guys can be at times I can't help wondering if they aren't trying to start their own cults?-)
And I'm amazed at how two guys like these can take a word like "synchromysticism" and twist it to their own way of deluded thinking:-)
But, hey you know what I think now … don't you?-)
Just because you can connect a few dots doesn't make you Vincent van Gogh … or maybe it does?-)

Chris Hemsworth's Helicopter Pilot Killed in Plane Crash?!

Sad news with the death of three people in a plane crash west of Brisbane, including Chris Hemsworth's helicopter 
pilot Gary Liehm, which reminds me of this old post I wrote where Chris picked up a hitch-hiker in Brisbane and flew him down to Byron Bay in a helicopter with him and his mate -
Luke, #11 and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on Byron Time?
You never know when your number is going to come up in life, no matter which number that is.
Life: It's Just a Ride … NOPE ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ‘ป?

August 29, 2022

The Scorpion๐Ÿฆ‚King๐Ÿ‘‘/NOPE?

I'm not going to pretend I'm an
expert (I hate the word expert to be honest, because I've never met one … or know of any living on this planet) on Jordan Peele's reason for referencing the 2001 made (released in 2002 though) movie 'The Scorpion King', but it ain't because there are no horses used in the movie.
Maybe Jordan is using 'The Scorpion King' to highlight Dwayne Johnson's $5.5 million $alary made the Guinness Book Of Records for the highest salary for a first-time leading man?
Or, "in 1995 Egyptologists discovered a 5400 year old limestone carving in Egypt known as the "Scorpion Tableau." It depicts the victory of a ruler called the Scorpion King in a battle that unified Upper Egypt, which was a prelude to the complete unification of Upper and Lower Egypt by Narmer, the first Pharaoh of Egypt. This film is a fictionalized depiction of a historical event about which very little is known. Some historians believe that Narmer, the first Pharaoh, was himself The Scorpion King.
Or maybe it was because 
Vince McMahon is an executive producer only because the film used Dwayne Johnson's ring name "The Rock," which McMahon owns.
WOW! Vince has 543 producer credits on his IMDB page?!
It look's like no man, or woman is a Rock … or an island in Hollywood … or this planet for that matter;-)
Life: It's Just a Ride … NOPE ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ‘ป?

Life: It's Just a Ride … NOPE ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ‘ป?

When I stayed to watch right through the credits of
'NOPE' the first time I saw it at the cinema to see if there were any of those end of credit Easter eggs that a lot of movies tag on to the very end of the film, I thought the Jupiter's Claim ride at Universal was just a piss take, but … NOPE … it's real apparently:-)
NOPE๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿ›ธ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™ŠFilm Symbolism๐ŸŽญAnalysis of the Occult:๐ŸŽฅHollywood Apocalypse, 2001, Scarlet Woman & Crowley [THEY๐Ÿ‘ฝ?] LIVE๐Ÿ˜Ž?
You can even get a wishing well photo taken?
The Heywood Floyd๐Ÿš€/๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ”ชOJ๐ŸŽฌ/Haywood Ranch๐ŸŽ/JAWS ๐Ÿฆˆ/2010: Odyssey 2 Connection ... NOPE๐Ÿ›ธ?
Cashing on in on this movie reminds me how the UFO/Experiencer community try to cash in on their "experience" … NOPE:-)
Stranger Things Than Bledsoe Said So๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ‘บ?๐Ÿค‘
I've got to say that I ain't buying it:-)
If Jordan Peele is looking for an idea for a 'NOPE' sequel he should have the Haywoods plus Angel selling their story to Hollywood to make a movie out of their story and another UFO shows up to try to consume them and the skeptical filmmakers while filming the movie at the ranch… and the Haywoods could even have their own You Tube show called "Haywoods Say NOPE";-)

August 28, 2022

Synchronicity: If it Quacks Like a Duck๐Ÿฆ†it Might Be a Daisy๐ŸŒผ?

I liked this
'Connecting with Coincidence' podcast episode above, where Bernie talks (sometimes like a duck) with Josh Silver, as I had a few personal meaningful coincidences myself while listening to this episode.
I was listening to this podcast episode on my iPad in bed with a signed poster on my bedroom wall behind me of the movie '2001: A Space Odyssey' which I got from a 50th anniversary screening in my hometown -
9/11 Screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey?
is the song sung by HAL the computer as Dave Bowman shuts it down.
I also live on the Daisy Hill side of the Daisy Hill State Forest, which has a walking track that comes out to a Buddhist temple that has a duck pond near it:-)
The First Day of the Year of the Tiger?
I used to live on the temple side of the park before my divorce and would take my children to feed the ducks in that pond when they were small.
Syncwalking the Labyrinth and Awakening at the Center of the Mandala?
I can only sing like Pluto, which is probably a good thing for any listeners out there:-) 
Dami lives on this side of the Daisy Hill Forest, too.
Maybe I could learn to sing 'Sound of Silence' in Pluto's voice … how hard could that be?-)
I tried to find a video of Donald Duck singing Daisy/Bicycle Built for Two for this post, but I couldn't find one:-(
There's a future project for Bernie, maybe?-) 

Life is Like a River๐Ÿšฃ‍♂️?

Having just read the 100 year old Hermann Hesse novel 'Siddhartha' and written a post about it, I found this You Tube below amusing and enlightening at the same time:-)

The Heywood Floyd๐Ÿš€/๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ”ชOJ๐ŸŽฌ/Haywood Ranch๐ŸŽ/JAWS ๐Ÿฆˆ/2010: Odyssey 2 Connection ... NOPE๐Ÿ›ธ?

I don’t think I’ve ever watched ‘2010:The Year We Make Contact' because I never liked the trailer and because Stanley Kubrick wasn't the director, plus I never saw the need for a sequel to '2001', just because Clarke wrote a heap of books after '2001' was released.
I've never been an AC Clarke fan to be honest.
But I never realized until now that the director of the movie 'Capricorn One' (starring OJ Simpson) and who shares July 26th as a birthday with Stanley Kubrick and Carl Jung was the director of ‘2010:The Year We Make Contact'.
For MGM Hyams produced, directed, and wrote the screenplay for 2010 (1984), collaborating closely with author Arthur C. Clarke (2010).
Hyams had written the script for Capricorn One (1978), a number of years earlier. 
It was a conspiracy thriller about a faked mission to Mars
Paul Lazarus managed to raise finance with Hyams as director and the film was his first hit.
Peter Hyams (born July 26, 1943) is an American film director, screenwriter and cinematographer known for directing Capricorn One (which he also wrote), the 1981 science fiction-thriller Outland, the 1984 science fiction film 2010: The Year We Make Contact (a sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey), the 1986 action/comedy Running Scared, the comic book adaptation Timecop, the action film Sudden Death, and the horror films The Relic and End of Days.
I just wonder if Jordan Peele was trying to connect the director of ‘2010:The Year We Make Contact' to 'NOPE' through the JAWS/‘2010:The Year We Make Contact'/
Roy Scheider angle?
Because Hyams was interviewed by Ezra Edelman in the latter's documentary O.J.: Made in America, which touched on Hyams' former friendship with O. J. Simpson, whom he had directed in Capricorn One.
In his interview, Hyams revealed his initial belief that Simpson was innocent of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, but began to have doubts following the revelation of DNA evidence that suggested otherwise.
Oddly enough Hyams directed O.J. Simpson (Capricorn One) and Robert Blake (Busting) in the 1970's: both who'd eventually become infamous for allegedly murdering their (current or former) spouses.
Then known as "Mickey Gubitosi", Blake began his acting career as Toto in the MGM movie Bridal Suite (1939), starring Annabella and Robert Young. Blake then began appearing in MGM's Our Gang short subjects (a.k.a. The Little Rascals) under his real name, replacing Eugene "Porky" Lee.
In the early 1980s, Lee began appearing at Little Rascals reunions and began a business selling "Porky"-related merchandise. Finally embracing his past, Lee was known to tell Our Gang fans "we are relics of history";-)
He appeared in 40 of the shorts between 1939 and 1944, eventually becoming the series' final lead character. Blake's parents also made appearances in the series as extras. In Our Gang, Blake's character, Mickey, was often called upon to cry, for which he was criticized for being unconvincing. He was also criticized for being obnoxious and whiny. In 1942, he acquired the stage name "Bobby Blake" and his character in the series was renamed "Mickey Blake." In 1944, MGM discontinued Our Gang, releasing the final short in the series, Dancing Romeo. In 1995, Blake was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star "Lifetime Achievement" Award for his role in Our Gang.