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

- Jake Kotze

April 30, 2023

Succession is So Freudian ... Oh, F#ck Off!?🚭😷

I can't help thinking
'Succession' is written by a group of Freudian psychoanalysts with all of the constant sexual insults and dialogue in the series.
I'm not a fan of Freud's work, although I do think there is a baby in the bathwater there, as long as it doesn't want to f#ck its mother and kill its father;-)
Read All About It, Too: Art Imitating Life?πŸš›πŸ—žπŸŽ¨πŸ“°πŸŽ­
History Extra Podcast: The cult of
Freud: science, sex & psychoanalysis
I'm more a fan of Jung's theories than Freud's, although I don't think Jung had all the answers either.
On a personal synchronicity, the anniversary of Freud's death, falls on my birthday each year, so I should probably smoke a cigar to mark th
e occasion?-)
I see that
Rupert Murdoch's ex-wife Jerry Hall (according to Wikipedia) was also a muse for artist Lucian Freud, the grandson of Sigmund Freud.

Unique Fortuitous Owls?πŸ¦‰πŸ‘½

Some interesting new podcast episodes I heard Mike Clelland (The Owl Guy) on lately.
The You Tube above is the podcast below -
I listened to the latest 'Bledsoe Said So' podcast last week and Ryan and his mate seem to be right into 'Twin Peaks' at the moment, and of course they discuss owls and aliens in that episode.
Mike Clelland's and the SKYMAN's March 15th Dream Synch?

A Fresh Terence McKenna Audio Recording for the Internet?πŸ„πŸ’πŸ™ŠπŸ™‰πŸ™ˆπŸ§ πŸ΅

Gordon White at the Rune Soup Blog has uploaded a "new" Terence McKenna recording, so if you're into TM, click on the link above with Terence cuddling a koala to go to the Rune Soup page and hear it for yourself ... it starts at about the 17-minute mark if you want to cut to the chase.
I've never met Terence, but I did meet his brother Dennis in my hometown about 12 years ago, and I'm still yet to try psychedelics -
"Origins of Consciousness Tour" - Brisbane

April 29, 2023

April, Deep Purple and the Years of the Rabbit?πŸ‡

"April Stevens passed away on April 17 in Phoenix, Arizona, less than two weeks before what would have been her 94th birthday [April 29th]."
was best known for her 1963 [The Year of the Water Rabbit] Atco recording of "Deep Purple" (music originally composed for piano by Peter DeRose [died April 23, 1953]and lyrics by Mitchell Parish [March 31st, 1993]) with her brother Antonino LoTempio (singing under the stage name Nino Tempo."
Stevens, who was born and died in April, passes away 60 years after her biggest selling single 'Deep Purple'
 hit #1 in 1963, the Year of the Water Rabbit and this year is 2023, the Year of the Water Rabbit?
Donnie and Marie had a hit with the same song in 1975, the Year of the Rabbit?
And it was even a hit in 1939, the Year of the Rabbit?
The British rock band Deep Purple got their name from Pete De Rose's hit, as it was the favourite song of guitarist Ritchie Blackmore's grandmother; she would also play the song on piano.
Pete De Rose died in April, 1953 and Ritchie Blackmore was born in April, 1945.
However, the band never recorded or performed the song.
Deep Purple did however have a song named April.
The Tempo/Stevens version was intended as the B-side of a song called "I've Been Carrying a Torch for You So Long That It Burned a Great Big Hole in My Heart"
However, radio stations preferred "Deep Purple". 
"I've Been Carrying a Torch..." held the distinction of having the longest title, at 67 letters, of a flipside of a Billboard number-one record. The B-side of Prince's 1984 number-one hit "When Doves Cry", titled "17 Days (the rain will come down, then U will have 2 choose, if U believe, look 2 the dawn and U shall never lose)", is now the longest such flipside title, with 85 letters and numbers.
Ironically, Prince passed away in April, also ... and we all know how much he loved purple.
Sometimes It Snows in April

Coming Out of a Cocoon or Chrysalis?πŸ””πŸ¦‹

"About the photos she posted, Emma said “These pictures were actually taken on my birthday last year, but I wasn’t ready to come out of my Covid Cocoon.”
This was
Emma Watson’s first Instagram post since December 15, 2022."
Jungiananthology Podcast: Women's Spirit/The Fire Within
I was surprised to see Emma Watson had turned 33 this year, the age Jesus was said to have been "transformed" over what is now called Easter these days.
My 'The Bling Ring' book and DVD
I stumbled across 'The Bling Ring' DVD in a thrift shop recently and bought it, as I have not ever watched the movie, although I have had the book sitting on my bookshelf yet to finish reading, since I bought it on a 2016 road trip -
Man Rescued After Being Trapped Under the Nimmity Bell in Nimmitabel?
I bought the book because I was interested in why Sofia Coppola wanted to make a movie about young real-life criminals breaking into celebrities' homes to rob them ... and why someone like Emma Watson would want to play one of the crims in the movie.
I just happened to be listening to a Jungiananthology podcast about the chrysalis anology and reading 'The Bling Ring' when I saw the newspaper article about Emma turning 33 and saying how she came out of her Covid Cocoon:-)
Emma Watson, Bill Paxton, Oscar Night and Synching Like a Stone

The Book of the Hopi by Frank Waters Turns 60 years Old This Year?πŸŒŠπŸ‡πŸ°

Thanks to a recent 'The Secret Sun' post featuring some Hopi like imagery and a New Dawn magazine article I recently read I remembered I had bought another copy of Frank Waters 1963 'Book of the Hopi' a few years ago and placed it in my bookcase to re-read again now that I'm an adult.
One of the first books I ever bought and read from 'The Circle Bookstore' (a New-Agey type spiritual bookshop in the Brisbane CBD ... long since closed) when I was about 15 years old was 
Frank Waters 1963 'Book of the Hopi', for no reason other than I had grabbed the bookshop's book catalogue and decided I would work my way through the list of categories in alphabetical order, and this book was listed in the 'American Indian' category, which was at the top of the list.
That book is just over a year older than I am, and Frank Waters has long since left this mortal coil.
I remember catching the bus to the city and buying the book and then catching the train to the Eagle Farm racetrack to meet my father before the first horse race of the day started and reading the first few chapters in the grandstand while I was waiting for my father to show up.
I read the rest of the book over the next few days after that, not really knowing what to make of it, so it will be good reading the book in 2023, now that so much water has passed under the bridge:-)
The Mysterious Rabbit Hole of the Universe?πŸ‘½πŸ•³πŸ°πŸ›Έ
I find it amusing that Chris Knowles' little siren Elizabeth Frazer was born the same year 'Book of the Hopi' was published ... 1963, the Year of the Water Rabbit>;-)
Elizabeth Fraser (born 29 August 1963)
Released 1975, the Year of the Rabbit
Down 'The Secret Sun Institute' Rabbit Hole and Jaws Will Drop in 2023?πŸ‡πŸ¦ˆπŸ•³πŸ°
I wonder if Roger Waters is related to Frank Waters?-)
I see Roger turns 80 in September 2023?!
As long as he keeps breathing, that is;-)
The Dark Side of the Moon Turns 50 in 2023, the Year of the Rabbit?πŸ‡πŸŒˆπŸ°

April 28, 2023

The LIFE and HeART of Thomas Hardy's Work?

Having recently read
Thomas Hardy's novel 'Far from the Madding Crowd' and with more of his books to read on my '1001 Books to Read Before I Die' list, I was actually more fascinated by his real-life story, than his fiction and poetry.
I've tried to get into poetry, but it's just not my thing -
Poetry and the Gift of Forgetting?
Framed heART for sale on 'The Burrow' wall behind me
The funny thing was the day I was giving away my 'Far from the Madding Crowd' DVD and various other books and DVDs there was a framed heart behind my head on the wall of 'The Burrow' and I couldn't help thinking of how Thomas Hardy's heart was removed from his body when he died and placed in the grave of his two dead wives, while his body was placed in Poets Corner.
The Rosie Effect?πŸ“–πŸŒΉ
This framed heart on the wall (above) wasn't here the day I first ate here and had the book 'Saved by a Poem' to give away -
'1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die'
In Our Time: Thomas Hardy's Poetry
A Birthday Poem for Thomas Hardy by Cecil Day-Lewis
Emily BrontΓ« by Cecil Day Lewis
I found a book of poetry by Cecil Day Lewis on my bookshelf I forgot I had purchased secondhand from Amazon over the internet years ago and was surprised to find a poem of Lewis' dedicated to Thomas Hardy and one dedicated to Emily Bronte.
Going by the bookmark I found in the book I must have got it from Mary Ward Books.
It's a small ... but madding world it seems;-)
Far from the Madding Crowd?⛪πŸ‘πŸŒ

The Death of Barry Humpries and ... Ivan Ilyich?πŸ“–πŸ₯🌹

I can't help comparing Barry Humpries' accident to that of Tolstoy's fictional character Ivan IIyich fall in the novel 'The Death of Ivan Ilyich', a novel I mentioned reading in my last post -
"Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald last month, Humphries said he had been in “agony” since the initial incident occurred.
It was the most ridiculous thing, like all domestic incidents are. I was reaching for a book, my foot got caught on a rug or something, and down I went,” Humphries said.
Ford told Sunrise viewers Humphries’ family had “serious concerns” about the entertainer’s health."

The Life and Death of August Strindberg?πŸ’€πŸ‘»

Having just read
'The Red Room' (well, listened to it being read to me through a free Apple Podcast recording) I have to say that I found listening to the book quite tedious until I hit the last 3rd of the book, especially chapters 24 (On Sweden) and 28 (From Beyond the Grave), which made me think, maybe I'll have to give it another read/listen to at some future point in my life ... if I live lon
g enough;-)
Kenneth Anger Was Born in the Year of the Rabbit ... Just?πŸ‡πŸŽ¬πŸ°πŸŒ‘πŸŒž
'1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die'
Published in 1879, the Year of the Rabbit?
Chapter 24 - On Sweden
Chapter 28 - From Beyond the Grave
"The Red Room (Swedish: RΓΆda rummet) is a Swedish novel by August Strindberg that was first published in 1879. A satire of Stockholm society, it has frequently been described as the first modern Swedish novel. In this novel, Strindberg reflects his own experiences of living in poverty while writing this novel during February to November 1879. While receiving mixed reviews in Sweden, it was acclaimed in Denmark, where Strindberg was hailed as a genius."
August Stridberg was a very interesting person I think, after reading his Wikipedia page.
Having also just read/listened the short book 
'The Death of Ivan Ilyich' of Tolstoy's, I couldn't help seeing Strindbreg's life and work through that life lens.
In Our Time: Tolstoy?⏰πŸ’€πŸ‘»
The next book on my reading list is Henry James 'The Portrait of a Lady'.
1001 Books I Must Read Before I Die ... Including the Banned Ones?πŸ“šπŸ“–πŸš«