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

- Jake Kotze

August 31, 2023

The Killing Super Blue Moon?๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒน

Great pick up by Jake Kotze with his latest synch film about the posters for 'The Killer' and 'Killers of the Flower Moon' being released yesterday ... or should I say the day before yesterday from my perspective living almost a day ahead of the USA here in Australia?
The Sibyl on the Moon ... in the Year of the Water Rabbit?๐ŸŒ•๐Ÿ•ณ๐Ÿ‡
"The Killer is set to premiere in-competition at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on September 3, 2023.
"It will begin a limited theatrical release on October 27, 2023 via Netflix, before streaming on the platform on November 10, 2023."
Jupiter and [Chinese] Astrology? ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿคฉ
"Frequent Scorsese collaborator Robbie Robertson of The Band composed the score, which critics have described as "old-timey", "bluesy", and "percussive".
The film also features a soundtrack of popular music from the 1920s and Native American songs.
It was Robertson's final completed film score before he died in August 2023."
I'll have to watch my 'Taxi Driver' DVD before seeing Marty's new movie;-)
TAXI for Mr. Knowles?!๐Ÿš•๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿš–๐Ÿ•ณ๐Ÿ‡

August 30, 2023

Jupiter and [Chinese] Astrology? ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿคฉ

I can't say that I'm a big fan of western astrology, probably because I was born on the cusp of Virgo/Libra:-)
Fate: The Astrology of Vettius Valens and the Life of Ritchie Valens?๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ”ฎ
BRISBANE FESTIVAL 1 — 24 Sep 2023  
I saw these orange suited dancers in a local newspaper and wondered if the orange suits were a salute to the Jupiter retrograde starting next week or if they were just being prisoners of society?-)
What goes around comes around I guess?-)
The Secret Sun and Orange Entertainment?
I found this universe poster in an Op shop the other day and thought I would blu-tac it to my computer room wall (for a while at least) to remind me to learn more about astronomy and just how much we humans really know ... or think we know ... about our solar system and the universe we live in.
And that you can't believe everything they tell you in an educational poster, such as it only takes 3 hours to get to the moon by rocket:-)
Even when watching the lecture series 'A Field Guide to the Planets' on 'The Great Courses'/'Wondrium' streaming service they often 'white noise' out the stuff they got wrong at the time of filming the series, but they forget to edit it out of the closed captions:-)
Greta Celeste Gerwig
(born August 4, 1983) 
Greta Gerwig Shares a Birthday with The Meg? ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฆˆ

The Sibyl on the Moon ... in the Year of the Water Rabbit?๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒ•๐Ÿ•ณ๐Ÿ‡

"Aussies will get the chance to look up at the sky this week and gaze upon a rare blue supermoon for the last time in six years.
The blue
supermoon, which will be visible on Wednesday and Thursday night, won’t occur again until 2029, according to Weatherzone."
I personally can only see a
rabbit silhouetted on the moon, but I couldn't help thinking my looney/luney mate Christopher Knowles at 'The Secret Sun' Blog might imagine "The Sibyl" when he looks moonward tonight or tomorrow night?-)
Triangle of Sadness and The Sibyl?๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿšข
William Friedkin Passes Away as 'The Exorcist' Turns 50 in the Year of the Rabbit ... or the Cat?๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ™€๐ŸŽฌ

August 29, 2023

Triangle of Sadness and The Sibyl?๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿšข

SHWEP Episode 110: Matthew Neujahr
the Sibylline Oracles
I finally watched 'Triangle of Sadness' on the Paramount Plus streaming service last night, which was kind of synchromystic because the star of that movie passed away in real life one year ago today and today also happens to be Elizabeth Fraser's 60th birthday, who my old mate PK Dick ... I mean Chris Knowles at 'The Secret Sun' blog likes to refer to as "The Sibyl" or "The Siren" while he treads water and other substances in his pants, while working up a sweat over her "prophecies";-)
You can even buy t-shirts now at Phil's ... I mean Chris' Store to help him stay afloat with his medical prescriptions;-)
I'd like to see Chris try and get Liz to sign one of those shirts of his;-P

UPDATE: August 29th, 2023

August 26, 2023

The Golden Ass/Metamorphoses/Pinocchio?๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“š

I've recently read/listened to The Golden Ass (AKA Metamorphoses) and watched the three different Pinocchio movies in the trailers above, which were based on the story 'The Adventures of Pinocchio' written by Carlo Collodi, who obviously draws inspiration for the donkey/Isis/blue fairy parts of the story from The Golden Ass, which I could never see Disney turning into a children's movie.
According to Wikipedia -
"The Metamorphoses of Apuleius, which Augustine of Hippo referred to as The Golden Ass (Asinus aureus), is the only ancient Roman novel in Latin to survive in its entirety.
The protagonist of the novel is Lucius.
At the end of the novel, he is revealed to be from Madaurus, the hometown of Apuleius himself.
The plot revolves around the protagonist's curiosity (curiositas) and insatiable desire to see and practice magic. 
While trying to perform a spell to transform into a bird, he is accidentally transformed into an ass.
This leads to a long journey, literal and metaphorical, filled with inset tales
He finally finds salvation through the intervention of the goddess Isis, whose cult he joins."
SHWEP Episode 73:
Ineffable Initiations and Golden Asses:
 Apuleius of Madauros and the
I was only ever familiar with the 1940 Disney version of the Pinocchio story until these new movies hit the streaming services in the last year or two.
I was really looking forward to seeing what
Zemeckis would do with the new Disney version, and while I didn't think it was as bad as the Rotten Tomatoes scores for the viewers and the critics alike, with the twin scores of 27%I didn't think it was a better movie than the original 1940 animated one.
But I couldn't help thinking that Robert Zemeckis was still alluding to the same 9/11 themes in Pinocchio as we examined in our BTTF predicts 9/11 video of Joe Alexander's.
The Twin Towers were 110 stories high weren't they not?
And Pinocchio is made from a pine tree, right?-)
"According to Nielsen, Pinocchio was the 6th most watched program across all platforms during the week of September 11, 2022."
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (2022)
And let's not forget the 2001 version of Pinocchio more or less, called A.I. Artificial Intelligence that Kubrick wanted to make, but died in 1999, so Spielberg made it for him, although probably not the way Kubrick would have told it and shot it?
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
The Secret Life of Puppets and AI?๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ“ฒ
In 'The Secret Life of Puppets' Victoria Nelson mentions Cupid and Psyche, which is a sub-story in 'The Golden Ass' and while I was aware of that story, I didn't realize it was part of 'The Golden Ass' until I listened to the book recently.
 I have read a book about Cupid and Psyche years ago, which I wrote about in this old post -
A Live Buddha at the Gas Pump?
The funny thing is that Disney re-wrote the story to make his film and filled it with even more nods and winks to 'The Golden Ass' than the Italian author did.
There was no wishing on a star ... or Venus ... in the book version, nor a goldfish named Cleo(patra) who lives in a castle like a queen would.
Although the blue fairy seems to be the queen of heaven/Isis.
The Blue Fairy/Queen even knights Jiminy Cricket, making him Sir Jiminy Cricket in both Disney movie versions.
I'm not sure if those frogs under Cleo's fishbowl are a shout out to Kek or not either:-)
Chaos Magick?
There are also plenty of feathers around in the 1940 version, as in quill pens (which could also be a shoutout to Thoth and writing) and the feather in Pinocchio's hat, which may allude to Maat's feather and the weighing of the heart against the feather.
There is also a scene where Lampwick asks Pinocchio "who's the beetle?" in the pool hall when referring to Jiminy Cricket, which could be a shoutout to the scarab beetle?
Even in the scene where Pinocchio sings 'I've Got No Strings' he starts the song from the top of stairs that look like an unfinished pyramid/or cliff of the Fool and falls on his face.
The audience does throw money at the no stringed puppet after his song, although gold coins, not one-dollar American bills;-)
So, food for thought or just the musings of an ass?
The Actor/Actress and the รœber-Marionette ... or Living Doll?๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽฌ