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

- Jake Kotze

October 31, 2023

Heather O'Rourke Was Born in and Passed Away in the Year of the Rabbit?📺🕳🐇

With today being Halloween and seeing the cartoon on the 2023 calendar for the month of October hanging in my spare room, I couldn't help but think of the movie 'Poltergeist' and the little girl who gets sucked into the TV.
I wrote a post about the 2023 calendar I received as a Christmas present in 2022 -

UPDATE: October 31st, 2023
I just binged watched the 4 episodes of the new Apple TV series 'The Enfield Poltergeist' tonight and episode 4 just blew my mind, and it wasn't the haunting which the first 3 episodes mainly focused on (which the over-the-top Hollywood movie 'Conjuring 2' was based on), it was the events and coincidences surrounding the main investigator's daughter's tragic death in a motorbike crash which had me thinking WTF?!
The Conjuring 2, Elvis and 1977

October 29, 2023

Matthew Perry’s Final Instagram Post Was of Himself Lounging in the Corner of a Hot Tub?🌊🕳🐇

Kind of eerie that Matthew Perry's only Simpsons episode was the 2001 Halloween episode 'Treehouse of Horror XII' which features a hot tub scene.
And I did write this old 2019 post featuring Matthew Perry and drowning themes -

New Grub Street and 1000 Other Books You Must Read Before You Die?📚🐰

Having just read Trent Dalton's new novel 'Lola in the Mirror', which came out this year (2023, the Year of the Rabbit) and listened to George Gissing's 1891 novel 'New Grub Street' being read to me on Apple Podcasts, I couldn't help thinking how Gissing's novel was about newspaper journalism and writing novels for a living in the late 1800s (and not to mention the subject of "love", as well), and Dalton is both a journalist and author of best-selling novels, as well as a non-fiction book about 'Love Stories', which gave him the inspiration for his new fictional novel -
Lola in the Mirror in the Year of the Rabbit?🐰👀
Died in 1903, the Year of the Rabbit
'1001 Books You Must Read 
Before You Die
Warren Peace (War and Peace;-) and Other Great Books to Read in the Year of the Rabbit?💣☮🕊🐇🐰
Released in 2023, the Year of the Water Rabbit
I had been reading the books in '1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die' which I wanted to read this year and the next in chronological order, as they were listed in the book, and it was just sheer coincidence that I was up to 
'New Grub Street' when reading Trent's new book.
I often wonder how successful Trent's novels would have been without the newspapers and his journalist mates behind his work?
Not that they aren't good reads, but I know other authors who are maybe just as good as Trent, but whose books don't get that kind of publicity his books get ... or sales.
Trent DaltonLola in the Mirror
"New Grub Street is a novel by George Gissing published in 1891, which is set in the literary and journalistic circles of 1880s London
Gissing revised and shortened the novel for a French edition of 1901.
The story deals with the literary world that Gissing himself had experienced. Its title refers to the London street, Grub Street, which in the 18th century became synonymous with hack literature; by Gissing's time, Grub Street itself no longer existed, though hack-writing certainly did. 
Its two central characters are a sharply contrasted pair of writers: Edwin Reardon, a novelist of some talent but limited commercial prospects, and a shy, cerebral man; and Jasper Milvain, a young journalist, hard-working and capable of generosity, but cynical and only semi-scrupulous about writing and its purpose in the modern (i.e. late Victorian) world."
Lola in the News?🌀📰

Dig in Iraq Uncovers Massive 2700-year-old Winged Deity Sculpture?🐮

Can you dig this news story?
Probably just more bull from the mainstream media?-)

October 28, 2023

Killers of the Flower Moon and The Columbian Exchange?🍿🥔🍟

When I went to see
Killers of the Flower Moon' last Wednesday with my youngest son, it wasn't lost on me after just having finished watching the Great Courses streaming network's 24-part lecture series the 'Native Peoples of North America' that without the Columbian Exchange happening that we probably wouldn't being sitting in a cinema eating potato chips and popcorn.
The back of my Australian potato chip packet
And especially in an Australian cinema, too.
Native Peoples of North America
Looks like the continent of Australia also got the best and worst of both "new" worlds in the Columbian Exchange.
Watching that 24-part lecture series was an eye-opener in more ways than one for an Australian like me who didn't really know too much as far as North American "history" goes.
I've been watching the lecture series over the last few weeks to learn more about Native American history before I began reading 'Book of the Hopi', so it was a coincidence that I finished watching the series before seeing a movie about another Native American tribe this week -
The Book of the Hopi by Frank Waters Turns 60 years Old This Year?🌊🐇🐰
I was also surprised to see actor Gene Jones who played the gas station attendant from 'No Country for Old Men' in 'Killers of the Flower Moon' giving advice to another character about "watching your pennies":-)
Especially, since I bought a few Cormac McCarthy novels which crossed my path this week, including 'No Country for Old Men'.

October 27, 2023

Bledsoe Said So - Episode 118: The Halloween Special/Frog?🐸🎃

I thought it was rather
synchromystic seeing Ryan's sidekick wearing a frog hat on the latest 'Bledsoe Said So' podcast episode, since I had bought a packet of Freddo Frogs for Halloween treats, even though they look a lot more like toads when you take the wrapper off.
The last thing Rick Deckard finds in the novel is an electric toad:-)
"That Toad Work" ... DMT From Toads?
The Empire never ended?-)
Do Kens Dream of Plastic Sheep?🤔💭🐑

Jake Fails to Mention Swift's Movie Was Released on Friday the 13th? 🎥🎤🙀

I saw 'Killers of the Flower Moon' at the cinema on Wednesday and thought it was a great movie, but I'm not into Taylor Swift.
And on the subject of
eclipses, I noticed that this date in 'Blade Runner 2049' of 6/10/21 falls/fell on an eclipse.

This Jungian Halloween?📕🎃

Listening to the latest 'This Jungian Life' podcast last night I couldn't help thinking of Mike Strange's 'Troubled Minds' podcasts about Halloween archetypes, which I have written about listening to lately.

October 26, 2023

There is No Moon Street in West End?🌝🌈🚗

While reading Trent Dalton's new book 'Lola in the Mirror', where a number of real-life Brisbane locations are mentioned in the book, the main location the action centers around is a street which does not really exist in real-life ... a street called Moon Street down by the Brisbane River.
Lola in the Mirror in the Year of the [Water] Rabbit?🐰👀
I thought that maybe this was a new street that wasn't around when I was a kid visiting my Nan, who lived down by the river across the road from a petro-chemical plant, which like her house, is no longer there anymore.
But all I could find on the net when looking for
"Moon Street" at West End was the 'Museum of the Moon', t
he first in a series of three awe-inspiring large-scale installations by Luke Jerram at West Village.
An event which took place in 2022, which I never knew about either.
Which is a shame, as I would have liked to have attended that event and seen that artificial moon all lit up at night in West End.
Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon
But one event which did come out of my search for the mythical "Moon Street" at West End was 'The Dark Side of the Moon Planetarium Experience' which is on now in Brisbane.
Another event which I was not aware of happening in my hometown, but at least I haven't missed it yet.
The Art of Reading and Synchronicity? 📖📚🎨🎭
'Lola in the Mirror' is a visual experience like a walk through an art gallery is, and a lot would be missed by just listening to the story being read to you like on sites like Audible.

UPDATE: October 27th, 2023
Trent Dalton: Lola in the Mirror
Trent tells what inspired him to write his latest book in the podcast above.