Synchromysticism

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

- Jake Kotze

August 16, 2017

RU-486?!

I was reading page 205 of Tracey Spicer's Book
'The Good Girl Stripped Bare' where the abortion pill RU-486 was mentioned.
I knew there were abortion pills, but I had never heard of one called RU-486 before.
I thought that it was a rather ironic way to identify an abortion pill, as it seems to be a veiled question in some Tricksterish way.
RU-486 (Are you for 86?)
86 is a slang term for offing something, or someone.
"When used as a verb, eighty-six, eighty-sixed, 86, 86ed, or 86'd is American English slang for getting rid of something, ejecting someone, or refusing service."
It reminds me of the RUOK? Day, where if you suspect somebody is about to off themselves you are supposed to ask RUOK?
I could imagine the same company behind the RU-486 pill selling bottles of RUOK pills to people who aren't OK on RUOK? Day.
There are a lot of topics people discuss in hushed tones that are probably best discussed in public, if for no other reason than to educate and help people, rather than judge them.
I listened to a new podcast today at the 'Future Fossils' site that explored similar topics to the ones I'm reading about in Tracey's book at the moment - 
FUTURE FOSSILS 0038: MARYA STARK (REWEAVING THE MAGICAL FEMININE)
There certainly are more tough questions than there are easy answers in life, I think. 
I'm actually glad not to be in a relationship at the moment and I don't think that I'll be rushing back into one any time soon, either.
The weird thing also is that photo above out of Tracey's book is taken in front of Cape Byron where I visited on my honeymoon and then nearly 25 years later threw my wedding ring into the ocean when my marriage ended.
Love on the Rocks...A Fool's Journey?
And as Alanis Morissette sings "Isn't it Ironic"?
Timing is Everything When it Comes to Synchronicity, Whether Personal or Pop Cultural

Thor in the Time of the Great Thaw?

I watched the first 'Thor' movie right through last night after about three unsuccessful attempts to stay awake on previous viewings.
I thou-ght Thor might have been the god of climate change sounding so much like the word "thaw".
Mysterious craters blowing out of Russia could mean trouble for the whole planet?
Maybe it's because I saw the above headlines before watching 'Thor' that I kept thinking of the word thaw and it's mythological and real implications?
The thing is that science today is becoming more like stage magic and real magic combined to the point that "we the people" don't know what to believe, especially in the "science"/mythology of climate change.
Is the world heating up?
Just going through a natural cycle like it always has...with not necessarily good results for humans?
Or is it headed for another Ice Age?
Pick a card.
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king I guess;-)

Thawsday fast approaches it seems?-)

Climate change gods aside though, I found some interesting things in the movie of the Thor myth.

Where are the magic gloves on that old Thor, by the way?
8 Things Marvel Got Wrong About Thor and Norse Mythology
"It may shock you to learn that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby did not do an accurate job bringing the Norse god Thor and his mythology into the Marvel comics universe back in 1962.
If they had, they would have been arrested, because Norse myths are full of murder, mayhem and weird sex, most of which still wouldn’t be publishable nowadays."

We're not in Kansas anymore?-)
The Bifrost/Rainbow Bridge? Over the rainbow?
This movie version of the old Norse myth seems to combine the UFO mythological world into the mix, as well, to come up with a modern mash-up mythological story-line.
Apart from all of the seemingly Ancient Alien type veiled references and maybe the modern technology that's implied to come with it to bless/curse our modern world, I couldn't help thinking of the shamanic drug type imagery and themes in this film...to my eyes anyway.
And look at all of the tornado Oz type imagery in the movie, especially when Asgard is flipped on screen to resemble those brainstorms I wrote about ages ago in this old post -
Not in Kansas Anymore?

"Chemical Tornado"

How about a game of darts then?
And what about all of that dartboard type imagery in the sets?-)
Flipside of the Dartboard
There is a lot of interesting things in this movie to contemplate whether consciously intentional, or not.
3 steps/degrees of Blue Lodge Freemasonry?-)
And the thing that puzzled me the most while watching this movie was why a real life Scandinavian furniture store didn't get a product placement in this scene where an OK Furniture store sits on the corner.
I suppose there's not enough space on that corner to plonk a big ugly blue box on, but maybe there could have been a big sign on the corner stating that there is an IKEA down the road out along route 666 ?-)
Now I have to try and stay awake tonight when I watch the second movie in the series where Dorothy...I mean Jane...goes to Oz...I mean Asgard.
Carbon emissions and global warming?

August 15, 2017

Timing is Everything When it Comes to Synchronicity, Whether Personal or Pop Cultural

Crashed into a Starbucks?!
This morning I was in bed reading a book that I had bought on the Friday at the Byron Bay Writer's Festival called
'The Good Girl Stripped Bare', a memoir of new reader
Tracey Spicer's life so far.
This is the last page of the book that I read this morning when I decided to get up out of bed and start my day in the real world.
Tracey recalls listening to Jeff Buckley's song 'Grace' (which is a song I was not familiar with, so I decided to Google it when I got up) as she drove across the Sydney Harbour Bridge after receiving some devastating personal news.
I also found out later in the book that Trace and Jace name their daughter Grace, too, so it really is their go-to song it seems.
Tom Cruise in MI:2 with the Sydney Harbour Bridge behind
Tom Cruise in MI:2, which was filmed in Sydney in 2000
April 8th, 2017?!
The night before I had seen a story about Tom Cruise hurting his leg in a stunt gone wrong while filming
the latest Mission Impossible film and then when I get up this morning I see a stunt-woman was killed when her motorcycle ran into a Starbucks coffee shop in Vancouver, the hometown of the movie's star Ryan Reynolds.
The weird thing is I've been following Chris Knowles' posts about the 'Song to the Siren' curse which seems to have plagued Tim and Jeff Buckley, as well as others that have come into the siren's sphere of influence -
Chester Bennington and the Siren's Call
It might be 'The Mummy''s curse for Tom
Coffee and the Siren's Song
But when I listened to the lyrics of Jeff Buckley's song 'Grace' for the first time this morning, there was a lot of personal resonance for me in the timing of those words and maybe a personal prophecy in those words of Jeff's own demise -
GRACE
There's the moon asking to stay
Long enough for the clouds to fly me away
Oh, it's my time coming, I'm not afraid, afraid to die
My fading voice sings of love
But she cries to the clicking of time, oh

Wait in the fire
Wait in the fire

Wait in the fire
Wait in the fire
Fire


And she weeps on my arm
Walking to the bright lights in sorrow
Oh, drink a bit of wine we both might go tomorrow
Oh, my love

And the rain is falling and I believe
My time has come
It reminds me of the pain I might leave
Leave behind

Wait in the fire
Wait in the fire

Wait in the fire
Wait in the fire
Fire

Oh
Ooh, ooh, ah

And I feel that I'm drownin' my name
So easy to know
And forget with this kiss

I'm not afraid to go but it goes so slow, oh

Wait in the fire
Wait in the fire, wait in the fire, oh

Oh, wait in the fire
Wai-wai-wait
Wait in the fire, wait in the fire

Wait

Wait in the fire?!
Apart from the Acid on the Road I Had a Good Trip
The weird thing too is that I was going to suggest Tracey send a copy of her book to Tom's ex, Nicole Kidman to read, as I know Nicole has a production company with Reece Witherspoon to produce good female content in movies and TV shows.
But don't worry Tracey word will get through to Nic eventually, I think.
And there is definitely a movie, or two in this book to be told whether in a fictional movie, or semi-autobiographical movie, or TV show.
I'm glad that I picked up a copy to read anyway.
It's certainly an eye opener to someone who grew up a male at the same time and place as Trace.
On another weird ironic synch I had just watched the movie 'Thor' for the first time last night on DVD and I read on the page of Tracey's book pictured further up in this post this morning about her thawing out 'Frostie'.
Loki, the Trickster from 'Thor'
A 'Frostie'?
Thor-ing?
I'm not really into Thor and Norse mythology, but I decided to hire out the two Thor movies, so I was up to speed when the third one (which was filmed in Tracey's and my hometown of Brisbane) came out soon in the cinema, after I had listened recently to Richard Fidler interviewing Neil Gaiman in a pod-cast -
Neil Gaiman retells classic Norse mythology.
Stories are powerful things in our lives, especially our own.
P.S. If you are wondering about the Tori Amos song above,
"one of Gaiman's most commented-upon friendships is with the musician Tori Amos, a Sandman fan who became friends with Gaiman after making a reference to "Neil and the Dream King" on her 1991 demo tape.
Tori Amos also mentions Gaiman in her song, 'Tear in Your Hand' ("If you need me, me and Neil'll be hangin' out with the dream king. Neil says hi by the way")..."
And since I'm a Tori Amos fan and thought the song went with the themes of this post, I included it above.
Tori Amos/Pele Sync

UPDATE: 15th August, 2017
I just watched the latest 'Twin Peaks' episode (#14 'We Are Like the Dreamer') and it ends in the 'Bang Bang Bar' (as usual) with a song from 'Lissie' called 'Wild Wild West' where the lyrics mention living on 'The Edge'.
Hmm...interesting with TC hitting the edge of the building while filming 'MI:6'.
'He will need months to recover': Tom Cruise 'breaks TWO bones and pushes Mission: Impossible 6 filming back by months' after injuring himself in daredevil roof jump stunt
I never knew TC was born on the 3rd of July.
Seems kind of ironic in a way.
What do actors say to one another?
Oh, yeah...break a leg! 
Let's hope 'Top Gun 2' never gets made now ;-)