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

- Jake Kotze

September 25, 2017

The August (Leo) Eclipse and Deeper Down the Dragonhole in the Game of Thrones

I've listened to the above podcast -
quite a few times since it was posted at the
'Synchronicity' podcast site and I have to say that the eclipse did herald in some rather unexpected, as well as expected world events in the last month, coincidentally, or otherwise.
"Buckle up for an eclipse focused, astrological conversation that delves deep in to Game of Thrones with astrology genius,
Adam Sommer.
Note: GoT spoilers inside!
Check out more Adam Sommer at his website and his excellent podcast on MindPod Network,
Exploring Astrology."
Brendan Cowell who recently joined the cast of Game Of Thrones
Kim Jung-un watches a missile launch on his game throne?
Fellow Sharkie supporter Brendan Cowell in 2016
Better late than never! Aussie actor Brendan Cowell will join the cast of Game Of Thrones in the cult show's final season
How It Feels??? Synchronistic That's How! (Part 1)
I have only ever watched the first season of 'Game of Thrones' and then gave up.
It wasn't my cup of tea.
But a few months ago I saw fellow Sharkie supporter
Brendan Cowell was going to be in the latest season of 'Game of Thrones' and I kind of wish I had kept up with the show, but I'm not going to binge watch to catch up to this latest season he is in.
A dragon egg, used as an heirloom or item of value
There is a lot of talk about dragons, dragonholes, dragon eggs and training your dragon in the eclipse podcast and the thing I found amusing was when I was shopping for a few items for my new townhouse I came across a tin magpie, which I wrote about buying in this post a few days ago -
If You Want to Avoid Being Attacked by Magpies, Just Make an Effort to be Friends with Them
I had also picked up one Kinder Surprise egg in the store and the real reason I took the above picture of the tin magpie in the store was that my hands were full of items I was buying for my home and I dropped the egg, but I couldn't find where it landed until I looked at the magpie and found it had fallen between the magpie's feet, like it was guarding an egg it was hatching.
My hatched dragon hanging under my computer table shelf
The thing that amazed me was the egg contained a flying dragon.
"The secret key to hatching the eggs seems to involve some form of blood magic: as the House words of the Targaryens hint, it requires "fire and blood".
To hatch them, dragon eggs must be burned in roaring flames, with which another creature is simultaneously being burned alive - a life in exchange for a life.
In the wild this might just be a prey animal that the parent dragon kills, but human sacrifice will do the trick quite nicely, particularly if there is more than one egg to hatch."
Dany's dragons breathe fire in "Valar Morghulis."
I learned in the pod-cast that a group of dragons is called a bonfire of dragons.
The Burning Man and Steely Dan
So it was bizarre to read of a guy running into the 'Burning Man' bonfire and eventually dying from the burns he received and then to hear 'Steely Dan' front man Walter Becker had passed away around the same time, both events not long after the eclipse, too.
Less than a MOONth actually.
Did you see IT kid?
My British Museum key-ring
I thought it was interesting how Noah mentioned cygnets at around the 1:02 minute mark of the podcast as I bought a key-ring last year in Canberra when I went to see the British Museum's exhibition and wondered what the story was with the goose wearing a fallen crown -
Free Parking?
"The English word 'swan', akin to the German Schwan, Dutch zwaan and Swedish svan, is derived from Indo-European root *swen (to sound, to sing).
Young swans are known as swanlings or as cygnets; the latter derives via Old French cigne or cisne (diminutive suffix -et "little") from the Latin word cygnus, a variant form of cycnus "swan"."
Chester Bennington and the Siren's Call
Coffee and the Siren's Song
Pieces of Eight
Lots to think about when it comes to dragons, I guess.
And like Sarah Blasko I'm also born in the Year of the Dragon -
An Arrow, I Awake
It won't be until the year 2028 that I'll be able to see a total eclipse in my part of the world.
I hope Bonnie Tyler is still singing on cruise ships in Sydney Harbour in 2028 - 
Oh Ya-aah, World Party as Bonnie Tyler Performs Total Eclipse During the Total Eclipse

September 24, 2017

Troy Hallam's AFL Simpsuns Logos

I saw this article the other day at the 4KQ radio site -
where Troy Hallam had Simpsonized all of the AFL logos...and talk about a cross-pollination of Australian/American pop culture to make it funnier than watching a Collingwood flogging, (choose another team if you happen to be a Collingwood supporter for this exercise, unless you find your team getting flogged amusing like the rest of us do;-) ha-ha.
And don't worry all of you Collingwood fans out there about my little joke above at your expense, because being a Brisbane Lions supporter I know all too well about floggings, with the Lions finishing bottom of the table this position lower than last season...but we'll be back for more come next season;-)
Tripping with Lions/Shamanism and Football?
And on AFL logos I also saw this cartoon below in a local Queensland newspaper, which was about the AFL encouraging people to vote YES on the gay marriage vote.
How Bill Leak would’ve laughed at the same-sex marriage debate
Growing up in Queensland where Rugby was the dominant football code when I went to school and played on the school teams I would get ribbed by my Rugby team mates when I would sometimes change codes for a season and play Australian Rules (I already played club soccer, as well during the year).
They would say things like "why do you want to go and play that gay sport?"
That was when the main Australian Rules competition was called the VFL (Victorian Football League).
It later became known as the AFL when it went Australia wide and became slandered as the GAYFL by Rugby followers that didn't like the game.
I'm straight, by the way, but I was never put off playing Aussie Rules and soccer by the gay slurs given to the game by school yard bullies.
So that cartoon in the paper sent me back in time to the good old days in QUEENSland were your sexuality was questioned by what football code you liked, or played.
I like all of them, but the NRL and AFL are my two favourites when it comes to watching and supporting the game.
I'll be voting YES, but I agree with John Elliott when he says, "don't mix politics with sport".

FUTURE FOSSILS #41 – HANNAH YATA (ART, WILDERNESS, REBELLION), the Movie 'Mother!' and Being at the Crossroads

I listened to a 'Future Fossils' podcast a few days before my two sons took me out on my birthday for lunch and a movie.
The movie we all agreed to see was Darren Aronofsky's 'Mother!', which is ironic, because I'm divorced from their mother now.
I love Aronofsky's movies, but when I read a movie review by a local movie critic in my local paper I was a bit worried to say the least.
But I realized after watching 'Mother!' that this movie reviewer was a clueless dick when it came to reviewing movies and really shouldn't be in this line of work if that's what he got from watching this movie.
The only soundtrack credit on the film 'Mother!' is
'The End of the World' written by Sylvia Dee and Arthur Kent and performed by Patti Smith.
I had never heard of Patti Smith singing a version of this song and thought they must have meant Patti Page, because that was the only version that I was familiar hearing growing up.
Patti Page dies aged 85...and a Personal Sync for Me
Outside the Crossroads tent with Patti Smith singing Bob Dylan's 'A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall'
I got to see Patti Smith play the Easter weekend in Byron Bay this year where she sung covers of Bob Dylan's songs -
The (Not-Quite?) Departed
The weird thing about Patti singing 'The End of the World' in the You Tube above at the premier in Darren's movie 'Mother!' is that she also sings her hit 'Because the Night', which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen, who also shares the 23rd of September as his birthday with me.
Ironically September 23rd 2017 is meant to be the end of the world according to some nut-bag who has spread the meme over the internet this year.
Hannah Yata
It may not be the end of the world yet, but we are definitely at some kind of crossroads, as far as the planet is concerned.
Anyway, great podcast with Hannah and Michael at 'Future Fossils' which is worth listening to and go see 'Mother!' and make up your own mind about it.
And be warned that 'Mother!' is as violent as reading through The Bible, for some reason;-)
And checkout Hannah's great art here.