Synchromysticism

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

- Jake Kotze

May 24, 2015

Lifeboats,Flying Fish and the Sea of the Subconscious.

I had a friend named Noah (of all people) remark about the synchronicities he was having involving  flying fish.
A real life flying fish.
 And while I thought it was interesting he was running into flying fish imagery in his life,that wasn't applying to my life.
One of my favourite t-shirts that I own.To me the lighthouse is Cape Byron.
 Lifeboats and being lost at sea and looking for guidance from a source beyond me was my thing at the moment 
(I'm going through a separation right now),
so I decided to pick up a book resting on my bookcase 
which I had bought at the Byron Bay Writer's Festival 
The banner for the upcoming BBWF in August 2015.
last year called "The Lifeboat" by Zachery Jane and right on the very first page "flying fish" are mentioned in the story.

I had just seen David Lynch's exhibition at the  
Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane called 
"Between Two Worlds",which I wrote a post about here at this link -
My Sunday:Between Two Worlds and Trying to Catch the Big Fish
and I remembered that I had to walk under life size whales suspended from the ceiling outside the museum to get to the Gallery of Modern Art to see the "Between Two Worlds" exhibition.
Big flying fish I had to walk under to see "Between Two Worlds" at GOMA.
I also bought David Lynch's book and CD titled 
"Catching the Big Fish" which is about tapping the 
subconscious/Collective Unconscious for guidance and using it in your life
(which I see as the beam of light from the lighthouse offering guidance to lost travelers on the  seas of the dark conscious reality with the unknown lapping at the edges of the boat).
Cape Byron lighthouse.
"The Lifeboat" by Zachery Jane
is about,"A man and a woman are found at sea in pirate-infested waters, with no memory of who they are or how they got there".
I must say that I really liked this book as one long metaphorical story about memory and tapping into the subconscious/Collective Unconscious and using it as guidance.
As a straight out novel the story would be a bit mediocre,but as a meditative act of reading and pondering about life,it is right up there with any of Paulo Coelho's novels.
You can hear Zachery Jane talk about  "The Lifeboat"
on this radio podcast at around the 20 minute mark -
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2008/04/bsw_20080430.mp3
"Washing up on a remote shore without memory, without a past and with nothing but a stranger for company—that's the fate of two characters in The Lifeboat, a new book from novelist Zacharey Jane. 
The Lifeboat asks whether we are who we are because of our accumulated experiences, or is there some intrinsic core that defines us?"
Zacharey Jane and the sense of self
Steve Bisley,Catherine Deveny,Tom Doig,Luka Lesson and Denise Scott talk to Zacharey Jane
I  first saw Zachery Jane in 2013 at the Byron Bay Writer's Festival when she chaired a talk about performance anxiety with some other authors,in fact you can hear the pod-cast of that talk at this link -

Performance Anxiety: Putting It Out There, Live
I also saw Zachery Jane chair another talk at the 2014 BBWF called 
"Our Story: Film and National Identity". 
This is when I decided to buy Zachery Jane's book "The Lifeboat",
although it would sit unopened until just after my friend Noah mentioning the flying fish synchs.
Zacharey Jane,Terry Hayes,Andrew Knight and John Weiley.BBWF 2014.
Fish seem to be flying everywhere around me at the moment as I make sense of the shipwreck of my 26 year marriage sink into the abyss from my lifeboat.  
They say it takes two to tango,but the reality is that we are all dancing with ourselves in life,so we better get to know ourselves better to make way through life's rough seas.
 
Billy Idol at "Day on the Green" March 2015 Dancing with himself on life's stage.
Time for me to catch the "Big Fish" I think,never-mind all those other fish people tell you about when a relationship sinks.

May 22, 2015

Bad Blood ?

I can't help wondering if Neil Sedaka had a premonition about Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" song when he had a hit with his own "Bad Blood" song back in 1975. ;-) 
Bad Blood
It could've been me but it was you
Who went and bit off a little bit more than he could chew
You said that you had it made, but you been had
The woman no good, no how, thinkin' maybe the blood is bad
Bad blood
(Bad blood)
The woman was born to lie
Makes promises she can't keep
With the wink of an eye
Bad blood
(Bad blood)
Brother, you've been deceived
It's bound to change you mind
About all you believe
From where I stand, it looks mighty strange
How you let a woman like that treat you like small change
I don't understand what you're lookin' to find
The only thing bad blood do is mess up a good man's mind
Hear me talkin' now
Bad blood
(Bad blood)
The bitch is in her smile
The lie is on her lips
Such an evil child
Bad blood
(Bad blood)
Is takin' you for a ride
The only thing good about bad blood
Is lettin' it slide
Doo-ron, doo-ron, di di, dit, dit, ron-ron
Doo-ron, doo-ron, di di, dit, dit, ron-ron
Doo-ron, doo-ron, di di, dit, dit, ron-ron
Bad blood, talkin' 'bout bad blood
Doo-ron, doo-ron, di di, dit, dit, ron-ron
Doo-ron, doo-ron, di di, dit, dit, ron-ron
Doo-ron, doo-ron, di di, dit, dit, ron-ron
Bad blood
Here we go
Bad blood
(Bad blood)
The bitch is in her smile
The lie is on her lips
Such an evil child
Bad blood
(Bad blood)
Is takin' you for a ride
The only thing good about bad blood
Is lettin' it slide
The only thing good about bad blood
Is lettin' it slide
"Makes promises she can't keep
With the wink of an eye
Bad blood" ;-)

May 20, 2015

Being an Introvert Myself I Found This TED Talk Quite Interesting.

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. 
But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated. 
 I read about the above TED talk in an article from FLOW magazine,which I wrote about here -  
 PAPER Planes Sync in the FLOW