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

- Jake Kotze

October 30, 2014

Antares Rocket,or Abraxas Rocket ?

Abraxas ?

Antares rocket on ISS resupply mission explodes seconds after launch

Abraxas (Gk. ΑΒΡΑΞΑΣ, variant form Abrasax, ΑΒΡΑΣΑΞ) was a word of mystic meaning in the system of the Gnostic Basilides, being there applied to the “Great Archon” 
(Gk., megas archōn), the princeps of the 365 spheres (Gk., ouranoi).
The seven letters spelling its name may represent each of the  
seven classic planets—Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
The word is found in Gnostic texts such as the  
Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit, and also appears in the  
Greek Magical Papyri. It was engraved on certain antique gemstones, called on that account Abraxas stones, which were used as amulets or charms. 
As the initial spelling on stones was 'Abrasax' (Αβρασαξ), the spelling of 'Abraxas' seen today probably originates in the confusion made between the Greek letters Sigma and Xi in the Latin transliteration
The word may be related to Abracadabra, although other explanations exist. 

Jack Parsons (rocket engineer)

Abrasax is invoked in Aleister Crowley's 1913 work, 
"The Gnostic Mass" of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica:
Aleister Crowley

 You don't have to be a rocket scientist to work out the link between Crowley,Parsons and the JPL  and NASA.
Abraxas is an important figure in Carl Jung's 1916 book  
Seven Sermons to the Dead, a representation of the driving force of 
individuation (synthesis, maturity, oneness)
referred with the figures for the driving forces of differentiation 
(emergence of consciousness and opposites)
Helios God-the-Sun, and the Devil.

There is a God about whom you know nothing, because men have forgotten him. We call him by his name: Abraxas. He is less definite than God or Devil.... Abraxas is activity: nothing can resist him but the unreal ... Abraxas stands above the sun[-god] and above the devil  If the Pleroma were capable of having a being, Abraxas would be its manifestation.

That which is spoken by God-the-Sun is life; that which is spoken by the Devil is death; Abraxas speaketh that hallowed and accursed word, which is life and death at the same time. Abraxas begetteth truth and lying, good and evil, light and darkness in the same word and in the same act. Wherefore is Abraxas terrible.

Several references to the god Abraxas appear in  
Hermann Hesse's 1919 novel Demian, such as:
Abraxas doesn't take exception to any of your thoughts or any of your dreams. 
Never forget that. 
But he will leave you once you become blameless and normal. 
Pistorius ?!


Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children (1981) contains a reference to Abraxas in the chapter "Abracadabra":

Abracadabra: not an Indian word at all, a cabbalistic formula derived from the name of the supreme god of the Basilidan gnostics, containing the number 365, the number of the days of the year, and of the heavens, and of the spirits emanating from the god Abraxas.

—Saleem Sinai
UPDATE: 1/11/14.
Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo: Co-pilot killed, pilot injured in test flight crash in California
"United States officials are investigating the crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship in the Mojave Desert in California, which has killed one pilot and injured another.
SpaceShipTwo, a suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by billionaire Richard Branson's company, was on its 55th test flight and had reportedly been trialling a new fuel.
A witness said it exploded soon after it detached from a mothership after leaving the Mojave Air and Space Port on Friday.
The co-pilot of the spaceship was killed in the crash, while the pilot, who ejected, was injured, Kern County Sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt said.
The pilot was found at the scene and taken to a local hospital with "moderate to major" injuries, he said.
Scaled Composites president Kevin Mickey told a news conference the ill-fated flight was the first using a new rocket fuel formula the company switched to in May."

October 29, 2014

Selfie in Wonderland ?

Checkout Starr's new painting and her new blogpost -
Selfie on the way to wonderland
This girl can paint. 
And if you ever see this painting on display in a gallery,don't forget to take a selfie in front of it and show it to your friends ;-) 
Oh.and I almost forgot to mention while on the subject of the modern day Alice,that I watched the Christina Aguilera movie "Burlesque" last night,
where Christina plays a girl named Ali  
(short for Alice as they tell us in the movie) .
I must admit that when it comes to a "shake off" between Christina and Taylor,
Christina wins hands down,I think.
Alice Dreaming