Synchromysticism

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

- Jake Kotze

May 25, 2017

The 'THA Talks' Podcast

I'm always on the lookout for interesting podcasts to listen to and I found another one I like called 'THA Talks'.
The blurb at the site tells us -
"THA Talks has continued to grow as a weekly/fortnightly produced podcast series of interviews indulging in topics generally considered marginal, strange, controversial, or esoteric and occult. Standing by the idea of creating a platform where people can share their views free of judgement. “Free thoughts and Open Minds” is more than a tagline; it’s the principle behind the project.
Paul Obertelli and his companion co-hosts John White, Seana Collins & David Parry, delve into new perspectives, theories and intelligent conversations about some of the wonders, oddities, and events occurring in our world today.
THA Talks has had the opportunity to interview a wide selection of guests from around the world and continues to produce ever evolving media elements to cover topics of News, Conspiracy, Spirituality, The Occult, History, Art, and much more..
"

I found out that Paul Obertelli and David Parry, the main hosts of the show are Gnostics (which is cool in my book) but they have some very diverse guests on the program with very differing viewpoints from each other, which I find good...except for those insane Flat-earthers, who must have thought that 'Dark City' was a documentary;-)

But apart from that show, I found some really worth a listen to, like the talk with Greg Kaminsky from the
'Occult of Personality' podcast.
And an inspiring and heartbreaking talk with Janet Perez Eckles.
I also liked the talk with David Icke's ex (I actually like Icke...I've been to a day long talk of his a few years back and he's not the nut that people make him out to be) and a talk with Hollywood producer Cyrus Yavneh.
There are probably as many podcasts at the site that I want to listen to as there are that I don't want to, but there seems to be a lot of interesting content there.
But don't take my word for it, check it out for yourself -
THA Talks

"Do What Thou Wilt..." and True Will?

I'm not a Thelemite, although I have read a fair bit about Thelema, which granted does not make me some kind of expert on the subject, but I hear people quite often saying what kind of path is it when you are told to just go ahead and do whatever you want? 
That is a misconception as far as I understand it, as the whole greeting in Thelema (which means "Will") is "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Love is the law, love under will".
That doesn't mean do what the hell you feel like doing, as your true will comes from the heart, so to speak...a bit like the phrase you hear people saying often..."follow your heart".
If you listen to the You Tube above on the "True Will" by
David Shoemaker who is a Thelemite you will get a better idea of what "do what thou wilt..." is really all about.
The way David tells it is the way I understand it also.
I think this is true in most religious and spiritual practices where people answer "their calling".
And I think the idea of "a Holy Guardian Angel" is also something that resonates with a lot of people on the planet whether they are "religious", or not. 
I don't see the HGA as some great protector like a your Guardian Angel that's always waiting to stop you from stepping under a bus, although that may be the case as well, if it's not your time to depart the earth that day...but who knows if going under a bus isn't the way you were meant to go out eventually anyway, when the time is right?
I see the HGA as a life companion...which could include the life hereafter as well maybe?
It may just be part of a higher self, or deeper part of the unconscious depths of our souls? 
Who really knows and what does it matter from "down here"?
Practical Instruction in Thelemic Magick and Mysticismby Dr. David Shoemaker
And I'm not suggesting Aleister Crowley as a human being was a great example of his teachings, he was just good at compiling teachings, many of which he borrowed from other teachings and some of which he got wrong in my opinion, but still his books are worth reading, I think.
Robin at son's grave moves mum to tears
"Marie Robinson's son Jack died of a brain tumour in 2014 aged four.
She filmed the bird on the third anniversary of his death at the graveyard in Waterlooville, Hampshire.
Mrs
Robinson said the family always associated robins with Jack so she was moved to tears when it flew to her.

She said robins were a familiar sight whenever the family visited Jack's grave but one had "never come so close".
"It was sitting by the side of a grave - it kept flying around. 

It came back and was happy to come onto my hand and then looked straight into the camera.
"It was mind blowing - it kept coming back.
It even sat on my shoulder."
Jack died after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2014.
Mrs Robinson said: "It never gets easier.
"Whenever we'd go out, Jack and his twin would go
robin spotting so it is something we always associate with him - it was just breathtaking."
"
But at the end of the day, believe what thou wilt.
It's your life.
93

May 24, 2017

Thorne of the Blue Rose

You've got less than three weeks to hear the latest
'42 Minutes' podcast for free...after that you'll have to subscribe to hear it...so don't delay if you are a fan of 'Twin Peaks'.
Douglas Bolles interviews John Thorne of Blue Rose Magazine about the first four episodes of the new  'Twin Peaks' series.
Episode 274: John Thorne: Twin Peaks: The Return
I watched the first four episodes of TP on my iPad on Stan last night listening for cool new lines to quote from the show and paused one episode to grab my pen and write this gem down -
"When you get there you will already be there" and when I looked at my iPad to hit play again a message on the screen said that there was 42 minutes remaining.
Hmm.