Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Top Synchromystics of 2017

Top Synchromystics of 2017
by Loren Coleman

"Synchromysticism: The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance." ~ Jake Kotze, The Brave New World Order, August 18, 2006.

Synchromystic of the Year 2017: David Charles Plate

David Charles Plate is a synchronicity filmmaker, artist, and an authority in Hebrew Kabbalah. He is a student of the Zohar and the Occult. He notes, in his Facebook profile, that he has worked, in the past, at Ultramat and Metavinyl, and now at Picture Appeal, The Sync Book and Gonzo Journalism. 

A major work that has inspired others is Sorry Cassandra I Misunderstood: EVERYTHING PREDICTS 9-11.

David Charles Plate wrote somewhere once: "My close friend [Joe Alexander] produced a film called Back to the Future Predicts 9-11, this is both a response to this video of his, as well as its sequel."

He lives in Santa Cruz, and is from Santa Cruz, California. For more, see here.

The Living

Who are the other top theorists doing "twilight language"/"sychromystical" research, contributions, or writings? Who has done this work? Here is my list. They are given alphabetically by their last names, so as not to show any preference or ranking.

Goro Adachi, blogger of Super Torch Ritual, formerly Etemenanki. Goro's "wide-ranging treatment - basically an exercise in esoteric dot-joining involving Nostradamus, the Sphinx, the Pyramids, world-mythology, the Bible, and much else - is ingenious, and contains much that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking." - Peter Lemesurier

Nick "PsoNik" Aitchison, chair at Psubliminal Productions

Joe Alexander, filmmaker Back to the Future Predicts 9/11 (released on YouTube on July 27, 2015, and viewed over 3 million times). Alexander was named the "Synchromystic Of The Year 2016."

Rodney Ascher, filmmaker, director of 2012's Room 237, and 2015's Nightmare.

Matthew Bell, blogger at The Bell Curve.

Tim Binnall, founder of the Fortean think tank Binnall of America, an online coterie that features both an audio program and a talented staff of writers. Host and producer of the podcast BoA:Audio. Contributor to Coast to Coast AM's After Dark magazine.

Greg Bishop, author of 2000's Wake Up Down There! Excluded Middle Anthology, 2005's Project Beta: The Story of Paul Bennewitz, National Security, and the Creation of a Modern UFO Myth, and other works.

Jim Brandon, author of 1978's Weird America and 1983's The Rebirth of Pan: Hidden Faces of the American Earth Spirit.

[Loren Coleman, author of 1987's Suicide Clusters, 2004's The Copycat Effect, 2017's Mothman: Evil Incarnate, and this Twilight Language blog. Some favorites - the Name Game, Fayette Factor, Mothman Death Curse, Cryptokubrology, and intense interests in onomatology/toponymy go back to the 1970s. (To exclude myself seemed beyond modesty.)]

Mike Clelland, owls. Need anyone say more?

Joan d'Arc, co-founder/co-publisher of Paranoia: The Conspiracy Reader, editor of 1996's Paranoid Women Collect Their Thoughts, The Conspiracy Reader, and The New Conspiracy Reader.

Alex Fulton, creator of Cryptokubrology on Twitter and mastermind (in association with Shawn Montgomery) behind various cryptokubrology contributions on YouTube and Facebook. See inspirational site here.

Adam Gorightly, author of 2003's The Prankster and the Conspiracy: The Story of Kerry Thornley and How He Met Oswald and Inspired the Counterculture, and 2008's James Shelby Downard's Mystical War. He hosts The Early Discordians on Facebook.

Alan Green, the creator of Sync Quick News, the organizer of the Olympic Sync Summit, and the publisher of 2011's The Sync Book, 2012's The Sync Book 2, and the unpublished Suicide Kings. Alan Green was named the "Synchromystic Of The Year 2014."

Andrew W. Griffin, creator of Red Dirt Report. Griffin is the rare journalist who reports on everything from politics to music, from a synchromystic point of view.

Craig Heimbichner, author of 2005's Blood on the Altar, coauthor of 2012's Ritual America.

Michael Anthony Hoffman II, author of 2001's Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare; and editor of various works by James Shelby Downard.

Sibyl Hunter, blogger at The Libyan Sibyl and The Mask of God; contributor of 2011's The Sync Book.

Red Pill Junkie, blogger at The Daily Grail.

Paul Kimball, author of 2012's The Other Side of Truth. Filmmaker, Stanton T. Friedman Is Real; Best Evidence; Denise Djokic: Seven Days Seven Nights, Synchronicity, and Fields of Fear; Eternal Kiss, and Damnation.

Christopher Loring Knowles, author of Our Gods Wear Spandex: The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes, co-author of  The Complete X-Files: Behind the Series, and other books. He blogs regularly at The Secret Sun.

Johanna Lenski, synchromy stic & scientific occultist, contributor to The Sync Book's Always Record 112, and possible Chief Photo Editor of Culture Crux.

SMiles Lewis, creator of Anomaly Archives, Anomaly Radio, and Anomaly Television.

Will Morgan, one of the original members of The Sync Whole group, a contributor to The Sync Books and the Olympic Sync Summit, and a co-host creator of 42 Minutes. "Synchromystic Of The Year 2015" was Will Morgan.

Adam Parfrey, publisher at Amok Press & Feral House; editor/author of numerous works, including 1988's The Manson File, 1990's Apocalypse Culture, 1995's Cult Rapture, 2000's Apocalypse Culture II; and coauthor of 2012's Ritual America.

Theo Paijmans, co-author (with John Keel) of 1998's Free Energy Pioneer: John Worrell Keely and 2008's The VRIL Society.

Kenn Thomas, publisher/editor of Steamshovel Press; editor of Popular Alienation; coauthor of 1996's The Octopus: Secret Government and the Death of Danny Casolaro and 1999's Inside the Gemstone File; author of 1996's NASA, Nazis & JFK, 1997's Mind Control, Oswald & JFK, 1999's Maury Island UFO: The Crisman Conspiracy, and many other books.

Guillaume Samard, an experiencer of sync life in France, involved deeply with Sync Book Press and Olympia Sync Summit.

Chris Savia, correspondent for The Anomalist, Week In Weird, The Grail and other sites.

Robert Damon Schneck, author of 2005's The President's Vampire, 2014's Mrs. Wakeman vs the Antichrist: And Other Strange-but-True Tales from American History, and 2016's The Bye Bye Man.

Jacques Vallee, author of Passport to Magonia, Invisible College, Messengers of Deception, as well as his trilogy, Dimensions, Confrontations, and Revelations - and other books.

The Departed

Some significant theorists have passed away, so with a historical ranking by death date, here they are:

James Shelby Downard (March 13, 1913 – March 16, 1998), author of 2006's The Carnivals of Life and Death, and essays, including “King-Kill/33: Masonic Symbolism in the Assassination of John F. Kennedy” and “Sorcery, Sex, Assassination."

Jim Keith (September 21, 1949 – September 7, 1999), author of 1992's Gemstone File, 1993's Secret and Suppressed, 1994's Black Helicopters over America, 1995's Saucers of the Illuminati, 1996's The Octopus, 1996's Okbomb! Conspiracy and Coverup, and other works.

Robert Anton Wilson (January 18, 1932 – January 11, 2007), coauthor of 1975's The Illuminatus! Trilogy; author of 1973's The Sex Magicians, 1979-1981's Schrödinger's Cat Trilogy, 1977-1995's Cosmic Trigger Trilogy, and other works.


John A. Keel (March 25, 1930 – July 3, 2009), author of 1957's Jadoo, 1970's UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse, 1971's Our Haunted Planet, 1975's The Mothman Prophecies, 1975's The Eighth Tower, and other works. Anomalist Books republished John Keel's books in recent years, and more information and links can be found here, here, and here.

Mac Tonnies (August 20, 1975-October 22, 2009), author of 2004's After the Martian Apocalypse, and 2010's The Cryptoterrestrials, published after his sudden death at 34. Writer of the Posthuman Blues blog. Co-author with Paul Kimball of 2007's Doing Time. Kimball and Greg Bishop have been involved with the publishing of the collected writings of Tonnies.

My sincere thanks to the anonymous and all those above who 
have freely exchanged intellectual ideas and data in this growing field. Also the same goes to all my old friends that blog no more, such as Enki King and Through The Looking Glass's Filmnoir23.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Cryptokubrology Christmas

Did Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) make a Christmas film?

Students of Kubrick clearly agree that he did. The one movie generally considered to be his "Christmas masterpiece" is Eyes Wide Shut

Film critic Roger Ebert wrote on July 19, 1999, that the Eyes Wide Shut was shoot "in a grainy high-contrast style, using lots of back-lighting, underlighting and strong primary colors, setting the film at Christmas to take advantage of the holiday lights, he makes it all a little garish, like an urban sideshow."

On March 7, 1999, six days after screening a final cut of Eyes Wide Shut for his family and the stars, Kubrick died in his sleep at the age of 70, after suffering a massive heart attack.

If Eyes Wide Shut is about the Illuminati, it makes sense that Kubrick would utilize Christmas lights to "illuminate" his film.

Mainstream analysts have tried to wrestle with the Christmas setting of Eyes Wide Shut.
In addition to relocating the story from Vienna in the 1900s to New York City in the 1990s, Kubrick changed the time-frame of Schnitzler's story from Mardi Gras to Christmas. One critic believed Kubrick did this because of the rejuvenating symbolism of Christmas. Others have noted that Christmas lights allow Kubrick to employ some of his distinct methods of shooting including using source location lighting, as he did in Barry Lyndon. The New York Times noted that the film "gives an otherworldly radiance and personality to Christmas lights", and critic Randy Rasmussen noted that "colorful Christmas lights ... illuminate almost every location in the film." Harper's film critic, Lee Siegel, believes the film's recurring motif is the Christmas tree, because it symbolizes the way that "Compared with the everyday reality of sex and emotion, our fantasies of gratification are, yes, pompous and solemn in the extreme ... For desire is like Christmas: it always promises more than it delivers." Author Tim Kreider noted that the "Satanic" mansion-party at Somerton is the only set in the film without a Christmas tree, stating "Almost every set is suffused with the dreamlike, hazy glow of colored lights and tinsel ... Eyes Wide Shut, though it was released in summer, was the Christmas movie of 1999." Noting that Kubrick has shown viewers the dark side of Christmas consumerism, Louise Kaplan stated that the film illustrates ways that the "material reality of money" is shown replacing the spiritual values of Christmas, charity and compassion. While virtually every scene has a Christmas tree, there is "no Christmas music or cheery Christmas spirit." Critic Alonso Duralde, in his book Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas, categorized the film as a "Christmas movie for grownups" (as he also did with Bergman's Fanny and Alexander and The Lion in Winter), arguing that "Christmas weaves its way through the film from start to finish". Source.

But, wait, there may be more...

In 2012, Tony Sokol ("Den of Geek) reviewed Kubrick's The Shining (1980), and began by frankly stating "Yes, it's a Christmas movie."

Sokol re-imagined The Shining as a Christmas parable. It makes sense in various examples he gave, such as, "The head cook at the hotel, Dick Hallorann, notices that Danny shines like the Star of Bethlehem."

And, "Dick Hallorran, representative of the Zoroastrian Magi, who became extinct after the rise of Christianity, sees the call of Danny’s shining star and cuts his holiday vacation short just in time to be dispatched by Jack, who hobbles off to spread his cheer with his son in the massive property’s hedge maze. The Scroogey father dawdles too long in the snow and becomes a Jack Frost lawn ornament."

Someone reads the synchromystic musings here. 

"Just call me Roob" penned her thoughts in "Riding Stanley Kubrick."

She wrote (3/20/2017): 
Feeling a little poorly on Saturday evening, I went to bed and watched the movie, Passengers....One thing, though, that I did find interesting was the inclusion of The Shining’s Gold Room.
I supposed it was done on purpose, as an homage to Stanley Kubrick, a fact that was confirmed yesterday when I happened across a post on the subject at Twilight Language. The post also brings up the odd coincidence that Michael Sheen’s (Arthur, the android bartender on the Avalon) father earns a living as a looky-likey for Jack Nicholson.
The blog writer quoted me from a TL passage:
Via Twitter, I bemoaned to Alex Fulton at Crypto-Kubrology Twitter that "modern Cryptokubrology is frustrating when Shining scenes are in new films w/out sync-reasoning."
To which Fulton replied that "modern films w/ 237s inserted… hard not to assume the filmmakers just being clever. Pre-Shining 237s are where it gets weird."
You can see this post-Kubrick/Shining mentioning in Stand By Me, a 1986 film based on a Stephen King story, as was The Shining (1980).  In Stand By Me there is a scene when the boys' total change adds up to $2.37.

"Just call me Roob" mentions one older Christmas movie which includes a "237," namely The Shop Around the Corner (1940). ("Roob" made some other synchrocinematic connections, and you can read her stream of consciousness links here.)

Many of us have seen this Cryptokubrology sync to The Shining, coming before The Shining, previously.

I was reminded of The Shop Around the Corner on Christmas Eve 2017, when TCM broadcast In the Good Old Summertime, which, believe it or not, is a Christmas movie.

Definitely a Christmas movie.

The Shop Around the Corner is a 1940 American romantic comedy film produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart and Frank Morgan. The screenplay was written by Samson Raphaelson based on the 1937 Hungarian play Parfumerie by Miklós László. Eschewing regional politics in the years leading up to World War II, the film is about two employees at a leathergoods shop in Budapest who can barely stand each other, not realizing they're falling in love as anonymous correspondents through their letters, as noted in Wikipedia.

Fans of Cryptokubrology realize what postal mailbox number is the focus of The Shop Around the Corner.  Of course, it is P. O. Box 237.

Now, as to the film that played on cable on December 24th...

In the Good Old Summertime is a 1949 Technicolor musical film directed by Robert Z. Leonard. It stars Judy Garland, Van Johnson and S.Z. Sakall. The film is a musical adaptation of the 1940 film, The Shop Around the Corner.

Veronica Fisher (Judy Garland) enters Oberkugen's music shop, looking for work. Although Otto Oberkugen (S. Z. Sakall) is reluctant to take on more staff, she wins a job by persuading a wealthy matron, through her singing and musical expertise, to buy a harp at almost $25 over Oberkugen's list price. Neither she nor Andrew Larkin (Van Johnson), the shop's senior salesman, suspects that they are each other's anonymous pen pal. They bicker constantly at work although becoming increasingly attracted to each other.

And what P.O. Box is mentioned in In the Good Old Summertime? Box 237!

Andrew Delby Larkin (Van Johnson): Oh, Veronica, I love you so! Won't you open box 237 and take me out of my envelope? 
Veronica Fisher (Judy Garland): Box 23- Box 237! You mean... You?

These two movies - The Shop Around the Corner and In the Good Old Summertime - have another sync that ties to Eyes Wide Shut. In Max Malone's analysis (noted above), Eyes Wide Shut is seen as having many ties to The Wizard of Oz and Through The Looking Glass. This is evidenced by the many mirrors and the Rainbow shop in Eyes Wide Shut.

Here's where it begins to get synchrocinematically intriguing.

Frank Morgan played Professor Marvel, The Wizard, Doorman, Cabbie and Guard in The Wizard of Oz (1940), and then showed up as Mr. Hugo Matuschek in The Shop Around the Corner (1949).

Judy Garland played Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939) and then as Veronica Fisher ten years later in In the Good Old Summertime (1949).

Are we over the rainbow?

A scene from Eyes Wide Shut
So what is the Rainbow? And how does it relate to The Shining? For one the Rainbow's proprietor Milich resembles Jack Nicholson, with a similar hairline and expressive acting style. He’s even wearing a bathrobe and plaid flannel shirt. Perhaps Milich is an analog to Jack after 20 years or so as entertainment director of the Overlook Hotel. Like the Overlook, the Rainbow teleports in and out of reality, seems to grow in size once entered, and offers impossible vistas. The Rainbow is also a site of sexual depravity, with Milich’s daughter being the pedophiles’ target much like Danny. The Rainbow, like a hotel, is also a rental business. For a price, one can temporarily access realities greater than afforded one’s basic financial situation. For Cruise, the Rainbow’s costume rental allows him, if only for a moment, into the secret lair of the elite, just like Jack’s five-month tenure at the Overlook allows him to act like king of the mountain in a grand, fantastical palace. At the end of the night, Milich absolves Cruise of his debt by tearing up his receipt, but what has been seen cannot be unseen, as his missing mask will surely remind him when uncovered. Source.

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