Sunday, April 29, 2012

Man Bites Dog

If you've been reading our blog lately, you are well aware of the strange string of Sirius rituals currently going on. From NASA to the British Royals to the 2012 Election, everyone seems to be in on the joke.

Since I have had many powerful personal synchronicities around Sirius, as well as the fact that much of my research focuses on the bigger and stranger forces that influence our reality, I always like to remind our more conspiratorial-minded readers that not everything is ritual. There are events that are way outside the hands of human conspirators and way outside the realm of events they could even hope to control or influence.

However, when certain events seem ritualized and I say that certain people seem to be in on the joke, I mean that too.
MSN: From the Secret Service to the Kardashians, everything was fair game at the annual White House Correspondents' dinner. But the featured item on the menu was dog ... jokes -- which figured, since Barack Obama's old admission to eating dog as a child was just recently revived as a campaign sideshow. "Last week we learned that the president's two favorite steaks are rib eye and seeing eye," cracked comedian Jimmy Kimmel, the evening's host. But even Kimmel got a taste that it's tough to work a room better than the Obama himself. The president touched on Sarah Palin's recent hosting of "Today" to segue into the night's toughest line: "What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? A pit bull is delicious."

Right on schedule, this week Steven Greer (who most people in the ufo/disclosure community regard at best as a con artist and at worst a disinfo agent) presented "Sirius" the documentary!
{video via Mike Clelland's HiddenExperience FB group}
My god, they've already raised $33,000 for this in just a few days. And they're asking for $250,000. I will never again feel bad asking someone to buy a Sync Book for $12.

Speaking of which, we at SyncBookPress are putting out a new book this week from Douglas Bolles (one of the two hosts of the 42 Minutes podcast). The book is called Winter's Labyrinth and it comes out on May 5th. Please buy $250,000 worth of them. Siriusly.

UPDATE: Please go to the SecretSun for more on this story, including SpaceX's Falcon and so much more.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Why so Sirius? The Enterprise Mission

Okay, I realize that we're almost exactly a year out from the RoyalWedding/OsamaKingKill Beltane weekend mega ritual whatchamacallit, but Siriusly folks, this odd series of ritual parades is getting out of hand. Last week, on April 17th, we saw NASA do their Sirius ritual around DC (refer to our post and another at the SecretSun). Not to be outdone, this week, the British Royal couple announced the name of their new puppy -- "Lupo" -- which, of course, means "wolf." Today, NASA did another large scale parade through my hometown.

An unusual flying object came to New York from Washington on Friday — the space shuttle Enterprise. Enterprise zoomed around the city, riding piggyback on top of a modified jumbo jet. Its trip included flyovers over parts of the city and landmarks including the Statue of Liberty [Isis] and the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on Manhattan's west side before landing at Kennedy Airport.
Space shuttle Enterprise, riding on the back of the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, cruises by One World Trade Center [and the Stairway to Sirius]
Enterprise will remain at Kennedy Airport for a few weeks until it's taken off the 747 jet it rode to New York. After that, Marenoff-Zausner said, it will be put on a barge in early June and brought up the Hudson River to the Intrepid.

A dead space shuttle with Sirius overtones on a barge sailing up the Hudson River. That should be interesting. It reminds me of, oh I don't know. Something else that was put on a barge along the Hudson two years ago. I wish I could remember what it was...
Anubis and Isis in 2010
Anubis with the obligatory 17

Today, Enterprise with Isis
Enterprise over the Hudson

 Of couse, it's not all ritual. See the list of amazing syncs related to all this that Jason, Sibyl and I have been collecting at Mask of God. Two examples:

This story from April 25th:
And this one from April 12th:


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Fascanatasizing Fascanatasynthesis

A slew of powerful synchronicities and converging interests have conspired to inspire me. I've been working on a non-fiction book called Suicide Kings: Ator Rota Orat Tora Taro. To put it simply: it's about synchronicity, time cycles and repeating archetypes--with a focus on the KingKill and Catherine Wheel. As part of that research, I've been getting into heavy I Ching and Tarot studies.

Somewhere in a random tangent, I discovered and fell in love with the artwork of Aubrey Beardsley. In trying to get my eyes on everything he illustrated, I learned that he had made his bones on a book called Le Morte d'Arthur (which syncs so neatly with the KingKill).

Then I had a few people point out the similarities between the graphic novel I've been developing, called Squares that Touch, with Fox's new TV show Touch. I wasn't sure if it was a sync or if I should feel robbed, but either way I was unsure how to progress with the book. Wondering what to do about that, and a slew of other existential questions flying about me, the answer has always been the same: keep making art.

That's when this idea was born. I could suddenly see a weird little book (that might very well excite no one but myself). And, in my mind's eye, I saw it as an alchemical combination of two artists I've had the pleasure of meeting in the last year--Teylor Smirl and Mark Golding--creating something like a mix of Beardsley's illustrated texts and the abecedaries of Edward Gorey that have been a favorite of mine for years.

Teylor and Mark's art combined (left). Aubrey Beardsley's art for Le Morte d'Arthur (right).
 I love the idea of juxtaposing these two artists. Their styles are so different and yet so complimentary. Their personalities too seem to be like that. A part of me feels like both of them would love the opposite 50% of what I am envisioning, and hate the other 50% of the idea.

Mark makes beautiful mandalas, each based on a different esoteric meditation.
Mark Golding's FaceBook page.

Teylor draws comics, many with a darkly ironic twist that serve to only slightly mask their soulful nature.  

Teylor Smirl's Tumblr.

As I tried to get some of these ideas down in the midst of writing Suicide Kings, the concept became clearer. In my research, I had learned that Philip K. Dick used the "random" choices of the I Ching to plot the story of his novel, The Man in the High Castle. I decided this project would do something similar, using the Tarot. The story will be told over 78 illustrations with accompanying text. Each of these will correspond to one of the 78 Tarot cards, picked at random and then removed from the deck (so each card is used only once). It's kinda like the cut-up technique, but written as to be a linear story. It's also a way for me to get a better feel for working with the Tarot, which can only add value to my non-fiction writing on the subject.

It was another day after deciding on creating this through the Tarot experiment that I realized 78 divides evenly by 26--meaning I could do this as an abecedary and cycle through the alphabet 3 times.

Giving myself these parameters is somewhat limiting, but also an exciting challenge. The Tarot aspect makes things random, but it also makes me feel as though I need to be true to the archetypal nature of the cards and therefore write the characters and their actions without judgement (which is a crucial lesson for any fiction writer). The story is about an Arthurian grail quest that leads the seekers into surreal Lynchian mindscapes. Most of you know that I am no fan of royalty or hegemony or any douchebag that thinks they have a right to rule over others, but I didn't want to just make the king and his knights two-dimensional villains--they had to embody the archetypes of whatever cards were drawn. This, along with the abecedary element, has forced me to choose my words extremely carefully.

Each sentence has at least a double or triple entendre in it, as well as encoding the Tarot card and its esoteric meaning--plus, it has to advance the story AND be in alphabetical order.

So far, I've scripted the first 26-letter cycle and in a moment you're going to get to take a look. But, let me explain one more thing:

I have worked very carefully on the text (though some of it may still be rewritten). However, the images I have put in this sample are just SUPER ROUGH placeholders meant to convey a suggestion to the artists. My plan would be to have Teylor draw a scene based on the text and my visual suggestions (along with whatever inspiration she extracts from the card's meaning). Then I would have Mark create adorning imagery based on his meditations of the card and its meaning (regardless of the scene or my text), sort of like a more meaningful version of the borders in Beardsley's work.
Teylor and Mark's art combined (left). Aubrey Beardsley's art for Le Morte d'Arthur (right).

After you've read the rough sample, I'd love any and all input you're inspired to add in the comments section...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sirius Discovery on the 17th (UPDATED)

Space shuttle Discovery lands at new home near DC
Apr 17, 11:07 AM (ET)

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) - Space shuttle Discovery has landed at Washington Dulles International Airport, where its wheels will stop for the last time at the Smithsonian.

The world's most traveled spaceship landed Tuesday after taking off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., and soaring around the Washington Monument and White House in a salute to the nation's capital. Discovery rode on the back of a 747 jet and took a spin around Washington at an easy-to-spot 1,500 feet before it was grounded for good.

Discovery will be towed Thursday to its installation at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum annex near Dulles in northern Virginia.

Discovery flew nearly 149 million miles before retiring last year.

UPDATE (7:24pm)
Drudge has now updated their page to put Obama's Dog (DogStar=Sirius) into perfect triangulation with the Sirius glyph and the Sirius radio story. Note the dog story has the caption "This President has brought us out of dark and into light."

Plus, all this is under the new top story banner, featuring 3 versions of Obama's Stairway to Sirius
(and let's not ignore the Norway (spiral) connection in the Anders story on the right)


Monday, April 2, 2012

wtf Touch?!?

Compare the 2012 artwork for Fox's TV show "Touch" with our 2010 artwork for "Squares that TOUCH"

Sync? Lawsuit? wtf?!?

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