1212 and Other Numeric Synchronicities

May 27th, 2017

 12:12 

 

Synchronicity is a word that was coined by C.G. Jung and is defined as the simultaneous occurrence of events that appear to be significantly related, but have no discernible causal connection ie: meaningful coincidence. Synchronicity, and synchronistic-mysticism is something that I study, research and practice. I pay close attention to these meaningful coincidences, and particularly those with repetitive number sequences.

Despite the fact that I have never been very good with numbers I have always and not so secretly wished I was a Math geek like my Dad was and my sister is. My mind is just not cut out for advanced mathematics, however I do enjoy numbers. And I have had a special relationship with the numbers 11, 22, and 23 since I was very young. By relationship I mean that through my own curiosity and observances I have noted these numbers appear to me often, in repetitive sequences and in significant ways, and times.

I am not alone. This happens with many people and with different sets of numbers, and there are many schools of thought on why this occurs, and what the meaning behind the appearance of these numbers may denote for the experiencer. If you are interested in researching these potential meanings and notions a search on Google will bring you many, many hits. In fact humanity's fascination with numbers in general, and numerical mysticism is both very ancient, and complex. 

Many years ago when I was working from home, and during an 11:11 wave (for UFO geeks think like UFO wave) so to speak ie: I was seeing this sequence often, and I decided to run a little test. I covered every clock in my home, and I removed my wrist watch.

1111

 

The very morning I did this, and with the radio on a CBC morning program the announcer called out the time as 11:11am. This was so random, and unexpected that I was floored. In fact I found it quite funny, and immediately started uncovering the clocks. So I have tested some of these ideas, including the most mundane that we train ourselves to look at clocks at certain times, or scan receipts for number combinations and then simply affix a special meaning to them, which the Cosmic Joker saw fit to play a prank with via the radio announcement. &#59;) 

For an ambitious, fascinating and artistic study of numbers, and the significance they can play within our live please do have a look at The Secret Lives of Numbers.

The above video link contains some screen-caps that are taken from archive.turbulence.org

The authors conducted an exhaustive online empirical study in order to determine the relative popularity of every integer between 0 and one million. The resulting information exhibits an extraordinary variety of patterns which reflect our culture, our minds, and our bodies. They surmise that their dataset is a numeric snaphot of the collective consciousness; herein they return their analyses to the public in the form of an interactive visualization, whose aim is to provoke awareness of one's own numeric manifestations.

The manifestation of specific number sequences such as 1111 or 2222 have always seemingly occurred to me prior to, during, and just after significant changes within my life or those lives of people very close to me. These timeframes and circumstances are ones that one might consider to be liminal; at a point of change, a threshold, in between one state and the next.  Occasionally they are accompanied by PSI ie: psychic disturbances, and I will give a very recent example of one. 

Lately I have begun experiencing 1212. The other day I came home and my iPod docking station had been switched to on (anonymously), no one, but my cat was here, and my cat is not that dexterous. My iPod is password protected and it takes two swipes of the screen, plus a password and then a touch to the app to launch a music player. I have 1000s of songs on it, but when I walked in through my front door it was very loudly in the midst of a Lovecraftain style dramatic recording about a Homunculus, yet another Fortean subject that I am currently very interested in (see previous humanoid blog posts). I had forgotten I had even loaded up this particularly recorded story and it certainly wasn't on my last listened to playlist. The incident was very John Keel-like in it High Strangeness factor. But if that was not weird enough, the time on the docking station (which should have been in synch with the device (which was 6pm-ish) was displaying 12:12 am. Very odd and meaninful considering I have been waking up randomly to seeing that specific time 12:12 over the last month. 

I keep a journal of synchronicity, and I would suggest anyone who experiences them to also keep a record of these. Some synchronicities turn out to be not so important or meaningful and others much more so and highly significant in hindsight. I have actively manifested synchronicity with success, and in doing so have created  unexpected and complex, and enriching experiences, (along with some darker ones) these will be in part the focus of my planned book on UFOs, Synchronicity and Magick. 

If you have had a similar experience with numbers or haunted iPods please feel free to share in the comments. I'd love to hear more. :) 


More Encounters With High Strangeness

May 27th, 2017

Leprechaun

 

The following three reports are of encounters with very little humanoids, and one very large one. These types of experiences can be considered absurd and therefore come under the umbrella term of "High Strangeness," which is something I am studying, and wrote at length on within an essay for Robbie Graham's anthology UFOs: Reframing the Debate, which is now available from Amazon. 

When I was a child I encountered something similar to the experiences listed below. I was frightened of these beings, and I considered them to be ghosts. I wrote of one of my own experiences on this blog which I entitled The Impossible Little Man. Decades later I am still uncertain what it was I encountered, but I am interested in hearing from others who may have had a similar experience.

Location: Palestine (exact location not provided)
Date: 1947 Time: afternoon
A 15-year old girl was cleaning the house when she flipped over a couch cushion to clean it and swears she saw three little people. She screamed, dropped the cushion and ran out of the room. Her Mom and Dad came running to see what the problem was and she told them what happened. Of course, they thought she was crazy. Especially when she flipped over the cushion and nothing was there.

HC addendum
Source: jkamal@sco.ca.gov

Location: California (exact location not provided)
Date: 1974 Time: afternoon

Jayne Kamal and her older sister were home by themselves, she thinks her mom, dad, and younger brother and sister were, as usual, at a baseball game. They were baking chocolate chip cookies in the kitchen. They had a kitchen counter that they used to sit on barstools at, and they were standing on the opposite side in the kitchen placing the dough on a cookie sheet. They were leaning up against the counter and looking out the glass patio door at their backyard when some movement in the yard got their attention. They saw something come flying over the neighbor?s fence to their left. It floated up over the fence, across their yard, and over the fence to their neighbors on the right. For a while after their sighting her sister and Jayne stood there in shock or in a trance. She remembers she literally shook her head and looked at her sister and asked, ?Did you see that?? They had seen a little man on a motorcycle float across the backyard. According to Jayne it looked like a leprechaun (no he wasn?t dressed in green) on a miniature motorcycle floating across their backyard. They ran outside to peek over the fence but it had already vanished.

HC addendum
Source: http://www.castleofspirits.com/stories02/little.html

 

Pan

 

 

Location: Somerset, England
Date: 1948 Time: evening
A man named Cyril Barry was outside smoking a cigarette one evening when he noticed light coming from the window of the adjacent house. He casually strode over and looked inside the room---and got the shock of his life. There, sitting at a large table was a white, humanoid figure with a bearded goat?s head complete with ten-inch-long horns. Instantly regretting his indiscretion, Mr. Barry hurriedly left the area. Shake by what he had seen and unable to resolve it, he reportedly returned to the house the following day and once again, peered into the same window. He was surprised to see that the room was now empty, dusty and in disarray as if it hadn?t been occupied for years.

HC addendum
Source: B. M. Nunnelly, ?The Inhumanoids real encounters with beings that can?t exist? p. 311

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My thanks goes out to my dear friend and fellow Fortean researcher Albert S Rosales for sharing these strange encounters with me. I would be very interested in hearing from anyone who may have had a similar experience, especially if it occurred in Canada. You can contact me through the blog by leaving a comment or privately via my email addy. 

More High Strange Goodies


UFOs and the Parapsychological

May 22nd, 2017

 

It was my pleasure to be a recent guest on Somwhere in the Skies with Ryan Sprague. Please have a listen while we discuss Ufos, ghosts, Parapsychology, Poltergeists, High Strangeness, and Magick. Subscribe to Ryan's channel for other intriguing guests and check out his book by the same name Somewhere in the Skies which is a fresh look at this old enigma. 

I am always interested in hearing about personal encounters with the highly strange, particulrly faeries, UFOs, and poltergeists. Please feel free to leave me a comment or you can connect with me via social media or through email.

The Love Witch

May 11th, 2017

The Love Witch is a brilliant independent film that explores the femme fatale archetype through the character of a witch. Here the witch is used as a metaphor for women in general, as both an embodiment of men's fears of women, and of women's own innate powers of intuition and as mothers and sorceresses. The film was written, directed, and edited by Anna Biller, who also created the sets, costumes, and music. Believe the hype.  I love The Love Witch!

The Love Witch 2016 film

 

Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However, her spells work too well, leaving her with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder. With a visual style that pays tribute to Technicolor thrillers of the ?60s, THE LOVE WITCH explores female fantasy and the repercussions of pathological narcissism.

I thoroughly enjoyed The Love Witch. It is a very dark comedy, with much irony, luscious cinematography, and a 1960's horror movie cheesiness that I adore. The lead role of Elaine is played by Samantha Robinson, who in my opinion did a great job in conveying her character's deeper rich personality, not only through the dialogue, but through her beautifully expressive eyes. The actress very much reminds me of Lana Del Rey, who I also love. While Elaine may be viewed as a femme fatale serial killer, literally loving men to death she is motivated by love. Whereas male killers kill mainly for lust or power, female killers, such as the mythic witch Medea, often kill for love. In that sense Elaine is a modern Medea as described by Anna Biller in an interview.

"She would rather see a man dead than to see him alive and not loving her. But since she is mentally ill men eventually leave her, and she continues her endless cycle of abuse. She plays that record that women play over and over again in their heads when they are rejected: ?Why doesn?t he love me anymore? What?s wrong with me? How can I get him back??

Elaine at her lover's grave site

Elaine at the grave of her lover. 

The Love Witch quite effectively explores many themes including love, sexuality, femininity, and in doing so poses many questions. The film is far more complex, particularly in the way that it looks at our culture's manner of dealing with female sexuality, than it may appear to be on the surface, and it is certainly worthy of watching more than once. 

I do not wish to add any spoilers as I want to encourage people to support this movie, and watch it for themselves before drawing any conclusions.  I will say that I agree with the many reviewers who have already stated that this film is destined to become a cult classic. It already has that feel of a favourite old film from another era despite its being set in this time period.  

The Love Witch works in my opinion in casting its spell and definitely merits a deeper study, which I may do here in a future blog post, if only as a semi excuse to rewatch this wickedly delicious, thought provoking movie again.  

 


Radio Misterioso

May 4th, 2017

 

It was my pleasure to speak with Greg Bishop on Radio Misterioso on the importance of witness-centered anomalies study, ufos, ghosts, magick, high strangeness, Tricksters and Trolls. You can have a listen to our conversation by clicking here 

 

I would love to hear from anyone who has had a UFO experience involving High Strangeness please feel free to leave a comment here or you can contact me privately through my email address.

 

For more indepth information and my research interestes please have a look at my website Out Of My Mind's Eye.  

 

Goddess

April 14th, 2017

 

Cosmic Witchy

Encounters with High Strangeness

April 13th, 2017

The following five reports come from from across the globe, at various times and dates, and are of encounters with very little humanoids. These types of experiences can be considered absurd and therefore come under the umbrella term of "High Strangeness," which is something I am studying, and wrote at length on within an essay for the upcoming book UFOs: Reframing the Debate, which will be available from White Crow books in May 2017.

When I was a child I encountered something similar to the experiences listed below. I was frightened of these beings, and I considered them to be ghosts. I wrote of one of my own experiences here entitled The Impossible Little Man. Decades later I am still uncertain what it was I encountered.

 




Location. Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada
Date: 1921 Time: evening

A man tossing hay heard a strange noise and, looking around, saw about 50 tiny beings only 15cm tall, dancing around the hay. They were dressed in red suits and black belts and spoke a language he could not understand. He ran to get his wife but when they returned the beings had gone, but the hay was dry and stacked in piles.

Source: Barbara Rieti 1991 Strange Terrain The fairy world of Newfoundland p73 citing Folklore collection FSC74-123/35                

Location. Washington, USA exact location not given
Date: 2000 Time: afternoon
Several teenagers were four wheeling in the woods, when they were stuck in the mud and began having problems getting out. When working at getting out, an elf-like person came out of the woods and looked at them. The elf had a bow and arrow, pointed hat and pointed ears. There were six witnesses. No other information.

Source: The Elusive Little People, http://paranormal.about.com/b/2011/03/14/the-elusive-little-people-5.htm                             

Location. Milazzo, Sicily, Italy
Date: 1969 Time: morning

9-year old Massimo Piccione along with several other youngsters was exploring the grounds of the ruined Milazzo Castle when they heard a strange sound. When the boys looked they saw a tiny humanoid figure running very quickly over the tall grass. The figure was only a meter in height and was black and white in color. It wore a cape and a curious pointed cap. The tiny creature quickly disappeared from sight.

Source: Antonio Blanco Catalogo degli avvistamenti Della regione Sicilia

Location. Santa Caterina Villarmosa, Sicily, Italy
Date: 1950 Time: afternoon

Young Giuseppina Cappelli was traveling by horse buggy with her parents to a nearby farm, nearing a large meadow the horse suddenly reared up and stopped, becoming very nervous, snorting and looking around. As her father attempted to calm the animal her mother yelled out pointing towards the meadow. There the witness saw a small human-like figure moving at very high speed above the field, giving the impression that it was not touching the ground. The small figure had short arms and legs and wore a round cap on its head. It quickly disappeared into the distance. Her father warned her not to talk about what she had seen since it was the devil's business.

Source: Antonio Blanco Catalogo degli avvistamenti della Regione Sicilia

Location. Pontegrande Novara Italy
Date: 1949      Time: at dusk

An 11-year old girl was returning back home, when she heard a sound resembling bells ringing. She looked around and spotted six to seven dwarfs collecting something around a nearby large tree. One was taller than the rest. They wore red jackets, caps with bells and had boots that were pointed upwards. The beings saw the girl, who became frightened and fled the area.

Source: Paolo Fiorino, UFO Universe Oct/Nov 1991                

My thanks goes out to my dear friend and fellow Fortean researcher Albert S Rosales for sharing these strange encounters with me. I would be very interested in hearing from anyone who may have had a similar experience, especially if it occurred in Canada. You can contact me through the blog by leaving a comment or privately via my email addy. 

The Wizard Stone and Gifts From The Universe

April 9th, 2017

Lately I have been feeling out of sorts, a little sad, and a little lost. I blame the current world events to some degree for my melancholy as Thursday was the worst day for feelings of anxiety without knowing where they was coming from; and just prior to the American bombings in the Middle East. I am not the only one feeling it if you look at these numbers from the Global Consciousness Project. 

 



However, and usually just when I am feeling low the Universe provides me with just the synchronicity that I need to feel better. A beautiful surprise. 

That afternoon I received a lovely gift of seashells, and rocks from Italy, one in the shape of a heart. These are my favourite treasures as they always make me feel grounded with the Earth, and doubly so if they are given to me by people who genuinely care about me. I felt much better just holding the stones and shells in my hand. The timing was perfect and I gave thanks in gratitude for this synchronicity, and gift. I believe it is the soul of our Universe that guides in these matters.

I'll borrow from Ricky Gervais: "Life is a struggle. With little beautiful surprises that make you want to carry on through all the shit. Until the next little beautiful surprise."


A beautiful surprise. Rocks and shells from Italy

 

Speaking of synchronicity 11:11 has also made a reappearance of late, and especially after discussing it in a pre book release recording with Ryan Sprague on Friday ( I will share the linky when available). 

I have been experiencing 1111 everywhere. 11's and 23 are my numbers. 


Yesterday I walked along the beach collecting quartz pieces and other stones, contemplating these feelings, and synchronicities, and I think I have been away from some serious bonding with nature for too long. Nature is my way of reconnecting, not only with our Earth, but myself. With that thought in mind I ventured off for some much needed solitude and disconnect today.

I needed to breathe.

So today, Sunday I hiked in the woods and much to my surprise I found a  big hunk of black Obsidian as I was climbing up a fairly steep and untrodden embankment.  It is formed as lava from volcanic eruptions cools within the earth. The speed at which it cools prevents crystallization and the rock forms as solid volcanic glass. Obsidian was revered by ancient cultures. It was one of the major barter materials, and prized for its ability to be worked to razor-sharp edges for arrows and spears. 



Obsidian is known as the "wizard's stone" in metaphysical circles as it can stimulate the gift of prophecy. It is also used to help block negativity of any kind including psychic attacks.

From a healing stand point Obsidian is considered to help protect the very sensitive against depression, and from abuse.  It is the stone of the soft hearted and gentle people of the world. This is especially important to me personally as I am an INFP personality type, meaning I am very feeling and sensitive.


Finding this large specimen today was a gift, and I am truly thankful to the Nature spirits and the Universe for having received it.


For more information on Obsidian and other gem stones check out this lovely website Sunny Ray.