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Fire and ice and rainbows

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Moments after reading SynchroMiss’s sync post “More Fire and Ice, Barack Obama and Robin Williams,” I was listening to the Rolling Stones album Flowers when their 1966 hit “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?” came on.

Have you seen your mother baby, standing in the shadow? / Have you had another , baby, standing in the shadow? / I’m glad I opened your eyes / The have-nots would have tried to freeze you in ice.”

The old question was are you a Rolling Stones fan or a Beatles fan? At the time of the release of “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?” – recorded exactly 48 years ago – in late September 1966, it is said that Beatle Paul McCartney (he of questionable health, as of late) may have gone through a transformation that is still not fully understood.

Right before the Stones song came on, syncing with “ice,” that I got a call from a Greenpeace fundraiser wanting a donation to stop oil drilling in the icy Arctic.

At home, our icemaker has been on the fritz. I have been thinking of getting a bag of ice for the office.

And I just reported on the ice-bucket challenge, as a local business owner took up the challenge the other day, as did several of her employees today.

And Iceland has been in the news a lot this week, with a new headline today reading “Iceland prepares for ‘volcano from hell,” as the Bardarbunga volcano rumbles to life.

And how can we forget the menacing ISIS organization, which phonetically triggers with “ice,” which is interesting in that I heard a news report shorten their name to “IS” – pronouncing it “ice.”

Fire and ice is definitely in the air in this troubled summer of 2014, which is echoing the summers of 1914 and 1939. Carl Jung would understand.

Back to the SynchroMiss blog post: “The ISIS beheading of James Foley and the ALS ICE Bucket Challenge (my current RDR poll question and something I reported here) occurred under the sign of LEO (my sign), which we just transitioned out of.” She writes that the black-clad ISIS jihadist/terrorist who beheaded Foley is likely a British citizen who is known as “John the Beatle”(?!?!)

In ancient Egypt, ISIS was viewed as a positive deity while the “black beetle” god, Khepri, the scarab-headed god who rolls balls of dung across thr ground, which the ancient Egyptians saw a symbol of the forces that move the sun across the sky. Khepri is a solar deity.

And in the post, which analyzes the words “scarab,” “scar” and “scare,” for instance – catching on? – the name “Griffin” – one I’m familiar with, obviously, is noted due to the unfortunate death of Corey Griffin, one of the founders of the ice-bucket challenge for ALS.

Writes SynchroMiss: “FIRE and ICE melt water. Neptune/Poseidon (“God of the sea”) is associated with HORSEs and WATER. This all connects back to Corey GRIFFIN, because he perished by drowning in water. Robin Williams supposedly died of asphyxiation, which is basically suffocation. Drowning and suffocation are the same thing because in both case one doesn’t get enough oxygen (02). 02 leads back to the H2O or WATER.”

Elementary, my dear Water … errr … Watson.

Oddly, last week I had a vivid water/drowning dream where I witnessed a man - it was actually the actor John Carroll Lynch who appeared in Carnivale, The Americans and played simple husband Norm Gunderson in the 1996 film Fargo, a film set against an icy and snowy backdrop - and the kelp or underwater vegetation is pulling him down in the watery depths. It was quite vivid and alarming.

Orange is noted in SynchroMiss's blog, the color has a connection with Leo, she writes, and orange syncs with a Rolling Stones and Beatles post I wrote last November called "Stones and Oranges under a rainbow." As for the rainbow, in my "Banning books only leads to fear and closed minds," the novelist D.H. Lawrence and the book The Rainbow (featured in an episode of Northern Exposure, set in Alaska) where the character Ursula has a vision of a rainbow towering over the Earth, promising a new dawn for humanity.

As Lawrence wrote: "She (Ursula) saw in the rainbow the earth's new architecture, the old, brittle corruption of houses and factories swept away, the world built up in a living fabric of Truth, fitting to the over-arching heaven."

A number of syncheads and others speculate that humanity is going through a very difficult time right now but that the "rainbow" (an image I've seen a lot lately - in fact "Rainbow Connection" just popped in my head for no apparent reason and "Over the Rainbow" by Judy Garland was on the radio just yesterday ...) is a sign that we will get through these troubled times better and stronger. One can only hope.

The blogger also notes the eerie connection Robin Williams has to the storyline in 2009’s World’s Greatest Dad and the fact that in the film, Williams’ son, Kyle Clayton, dies of auto-erotic asphyxiation (similar to INXS’s Michael Hutchenceallegedly) and his father covers it up, just as some say there was a cover-up involved in Williams’ death – possibly from auto-erotic asphyxiation, rather than suicide.

Additionally, the word Door (was listening to The Doors right before the Stones) is in the blog post, noting Williams’ character’s writer Lance Clayton, who wrote a novel called Door to Door Android.

In a separate sync blog, Bell Curve, posted yesterday (h/t Twilight Language’s Loren Coleman), the post is called “Through the Griffin Door.” Harry Potter (wrote about him yesterday) is noted because of his house at Hogwarts is Gryffindor. And then there are the syncs with Peter Griffin on The Family Guy and the episode featuring Robin Williams which eerily echoes events that actually, tragically, happened.

Bell Curve concludes the post by noting the Gryphon as featured in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland (which I recently read aloud to my children and a book I referenced here) and the line “It’s all about as curious as it can be,” said the Gryphon.


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