A lot of my strongest syncs are strong because of their timing and the fact that they are so intensely weird. I got one of those this week.
It began with red cross syncs, I think I can blame VALIS for that:
Fat identified with the heavily-armored Teutonic knights with their slot-eyed masks and ox-horns projecting out on each side; he drew each knight carrying a huge shield and a naked sword; on the shield Fat wrote: ‘In hoc signo vinces,’ which he got from a pack of cigarettes. It means, ‘In this sign you shall conquer.’
It's the red cross, of course: the sign of the Templars, England, and St. George, the dragon slayer. So of course, our new Cancer (crab, Dogon) Prince, moonchild, quest... thing - is named George.
|St. George slays the dragon|
The odd thing is that I was reading The Young Protectors (gay superhero comix) last week, and I took a screen shot of this scene because the magician character is talking about magic and it resonated for me, I notice the red crosses on the left panel. And mention of the dragon.
But this is where it gets weird. I was visiting a collectively independent work space yesterday called "colab" and they had a big "phone booth" in there that they called "the Superman room", but they had a pic of Doctor Who pasted to it, because it looked a hell of a lot like a Tardis - but made of clear cedar.
This is sync-nificant because I'm not a huge Dr. Who fan but I do like it for syncs, and I posted my one and only Dr. Who episode analysis back in 2008: Dr. Who Saves the Titanic. It was about an Xmas episode: Voyage of the Damned, that starred Kylie Minogue as a cocktail waitress aboard a doomed inter-galactic space cruise ship called the Titanic. She's plays Astrid (Nordic goddess: "divine beauty"). And she steps on top of a red cross box to kiss the Doctor, and is thus saved.
|Astrid at dawn|
Today, I see that the crew of the Astrid was saved by lifeboats with a red cross:
Courtmacsherry Harbour and Kinsale lifeboats, along with other boats, helped to rescue 30 people from the sail training ship, Astrid, which had struck a rock and was sinking off the Cork coast.Back to yesterday, Var and I visited Marrowstone Island again, which is strongly representing the island of Id to me - see A Road Trip With VALIS for more of that. There was a small sailboat for sale on the side of the road, and Varen insisted we stop to check it out. It was a Coronado 15.
Francisco Vásquez de Coronado = Conquistador.
|What an ass hat|
Onward, brave sync knights! And remember... in this sign you shall conquer.