Thursday, February 13, 2014

Fire and Ice in Atlanta—An Alchemical Marriage

The city of Atlanta is currently covered in ice following a rash of syncs symbolically connecting the city to a phoenix rising from the fire (see my previous post Atlanta Snowpocalypse and The Hunger Games).

On February 12th news headlines declared Atlanta and other parts of the deep South to be "Frozen In" and shrouded in darkness without electricity thanks to Winter Storm Pax.

Yet, despite its name's Latin meaning Winter Storm Pax is not bringing peace but a sword. The head gamemaker is dead and real life hunger games ensue as Atlantans struggle for access to food, transportation, and heat in the unseasonably cold weather.

Meanwhile, "Girl on fire" Jennifer Lawrence is on set filming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay in Atlanta while simultaneously the movie Frozen continues its reign at the top of the movie and Billboard music charts.


This dissonant clash of opposites in fire and ice has all the hallmarks of an alchemical marriage.

Scene from the new Spike Jonze film "Her"

Notice the movie's Fire and Ice imagery during the dialogue between Theodore and Samantha as their relationship transmutes:

Fellow synchronaut @strangeeye noted how the pattern in the releases of the movies Frozen and Noah implies melting.

Many of us are individually undergoing the turbulent reconciliation of our inner opposing forces at this time.  We are painfully growing, changing, transcending ourselves. 

And, as a result, our inner drama is playing out on the outer level through the Collective Consciousness via the weather mechanisms of the Polar Vortex.

Philip K. Dick wrote of a Vortex which equals us with our minds freed from illusion...a Vortex of the will.
"I can come to no other conclusion. Reality is a field onto which our senses have falsely locked and which now coerces us and must be demonstrably broken from outside in a way in which we can witness. ("a perturbation in the reality field, a VORTEX).  
The vortex seemed an extension of me-as-a-field, or at least close to me: tangent to me — and also in me: a presence which entered me from outside, bringing with it a non-me personality. It attacked this world on my behalf to unchain me and to reveal to me the truth and to aide and extricate and inform me and speak for me as if it were me, disguised as me."—Philip K. Dick, Exegesis, Folder 11, pg. 462
And I saw my reflection in the snow-covered hills
'Til the landslide [read: Vortex] brought me down
Landslide, Fleetwood Mac 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Atlanta Snowpocalypse and the Hunger Games

Recent events from nationwide mass shootings to Philip Seymour Hoffman's death to "Snow-pocalypse 2014" have all converged to point to one location...the city of Atlanta.

If any of you follow Loren Coleman's wonderful Twilight Language blog you would have seen a pattern emerging from his coverage of the mass shootings and self-immolation tragedies and culminating in his most recent post on yesterday's Kroger Shooting.

My comments from those posts:

Here's a map of the names of the shooting locations forming a circle around Atlanta. It also kinda resembles a human heart, doesn't it?  (view it on Google maps):


Another commenter on Loren's blog made the phoenix connection after the Kroger grocery store shooting in Lawerenceville:

Sync Note: The phoenix is the symbol of Atlanta because the city literally rose from the ashes when it
was rebuilt after being burned down in 1864 by Gen. William Tecumsah Sherman during the Civil War.

The imagery of a phoenix, a burning bird inside a circle, conjures up another relevant reference...The Hunger Games mockingjay logo.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, the latest installment of The Hunger Games movie franchise, is currently filming in Atlanta.  Famed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman (who starred in the role of the head gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee) died of a heroin overdose in New York during a hiatus from shooting.

Sync Notes: The name Philip means "horse lover". 2014 is the Year of the Horse. 
Hoffman was the 3rd 'famous Phil' to die this year after Phil Everly
and James Avery who played "Uncle Phil" on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Katy Perry's Grammy performance of her hit song "Dark Horse" involved her being
ritualistically set on fire. In November 2013, "Fast and Furious 7" star Paul Walker
died in a car crash fire while on hiatus from filming in Atlanta.

With only the final 7 days of filming left in Atlanta, the inconvenient filming hiatus was most likely due to...

The catastrophe was compared to scenes from the zombie apocalypse TV series "The Walking Dead"
which is also filmed in Atlanta.

As in the plot of The Hunger Games, the Atlanta snow disaster alarmingly led to many children being separated from their parents.  Kids in some school districts were forced by state mandate to spend the night sequestered inside of schools or on buses.

Note that President SNOW is a pivotal character in The Hunger Games.  His cruel character is the driving force behind both the child-killing games and the stifling laws that keep the districts' citizens in bondage.

President Snow from The Hunger Games

Some of you may know I live in Atlanta.  And as I'm writing this post the city is currently being shut down in anticipation of yet another historic "crippling, catastrophic, " ice and snow storm.

Yesterday (2/10) in anticipation of being snowed in I, like many Atlantans, went to the grocery store to stock up on food.  The scene inside the grocery was utter chaos with lines wrapped around to the back of the store and people on the verge of fighting. 

By the time I got home I heard the news about the Kroger grocery store shooting.

(Sync Note: Thanks to Darren B. for pointing out that the shooting occurred in Lawrenceville and actress Jennifer Lawrence is the star of The Hunger Games).

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games

Unfortunately, I wasn't surprised having myself just witnessed the violent desperation of people scrambling for food and supplies.  It was quite unsettling.

I felt like I was part of an experiment to see how quickly people can be manipulated to devolve into animalistic (zombie-like?) behavior through fear propaganda and a perceived 24-hour lack of bread.

Hunger games, indeed.

UPDATE 2/12:
I just had to add fellow sync-ologist Dan's 'Grocery Wars'  theory to the mix lol. Thanks, Dan! :)
"I have been working on a theory that the polar vortex is actually a viral marketing effort on behalf of Krogers as they seek to reduce Labour costs by only opening twice a week to completely sell out of everything before the would be consumers descend into a frenzy of retail induced Helter Skelter Grocery Wars. A la the Hunger Games. Winter isn't just coming; its There"—Dan O.