Friday, December 08, 2017

Synchromystic of the Year 2017: David Charles Plate

Today is December 8, 2017.

In 1980, it was on December 8, at the Dakota, that John Lennon was assassinated. Lennon's murder caused an outpouring of grief around the world on an unprecedented scale. Lennon had been killed by a former believer in UFOs, Mark David Chapman. Lennon's death resulted in at least three fans dying by suicide. America changed a bit after that assassination, as it did after JFK, RFK, and MLK were struck down.

On this date in 1861, Georges Méliès, the French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, was born; his A Trip to the Moon (1902) and The Impossible Voyage (1904), foreshadowed and influenced fantasy science fiction films.

Today is also the birthdays of Diego Rivera (1886), Maximilian Schell (1930), David Carradine (1936), Jim Morrison (1943), and Sinéad O'Connor (1966). In 2016, on December 8, John Glenn died.

The syncs are there. We just have to have our eyes wide open. In 1981 (as noted on Facebook) or 1971 (it's one of those social media "alternative facts"), David Charles Plate was born on December 8. (The date has some personal significance to me, as well: On December 8, 1985, my father died at the age of 64.)

David Charles Plate during his birthday, three years ago, indicating he may be 46, not 36, in 2017.

December 8, 2017

I'm announcing the Synchromystic of the Year 2017: David Charles Plate, today. It seems like the appropriate date.

Plate has been riding a comet this year. I have been watching this individual produce amazing works worth diving deeply into for some time, as we all partake of a bit of his stream-of-consciousness thinking and fish for his thoughtful insights.

William Morgan shares with me that "the sheer amount of work [David Charles Plate] has done this year is absolutely astounding."

Alan Abbadessa Green feels Plate has "certainly been the most prolific this year" among many active synchromystics.

David Charles Plate is a synchronicity filmmaker, artist, and an authority in Hebrew Kabbalah. He is a student of the Zohar and the Occult. He notes, in his Facebook profile, that he has worked, in the past, at Ultramat and Metavinyl, and now at Picture Appeal, The Sync Book and Gonzo Journalism. He lives in Santa Cruz, and is from Santa Cruz, California. Maybe he has, maybe he hasn't.

Like a lot of synchromystics, finding a biography or even a bibliography of Plate's works is difficult. Perhaps posting this will reveal a list I was not able to find, and I'll update this. In the meantime, let's look at the number one recent item that is drawing a lot of attention and praise.

A major work that has inspired others is Sorry Cassandra I Misunderstood: EVERYTHING PREDICTS 9-11.

David Charles Plate wrote somewhere once: "My close friend [Joe Alexander] produced a film called Back to the Future Predicts 9-11, this is both a response to this video of his, as well as its sequel."

The film (7 hrs, 36 minutes, 11 seconds in length) is introduced with the following:
This film was a collaborative effort on the part of many researchers working in the field of synchronicity and 'high weirdness,' uncovering anomolies that could be called impossible in their implications, yet demonstrably true regardless. One intention of this project is simply to share our discoveries with those open minded individuals who recognize and appreciate our documentation and get some degree of the joy from its reception as we do in its delivery. It is in the nature of this research that various media be utilized to convey one's findings, there simply is no other way; therefore, it is our hope (and quite literally our prayer) that its ultimate purpose and significance be acknowledged and accepted by whosoever determines what is permissible through this platform in regard to copyright, seeing as how this is non profit research, despite its uncoventional form, which we assure you is the way it is specifically to encourage insight on the part of the viewer, rather than compartmentalizing what is being presented in a more traditional analytic way. This film centers mainly around Back to the Future, the band ABBA, Stanley Kubrick, the 1980 film The Visitors/Artificial Intelligence, The Walk, 9-11, and the 2 biggest hotel fires that have occurred in U.S. history: The Winecoff fire of 1946 in Atlanta Georgia and the MGM Grand fire of 1980 in Paradise Nevada, the 2nd of which happened to occur the day and year The Visitor was released in the U.S. while the location of the 1st can be seen in one of the opening shots of said film. This project was inspired by extensive studies in the Zohar and years of translating ancient Kabbalistic texts from Hebrew and Aramaic with a Rabbi. When these studies were applied to the goings on in the world at large, the following is what had emerged out of this. This film took well over a year to arrange, though many, many years to actually develop; it is dedicated to the band ABBA; it is therefor this writer's wish that it somehow makes it to them (of course I realize this potential outcome to be highly unlikely, but as this work itself demonstrates, stranger things have certainly happened, no doubt). For more experimental sync films, podcasts, etc. visit our website.

Plate engages in art, film, and music creations that draw connections among various elements of modern culture (movies, music lyrics, historical happenings and esoteric knowledge). He also finds connections that could be coming from the "collective unconscious mind," and between occult knowledge (i.e. esoteric fraternities, cults and secret rituals), politics and mass media. 

We look forward to his synchroworks in the forthcoming years. (And watch this space to see what sync mug award he will receive.)

This is one of his art pieces entitled Eyes Wide Shut.

David Charles Plate also does his fair share of podcasts.

Synchromystics of the Year

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Aztec School Shooting

Aztec High School is a public high school in Aztec, New Mexico. The school colors are Black and Orange and the mascot is the fighting Tiger.

Aztec (Navajo: Kinteel) is a city and county seat of San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,763. The Aztec Ruins National Monument is located on the north side of the city. Located within the city limits of Aztec, the Aztec Ruins National Monument is a UNESCO World Heritage site managed by the National Park Service. Visitors are allowed to take a self-guided tour through the ruins of the main roomblock and restored Great Kiva.

Aztecs conducting human sacrifices, as shown in the Codex Magliabechiano

On the morning of December 7, 2017, the San Juan County Sheriff's Department responded to an active shooter on campus. The New Mexico State Police confirmed that two students were killed by the gunman, who died as well. 

Audio files uploaded to Broadcastify by San Juan County General Dispatch caught the first few minutes of the incident. A law enforcement officer can be heard saying, "I think officers were shooting out the windows to get inside" as alarms are going off in the background.

According to The Washington Post, fifteen others were injured. It was not immediately clear if the shooting happened inside the school, who was suspected of firing the shots, and what condition the injured were in. 

Lt. Kyle Lincoln reported the clearing of the building and the searching of the school.

The Aztec, New Mexico, UFO incident (sometimes known as the "other Roswell") was a flying saucer crash alleged to have happened in 1948 in Aztec, New Mexico. The story was first published in 1949 by author Frank Scully in his Variety magazine columns, and later in his 1950 book "Behind the Flying Saucers". In the mid 1950s, the story was exposed as a hoax fabricated by two confidence men, Silas M. Newton and Leo A. Gebauer as part of a fraudulent scheme to sell supposed alien technology. Beginning in the 1970s, some Ufologists resurrected the story in books claiming the purported crash was real. In 2013, an FBI memo claimed by some Ufologists to substantiate the crash story was dismissed by the bureau as "a second- or third-hand claim that we never investigated."

For more on the Aztec Incident, see Andrew Griffin's review of a book about the case