Category Archives: synchronicity

Mercury Retro and a New Litany

On December 4, just a day into the Mercury retrograde, I walked out to my leased car, a 2016 Mazda 3, which Rob and I were going to drive to the gym. I noticed that when I pressed my smart … Continue reading

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When the Dead Influence the Living

While Megan was home for the Thanksgiving weekend, we watched a Netflix documentary called, Jim & Andy. It’s the behind-the-scenes documentary of the making of Man on the Moon, in which Jim Carrey plays the later crazed comedian Andy Kaufman. … Continue reading

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Moore & Franken Meet the Trickster

  One thing about the trickster god or archetype. The mythical creature shows no political preferences. Take the case of the Alabama candidate for Senate in the upcoming election next Tuesday. The guy should be toast. Nine women (or more … Continue reading

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Pledge

So before I leave for the grocery store today, Rob says, “Hey, can you get some Pledge?” No problem. I jot it down on my list. It’s the same thing I did the other day when I went to our … Continue reading

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The Trickster in Politics

  Several weeks ago, Rob and I sent our agent a new nonfiction proposal: One Nation Under Trump Meets Joseph Campbell’s Trickster Archetype. The idea, the hook, is that trump is the ultimate trickster who is surrounded by tricksters, and … Continue reading

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Mercury Retro Alert!

Maybe I’m more aware of Mercury retrogrades because the trickster planet rules my sign, Gemini, and that of Virgo, the sign  of my daughter and some goods friends. It does this little retro routine three times a year, and typically, … Continue reading

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An Ancient Manuscript Continues to Baffle

In Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, there’s an ancient text, bound in vellum, that’s catalogued under the call number MS 408. It’s unique in that no one can translate it because the hand-written script is either a … Continue reading

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Becoming Supernatural

I was first introduced to Joe Dispenza with his book You Are the Placebo, where he, a former chiropractor, talks about the triathlon accident that broke his spine. He was just 23 years old. Rather than opting for surgery, which … Continue reading

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Pluto in Capricorn

Mundane astrologers take charts like this one, of the birth of the U.S., and make predictions about it. They use various techniques – transits, the daily motion of the planets; progressions, where the natal sun is brought forward in time; … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

  Happy Thanksgiving to all of our U.S. friends and happy Thursday to everyone else. Thanksgiving is one of those cool holidays when families get together to celebrate everything for which they’re grateful. It means a central meal supposedly similar … Continue reading

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Sex and the Trickster

Since mid-October, when the Harvey Weinstein story broke and the hash tag #metoo was started, the sexual allegations against powerful men has proliferated beyond anything anyone imagined. Here’s an incomplete list from the NY Times:  Weinstein Spacey Russell Simmons Glenn … Continue reading

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A Really, Really Old Guy

When a Chinese herbalist named Li Ching-Yuen died in 1933, his obituary appeared in newspapers around the world. He claimed that he was 197 years old. But was he really that old? In 1930, when Li said he was 194, … Continue reading

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Your Inner Trickster

Trickster as an archetype can be animal or human, male or female, and is found throughout the mythology and folklore of all cultures. From the Native American coyote to the court jester and clown, from Kokopelli, Loki, Tezcatlipoca, Saci, Edshu … Continue reading

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