“The structure never changes. Your perspective of it changes.”
Welcome to Butterfly Language, a look at the world inside and outside my head!
On this day in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre. One important point to remember is that Booth was not only a professional actor—but a relatively popular one, dubbed “the handsomest man in America.” So you can imagine the certain level of dissonance having such a celebrity assassinate the President of the (not-so-)United States.
But it gets even more dissonant—and weirder—when you consider the following synchronicity. The life of Lincoln’s first-born son, Robert, was saved a couple of years before the President’s death by…Edwin Booth, the more-liked actor brother of the assassin John.
Per Robert Lincoln:
The incident occurred while a group of passengers were late at night purchasing their sleeping car places from the conductor who stood on the station platform at the entrance of the car. The platform was about the height of the car floor, and there was of course a narrow space between the platform and the car body. There was some crowding, and I happened to be pressed by it against the car body while waiting my turn. In this situation the train began to move, and by the motion I was twisted off my feet, and had dropped somewhat, with feet downward, into the open space, and was personally helpless, when my coat collar was vigorously seized and I was quickly pulled up and out to a secure footing on the platform. Upon turning to thank my rescuer I saw it was Edwin Booth, whose face was of course well known to me, and I expressed my gratitude to him, and in doing so, called him by name.
And so Edwin Booth saves the life of Abraham Lincoln’s son…and John Wilkes Booth shoots Lincoln a few years thereafter.
Possibly the biggest—and most iconic—news of the week was the first picture ever taken of a black hole (or, rather, event horizon).
But it was also the cause of a number of synchromystic observations, the most obvious being, of course, that the image looked like Sauron from the Lord Of The Rings trilogy:
A sync the official “X-Men Movies” Twitter account seemed to revel in:
I’m not sure if this new poster, which debuted the same day as the black hole image, was just a coincidence or planned marketing. (I explore some of the symbolism behind Phoenix in my post “Babalon Bird Lady”)
Not to be outdone, the excellent Red Dirt Report managed to tie in the black hole image with the upcoming Joker movie…the Joker, of course, being played by Joaquin Phoenix:
This syncs, to me, anyway, with Joaquin Phoenix (who played “Superboy” 30 years ago) goes from “hero” to “villain” in Joker, a film (to be released in October, a few weeks prior to Halloween) that is expected to be quite Jungian and synchromystic, if the trailer is any indication.
As the Red Dirt Report points out, both the movie stories of Jean Grey (out in June) and Arthur Fleck (out in October) are about “heroic” initially well-meaning characters who become villains…
Closing out the syncs, I can’t help but think of a screenshot I took of a Pisces “tarot” reading I watched a couple of days ago:
A whole smattering of cool links and stories I came across in the past week:
- Mirroring a similar phenomenon when the 1996 “teen witch” movie The Craft came out, Wiccans are fact-checking The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina.
- If you have the stomach for it, here is the incredible story of “Dr. Infinity”—the auto-fellating porn star who also stole an original Gutenberg Bible.
- Joe Rogan is back into UFOs again, because, why not???
- Nothing to see here, just a man in a wheelchair-scooter setting his jacket on fire in front of the White House…
- Doug Rushkoff believes that Progressives should stop shaming one another in an attempt to be the “wokest”…BUT THEN WHERE’S ALL THE FUN????????
- And it looks like an actual, gen-u-ine never-before-seen “cursed movie” will be making its way into theaters: “Directed by David Amito and Michael Laicini, Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made is purported to be a cursed cinematic project from the late 1970s that was lost for many years and capable of killing almost anyone who claps eyes on it, particularly obstinate film festival organizers.”
As I explained in a recent spur-of-the-moment video, I’m going to do a bit more straight-up “entertainment” blogging and vid-making, though Butterfly Language remains the heart and soul of this entire operation. In the end, as I’ve always said…it all sort of works together organically anyhow. The more pop-culture TV & movies & and books I consume, the more it adds to my synchromystic musings…and visa-versa.
I suppose, in a larger sense…I’m just sort of radically following my “intuition” on stuff…and that’s where it’s leading me. I’m not super-big on taking pictures & making videos and speaking publicly and all that stuff that seems to require me to be “out there” in the world in a non-strictly textual manner…but I asked my “intuition,” and it told me to do this. Actually, it’s been telling me to do this for YEARS…but I’ve finally got sick of the Universe kicking my ass and leaving me as a smear on the sidewalk on life.
Anyway: thank you, as always, for reading & for your support—and have a great Palm Sunday!
I’ll leave you with this compilation of Star Trek actor Jonathan Frakes from the Sci-Fi series Beyond Belief. Now, I remember at the end of one of those episodes—which was like a Sightings-type clone—he said a story was “a big fat fraud” but I always thought maybe I imagined the entire thing. But no…this was a pattern. God bless Jonathan Frakes and smug-ass face.