333: The Number of... The Trickster?

To any long-time member of TDG, the constant occurrence of synchronicities would not come as a surprise; yet when they happen, they can still be pretty shocking.

Take last Friday: as I was enjoying my lunch break while browsing the web I decided to visit Micah Hanks' The Gralien Report in search for new updates. I found that Micah had just posted a new article titled "This Line is Tapped: Speaking of Phones (And Speaking Too Soon)."

 

Recently over at Mysterious Universe, I wrote a piece about this titled “Conspiracy Calls: Paranoid Telephonic Bugs and MIB Surveillance“. But here’s where things get funny: just as I was sitting down to write the piece, my cell phone inexplicably lit up, then shut down, and turned itself back on. Following this bit of bizarre synchronicity, I figured I would touch base with my fellow researcher Nick Redfern, just for fun, and see if he had ever had similar experiences, since he is author of the book The Real Men in Black (New Page Books, 2011). At the time, Nick admitted that he hadn’t had anything of this sort occur, so I went along recounting my own experiences instead. However, upon finishing the article, Nick subsequently contacted me with a very strange and equally-synchronistic update. Apparently, he’d spoken a bit too soon… Mr. Redfern ended up going on Dr. Rita Louise’s radio program shortly afterward, and as Nick puts it, “When we got to the section of the interview about telephone interference, however, all hell broke loose.” Many of the stereotypical weird noises and strange interference associated with the MIB lore had apparently begun to occur, right in the middle of their interview! “I told her, in my opinion, if this was not a case of coincidence (and the timing most strongly suggests it was not!) then maybe someone really was listening in and playing a few mind-games of the MIB variety.”

Micah provided a link to Nick's original post (click here), where Nick described the event in more detail, and also provided a link to Dr. Rita Louise's podcast show, in case someone wanted to download the program and hear the weird clicking episode for themselves [Note: at the time Nick had written his post, he wasn't sure if the interview was already uploaded].

At that moment I was actually listening to Tim Binnal's podcast interview with Mack Maloney, but since I'd heard Maloney in other 2 radio shows describe his book UFOs in Wartime, I decided to click on Dr. Rita Louise's link privided by Nick, so that I would download the mp3 file and listen it later. When the page opened, I found to my surprise that Nick's show was labeled "On Air", so that meant the pre-recorded interview was being broadcasted at that moment.

I clicked on the button and, sure enough, I caught the show right in the middle, with 30-something more minutes to go. As I was wondering if I had just missed the "clicking" event, I heard Nick discuss the events that had happened to her friend & researcher Marie D. Jones with mysterious MIB-type entities, including odd episodes with the telephone; as soon as I heard the word "telephone" I instantly knew the clicking event was soon to happen.

And that's when things went weirder.

I checked on my computer clock. It read 3:29 pm (Mexico city time), and then a strange idea crossed my head: I decided to 'dare' the event, and thought to myself "OK, let's see if the clicking happens at exactly 3:33." As the minutes progressed, I felt a chill on the back of my spine building. I was hearing Nick & Dr. Louise discuss phone tappings, and that's when I knew my little "prediction"(?) would come true.

The clock hit 3:33, and during that minute the first clicking sound was heard.

I was a bit frantic, to put it mildly! I decided to write a comment on Nick's & Micah's pages describing what had just happened, and also shoot both of them an e-mail. Nick answered back:

You know what's even weirder re the 3:33 thing? The person who I was speaking about was Marie Jones. Marie is the co-author of the book 11:11 - The Time Prompt Phenomenon. That book includes weird stuff occurring at...yep...3:33!

So now someone reading this might be asking: "OK, so why did you choose 3:33 in the first place?." To answer that, I need to explain that my studies into the unexplained have shown that 3:00 am is a special auspicious time for weird s#%t to happen. If you saw the movie The Exorcism of Emily Rose, you'll probably remember how the priest warns his female lawyer that 3:00 is the Witching hour: the time when the demon prefers to manifest, to mock the hour when Jesus died in the cross (3 pm, or the Ninth hour, according to the Bible) --explaining the phenomenon from a particular religious POV, of course...

I also need to say that I've suffered several episodes of sleep paralysis during my life, and in one of those experiences --which always terrify me, no matter how much I can rationalize them after they happen-- when I finally was able to regain full control of my motor functions, I turned my head, and my nightstand clock read 3:33. That's the reason the number stuck with me.

Sure, all these little 'coincidences' between me finding Micah's post at that time, then heading to Nick's blog, then heading to Dr. Rita's podcast, then finding the show was 'live', then finding the clicking event hadn't happened, and THEN having the first click happening at exactly 3:33 by my computer's clock could still happen by accident. But the elaborate chain of event that triggered it makes it even more improbable.

So what does this all mean, in the end? I guess the only thing I can do, is follow the sage advice of my friend Mike Clelland, whose life has also been inundated with all these playful synchronicities: Pay attention.

 

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Addendum: After I finished writing this post, I went out for a little walk, and to return a Blu-Ray I rented from the local Blockbuster. I carried my old nano iPod, and started listening to back issues of the Mysterious Universe podcast that I hadn't had the chance to listen to --I'm a PLUS member, but I haven't figured out how to download to extended version of the podcast from my work computer.

As I was listening to episode 621 I had *yet another* WTF episode, at the moment when Aaron Wright started telling about some weird experiences happening at his home... when he was woken up at 3:00 am in the morning.

And to add the cherry on my synchronistic weekend cake, the show ended (in the extended PLUS section) with the mentioning of that mind-blowing TEDx talk Jacques Vallee recently gave, in which he discussed (among other things) synchronicities.

It almost makes me wanna scream "OK Universe, I get it! I'm listening. WHAT NEXT??!!"

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this is creepy since i just saw this really weird jester doll today at a store and....OH GOD!!!!!!!!!! THE HARLEQUIN IS
FOLLOWING ME.................................................

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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When I was trying to find an image to illustrate the post, I typed "Trickster" on the Google Image search, and that harlequin appeared.

I decided to include it, because it had the "M". And my real name is Miguel ;)

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http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/47539
:P

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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Run Forrest! Run!

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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Another wonderful walk through your ideaspace; than you for the trip ;3

Isn't learning to intentionally collapse wavefunctions fun? :3

(it's no wonder religions were created -- all that power has to be kept in check ;3)

EDIT: you might also want to check out this RPG, Unknown Armies, it's rife with this kind of stuff.

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Ah. Another 333... thanks, I guess? ;)

I dunno... when you experience these sort of things you kinda feel that the Universe is revealing something transcendent. Later you regain your normal temper, and the event loses part of its charm. But maybe that's because the rational side of us is desperately trying to downplay it.

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You've heard of atoms, right?

Now, it's common to think of them as little billiard balls flitting aboot.

But it appears that what atoms really 'are' are processes. All atoms = the atom generative source + the area of measurement.

Between the atom generative source and the area of measurement, these atoms don't "exist".

And all of us are made of atoms.

Schrodinger's equation is a description of the behaviour of these quantum systems. Lots of thinking has been made over whether what this equation describes (the 'wavefunction') is real or if it is just a description, and these thinkings have led to the more than 15 different explanations/interpretations of Quantum Mechanics. Now it looks like the wavefunction is real, which means here is something that we can infer exists, but as soon as we 'observe' it, it stops existing...the wavefunction 'collapses'.

So, before we 'observe' (and it doesn't have to be a conscious observer but can be an instrument), an atom is a wavefunction. The observation "makes" the atom.

Consider that we aren't somehow separate from universe -- we are a process, a relationship, that doesn't exist on its own. But then for us what is the generative source and what is the area of measurement? :3

You might want to check out Alfred Whitehead and his Process Philosophy. It's dense, but can be quite fun.

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I love it that Jacques Vallee mentioned in that TEDx talk how Facius Cardan invoked some sylphs, who were not in agreement about the nature of the Universe. One claimed God created the Universe out of nothing, while the other maintained that God kept creating the Universe from moment to moment, and would He stop doing (observing) so, we would cease to exist.

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In most of the ghost hunting TV shows I have been devouring and digesting lately when a demon scratches someone it is nearly always 3 distinct claw marks which has been held to be a mocking of the Trinity.

Last year when I went to fetch a large "Shiva Lingum" stone from a dealer in a nearby town for a friend who lived out of state I experienced a day of 3's. It was she who first caused me to take notice after I emailed her the shipping invoice which had been rife with 3's. It was only upon recalling the day's events that I realized that 3's had indeed been following my footsteps beginning with the 5 dollar honor system parking fee for which I had only 3 dollars cash in my pocket and ending with airing up my tires which for some reason I did to 33 lbs of pressure without thinking why.

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Well thank God I haven't experienced THAT... yet.

seems that different number combination resonate with different people. Take for instance my buddy Mike Clelland: for him, the sequences 1-2-3-4 & 1-2-3-4-5 are the ones that prompt him to "pay attention." For others its combinations like 1-1-1-1, 4-4-4-4, and yes, 3-3-3 as well.

Now, about the 3, there's no denying the Triad has a deep esoteric meaning in all sorts of arcane traditions. It's even seeped to the New Age, with many people connecting the 'aliens' with the Triad —e.g. Whitley Strieber.

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red pill junkie wrote:

I love it that Jacques Vallee mentioned in that TEDx talk how Facius Cardan invoked some sylphs, who were not in agreement about the nature of the Universe. One claimed God created the Universe out of nothing, while the other maintained that God kept creating the Universe from moment to moment, and would He stop doing (observing) so, we would cease to exist.

Isn't that COOL?* It reminds me of things like Dr. Jack Sarfatti hearing a 'voice' from the radio as a child telling him he would be great. Of Robert Anton Wilson & him getting 'transmissions' from the Dog Star when he started really delving into the 'occult'. Timothy Leary & the Starseed Transmissions. And lots more.

Pop culturally, I am reminded of the end of this fine film, "The Prince of Darkness" -- hey, it's got Alice Cooper in it :3

See video

Also, in regards to Vallee's idea of the 'co(s)mic database', I wonder how much 'time' it would take to search? Given what they've come up lately in regards to how photosynthesis 'works', it might take no time at all, able to search through all possible states before coming up with the 'right' answer. Perhaps that is how evolution works as well?

See video

And the subtle cool thing for me is that, there is no need to have a special space for things to happen that is somehow cut off or separate from everything else, some 'supernatural' or 'paranatural'; what happens is what happens, what doesn't happen is what doesn't happen, eveything is part of everything else.

Or something like that :3

* just imagine that there are other processes besides us that 'can' collapse the wavefunction? Sylphs, demons, Celestial Liberals...are we the demons of the Sylphs? ;3

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Yes, I agree that all these new applications and explanations derived from Quantum theory are very exciting. Although, like most scientific theories, we shouldn't take it too hard if it's eventually supplanted by an even more complete explanation.

In the end, it's like you said, an effort to rationalize and explain what many mystics and visionaries conclude by many other left-field means: that we are all connected. Whether this connectivity is derived from a quantum entanglement that originated during the Big Bang, or some other explanation, is perhaps beside the point.

And yes, many other people have theorized whether UFOs should be regarded as quantum constructs.

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*chuckle*

I think all of reality can be summed up as something like: "Things happen and some things don't happen and some of universe, like us, give names to these things which are not to be confused with the things themselves."

redpilljunkie wrote:

Although, like most scientific theories, we shouldn't take it too hard if it's eventually supplanted by an even more complete explanation.

That's one of the beauties of science, it isn't absolute :3 Here's to avoiding modeltheism :3

(which I think is the raison d'etre of this site: to avoid modeltheism)

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Also, thinking aboot the trickster on a walk today (where, at the local 7-11, I noticed a $3.33 price), I thought what would Sie have as a theme song?

See video

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Ok, I'll bite ;)

What was priced $3.33?

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red pill junkie wrote:

Ok, I'll bite ;)

What was priced $3.33?

Create your mental models...NOW!

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As per the mandate of the Universe, I'll go buy me some :P

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made from real bunnies ;)

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................