Monday, July 26, 2010

The St. Louis StarGate

My two week road trip was full of synchronistic wonders, but none more so than my surprise pit-stop in St. Louis to confirm my suspicion that something was waiting for me inside the Gateway Arch.
In the previous post, I laid out how the Arch resonated with both the Stargate from 2001: A Space Odyssey and Pi.
About a week later, when I walked into the "lobby" of the Arch I was stunned to find this poster.
I would have been satisfied if all I got was this shot of the Arch proclaiming itself to be a Stargate. But, there's so much more. The date of the St. Louis Arch Stargate event, as seen on the poster, is 7/22 - a common ratio of Pi (along with the ever-present 3 1/7).

Speaking of everyone's favorite number, here's another poster found in the Arch's lobby.

Then there's this poster, giving us the Baseball Diamond as Gateway and Baseball playing BatMan, which have both been on the radar of sync blogs for a bit. Also, note the 7-11 date there.

But, this next one... This is a direct synchronistic hit.
If you look above the StarGate poster, what do you see?
If you can't make it out, here's a close-up.
It doesn't get any more blatant than that.
We even get the bonus "Solomon" in there, getting us back to Masons and Jake Kotze's 9/11 Stargate thesis.


  1. Welcome back! I love the Odyssey theatre synch. (BTW, why is theatre spelled the British way in the "heartland" ?) Besides that, I'm amazed by this post. Louis is, of course, the Sun King, but your pics are all cloudy and rather gloomy... resonating Gotham and Batman. I guess you can take the bat out of Gotham but you can't take Gotham out of the bat! Me too, I think.

    We have a strange park close to us where we walk the dogs, it's called "Louie Park". I always read "sun king park" when I pass by. It was named after a dog. It has an old Ford Falcon stored inside the garage. Falcon, Horus, Sun God/King... whatever. You can go to St. Louis or Seattle, the synchs follow.

  2. So either Kurt Vonnegut knew something, or he was tapping into a very potent creative force somewhere. I read his Galapagos the other day and the dog Kazak from Sirens reappears. What is significant about this story is that it is explicitly described as an allegorical retelling of Adam and Eve.

    By featuring the dog (Sirius? Anubis? The Khazars?) in both stories, he seems to be hinting at their ultimate unity.

  3. Michael,
    It's funny you mentioned the storminess. I actually didn't get to go to the top of the Arch because, as I arrived at the monument, a HUGE storm broke out and flooded the area. They closed the Arch down and kicked us out of the lobby (which is why my photos are a little blurry and rushed). That was the only day I could stay in St, Louis, so I'll have to make it back another time.
    But, you could also read that as "the flood gates opened" when I reached the Stargate. Something's going on. :)

    Oh, and you reminded me, the next place I went to after the St Louis stargate was a Bat Cave in Kentucky (Mammoth cave is the largest cave system in the world) - Stargate to underworld. Very exact. (And note, I had no control over where this trip led me - I was hitching along with a road trip - even St Louis was a surprise).

    And that takes me to your comment. At the Mammoth cave, they had a poster talking about a violinist that had performed in the cave years and years ago and how everyone said how "otherworldly and heavenly" it sounded. It made me think back to Sirens of Titan, where Boaz puts on the music for the harmoniums in the cave. Vonnegut grew up not too far from there, I wondered if that's where he got the idea.
    As to Galapagos, that's another great book. I didn't remember that Kazak was in there. As to whether he was tapping into something, have you read (or have I mentioned to you) that in Timequake he talks about that phenomenon explicitly. I'll post the text in another comment:

  4. Note how the line-break on the page put's the word "Dog's" above the word "Sun"

    Timequake PG 104:
    The first story Trout had to rewrite after the timequake zapped him back to 1991, he told me, was called "Dog's Breakfast." It was about a mad scientist named Fleon Sun-oco, who was doing research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Sunoco believed really smart people had little radio receivers in their heads, and were getting their bright ideas from somewhere else.
    "The smarties had to be getting outside help [emphasis Vonnegut's]," Trout said to me at Xanadu, While impersonating the mad Sunoco, Trout himself seemed convinced that there was a great big computer somewhere, which, by means of radio, had told Pythagoras about right triangles, and Newton about grav-ity, and Darwin about evolution, and Pasteur about germs, and Einstein about relativity, and on and on.
    "That computer, wherever it is, whatever it is, while pretending to help us, may actually be trying to kill us dummies with too much to think about," said Kilgore Trout.

    PG 107:
    At night, though, with nobody around, he slices up high-IQ brains, looking for little radios. He doesn't think Mensa members had them inserted surgically. He thinks they were born with them, so the receivers have to be made of meat. Sunoco has written in his secret journal: "There is no way an unassisted human brain, which is nothing more than a dog's breakfast, three and a half pounds of blood-soaked sponge, could have written 'Stardust,' let alone Beethoven's Ninth Symphony."

    Sunoco ends up finding the receivers and realizes that he couldn't have made such a discovery unless he too was getting help from a receiver of his own. He kills himself thinking he had never accomplished anything with his own ability. But at the end of Sirens, Vonnegut puts a positive spin on this when Bee's dying realization is that it would be pretty lonely to live a life without ever being used by anyone or anything.

  5. I definitely have to read more Vonnegut. What was interesting is that after that book I read through Shakespeare's The Tempest, which is also about people stranded on a remote island. That's always how synchronicity happens, I suppose.

    That computer sounds a whole lot like PKD's VALIS. The DOG/SUN thing is truly another KING/FELIX moment.

  6. Eleleth,

    Vonnegut is just plain great. I could read his stuff all day. Nice sync with The Tempest.
    I actually had a Tempest sync back in February
    , that was unfortunately verified by a major US offensive happening on Feb 14th.

    In Galapagos, isn't part of his "moral" or musing that people's brains are just too damn big and give us too much to think about?
    I just looked at that line from TimeQuake again:
    "That computer, wherever it is, whatever it is, while pretending to help us, may actually be trying to kill us dummies with too much to think about," said Kilgore Trout.

    As to the Sunking, look at Sunoco's first name. Fleon -> Of Leon? -> Lion/King


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