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    Monday, March 2, 2009

    Fairuza Balk plays Dorothy in "Return to Oz".
    She picks up a key with the emblem of OZ.
    Tracing the outside ring with her finger and saying "O", then further following the diagonal "Z", "OZ".
    I watched and wrote about this film a year ago in "Rant in Z-Minor".
    Hilarious then that it would take a whole year and a baffling series of syncs involving Jim Sanders before my mind would connect it to the dead ringer for this particular OZ, the ubiquitous NO Symbol.
    The exact nature of these syncs might be explored at a later date.

    Connecting OZ and the NO symbol is so elegant I could cry. As N can rotate to become a Z, NO and OZ are already synchromystically interchangeable and have indeed been synced many times before. This just highlights the amazing, ever more apparent, symphony of ordering happening beyond the scope of the human mind.

    What is of relevance now and maybe Jim will tell us more, is that the most iconic examples of the NO Symbol, the "Ghostbusters" and NO Smoking sign, share an interesting relationship.
    Above is a photo of the room inside which the NO Symbol as OZ came into consciousness, at least for me an Jim. 214 are all elements 'hiding' inside the alchemical symbol of Jupiter.

    In traditional Native North American culture it is customary to offer tobacco to Spirit. I was taught to give tobacco - throwing it into the fire - before entering the Sweat Lodge etc.
    Ghost and Spirit are interchangeable meaning the fact that "Ghostbusters" and No Smoking (Tobacco) are two of the most well known NO Signs becomes intuitively syncnificant.

    I like to imagine that Tobacco was abused and addictive in order for Spirit's message of OZ, as the ubiquitous NO Symbol, to spread all over the planET. Perhaps we can NOw realize a healthier relationship with this substance as we allow Spirit into our lives.
    At "Black Dog Star" post, Things Are Coming Together Mr. Arrowsmith (rather syncnificant name, NO?) highlights "The Core" poster's bisection of the O in CORE. Then he compares it to a vehicle's brand logo in the film "Bolt".
    I have yet to sit down and watch '"The Core" but something about it already sticks out in the context of sync connections already investigated here. Its Star, Aaron Eckhart (I cant help but connect this to SPIRITual teacher, Eckhart Tolle) is famous for another film easily connected back to the bisected circle as NO Sign.
    "Thank You For Smoking's" symbol was a play on the NO/OZ Symbol, in this case removing the diagonal in order to suggest an invitation to smoke. Tobacco - the substance WE/ME offer to Spirit - inside the opened StarG8 Mandala.

    Tobacco undergoes a transformation when we set it on fire. The process of turning the solid material into smoke feels analogous to the spiritual practice of surrender or floW.

    In a way OZ, as the NO Symbol, is a closed G8way or door that implies and invites the potential to be opened.