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What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Odd Mystery)

Postby Berkley Babes » Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:20 pm

In 2008, I did a drug called Salvia Divinorum, also known as “Seers Sage”. This drug produces very vivid hallucinations, which last about 10 minutes. For me, I mentally left my bedroom, where I smoked the drug, and I landed in a different state, New York, to be precise. I became a building. That’s right, I was no longer a human being who needed to breathe. I towered over other buildings which all seemed to be covered in a light fog. Then I came back to reality.

Now, jump ahead to 2013, to me with a sober mind, listening to the newest album by Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City. I felt a strong connection to the lyrics, more than any other piece of music I’d ever heard. So I finally looked at the album cover, and it was the same image I had seen during my drug trip. Buildings covered by a thin mist.

Freaked out by that coincidence, I decided to walk to Boston to clear my head. I didn’t have a destination in that city at all, so I did what was expected when lost, I accidentally walked in a circle. I knew I had walked in a circle when I noticed the same street name. Waverly Street. This street stood out to me, because it features as one of the lyrics on the Vampire Weekend album. The lyrics go: “And we glided on through Waverly and Lincoln.”

What I did next was walk down Waverly, and sure enough it came out onto another street called Lincoln. Another small coincidence. No big deal, but I noticed it for sure.

But here’s the real kicker. I kept walking deeper into the city, until I reached the subway system. On a whim, still with no destination in mind, I got on the train. I picked the front of the train and the first seat available near the driver. When I looked at who I was sitting next to, it was the entire group, Vampire Weekend!

At the time, they had the number one album in the country so I don’t know why they were on public transit, but there they were. I was made speechless by their presence and the pure coincidence of it all.

What do you make of this true story of mine?
What do you make of coincidence in general?
Are there any stories of coincidence in your life that just make your life so much more mysterious?
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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Odd Mystery)

Postby Ecmandu » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:30 pm

I can write a whole book on this for my life and I hated every second of it.
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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Odd Mystery)

Postby Berkley Babes » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:45 pm

Ecmandu wrote:I can write a whole book on this for my life and I hated every second of it.



Haha, part of the reason I posted it here is so I don't have to write the book version of it.
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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Odd Mystery)

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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Odd Mystery)

Postby Meno_ » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:59 pm

If I did that, then my fangs would start to salivate. A book?
If anyone and perhaps everyone had the bucks to self publish , assuredly can think it is no biggie to see yourself in an aura, the dissipation rate is like a sudden aura hitting you , or falling suddenly from great heights like the fine poem, ' The Bridge' so well described.(Hart Crane not to be confused with Walt Whitman's Brooklyn Bridge)

All connections within the cranium are there in a general mapped ideogram.

Happenings strangely mutated and appear in synch, strangely twist and turn the used to common placed things into disarray, and the child and the adult even more weirdly manifest suddenly an overlap, not as a fine transitional looking sequence of graduated stills,
A still gross previously numerous sequential film ran from here to eternity and back, where movement is unstoppable, but an overlap of one to infinite juxtaposition of numerous alphas with one has, leave it to mystery or miracle to try explain, whichever is your choice. Or Yours.

Then , if you and yours so inclined, can bite and drain, or, remain as You were.
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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Odd Mystery)

Postby Berkley Babes » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:15 pm

Meno_ wrote:If I did that, then my fangs would start to salivate. A book?
If anyone and perhaps everyone had the bucks to self publish , assuredly can think it is no biggie to see yourself in an aura, the dissipation rate is like a sudden aura hitting you , or falling suddenly from great heights like the fine poem, ' The Bridge' so well described.(Hart Crane not to be confused with Walt Whitman's Brooklyn Bridge)

All connections within the cranium are there in a general mapped ideogram.



Vampire theme noted. :D

Aura, yes maybe, for a time being, but I don't mean to suggest that this experience made me more special than anyone. Actually I was looking to hear the mysterious experiences of others, so I can relate.

I will now read that poem.
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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Mystery)

Postby MagsJ » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:53 pm

Unspoken of coincidences don’t automatically denote unnoticed coincidences, and can make for a good paradox to mull over.
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. - MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something at some point in time.. Wait, What! - MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I, just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a really bad DJ - MagsJ
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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Mystery)

Postby Berkley Babes » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:58 pm

MagsJ wrote:Unspoken of coincidences don’t automatically denote unnoticed coincidences, and can make for a good paradox to mull over.


Very true. Good point.
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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Mystery)

Postby MagsJ » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:40 pm

Berkley Babes wrote:
MagsJ wrote:Unspoken of coincidences don’t automatically denote unnoticed coincidences, and can make for a good paradox to mull over.
..Good point.

I know ;)

I, personally, like to keep my coincidences private, or.. at the very most, share them with someone who understands my brand of coincidences.
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You’re suggestions and I, just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a really bad DJ - MagsJ
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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Mystery)

Postby Berkley Babes » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:13 am

MagsJ wrote:
Berkley Babes wrote:
MagsJ wrote:Unspoken of coincidences don’t automatically denote unnoticed coincidences, and can make for a good paradox to mull over.
..Good point.

I know ;)

I, personally, like to keep my coincidences private, or.. at the very most, share them with someone who understands my brand of coincidences.


I can understand holding on them. I've been holding on to the one above for seven years before sharing it.

I still wonder if I should do more with it, because of what it meant to me. There was more to the story. I just shared the short version. I probably didn't share those details because it stretches credibility.
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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Odd Mystery)

Postby Ecmandu » Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:05 pm

Berkley Babes,

I would believe you if you shared them.
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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Odd Mystery)

Postby Berkley Babes » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:04 pm

Ecmandu wrote:Berkley Babes,

I would believe you if you shared them.


You gave me the original impression that you were ready to dispute everything. Maybe I was wrong to assume that.

As for the other details, it would be book length, and I'm trying to avoid that.

There was one moment I can share. I was walking down the street during that whole Boston trip, needing a toilet, cursing the fact that there is never a toilet in a major city when you need one. Thirty seconds later I crossed the street, and squeezed between two bush hedges, and there was a portable toilet in the middle of nowhere. I call it the miracle toilet, because underneath the clearest rainbow I have ever seen in my life. Anyway, I would understand if that didn't sound all that special.
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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Odd Mystery)

Postby Ecmandu » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:10 pm

Berkley babe,

The only way I endured hell was to become super smart, I had no choice, that was my selective pressure. That’s why I come across as “disputing everything”

I’ve seen all the same things you have, but on a greater scale, if you told me you flew (which I’ve never done except in dreams) I’d be like “ok, I can believe that, I can get on board with that”

I’ve seen a lot.
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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Odd Mystery)

Postby Berkley Babes » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:21 pm

I trust that you've seen a lot, if you say so. People with open minds experience more. Meditation is like dreams when it comes to adventure, too.

I don't think I personally could have handled this on a greater scale.

Another detail, after walking around for twenty miles, for hours, I was desperate to lay down. So I found a patch of grass on a street called St Botolph street. Botolph, (I didn't know this at the time) is the patron saint of travelers. It was also his Feast Day, the night I lay down. I found all this out after. I thought it was quite symbolic.

Anyway, love to hear what type of scale you've witnessed.
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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Odd Mystery)

Postby Ecmandu » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:24 pm

Well, I’ve been resurrected a few times and I’ve had the whole world moved around like robots from the spirit world just to communicate to ME!! They didn’t know it though. The trauma of all this is so severe, that I drink to help with the ptsd. And that’s not even my synchronicities, and certainly not my hells.
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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Odd Mystery)

Postby Berkley Babes » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:31 pm

Ecmandu wrote:Well, I’ve been resurrected a few times and I’ve had the whole world moved around like robots from the spirit world just to communicate to ME!! They didn’t know it though. The trauma of all this is so severe, that I drink to help with the ptsd. And that’s not even my synchronicities, and certainly not my hells.



Wow.

It's hard to imagine how that went, but still, wow.

Most synchronicities are small anyway, but still important to the person.

Good luck with ptsd. And the drink. I am happy to say that I've survived both of those. So it is possible. Peace is the highest value. Good luck.
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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Odd Mystery)

Postby MagsJ » Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:01 pm

Berkley Babes wrote:There was one moment I can share. I was walking down the street during that whole Boston trip, needing a toilet, cursing the fact that there is never a toilet in a major city when you need one. Thirty seconds later I crossed the street, and squeezed between two bush hedges, and there was a portable toilet in the middle of nowhere. I call it the miracle toilet, because underneath the clearest rainbow I have ever seen in my life. Anyway, I would understand if that didn't sound all that special.

That’s a brilliant random coincidental occurrence =D>

I love those kinds of coincidences, where events follow such an order, that it suits one’s immediate needs beautifully, and thus was meant to be.. or appears as if it was.. the deck of cards, being stacked in one’s favour.

Have I experienced such? yes.. do I think them amazing? yes.. is it a coincidence? yes, but a beautiful one, to smile about, cherish, and remember in awe and selfish-delight.
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You’re suggestions and I, just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a really bad DJ - MagsJ
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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Odd Mystery)

Postby Berkley Babes » Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:22 pm

MagsJ wrote:
Berkley Babes wrote:There was one moment I can share. I was walking down the street during that whole Boston trip, needing a toilet, cursing the fact that there is never a toilet in a major city when you need one. Thirty seconds later I crossed the street, and squeezed between two bush hedges, and there was a portable toilet in the middle of nowhere. I call it the miracle toilet, because underneath the clearest rainbow I have ever seen in my life. Anyway, I would understand if that didn't sound all that special.

That’s a brilliant random coincidental occurrence =D>

I love those kinds of coincidences, where events follow such an order, that it suits one’s immediate needs beautifully, and thus was meant to be.. or appears as if it was.. the deck of cards, being stacked in one’s favour.

Have I experienced such? yes.. do I think them amazing? yes.. is it a coincidence? yes, but a beautiful one, to smile about, cherish, and remember in awe and selfish-delight.


Thanks so much, MagsJ

Smiling, cherishing, and remembering in awe and selfish-delight :D
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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Odd Mystery)

Postby Fixed Cross » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:01 pm

Berkley Babes wrote:In 2008, I did a drug called Salvia Divinorum, also known as “Seers Sage”. This drug produces very vivid hallucinations, which last about 10 minutes. For me, I mentally left my bedroom, where I smoked the drug, and I landed in a different state, New York, to be precise. I became a building. That’s right, I was no longer a human being who needed to breathe. I towered over other buildings which all seemed to be covered in a light fog. Then I came back to reality.

Now, jump ahead to 2013, to me with a sober mind, listening to the newest album by Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City. I felt a strong connection to the lyrics, more than any other piece of music I’d ever heard. So I finally looked at the album cover, and it was the same image I had seen during my drug trip. Buildings covered by a thin mist.

Freaked out by that coincidence, I decided to walk to Boston to clear my head. I didn’t have a destination in that city at all, so I did what was expected when lost, I accidentally walked in a circle. I knew I had walked in a circle when I noticed the same street name. Waverly Street. This street stood out to me, because it features as one of the lyrics on the Vampire Weekend album. The lyrics go: “And we glided on through Waverly and Lincoln.”

What I did next was walk down Waverly, and sure enough it came out onto another street called Lincoln. Another small coincidence. No big deal, but I noticed it for sure.

But here’s the real kicker. I kept walking deeper into the city, until I reached the subway system. On a whim, still with no destination in mind, I got on the train. I picked the front of the train and the first seat available near the driver. When I looked at who I was sitting next to, it was the entire group, Vampire Weekend!

At the time, they had the number one album in the country so I don’t know why they were on public transit, but there they were. I was made speechless by their presence and the pure coincidence of it all.

What do you make of this true story of mine?
What do you make of coincidence in general?
Are there any stories of coincidence in your life that just make your life so much more mysterious?

I don't know whats so annoying about your lies. Maybe that they're so badly told.
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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Odd Mystery)

Postby promethean75 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:13 pm

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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Odd Mystery)

Postby Berkley Babes » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:18 pm

Fixed Cross wrote:
Berkley Babes wrote:In 2008, I did a drug called Salvia Divinorum, also known as “Seers Sage”. This drug produces very vivid hallucinations, which last about 10 minutes. For me, I mentally left my bedroom, where I smoked the drug, and I landed in a different state, New York, to be precise. I became a building. That’s right, I was no longer a human being who needed to breathe. I towered over other buildings which all seemed to be covered in a light fog. Then I came back to reality.

Now, jump ahead to 2013, to me with a sober mind, listening to the newest album by Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City. I felt a strong connection to the lyrics, more than any other piece of music I’d ever heard. So I finally looked at the album cover, and it was the same image I had seen during my drug trip. Buildings covered by a thin mist.

Freaked out by that coincidence, I decided to walk to Boston to clear my head. I didn’t have a destination in that city at all, so I did what was expected when lost, I accidentally walked in a circle. I knew I had walked in a circle when I noticed the same street name. Waverly Street. This street stood out to me, because it features as one of the lyrics on the Vampire Weekend album. The lyrics go: “And we glided on through Waverly and Lincoln.”

What I did next was walk down Waverly, and sure enough it came out onto another street called Lincoln. Another small coincidence. No big deal, but I noticed it for sure.

But here’s the real kicker. I kept walking deeper into the city, until I reached the subway system. On a whim, still with no destination in mind, I got on the train. I picked the front of the train and the first seat available near the driver. When I looked at who I was sitting next to, it was the entire group, Vampire Weekend!

At the time, they had the number one album in the country so I don’t know why they were on public transit, but there they were. I was made speechless by their presence and the pure coincidence of it all.

What do you make of this true story of mine?
What do you make of coincidence in general?
Are there any stories of coincidence in your life that just make your life so much more mysterious?

I don't know whats so annoying about your lies. Maybe that they're so badly told.


If you're irritated it's because you're able to be. Not my problem. There are a few people who sound disgruntled every time they post no matter what the thread and you're one of them. Congrats.

I don't care if you believe me. My story probably made you feel small in some way, so you're having a reaction to it.
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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Odd Mystery)

Postby Berkley Babes » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:01 pm

Apparently I made up the name Seer's Sage, as well. Yeah . . . right.

I dare anyone who doesn't believe me to try Salvia. It's legal most places. Dare.
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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Odd Mystery)

Postby Meno_ » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:15 am

I didn't try that but to be honest, I did acid, unwittingly, I wrote about it elsewhere.

It was a very high dosage , around 1000 micrograms. It was devastatingly unmoderated, I couldn't talk of it, but I'm still into flashbacks after all that time.

So I do believe You, and as far as having changed my mind, it really changed turned my life around.

All I lerned from it was the reiteration of the cliche, " Be careful what you wish for".

Well, I got what I wished for big time.

Stuff like that can twist life around big time.
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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Odd Mystery)

Postby Ecmandu » Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:22 pm

Berkeley Babes,

Like I stated before. I’d believe you if you told me you could fly but only when others aren’t looking.

I’ve seen much crazier shit than that. In my personal life (people on these boards may think it’s a stretch for sure) my affect makes people really comfortable.

It’s for two reasons:

1.). I don’t disbelieve “crazy” stuff
2.) I understand why you are the way you are, and I’ll talk with you instead of judging you. I know this species was taught poorly, your problems are 100,000 years old, not really your fault.
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Re: What do you make of Coincidence? (Life's Odd Mystery)

Postby Fixed Cross » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:56 pm

Berkley Babes wrote:Apparently I made up the name Seer's Sage, as well. Yeah . . . right.

I dare anyone who doesn't believe me to try Salvia. It's legal most places. Dare.

It's not nearly visceral and crazy enough to be a salvia experience. You are a cerebral person averse to risk taking with a pale caricature of an idea about drugs.

That people think your stale made up adventure is out there shows how protected and inexperienced they are.
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