How I Synchro-Mystic

by Travis Mateer

While I work on a more formal essay about Synchro-Mysticism and non-traditional spiritual awakening, I wanted to share some insights today about how I approach the use of synchronicities.

An easy way for anyone to begin this kind of inquiry is to see the personal resonance of a seeming coincidence as a curiosity primer for further inquiry. Let me explain with an example.

A few months ago I drove to Spokane and on that drive I listened to every Aesop Rock album I own. One of those albums is from the Hail Mary Mallon collaborative.

The more I listened to that album the more I started wondering WHO IS THIS MARY MALLON? Then, while trying to locate an antique store, I turned onto MALLON street. Ok, I thought, time to use the search engine.

And that’s when I discovered Mary Mallon is the full name of the historical figure known as Typhoid Mary.

I won’t get into the insights this synchronicity produced because I want to shift to a recent focus of my local research: the chapel of the dove at the Wilma.

While I wait for a book I found online to arrive about the eccentric chapel in the bowels of the Wilma, I want to share a few tidbits from a conversation I had earlier today with a guy I ran into who ACTUALLY WORKED as the elevator operator.

I’m hoping to interview this guy because the history he has in his head isn’t documented anywhere yet. He recalls the eccentric Edward Sharp and the flow of the Clark Fork in such proximity to the Wilma that empty champagne bottles could be chucked from higher floors into the river.

I’ll leave it there for now. Have a great weekend!

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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