Saturday, 7 December 2019

Synchronicity - an experiment

I ran a short-ish experiment in synchronicity. The premise and hypothesis of the experiment is as follows:

If you look into a piece of art and spend time analyzing it, and then look into a second piece of art while still consciously or subconsciously thinking about the first piece - then your thoughts are going to be projected onto the second piece of art. The second piece of art will "supernaturally" become "like your thoughts", and by extension, like the first piece of art.

This is actually a long held "belief" of mine, and a long term actual experience, which is the basis for one of the previous blog posts ("mysticism").

The experiment began inadvertently when I spent a week (re)analyzing the Night Watch, here: http://vixra.org/abs/1910.0412
Note that v1 and v2 differ from one another; it took me a week to figure out how Rembrandt might have represented "Banning". I did see that it was like the international "no" sign (red circle with diagonal red line), but that would have been anachronistic. I then spent the week thinking about the origins of the international "no" sign, and eventually realized that it probably originates from using red ink for correction of texts. I then researched the use of red ink in this way and found out that it's actually medieval.
I then saw the Economist cover for that week, and wrote v2 (the new Economist issues appear online on Thursday afternoons, in this case on the 24 Oct). Note, that "Elizabeth" means "god is abundance", and "warren" is a forest/game keeper, i.e. somewhat the opposite of a hunter, but still someone who would carry a gun. So this almost says "fire all of your guns at once".
I then wrote an email to IIG (who are a debunking society with a 100K USD challenge for anyone who can demonstrate a supernatural phenomenon) and got no reply; probably deservedly so. I then realized that I need to at least attempt to reproduce it, on my own, in a well documented fashion and started a twitter "log" for this purpose. 
The way I decided to do it was that I would chose a piece of art, analyze it, and then when the next issue of the Economist appears online I would analyze its cover too. This way, I would have two pieces of art, one of my choice and another outside of my control (the cover), which, then, if the original hypothesis is correct would become "like" one another. I did this 4 times.

The results are interesting and demonstrate the basic idea quite well. Please note that I approach analysis of this sort as "dream interpretation" (and have always done), so apologies for the personal nature of the actual analysis; the goal wasn't to be "correct"; the goal was to create synchronicity.
Here is the log:
https://twitter.com/logofanalysis1
Twitter is very hard to read sequentially, so I'm reposing it below. Some tweets appear twice, in cases where it needs to be indicated what another tweet is replying to, or which threads they are part of.

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log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/7/2019, 11:36:19 AM
waiting for IIG to pick an image/painting for next experiment. They probably won't, but in the meanwhile I saw this 

https://www.segabg.com/category-observer/edna-kartina-edna-izlozhba
and thought - is that going to be it? So I'll use the BG cover of the hitchhickers guide for this weeks Econ cover experiment

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/7/2019, 11:40:05 AM
elements: mouse, glass, space, galaxy, planets, nebulae.
glass means clean, neat, rational. mouse is in contrast and opposition to glass; foul, pest, unclean, to be avoided or eliminated. Pairing of opposites. "Bad"/"Shadowy" side of the pair is on top, and has divine properties

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/7/2019, 11:43:15 AM
..based on the book (where the mice are the gods of Earth). So technically, this cover is actually still, sort-of, the Night Watch - it has space (night sky) and shadowy-foul-divine at the forefront/on top.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/7/2019, 11:44:22 AM
Mice are small and insignificant and overlooked; no-one suspects them of being gods and/or powerful (from the book).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/7/2019, 11:49:17 AM
empty cup is a zen term/metaphor for receptiveness to new ideas. Mouse in glass can then be taken to represent a novel but dismissable or unpleasant idea. radical.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/7/2019, 11:52:31 AM
at the time of writing this (e.g. cover article isn't posted yet, hopefully)



log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/7/2019, 11:54:17 AM
Cover of BG version of hitchhiker's..
 


log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/7/2019, 11:59:45 AM
whiteness and cleanness of mouse suggests a pet, domestication. a degree of familiarity, control over novel idea.
Also, lab animal. An experiment. From the book- mice are the ones running the actual/real experiments, even though they are taken to be the subjects of the exp.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/7/2019, 12:00:54 PM
grand experiment (from the book - Earth is mice's experiment)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/7/2019, 12:08:29 PM
reverse causation/agency (from the book - in the sense that scientists think they control/run the mice and make them do stuff, but it's the mice that are controlling/running the scientists)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/7/2019, 11:40:05 AM
elements: mouse, glass, space, galaxy, planets, nebulae.
glass means clean, neat, rational. mouse is in contrast and opposition to glass; foul, pest, unclean, to be avoided or eliminated. Pairing of opposites. "Bad"/"Shadowy" side of the pair is on top, and has divine properties
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/7/2019, 12:14:13 PM
also - glass is "transparent", "understandable", "simple-shaped". Mouse has a lot going on (as an object/subject), probably in the sense of poorly conceptualized. Also, mouse has 'some' agency (not an object), which can mean not fully controllable/predictable.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/7/2019, 12:15:48 PM
a ride (in space)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/7/2019, 2:55:12 PM
...well.. this has ended up reflecting what I am/was actually thinking and hoping, rather than to make me think of something new :). We'll see how the Econ cover goes.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/7/2019, 9:27:01 PM



log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/7/2019, 9:32:00 PM
elements: France, emmanuel (god with us/messiah), Macron (macro, "the bigger picture"), on the edge (on the forefront). Black on white (attire), no red (physicality, presence).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/7/2019, 9:34:08 PM
Golden/royal stuff in the background.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/7/2019, 9:38:04 PM
precipice - taking a dive, a point or passage of no return. Or, "space" (as in "abyss").

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/7/2019, 9:40:18 PM
On the edge of space. High - flying. Or, simply, "on earth" (in the sense that "space" begins above ground).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/7/2019, 9:48:45 PM
About to fly?

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/8/2019, 10:40:16 AM
I'm thinking about where/how to choose another image for this week. Book covers are way too referential. Thought about Dixit (cards), but it's too weird and deliberately meaningless.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/8/2019, 11:14:14 AM
Shadow about to fall (or to be cast). Which then means light beginning to fall onto the object; visibility and/or publicity. Long-winded.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/8/2019, 7:19:11 PM



⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/8/2019, 7:19:47 PM
browsed Dixit card images until I found something I liked.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/8/2019, 7:22:17 PM
elements: eagle, rider, clock/moon, city, city wall/fortress, red book, scarf.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/8/2019, 7:25:12 PM
five minutes to midnight; doomsday clock. This took no time in becoming apocalyptic too :) (didn't notice it when choosing the card).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/8/2019, 7:31:21 PM
Red nose on the rider - drunkeness or clownface =something funny; a joke. Possibly related to the red book (communism?).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/8/2019, 7:51:08 PM
flying towards the beginning (0 o'clock).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/8/2019, 8:00:56 PM
dog or cat on the road (missed element).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/8/2019, 8:02:02 PM
Sea below, with two sail ships.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/8/2019, 8:15:59 PM
bowler hat a.k.a billycock. bill = william, cock = cocq. Bowling? A possible reference to leveling an obstacle.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/8/2019, 8:18:45 PM
A big "space-ship" (city sized). Mass travel. Mass transit?

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/8/2019, 8:35:22 PM
or "Jerusalem". I'd rather aviod any and all apocalyptic or messianic references, but if the Econ cover next week has the actual real city on it, I'd be even more annoyed with myself for not saying it in time.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/7/2019, 9:32:00 PM
elements: France, emmanuel (god with us/messiah), Macron (macro, "the bigger picture"), on the edge (on the forefront). Black on white (attire), no red (physicality, presence).
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/9/2019, 1:44:59 PM
(also, obviously, "the president" = leader, leading figure)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/7/2019, 11:43:15 AM
..based on the book (where the mice are the gods of Earth). So technically, this cover is actually still, sort-of, the Night Watch - it has space (night sky) and shadowy-foul-divine at the forefront/on top.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/10/2019, 1:22:22 PM
..to clarify: the NW is a bit meta; Ruytenburg is (also) golden/"royal", "like a thief at night" and Odyssean (returning "from a raid(ed) town" - Troy). Cocq is a cut out figure (crossed out). The shadow of the hand points...
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/10/2019, 1:23:36 PM
..towards Ruytenburg's crotch, which is covered by a phallic-looking object (the head of the spear). The "cutting edge" of the spearhead forms the outline. This means that Cocq is an embarrassing part or aspect of the Ruytenberg-figure ("God").
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/10/2019, 1:24:17 PM
.. Which ties in well with my own feelings about all this.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/10/2019, 1:25:14 PM
(this is all for the record and for clarity; I noticed all this about a month ago)
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/10/2019, 1:26:30 PM
..it's embarrassing because it's crazy ("kook"-y)
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/10/2019, 1:27:20 PM
looking at gun blast = thinks it "being the subject of" "metaphor projection". Because I (wish to) see myself as an excellent scientist (IRL).
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/10/2019, 3:00:29 PM
..it's all still quite awesome, of course, but I'd rather not be anything other than myself.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/10/2019, 1:43:06 PM
Giant bird.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/10/2019, 1:46:21 PM
Halo around the moon. Golden color.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/10/2019, 1:47:49 PM
"Lunacy" :)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/10/2019, 1:51:31 PM
"Moon-time"; (towards) the end of the month.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/11/2019, 9:42:35 AM
(Female) anger or turning into a wolf (very long-winded).
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/11/2019, 9:47:35 AM
Transformation into something worse (or, perceived as worse - e.g. the shadow)
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/11/2019, 10:46:48 AM
The transformation of lots of people (a city) into that something.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/11/2019, 11:37:21 AM
..lots of people who are sleeping. So - "the awakening" of lots of people (to something e.g. "buddha" means "awakened").
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/11/2019, 11:52:47 AM
.."buddha" also means enlightened (e.g. golden light, halo).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/11/2019, 11:27:10 AM
high tide

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/11/2019, 11:39:54 AM
Full moon. Or, almost full moon (5 mins to 12).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/12/2019, 8:43:48 PM
So.. this is a bit as if "cutting out" a figure from a painting doesn't actually remove it, but turns it into an outline like a keyhole through which flows white light.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/13/2019, 8:51:45 AM
"Towards enlightenment for lots of people". Can be intoxicating?
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/13/2019, 8:54:45 AM
Aha! "Intoxicating read" :) (the book is intoxicating, being of the same color)
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 9:02:07 AM
Also, "Jungian" read (he has a book called "the red book", though I haven't read it).
Possibly meaning that "reading into art symbolically and causing synchronicity through it" could be intoxicating, i.e. what it is that I am actually doing here.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/13/2019, 9:15:16 AM
..and since it is light at night (the moon) - enlightenment/awakening to things that are dreamlike and 'inner' (no surprises here, just saying).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 9:34:32 AM
For the record: I only intend to analyse the North American versions of the Economist covers. Because sometimes there are multiple versions.


log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 8:02:36 PM
 

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 8:05:28 PM
So.. as I was saying, some things can be "intoxicating" :)

Elements: cardboard container, logo elements representing things that are watched.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 8:08:04 PM
Allusion to pop-corn for the logo elements; a kernel has produced an airy thing for consumption; "ideas" in the platonic sense (the white), related to objects (the kernels).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 8:09:12 PM
Lots of money, binging. "Very valuable", addictive.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 8:10:19 PM
watching the ideas something something? :)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 8:13:19 PM
Cardboard is paper. Red stripes make it look like the pages of a book, open(ing) upwards like a fan. The red book.
Stars between the pages; cosmic.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 8:16:21 PM
The book is full of "Movie"-ing symbols. "Logo"s - in the beginning was the Word etc.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 8:18:11 PM
Errhm.... .... .... "The Matrix"?

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 8:19:36 PM
..also, obviously, Logos is the name or title of certain people etc. etc.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 8:20:19 PM
Neo, one. A finger pointing upwards.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 8:24:25 PM
Damn. "Smells like teen spirit" by Nirvana; I looked at what the finger might be pointing (fear, greed, entertainment) and I couldn't help the connection. I wouldn't do this again (waters down the process of analysis too much).
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 8:28:15 PM
..I mean to think/go into non-obvious and/or musical references.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 8:27:09 PM
So. fear -> greed - >entertainment -> industry is like a future path for all this. First scary, then an opportunity, then widely seen, then used to create things.
(this is purely speculative and irrelevant to the experiment)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 8:39:25 PM
..or maybe even closed book pointing upwards? as it is carried in the Dixit card.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 8:41:01 PM
...pointing upwards ties in with the finger; the book is uplifting. It doesn't look like it is carried "upwards" in the card (just looked)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 8:42:09 PM
"Uplifting" ties in with the eagle.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 8:43:50 PM
The stars between the pages (cosmic nature) point upwards too.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 8:45:39 PM
Ah! The Grail?
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 8:49:16 PM
(..if you de-focus a bit)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 8:57:04 PM
A "source"; the logos are coming out of the book. This ties in with "pop-corn", as if it's all expanding out of the book. Flowing out of the book.
Aquarian (the star sign).
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 8:59:12 PM
... a spring.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 9:14:54 PM
This might also be an element in the NW; (glove) finger pointing upwards to pot out of which comes water vapor.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 9:17:26 PM
...this is the gift (boon) that is being given (hand gesture) in the NW? (glove is from/for the left hand).
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 9:20:09 PM
Ha! stars = "night", channel logos (stuff that is watched) = "watch"?

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 9:20:32 PM
he said "channel logos" :)
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 9:21:38 PM
...as in, "make logos flow through you".

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 9:30:16 PM
The thing about dream interpretation is that as soon as you narrate it (aloud to yourself even), you suddenly see how it is all words to begin with; it began as words, just got shown/dreamed as images. It makes little sense as images, but the words come together when you say them
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 9:31:16 PM
(I just remembered this; I have done a fair amount of dream interpretation, and not just my own)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 9:45:03 PM
Hm... "an explosion" of "ideas"? (de-focused again)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 9:48:13 PM
..projecting ideas/logos? upwards?

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 9:48:48 PM
...projecting ideas is uplifting?

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 9:50:28 PM
..explosive ideas? (as in "hot")

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 9:51:49 PM
"zero", "take off".

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 9:52:58 PM
zero, one.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 9:55:05 PM
..a new beginning?

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/15/2019, 10:06:21 AM
Procedural: The goal of the experiment is to create synchronicity through symbolic analysis. And _not_ to be correct when doing the analysis. This means that there are no restraints to the analysis wrt overanalysing or chasing references or 'what the artist intended' or ...
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/15/2019, 10:08:28 AM
.. avoiding anachronism. I did (initially) analyse the NW with those restrictions in place (e.g. I could have said "banning" is represented as the international "no sign" (red circle with diagonal red line), but that would have been anachronistic.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/15/2019, 10:10:03 AM
This is not what we are doing here. We are doing something more akin to divination and/or dream analysis. So, as long as I am thinking something, and it gets manifested, then synchronicity has happened, even if what I'm thinking is a dubious reference, or a long winded...
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/15/2019, 10:12:26 AM
..overanalysed meta element (e.g. "the Matrix" is nowhere actually to be seen).
Now, because this can be questionable to validate, I do actually limit myself to not overanalyse too much and to not chase references, lest the next cover manifested something (apparently) too far ..
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/15/2019, 10:20:41 AM
..from the previous piece of art.
Also, while I will roam free during analysis, to a point, the valid bits when it comes to validation of synchronicity aren't that many.
In the case of the "book" cover/card synchronicity these are just "Airy Logos", "Red".
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/15/2019, 10:22:49 AM
Which brings us to the final procedural point. This is the second time that I end up focused on a single element, and end up causing synchronicity with just that one element, and not the bigger picture (the first time was "banning"). This might be because I began analysis too ...
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/15/2019, 10:24:37 AM
..early and ran out of steam by the time the next cover was published. So this time, I'll hang on a bit onto the Econ cover (or just wait), and chose/begin the next piece of art on Monday.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/15/2019, 2:00:15 PM
The pic for next week is going to be this:
 


log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/15/2019, 11:58:40 PM
This is completely off topic but I just had the coolest idea. The meaning of the Just video by Radiohead is that the guy (Jesus) does actually tell them the meaning. The want to know what the end of the video means, and he basically says "no, I doesn't mean ....
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⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/16/2019, 12:05:04 AM
.. I just had to share!

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/16/2019, 12:13:47 AM
Channel maintenance:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbJyZ4eDkIs
(Uncle Martin's Sword Trick)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 8:45:39 PM
Ah! The Grail?
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/14/2019, 8:49:16 PM
(..if you de-focus a bit)
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/16/2019, 12:26:43 AM
.."cup" of "explosion". The nozzle of a rocket engine.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/17/2019, 10:11:50 AM
..channelled explosion, upwards.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 9:38:16 AM
elements: giant, robot, schoolboy, schoolbag, emoji, V-sign, thumbs up, phone lines, house, city..
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 9:39:39 AM
..road, leaves, fence. solid line/ no overtaking.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 9:49:46 AM
It might be a power line (e.g. 240v distribituion) as opposed to a proper 3-wire 3-phase power line. Even that it only has two cables.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 9:52:32 AM
The robot is "disruptive"; stands in the middle of the road. Possible reference to AI.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 9:54:54 AM
2 cables suggest input and output; I'll consider it a comms line, with a hint of power.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 9:57:38 AM
..there are actually two pole lines on both sides of the road and the cables of the left one end in mid air :) (and don't cross the road)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 9:59:44 AM
"power from the sky", conflated with "comms". Logos?

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 10:02:32 AM
For the record: I don't like the term "logos", I never used it as a thought concept when thinking, I don't believe in the independent existance of ideas (platonic stuff).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 10:39:49 AM
"the city has landed, at the end of a runway (the road)" - taking the previous card context. I am not doing this deliberately (pick the next card such that it would relate). I could have done it subconsciously, but I have actually checked, over the years:
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 10:44:28 AM
it is still just synchronicity. More often than not, to do it subconsciously would have involved knowledge (e.g. as a reference) that I didn't have until after the second piece usage/post. This is from past experience, but it's not possible to prove that it is the case here.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 10:46:15 AM
and the city has landed because it now "communicates" with the "higher power", i.e. it is consciously connected, awoken.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 10:49:34 AM
Antenna on robot head. Shaped like like stylized lightning. Radiohead :). Thunderstruck.
Central white line on head is a Racing stripe (also called Le Mans stripes and Rally stripes). Eyes look a bit like headlights. Orange color (sports car, fast).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 10:52:22 AM
The purpose of racing stripes is to help the driver line the car up with the road line (in the Le Mans race). So this is actually a road/runway reference. Ermhh... thinking about landing? Built to land?

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 10:55:55 AM
The orange ball/dot on the end of the antenna is a sky object, and the antenna is like a wire that connects that sky object to the robot. Sameness of color (both orange), gives the robot a divine aspect or quantity.

"Avatar" (the etymology of which comes from"to descend")

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 10:57:34 AM
Remote control (antenna)/ robot, also points towards "avatar".

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 11:01:29 AM
"Avatar" of "Logos" (the higher power related to comms). I take this to mean "channels Logos".
Again, for the record, I don't believe in God, hidden agencies (e.g. "aliens"), I am not 2000 years old and I don't experience reality differently - no extra senses.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 11:04:10 AM
Barrel shape of robot suggest hollowness; a container (e.g. for Logos, whatever that means)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 11:07:09 AM
Success (the V-sign). Picture/photo being taken. "Very successful synchronicity projection" for this specific card image?
We'll wait for the econ cover to see...

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 11:11:13 AM
'Avatar' and 'remote control' (of/through Logos) could mean that other people's projections are affecting what is going on here. If the city "has landed" and it has "the power" (awoken), then it's not just my own "creation of synchronicity through symbolic analysis" at work here.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 11:14:49 AM
Sky-scrapers. So... the road leads to full "physical" contact with the sky (stuff).
This is how people are going to live (in the building) and how their lives are going to be.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 10:49:34 AM
Antenna on robot head. Shaped like like stylized lightning. Radiohead :). Thunderstruck.
Central white line on head is a Racing stripe (also called Le Mans stripes and Rally stripes). Eyes look a bit like headlights. Orange color (sports car, fast).
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 11:17:22 AM
fast = "quick" = very smart. Or very "alive".

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 11:20:22 AM
no overtaking on the road. two-way traffic. A bit like the two cables (input/output). Road and cables are the same thing? The eventual bringing down to earth of the sky stuff. To walk on.
"Skywalker"
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 11:22:14 AM
.."on earth, as in heaven"
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 11:34:13 AM
Bringing heaven down to earth. The landing of the city.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 11:27:29 AM
V-sign on the background of sky is a "cup"-sign for cup holding sky stuff. Ties in with barrel-shape/container, which is "quick" (as a sports car), which means "alive".
So, another Grail reference.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 11:38:41 AM
Internet "like". Someone "liked" this and learned from it?

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 11:41:03 AM
Giant = powerful. Big = popular. Internet/social media popularity?

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 11:11:13 AM
'Avatar' and 'remote control' (of/through Logos) could mean that other people's projections are affecting what is going on here. If the city "has landed" and it has "the power" (awoken), then it's not just my own "creation of synchronicity through symbolic analysis" at work here.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 11:45:48 AM
..and I don't believe in past lives/reincarnation.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 11:51:51 AM
He's a "star". Totally missed it :) (star on chest).
Though arguably, the actual meaning is "heavenly stuff inside".

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 11:54:38 AM
For the record: I totally have always seen myself as a "giant of thought". I know this objectively based on the number of existing good/smart ideas that I have come up with independently (and then eventually realize that someone has said it before me)....
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 11:57:43 AM
... I also know that no-one else can know this, so I generally avoid acting like it.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 12:02:17 PM
Robot = rational and not susceptible to emotions or stuff like poetry and metaphors.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 12:06:18 PM
For the record:
I don't lose my mind over any of this. My superpower is actually being very good at keeping my feet on the ground and not forgetting myself (and not being swept away by the cosmic winds).
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 12:24:44 PM
.and not being possessed by the "Self" (in Jungian terms). Though I would also argue that a Self that can "possess" is actually a "shadow"-y Self and not a true Self.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 12:32:26 PM
"Giant leaves"? hm... or is it a matter of perspective...

/note when editing the log into a doc file: I took this as a message to stop talking about the robot and look at other stuff, as in "leave the giant")/

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 12:35:20 PM
Orange hair on boy
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 12:39:04 PM
Boy IS the robot. School bag = Scholarly.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 12:41:34 PM
Boy gives giant robot a heart?

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 12:43:05 PM
..ah. Boy makes giant robot "real", by giving it a heart (as in - not a hollow container anymore).
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 12:45:49 PM
Boy brings robot down to earth ("makes real"). By using a "symbol" (emoji)?
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 12:49:41 PM
By channeling logos.

Boy channels "realness" (heart) of robot.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 12:50:46 PM
Boy channels the essence of the robot which makes the robot real.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 12:54:36 PM
Boy says the essence (heart) of the robot, which makes the robot real/solid. The robot being the "on earth" manifestation of the orange ball in the sky.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 1:01:54 PM
Boy studies (scholarly) and explains (says) the essence (heart) of the above (looking up), which creates something big (robot) which is remote controllable and human-like and looks like an orange ball when it's in the sky.
The sun (orange ball).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 1:02:46 PM
Gaining control over sky stuff. On earth.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 1:05:09 PM
Gaining control over the spiritual and transcendental.

Yay, Age of Aquarius (as opposed to Pisces, water as "the spirit").

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 1:53:55 PM
The sun (orange ball in the sky) is a star (painted on robot).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 2:10:04 PM
"thumbs up" is also a hitchhiking sign.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 3:23:37 PM
This is all bit (if not a lot) self-serving, but as I have pointed out before, the goal is not to be correct, the goal is to create synchronicity.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/19/2019, 3:34:16 AM
Orange, "likes" itself, is like a child but is also powerful, suggests "Trump".
The ace of spades ("pikes" in French). So, a master of digging; Indiana Jones.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/19/2019, 3:34:38 AM
...star and stripes.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/19/2019, 3:43:25 AM
The Econ cover would probably have Trump and impeachment on it, and I'll say "banning, one of pikes - the NW".
I hope not, but it's likely, I suppose.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/19/2019, 3:59:47 AM
This image repeats "sky power/earth communication" twice; once in the cable line, and once in the robot("powerfull") and child("communicating")

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/19/2019, 4:02:11 AM
Speech bubble.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/19/2019, 11:35:14 AM
Car-like robot is a "Transformers" reference (not a fan of the series). Transformational.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/18/2019, 2:10:04 PM
"thumbs up" is also a hitchhiking sign.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/19/2019, 11:38:08 AM
..robot wants to be taken with boy to the city? Visibility and publicity?
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/19/2019, 11:39:38 AM
..ties up with V-sign as "picture being taken".

The Econ cover will have an actual real robot on it?
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/19/2019, 11:41:12 AM
..or an orange/sports car?
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/19/2019, 11:46:48 AM
..or the sun?

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/20/2019, 11:17:41 AM
The robot looks like an obstacle in the road (to the city), but is actually meant to be on the road (car-like).
The boy is the hitchhiker (stands on the side of the road).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/20/2019, 11:19:58 AM
Robot left hand has only 4 fingers.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/20/2019, 11:21:51 AM
"Ride the robot to town, add one finger for success/victory"
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/20/2019, 11:26:41 AM
Add one for success?
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/20/2019, 11:31:17 AM
..or, just a reference to "something missing"/ cut-out (in the context of the NW).
"Reveal oneself fully as a duality that is one" (two fingers for V-sign, same base).
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/20/2019, 11:34:58 AM
"On the road to reveal oneself fully as a duality that is one"

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 12:56:24 PM
I think the "V-sign" is going to be central somehow to the Econ cover. Because it's "a sign". As in, it's the only clear-cut, self-labeled sign, as such, in the image (and it's arguably one and the same sign as the thumbs-up sign, just a progression of sorts).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 6:10:24 PM

 

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 6:17:26 PM
Elements: men (policemen/protestors/journalists), red color, (tear) gas, helmets, (gas) masks, shotgun, camera, "press".
"Hong Kong" = fragrant/incense harbor/port. China, revolt, periphery.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 6:23:13 PM
"picture/photo being taken" and "city" (or "periphery" of a "city") are about the only things that match with the previous image, the way it looks at the moment.
I'll still go through with the analysis etc., and end the log with the next Econ cover.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 6:29:24 PM
"On the road to a city, where a picture is taken" is ideally what I should have said before seeing this cover.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 6:43:05 PM
This sequence of images is taking on a life of its own. In the sense that it has become a narrative and a story, which, as we have now seen, gets in the way of verification of synchronicity, because I have ended up "explaining" the previous image retroactively.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 6:44:03 PM
The elements of a narrative only connect loosely at the interface, as opposed to being one and the same thing, which was the intention of the experiment. I should have realized it's happening earlier ..
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 6:45:04 PM
.. and that I am making it happen, e.g. when I said "the city has landed" - which clearly implies the passage of time and development(s) from the previous images.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 6:47:53 PM
So, we will carry on like this for now, but any future experiment must be set up in such a way that it prevents the temptation to see the different pieces (to be "synchronized") as a meaningful temporal sequence, i.e. a story.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 6:53:35 PM
"Revolution". The turning of a wheel/circle.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 6:56:37 PM
Juxtaposition between "incense" and "tear gas".

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 7:01:42 PM
This city is definitely awoken :).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 7:05:45 PM
Still, sort of, the NW: men, militia(police), a gun, helmets. Something banned (red) - though, now, all of it. Gas (vapour).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 8:07:31 PM
Not a shotgun, but a tear gas grenade launcher of some sort.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 8:09:54 PM
And I had a really cool idea: this is all Reytenburg's POV. Having the smoke from the gun blast in his eyes and being red-eyed as a consequence. So, nothing "banned" really.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 8:14:50 PM
Though that suggests that the gun and pot/cup is one and the same thing.
Which then means, "being a subject of Logos". As in "being a subject of other people's agencies as metaphor projection of their own".

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 8:35:28 PM
this may sound super arcane.. "they were as dead when subjected to MP, but when they get "the" MP, they will be back to life, alive".

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 8:36:09 PM
... which is what a revolution/revolt is about - more freedom which means more (personal/own) agency.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 10:43:57 PM
Ha :). The picture being taken is the picture of the robot - who isn't in the picture in the city (is outside the city). If this is R.'s POV, then R. isn't in the picture of how he is being photographed.
Also, the robot is "sun-colored".

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 10:44:58 PM
..this was a trap! Because I said I liked the robot, and identified it as the Self. But I denied being the "returning king" before, as in, an individual other then myself, in the last 41 years (because obviously not).
We'll put this to the side and fix it latter, if needed.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 10:45:30 PM
(it's fairly obvious how)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 10:43:57 PM
Ha :). The picture being taken is the picture of the robot - who isn't in the picture in the city (is outside the city). If this is R.'s POV, then R. isn't in the picture of how he is being photographed.
Also, the robot is "sun-colored".
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 10:57:51 PM
(the "press" guy is taking a photo with a camera, and the robot is making the "my photo is being taken" v-sign)
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 10:58:31 PM
(which means that Ruytenburg and the robot are one and the same thing)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 11:06:10 PM
Sooooo.... "the two are one"? :)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 11:10:42 PM
This is quite exciting :). Even thought it isn't working too well as a proof of the original hypothesis (due to the retroactive nature of the current analysis).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/21/2019, 11:22:09 PM
What I find interesting, is how this all led me to "embody" Ruytenburg (by taking his POV, by having his POV as a given). Coupled with giving the robot a pass as a Self representation, before knowing it would end up equated with Ruytenburg.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/22/2019, 11:12:23 AM
Next week's image will be this (beginning Tuesday)
 

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 8:36:16 AM
Changed my mind about Tuesday; starting now.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 8:37:50 AM
Elements: Man, 4 robot hands, "x-ray" machine, clock/chronometer, pencil, notes, leather coat.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 8:39:25 AM
..calipers, shirt, chin, adam's apple.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 8:43:59 AM
clock hands at 7-55, 5, 51. The big hands look the same, so maybe one and the same hand that had moved; a period of "48" (55-7=48).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 8:47:37 AM
Assuming "hours" for the small dials - 1 and 10. So, a 9 hours period.
=> "9:48", maybe.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 8:48:35 AM
or "9mins, 48 sec".

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 8:51:13 AM
Detective/Philip Marlowe vibe (leather coat, notes). Or journalist.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 8:52:29 AM
..so possibly myself, as seen here - doing analisys and logging it.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 8:54:30 AM
"magnifying glass" -looking machine. An experiment (measurements being made)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 8:37:50 AM
Elements: Man, 4 robot hands, "x-ray" machine, clock/chronometer, pencil, notes, leather coat.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 8:39:25 AM
..calipers, shirt, chin, adam's apple.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 8:55:03 AM
..heart.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 8:55:39 AM
"getting to the heart of the matter"

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 8:59:14 AM
guys hands are arranged/drawn as if they are openning/spreading the chest to reveal the heart.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 9:03:22 AM
porthole/illuminator/bull's eye
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 9:08:20 AM
(Space)ship reference, (cosmic) Self. "Robot" hands - as in "robot" which appeared as a Self representation before.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 9:09:44 AM
Self-analysis
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 9:11:07 AM
..or self-revelation..
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 9:14:51 AM
The supernatural stuff (Self, robot) reveals a heart (itself?) inside some guy made of flesh.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 9:17:31 AM
and/or a proof of humanity (of some sort)
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 9:19:35 AM
or just "Proving the heart (of the matter)".
I hope so! :)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 9:36:57 AM
"Focus"(mag. glass) on the heart.
/note from when editing/compiling log into doc: read this as a message/command)/
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 9:39:42 AM
the heart is the Grail/cup/source/spring
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 9:42:35 AM
..so - "internal agency". integrated.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 9:44:57 AM
The Self is, of course, both encompasing and an inner part of the whole simultaneously (Jungian).
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/23/2019, 9:51:33 AM
"Supernatural/"god" stuff is human at its root" - it is made of flesh (heart) at its root, even if it may appear nonhuman (robot hands) on the outside and when manifesting itself.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/24/2019, 10:28:22 AM
(which is my original hypothesis; synchronicity can be viewed as divine external action, but it's actually created/caused by the observer)
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/24/2019, 10:22:16 AM
chronometer -> "synchronicity"
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/24/2019, 10:23:12 AM
"time and space" - (chrono. and calipers)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/24/2019, 10:26:52 AM
First page (front) seems done, it's flipped over to write on it's back/other side.
Reaching "the other side"; crossing.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/24/2019, 10:29:00 AM
"Revelation"

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/24/2019, 10:33:38 AM
The chin looks Superman-ish, also the spreading of clothes/shirt is a common depiction of Superman (showing the S beneath). Clark Kent is a journalist.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/24/2019, 10:39:16 AM
"man of steel"

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/24/2019, 10:50:47 AM
almost "full circle"? - the clock hand(s).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/24/2019, 10:51:29 AM
Gloves!
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/24/2019, 10:54:14 AM
They look like vintage driving gloves. Used to "turn a wheel".

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/24/2019, 10:55:54 AM
Orange glow on chest.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/24/2019, 11:02:38 AM
Possible "original sin" reference (adam's apple, on the inside).
Erh.. "internalised" agency?(apple= agency). As in, "the source might be internal, but don't internalise agency (completely)".

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/24/2019, 9:12:50 PM
Is the "mag. glass" an objective? E.g. of a camera? The next Econ. cover will have an actual heart or cup on it?
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/24/2019, 9:16:40 PM
I won't actually mind someting interesting that adds to or explains the heart/cup (if that happens again). I can settle for all this being good meta-art only (as opposed to science).
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/24/2019, 9:17:53 PM
..but it probably *will be* science; given the science vibe of the card.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/24/2019, 9:21:19 PM
..is it going to be *the actual* Night Watch painting? That would be funny.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/25/2019, 1:34:06 PM
..because all that is under the "magnifying glass" is "red"; like the HK Econ cover, which we have already identified as (a perspective from) the NW.
Or is it going to be a literal "boiling pot" or "a gun"? That would be too repetitive though.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/25/2019, 1:36:47 PM
I feel like the next Econ cover ought to "shed some light onto the heart" of the matter, somehow; because of the "porthole" aspects of the "mag. glass".

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/25/2019, 1:15:04 PM
4 clock hands, 4 robot hands. Robot hands are the hands of synchronicity (just saying, we know this already through other elements).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 1:50:12 PM
I just read that "ruiter/ruyter" also means "rider", apparently, to the extent that both "raider" and "rider" are "highwayman" (from "route").
en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reuter
So, the guy on the 'eagle card' is "riding" a "town". It would have worked in English too, I just didn't see it.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 1:57:51 PM
...and the robot is standing "on a road".
(another remainder that the true etymology of "ruyten" doesn't actually matter; what matters is what I see, and how I read it, in any language. But not retroactively, as here; this is just an interesting side note)
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 2:17:47 PM
("to ride" is "rijden" in contemporary Dutch)
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 2:39:05 PM
..in the sense that it's my own 'dreams' and my own subconscious, so, my own free associations are the important ones when it comes to potential synchronicity; assuming the original hypothesis is correct and that I am the only observer (or, at least, the primary trend-setter).
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 3:41:17 PM
The hypothesis does fully support the notion that you could affect/create "elements in art" retroactively, through the process of analyzing them, it's just that to *prove* supernatural phenomenology, correct *predictions* must be made about art outside my control (the covers).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 6:53:14 PM
 



log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 6:57:45 PM
Elements: Gold bars, gold background, optical illusion. Four, three. Inequality.



log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 6:58:46 PM
The background is the gold bars and v.v., one flows into the other.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 7:00:28 PM
Background = "gaps" between bars. So, the gold bars are associated with empty space; the gold bars are empty space, and that empty space is golden.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 7:02:39 PM
So, not totally the NW, but still relatable to a gold-coloured figure and an "empty" figure, which are one and the same thing.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 7:04:27 PM
The two gold bars on the sides are actually real(istic); it's only the 2-1 bars in the middle that flow into each other and the background.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 7:07:12 PM
4 stamps on the bars, 4 shadows. The "4" is real and the "3" is not (?)
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 7:08:07 PM
2 are/is real and 2 become 1.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 7:09:28 PM
"one is unreal" :)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 7:11:00 PM
"Pure" (metal)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 7:18:47 PM
Heart of gold, hitchhiker's guide -> a ship -> Self. Improbable -> unreal.
(this is retrospective, obviously, because I'm using past elements. I'll stop pointing this out if and when it happens)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 7:20:57 PM
"gaps are not what they appear"

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 7:24:33 PM
Looks a bit like a staircase (if you de-focus). And railway track sleepers.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 7:30:45 PM
Ah.. the gaps are "full" (with gold). The formerly empty is no longer empty -> I embody the Self (?).


log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 7:11:00 PM
"Pure" (metal)
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 7:33:40 PM
Elemental.
Heavy (metal). Precious. Shiny.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 7:33:49 PM
"Solid" gold.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 8:10:07 PM
"The in is out and the out is in". This actually ties up with the last card relatively well.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 8:19:06 PM
I suppose if you "zoomed in"("magnify") on the "embodied" Self, as the Ruytenburg figure, then you won't see much, other then some golden elements.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 8:19:52 PM
We need to try this again but "zoom out", somehow.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 9:28:20 PM
Looking at the progression of the 8 images, it's a sunrise.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 9:30:54 PM
...well, 10 images really; including the NW and its Econ cover.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 9:35:42 PM
I think we need to do the NW again. Or just post it and say whatever comes.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 9:38:37 PM
 



log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/28/2019, 11:16:23 PM
We should now see the cosmos, on the next Econ cover, if you follow my logic. When zooming out on the sun.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/29/2019, 9:18:12 AM
Exploration/discovery (Captain Cook), buddhism (rudder wheel), banging a drum. Dynamism.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/29/2019, 9:19:40 AM
sun(yellow)-sky(blue) colored flag.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/29/2019, 9:25:42 AM
3 guns, many pikes (2-4 forming "x"), a shield. 2 or 3 spanish helmets, conquistador - "conquest".

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/29/2019, 10:09:50 AM
The Captain is associated with "empty space"; he is the "outer Self", like the robot hands in the last card. The outstretched hand is the "hand of synchronicity"; this represents "supernatural agency".

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/29/2019, 7:28:49 PM
procedural: think I see what the problem is, with retroactive analysis starting to work better than forward analysis as in the first two weeks. I am thinking of the cover when I begin to think (again) of the preceding card; because I finish analysing...
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/29/2019, 7:33:33 PM
..too early. I should aim to be "still thinking" of the card, when the cover appears. This way the cover will follow and flow from the card, and not the preceding card - anew from the cover.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/29/2019, 7:36:28 PM
So, I should begin analysis on a card on Thursday mornings (at least once after the next cover).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/29/2019, 9:25:42 AM
3 guns, many pikes (2-4 forming "x"), a shield. 2 or 3 spanish helmets, conquistador - "conquest".
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 12/1/2019, 11:27:58 AM
...pikes forming a diamonds/checkers shape; "ruiten" means diamonds (shape)

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/29/2019, 10:09:50 AM
The Captain is associated with "empty space"; he is the "outer Self", like the robot hands in the last card. The outstretched hand is the "hand of synchronicity"; this represents "supernatural agency".
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 12/2/2019, 12:00:42 PM
Mysticism is associated with darkness/left/subconscious, because it is associated with invisible and not directly perceivable things, and commonly seen as somewhat opposite of rationality/control("right")
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 12/2/2019, 12:04:10 PM
The spear in RB's left hand looks like a "clock hand" or an "arrow". This ties in with the "leading gesture" that the Capt. makes; it shows direction. It also implies an ability, on RB's part, to "direct" or channel "supernatural agency", with the caveat....
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 12/2/2019, 12:05:27 PM
.. that it is held in RB's left hand, which implies limited control, most likely meaning that it's a continuous source, or flow, that cannot be stopped, only directed.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 12/2/2019, 12:12:21 PM
RB's right hand and overall stance suggests "disagreement". In the context of the current analysis, this would be disagreement with the anthropomorphic depiction of the outer Self (Captain). It has no agency of it's own (=isn't human).
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 12/2/2019, 12:15:02 PM
It is more like a clock with a clock hand (clockwork/robot), i.e. like a force or property of nature that gains human appearance only because it is originates and/or is shaped in/by humans (inner Self, heart).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 12/2/2019, 12:27:11 PM
The guy with the helmet and the gun (blast) suggests that RB is a projection of, or subject of, "supernatural agency", somehow, though this could mean something simple, like, "a self-portrait".

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 12/2/2019, 9:31:56 PM
arcane: "people who don't want to fight with sticks, will end up fighting with nukes"

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 12/2/2019, 10:00:58 PM
'Rider' is synonymous with 'knight' in some languages (Ritter), and knights are associated with having an all-metal outer shell.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 12/5/2019, 3:04:49 PM
Last Econ cover looks like a zebra "crossing". Road, cross references.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 12/5/2019, 3:09:20 PM
Crossing from night to day or from dark "to light" (golden background).

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 12/6/2019, 10:36:38 AM
 



log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 12/6/2019, 10:40:29 AM
Elements: Night (yay), moon, crescent, bats, snow, snowmen, frozen, (dead/creepy) woods, cup/pint beer, money(tree), Pinocchio, long nose, lies, scarves, gloves, carrot, hats, red star, some small song bird of some sort. Christmas, scary dream.

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 12/6/2019, 10:50:57 AM
This is bit like a painting, but from "outside" the painting - it has frozen figures and isn't moving. In the sense this a depiction of a painting, as opposed to a depiction of the things inside the painting.

/note from when editing: I didn't want to write it at the time but "johnson" is an English slang word for "cock"/

log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 11/7/2019, 11:36:19 AM
waiting for IIG to pick an image/painting for next experiment. They probably won't, but in the meanwhile I saw this

https://www.segabg.com/category-observer/edna-kartina-edna-izlozhba
and thought - is that going to be it? So I'll use the BG cover of the hitchhickers guide for this weeks Econ cover experiment
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 12/7/2019, 10:32:06 AM
A bit of backstory:
I analyzed the Night Watch here: vixra.org/abs/1910.0412
v1 and v2 differ because I wasn't sure how Rembrandt would represent "Banning". I did see that it was like the international "no" sign, but that would have been anachronistic. I then spent the week ....
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 12/7/2019, 10:36:37 AM
..thinking about the origins of the international "no" sign (red circle with red diagonal line), and eventually realized that it probably originates from using red ink for correction. I then researched the use of red ink in this way and found out that it's actually medieval.
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 12/7/2019, 10:38:26 AM
I then saw the Econ cover for that week, and wrote v2.
 



⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 12/7/2019, 10:42:54 AM
Note, that "Elizabeth" means "god is abundance", and "warren" is a forest/game keeper, i.e. somewhat the opposite of a hunter, but still someone who would carry a hunting gun.
So this almost says "fire all of your guns at once".
⦁    log_of_analysis @logofanalysis1 · 12/7/2019, 10:44:38 AM
The longer backstory to all this can be found here:
https://dutytoscience.blogspot.com/2019/02/mysticism.html
and there is more "data" here:
last.fm/user/aquariusv
⦁    ..and here:
https://profile.theguardian.com/user/id/3506955?page=1
(contains some art and/or art analysis in a few places)
⦁    ..more of me here:
https://twitter.com/johnboo49664859/with_replies

 

Thursday, 21 November 2019

The field of AI suffers from false anthropomorphism

Imagine acting like a fleck of paint for a few hours. Pointless? Try rolling left and right randomly and pretend that you are an irregular cloth ball. But why, you ask? Ok, maybe try acting like a loose thread hanging from the edge of a T-shirt? That makes no sense.
These random silly pretend activities are examples of the million things that you could be doing in your daily life, but aren’t, because they are pointless, boring and uninteresting. They are hard to even come up with, as examples, because they are so far from what people find interesting to think about.
They also illustrate an overlooked truth about human thinking – thinking serves evolutionary goals. Everything that the brain does, it does because it helped the survival of the genome; the brain is a problem-solving machine that has unconscious never-ending goals. These are well-being, reproduction, and, in the case of human brains, exploration, gathering and systematizing knowledge to allow better problem-solving.
All things and activities that people find interesting to think about, or to do, can be traced to those evolutionary goals. Some interests can be atavistic and less suitable for the modern world, but their origin in evolutionary nonetheless. Music? Builds community, indicates the ability to make new sounds. Painting? Exploring the field of visual perception. Mathematics? Systematizing quantitative knowledge. Acting like a table for ten hours? No evolutionary benefit. To every interesting activity there are millions possible uninteresting activities, like memorizing a phone book.
This means that the field of AI, as well as popular perceptions of what AI ought to be able to do, suffer from false anthropomorphism when it attempts to create a machine that “thinks”. People don’t “think”; people chase fixed thought-interests and solve fixed unconscious evolutionary-beneficial goals. Rationalization, in the Freudian sense, is an added problem that hinders self-awareness. People are not only unaware of their true motivations, but they are also very good at coming up with false “rational” reasons for thinking the things they do. In doing so, people generally cling to a false rational and “enlightened” vision of themselves, which is more akin to Plato’s featherless chicken with flat nails.
A machine that can solve any general problem that is describable with words (or symbols), is all that is needed to emulate human intelligence. What exactly problems that machine would solve, and what goals it should have is an entirely separate problem, which is a problem of motivation. It could be argued that the two could also be separate in humans; catatonia patients can be vied as fully conscious and aware, but disconnected from all motivation to “think” and “do” anything; this is best illustrated in popular culture by the movie “Awakenings” starring Robert De Niro. Likewise, a machine that can solve any general problem would only just sit and do nothing until given a problem. To create a machine that behaves like a biological organism, we then need a general problem-solving machine which a single fixed goal, or problem, which is “work towards reproducing yourself or other things like yourself”.
This take on intelligence leads to the logical question of what, then, is “general problem-solving”? General problem-solving is the ability to create a chain of causes and effects that reaches the defined goal as a real-world end-state, with real-world actions. This is a truism that helps distinguish between the essence of human thinking and its properties. Induction, deduction, inference etc. are properties of conscious thought than obsess the classical field of AI too much; they are just the flat nails of Plato’s chicken. The true essence of human intelligence is the ability to predict and shape the future. How this is achieved in an artificial intelligence agent, and what exactly constitutes a desirable future (goal) is a problem of implementation and ethics.
My personal take on ethics is that human ethics are a byproduct of solving evolutionary goals in the presence of other entities (human and animal) which are chasing the same goals. This then may give rise to a hard-wired subconscious interest in cooperation. More importantly though, this gives rises to a subconscious interest in not interfering negatively with the attempts of those other entities at solving those goals, which is a complicated way to say “be nice”.
In the context of AI, ethics can be viewed as forbidden real-world end-states. Many action plans and causal chains can lead to a desired goal. Psychopathic AI would choose the most efficient causal chain to the goal, irrespective of consequences. An ethical AI would assess all foreseeable consequences of a plan of action, and only choose to act on the causal chain that does not give rise to undesirable end-states, other than the goal.
This approach then handles a common SciFi trope when a rogue AI decides to achieve its otherwise lofty goals in a way that leads to a nonsensical or a bad final situation, as in Arthur C. Clark's book “2001: A Space Odyssey”.
We should not, however, be too demanding of AI; humans make those common-sense mistakes as well, best epitomized by the phrase “We had to destroy the village in order to save it”.

Monday, 25 February 2019

The Night Watch

According to wikipedia, the full title of Rembrandt's painting is Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq, also known as The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch.
A lot of controversy has existed over the meaning of the two (three!) figures immediately to the left of the Captain; they are the only people in the painting who aren't actual real people who are members of the militia company. The first are two girls - the one in the foreground has a hen/rooster on the belt, and the one in the background (behind the first girl) holds a boiling pot. The second (third) figure is a soldier shooting a gun.
I am going to suggest that these figures spell the names of Frans Banninck Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch.

"Frans" means "French" in Dutch - this is the royal looking girl with the rooster on the belt; the rooster is the symbol of France, and France was a monarchy at the time.
"Banninck" can be separated into "ban" and "ink" (same in Dutch), which could be seen as the Captain's attire; black (ink) crossed out with a red line (ink), on a white page.
"Kok" means "cook" in Dutch. This is the boiling pot that is being held by the girl in the background (pointed at by a glove), which makes her a cook.

Willem is short for "Wilhelm" which comes from "will" (same in Dutch) and "helm" ('helmet', or 'to protect'). This is the "willful" posture of the soldier with the gun and the helmet on his head. "Ruytenburch" is a misspelling of "Ruytenburg". "Ruyten" means "to raid" and "burg" is a small fortified place or town, i.e. he is a "town-raider" which roughly means "a brigand". Brigands "take"(steal) by the force of arms. This is the hand underneath the barrel of the gun, coupled with the barrel of the gun which points towards the Lieutenant.

Mysticism

Experience of the supernatural is known and called by many words, such as "God", enlightenment, spirits, etc.
It has been argued that epiphanies are effectively a state where the boundaries between the ego and the universe disappear due to a temporary or permanent suppression or dissolution of the ego. This may sound good, but can be a very negative experience that can lead to psychosis and paranoia; this is best illustrated (metaphorically) by Isaac Asimov's story "Nightfall".
The dissolution of the boundaries between the "I" and the world effectively means that one cannot distinguish between subjective thoughts and experiences and external events. Everything in the world is related to the "I", and happens because of the "I" or happens "for" the "I".

In the most benign case the experience of epiphany is "enlightenment", where thoughts (seemingly) relate to or predict reality.
In a slightly less benign case, this may appear to be a singular invisible entity ("God"), which is everywhere, knows your thoughts, sees what you do, and chooses how to affect the surrounding environment depending on that knowledge - 'it' makes signs which are recognizable as 'signs' because a similar thought preceded them. The difference between "enlightenment" and "God" is that enlightenment doesn't concern itself with agency, or may attempt to internalize agency ("thoughts shape reality"), whereas "God" externalizes agency. Positing that ego suppression and ego dissolution lead to epiphany is somewhat borne out of historical experience. Hardship(s) suppress/depress the ego -  and asceticism is associated with religiosity in a lot of cultures. This may also explain why Judaism is Jewish; they were slaves in Egypt.
That said, there is also a special case of "Monotheist enlightenment", where "you" (that is Jesus) are "God", agency is partly internalized, thoughts may shape reality (produce miracles), but a special problem arises very soon: dealing with negative events. Remember, epiphany means that all that happens is felt to be directly related to a thought or thoughts or an internal state of mind - and internalizing agency means that everything bad that happens is literally and directly known to "you" as "your" fault. This leads to the natural outcome of either trying to undo negative events (heal people, raise the dead), or consciously attempting to take responsibility for all bad things in the world, or 'miraculously' ending up taking that responsibility (the thought leading to the outcome on its own, but more of that later). It must be pointed out that "monotheist enlightenment" naturally begins as a very positive experience; you are special and everything in the world happens for you, which means that "God" loves you as a child.
The worst case of epiphany is paranoia. This is the same as "God" (external all-powerful all-seeing agency), but attempts naturalistic explanations for what this agency might be. Examples include "The CIA is watching me", "Satellites control/read my thoughts", as well as the Truman show syndrome. What makes paranoia a negative (or self-destructive) experience is not the naturalistic explanation per se, but a self-perpetuating cycle of speculation about possible negative motivations of the real-world agency, then seeing the thoughts relating to those negative motivations projected into the world, leading to fear and more thoughts about some naturalistic entity's possible negative motivations. The Truman show syndrome is an exception to this negative feedback experience, the subject being "the star" of the show.
An unexpected corollary of this line of reasoning is that positive religion, such as Christianity, can function as a psychological safety net (in a 'rationalistic' world).

There are two possible mechanisms that can lead to dissolution of the boundary between the self and the universe.
The first is subjective and related to the dissolution of the censorship (in the Freudian sense). The censorship is a mind sub-entity which sits between the subconscious and the conscious. The censorship's task is to weed out sense from nonsense, as the final product of subconscious processing of the world or a problem. The conscious mind is only made aware of 'ideas' and 'thoughts' that 'make sense'; everything else is discarded. The absence of censorship means that the subject becomes aware of 'nonsense' conclusions to problems (that the subconscious is working on), which suddenly seem very logical. It also means that the subject is aware of the subconscious processing itself; mere observations of the world at the first stages of their processing by the subconscious become equivalent to "thoughts" and "ideas" - this is then the phenomenon which is interpreted by the subject as "my thoughts are outside my head", e.g. as 'signs' or 'miracles'.

The second possible mechanism, that can lead to the perception that there is no boundary between the self and the universe, is an objective real lack of a boundary. This does not exclude the absence of a subjective boundary between the conscious and the subconscious; but it rather means that there is just one boundary - that between the conscious and the subconscious, and no boundary between the subconscious and reality.
So let us explore some of the possible manifestations of "the supernatural", in the light of our presumed non-duality of thoughts/signs.
Synchronicity (in the Jungian sense), is the most obvious starting point. An example of synchronicity, given by Jung, is a real event where someone's funeral was preceded by a large flock of crows deciding to visit the house and sit on a tree. The two events - funeral and sudden appearance of crows are said to be synchronous, that is - they happened at the same time, but what makes them special, or supernatural, is that they are meaningfully related from the point of view of the observer. Also, one of these events (crows) is seen to be very unlikely, which adds to it being perceived as special. This example relates to our discussion on epiphany in the sense that thinking funeral thoughts appears to have produced an objective manifestation of those thoughts in the world, as a 'sign' (crows).
In actuality there can be no clear distinction between the signs (crow) and the events (funeral). Both are equally 'an event', which is best illustrated by taking the crows perspective: "Why is it, that sometimes when we decide to hold a party in a tree, one of those big walkers turns out to have died in a house nearby? What a coincidence!".
Let us assume that thinking can link two events meaningfully. Even if that is so, then neither event can justifiably be called 'a sign' without exploring this a bit further. Taking a more general perspective, some events in the world are more deterministic, and some events in the world are more random. If thinking was to 'produce' one of these type of events, and link it to the other, then it is more logical to say that the more random event is the event that is being "produced" acausaly, assuming that the universe has a path of least resistance in the manifestation of meaningful coincidences. This means that the humans could actually be justified in calling the appearance of the crows 'a sign' (crows chose the tree randomly), but the crows are less justified in being superstitious about tree parties (death and entropy are natural and more deterministic aspects of the world).
Another example of synchronicity, or "metaphor projection", is fortune-telling and prophecy, e.g. someone very superstitious goes to a gypsy seer and wants to know if their significant other is cheating on them. The gypsy throws the tarot cards or stirs the tea leaves and sees a vague image of a blond woman/man. Several months later, the subject finds a blond hair on the couch and instantly remembers what the gypsy had said.
The agent of "prophecy" is this case is not the gypsy - it is the superstitious client. Only the client has all the information needed to 'synchronize' events; the gypsy seer never finds out if someone actually did cheat or not. One of the events is the tarot cards/tea leaves which have arranged themselves randomly to form the image of a blond woman/man. The other event is finding the blond hair. And finally, the most important component, the glue that holds those events together, is superstitious thinking, which immediately looks for 'a sign' when confronted with a very psychologically unsettling event. This means that the subject "produced" a sign acausaly and supernaturally back in time. Seen this way, all prophecy is effectively sending messages back in time, with the caveat that those messages must form a feedback loop where they still end up being sent; a prophecy cannot prevent the event that caused it to be sent as a message. This also means that fortune-telling only works for those who believe in it, and that investigative skeptics, such as James Randi, will come out empty-handed. It also suggests that the present can alter the past, within some unknown limits, which is a bit unsettling, given how many history books there are in the world which are being read by a lot of people as meaningful stories.
It might be useful, when dealing with the prophetic aspect of synchronicity, to adopt a timeless perspective: the past doesn't actually exist, all that exists is records of "the past " in the present, and present physical states that are part of deterministic phenomena from which "the past" can be inferred. A specific present event is the state of something in the present. The thought about the event is a state of someone's mind in the present. The memory about a metaphorical "past" representation of the present event is also part of the present physical state of the subject's mind. The physical record, if there is one, of the metaphorical "past" representation of the present event is too something that exists in the present. Jungian synchronicity between all the above mentioned present states  - of the world/mind/memory/records, can therefore be seen as happening entirely "in the present", without priority or with unknown priority if there actually is one (a potential law of least resistance being the best starting guess).

This is all, of course, a bit convenient and seemingly unfalsifiable, but there may actually be a way. There is no need to demonstrate this to someone else who is also an observer who may have expectations which then affect the outcome; nothing in the above reasoning prevents self-experimentation and self-demonstration.
Pick a work of art, e.g. a painting. Spend a lot of time deconstructing the meaning of that painting. Make sure you think about it a lot, but it must also be something that is hard to understand - you can see the elements, but you are juggling them in your head, looking for meaning. This gives your subconscious a task with known elements (those in the painting). The subconscious is now processing that task, with those known elements, and the task is "looking for meaning". Before you find a definite answer, but after you've given up thinking about it (consciously), pick 3 numbers in random that form a date in the last 10 years. Go to the site of the Economist magazine, and find the issue, in the past issues section, which is closest to that date. Has the cover of this issue got all the elements of the painting? You could also do this with someone else, without telling them any of the above (to avoid priming).
It is possible that priming is the key, so maybe the proper way to run this as an experiment would be to actually create expectations of synchronicity. For example, this would mean to tell the experimentee(s) to analyze a piece of art, then ask them to pick random numbers that determine a second piece of art, then tell them (falsely) that someone has drawn/painted an artistic interpretation of the first piece of art that they will shortly be shown and ask them to asses how well that person has done, i.e. to asses how closely related the two pieces of art are. Then show them the randomly chosen (in reality) second piece of art. This still leaves us with the problem of objectively assessing if synchronicity has actually happened, without influencing the result through the process of looking at it, but we can cross that bridge when we get to it.
It is also possible that there might be individual differences in performance, e.g. more analytical (or crazier?) people being better at "causing" synchronicity. Alternatively, it might be a cumulative effect which depends solely on the total number of people who have "looked into" a single specific instance of synchronicity.
One must be careful, when setting up potential experiments on synchronicity, to not (attempt to) violate the laws of statistics; the laws of chance cannot be bent. For example, suppose a lottery machine produces 7 non-repeating random numbers between 1 and 50. The sequences "20 31 1 8 11 4 45" and "1 2 3 4 5 6 7" have equal probability of being drawn by the machine, but the second sequence is definitely a more meaningful sequence. This is therefore a case where meaningfulness does not reduce it's own probability of happening.
On the other hand, if we define meaningfulness as "sequential numbers", then we instantly reduce the likelihood that a meaningful combination would happen, because, statistically, the probability of a combination with sequential numbers happening is orders of magnitude lower than non-sequential combinations.
This example demonstrates that attempts to pre-define meaningfulness would automatically guarantee failure, as the laws of probability assert themselves. Meaningfulness can only be discovered and assessed after the fact; ideally, all possible combinations and outputs of a random meaning generator system would have the potential to carry meaning (as is, for example, the case with Tarot card spreads).

I can personally give a lot of examples of the pure "metaphor projection" kind of synchronicity that I have managed to create/observe (not sure which it is, this is why we need to do proper controlled experiments), but here is the best one:
Clubbed To Death by Rob Dougan - reversed and sync-ed to Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf
I made this video after noticing that the two songs/videos line-up quite well both forward and in reverse. The reverse line-up shows that the visual elements in the "Clubbed To Death" video match really well with the lyrics of BTBW. I only made the reverse video; if you want to see how well they match "forward", play BTBW and the official "Clubbed To Death" youtube videos side-by-side.
These two "pieces of art" don't just contain the same elements (it being a fact that someone noticed in a short space of time) -  which would have been enough to call it Jungian synchronicity; they also synchronize really well in the conventional meaning of the word  - as video/music clips, which arguably means that this is an example of several separate instances of Jungian synchronicity.
By contrast, a more conventional example of Jungian synchronicity between the "Clubbed To Death" video and another piece of art would be the similarity with the narrative in the song by The Gathering - "Probably built in the 50s". The backstory is that quite a few years ago I spent a long time analyzing the meaning of the "Clubbed To Death" video, and then just happened to listen to some music that included BTBW by Steppenwolf and that song by the Gathering, and, well, this is the result. Conventional Jungian synchronicity of this kind is, of course, much less demonstrable after-the-fact.

Another, more general example of synchronicity is the Baader-Meinhof effect. The conventional explanation of this effect is that it is a purely subjective effect. My take on it, in the context of the current subject, is that rare new words or concepts are likely to be thought about subconsciously for an extended period of time, which would would then lead to their a-causal/synchronous/supernatural re-manifestation.
The best most recent example of Jungian synchronicity of the prophetic/"message back in time" kind, that I have found, is a video doing the rounds on Twitter (not originally discovered by me): it's a movie clip made in 1958 depicting a man called Trump who wants to build a wall.
Another recent example is Arthur C. Clarkes's book "Randevouz with Rama", which may be seen as describing the passing of the Oumuamua asteroid through the solar system. This doesn't mean that "it's aliens"; it only means that the "message back in time" reflects people's analytical process of what Oumuamua might be, and not necessarily the conclusion or the resolution of that process. "Messages back in time" are just that - "messages", and subconscious ones at that, the information contained in them is not necessarily (always) factual.
A better example of the same nature would be the book "The Wreck of the Titan", which seemingly predicted the sinking of the Titanic 14 years earlier. In both cases, an emotionally moving event made a person (or people) "remember" a book they had read; "reverse" causality created the actual physical memory of the book, the actual writing of the book, all events in between that were necessary for the memory to form (e.g. picking up the book by chance in a bookstore, events leading to being in the bookstore etc.), as well as all the chance events that led the author to write the specific story. Arguably, the opposite is also possible; reading the book about the Titan "caused" (a-causally) the reading of news of the sinking of the Titanic shortly thereafter, which "caused" the actual sinking, which "caused" all the events that led to the sinking. Going back to our discussions on the duality of signs-events, whichever of the two events (book writing vs. sinking) was easier to happen by chance is likely closer to "the sign", and the other event is likely closer to "the event" ("path of least resistance"). These likelihoods a probably very hard to assess and likely not very different from one another in all event chains where people are predominantly involved, which is why it is probably more useful, to collectively call both events/signs "synchronicity" as Jung does. That said, the passage of an asteroid is an event that is significantly more deterministic than the sinking of a ship, due to it being almost entirely Newtonian in nature for a long period back in time, which means that the two examples aren't completely equivalent to one another.

The retroactive manifestation of a long chain of events may sound a bit unrealistic from a statistical perspective, but it must be noted that a lot of possible events can serve as the cause for a specific end-state; there isn't a specific and very unlikely chain of events leading to a final state; it is rather a pyramid with a lot of increasingly possible lower elements that leads to the single end-state at the top. An analogy in purely thermodynamic terms, is that for a fixed end-state of a container of gas molecules, where each molecule's position and momentum is precisely defined (if possible), there exist an increasing number of states back in time, the further back in time one goes, that could potentially lead to the final desired state. This is the consequence of quantum mechanics and the universe not being strictly deterministic; the passage of time destroys information about past states and the past is not 100% infer-able from the present, which can be taken to mean that the past doesn't "fully" exist.

I would caution anyone looking into this against "always looking on the bright side". It is tempting to only want to see "good" in the world and happy, meaningful events. It is natural to want to treat all "signs" as related to good events, and hope that they predict good events. However, what this actually does is that it suppresses all possible bad, dumb and meaningless interpretations of a "sign" to the subconscious. In other words, what this does is that it internalizes a subconscious censorship (again - in the Freudian sense), which then filters good from bad interpretations of a sign, as generated by the subconscious, and keeps the bad possible interpretations in the subconscious for a longer time than the good. This then ensures that the subconscious will a-causally manifest the bad event, even if a good event has already happened; both events matching the original "sign".
One should always keep a psychological possibility for negative, neutral and meaningless events to occur, as is the case in the world.

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