Saturday, 22 August 2009

Keeping Track of the Cat

Heart of the Jaguar by Susan Seddon Boulet:

Recently I've been watching as the Cat continues to gradually weave itself into the sync-patterns that I've been keeping tabs on. Since the start of August there's been a slow build up of coincidences which have encouraged me to take a closer look at one of my favorite creatures.

First of all I'd like to took at a look at a few of the Cats which are prominent in my own life at this moment in time. I have three feline friends - Talu, Akira and Scooby - who I've had for over 10 years now. Here we have daughter Scooby on the left, mother Talu on the right, and Akira below.

I also live in an area of the Highlands of Scotland called Caithness.

When the Vikings invaded Scotland (round about 800 AD) they chose appropriate Viking names for the areas they conquered. Caithness, originally known to the Norse by the name 'Katanes', translates as 'Land of the Cats' or 'Land of the Cat-people'.

To sum this up I'm a Cat-lover who was born and bred in the Land of the Cats. I suppose it was only matter of time before the feline infiltrated it's way onto this blog.

Recently there've been a growing number of Big Cat sightings in and around Caithness that have really piqued my interest. The British Big Cats Society revealed that 2,123 sightings of big cats were reported in the UK between 2004 and 2005. Almost 60% of all the sightings reported were of black cats, 6% were lynx type cats, and 32% were of brown or sandy coloured ones, which the BBCS believes to be pumas.

Now Big Cats (Panthers/Pumas etc) are not native to the United Kingdom so how they arrived here remains something of a mystery. Knowing that Big Cats wandering the countryside (basically on my very doorstep!) has definitely got me curious about the Cat.

New evidence published includes a skull found by a Devon farmer in July 2005 that has now been identified as that of a puma; three reported attacks on horses; over 35 incidents regarding sheep kills; several confirmed paw prints of which plaster casts were taken; and 17 reports of a big cat with cubs – an increasing trend, which suggests that the animals are breeding.

Just last mont, July 2009, the police in Scotland issued a warning advising people not to approach Big Cats due to a recent attack on a Horse. The report says:

'There have been attacks on horses by big cats across Britain over the years. The animal in the May 2009 sighting was said to be sandy in colour and about 4ft tall and 6ft long. Di Francis, from the British Big Cats organisation, said: "We don't know enough from the description to say for sure but the most commonly known exotic cat that could be out there, that is light brown, is a Puma.'

For the full BBC article go here.

Now I never imagined in a million that I'd ever come face to face with a Big Cat, or catch one camera, but earlier this month that was about to change.

Believe it or not but over the last 2 weeks there's been a Big Yellow Cat living in the field opposite my home. This is no joke.

Over the back wall of my garden there's a large open field of grass that has an all weather football pitch built upon it. The old artificial grass has gradually been worn away over the years so this month it's been stripped back to the bare bones so that new astro turf can be laid down in strips. This is a view from the bedroom window:

Around the perimeter of the pitch there's a 15 foot high chain link fence and six floodlights giving the whole thing a prison-like vibe.

While the work is being carried out there's been a large yellow vehicle inside the enclosure helping complete the task. I often cross this field when I go to work in the morning, or walk the dog at night, and while I was being nosey and watching to see what the workmen were doing I noticed the letters 'CAT' on the side of the bright yellow vehicle.

We therefore have a Big Yellow Cat living in a Cage opposite my home:

Hope you weren't disappointed with my Big Cat sighting. :)

I did a quick google search and found that the CAT logo has a Pyramid/Mountain encorporated into the simple design. The CAT is also short for CATerpillar, a creature which connects strongly with the themes of Transformation and REbirth:

A view of the Yellow CAT (left of ear) and my Black Cat Scooby:

Earlier this month one of these Big Cats, resembling a Panther, was captured on camera for the first time in Argyll, Scotland. An off duty police officer used his mobile phone to film a labrador sized Panther slinking it's way along a Scottish railway line.

If I hadn't watched this one video at the start of August then I don't think this post would ever have made it off the starting blocks. This Big Cat sighting might not seem like much it helped play a key role when it came to constructing this post. For anyone interested the full BBC report can be found here.

Like the video above, here's another example of the Cat on the Train Track:

Things got a little stranger when the next Cat/Train encounter occured about a week later while writing the intro of this post. I was working on the computer when I happened to glance over at a stack of books perched on the corner of my desk. I don't know how long they'd been sitting there gathering dust but as I scanned the list of book titles my eye was drawn to the letters 'Cat' on the binder of this bright yellow Spring 2009 ScrewFix CATalogue:

^ Sandwiched between the ScrewFix CATalogue and Graham Hancock's 'Supernatural' I noticed a July 2009 ScotRail letter. I thought, that's a little odd. Once again the Yellow Cat was coming in contact with the Train/Railway.

This got me wondering what the Cat and the Train had in common with one another, but nothing sprung to mind. The X (a mark of buried treasure) beckoned me to look closer at the details:

Above the Yellow CATalogue and the ScotRail letter sat the book 'Supernatural' by author Graham Hancock (see image above). If you've read about Strings, Strands & the Sound of Music then the name Hancock should bring to mind this image of Will Smith, a Blue Car, and the Railway Line:

Will Smith is another Black Cat who likes walking on Train Tracks:

Kind of like the one spotted on the ScotRail line:

Will Smith might resonate with the Black Cat (BC/23) but he's also been an Alley Cat who was trapped in a Cage in this movie:

Will Smith also enTRAINs with the musician Willie Smith...and this Yellow/Gold Cat:

In the movie I Am LEGend we find Will Smith hunting deer in the deserted city. He takes aim at a Stag:

And then the Lioness makes the kill on his behalf. Will Smith coming face to face with the Big Yellow Cats:

If you fancy checking out this scene again you can find it here.

Getting back to my encounter with the Yellow CATalogue on my desk, I noticed that the book MedicineMaker was sitting beneath it:

I read MedicineMaker about two years ago so I'm still not exactly sure why it was sitting around on my desk! Anyhoo, I'm glad it was there because it lead me to this next synchronicity.

Hank Wesselman, the author of the novel, is a scientist turned shaman. In MedicineMaker Hank describes his trials and tribulations as he journeyed along the path of the Shaman, and recounts many of the visions he experienced while in expanded states of awareness. He explains that one of the most influential spiritual allies, or totem animals, on his personal quest came in the form of the Cat. This is a painting that Hank did of 'The Leopard Man'.

Notice the Railway Line/Train Tracks beneath paws of The Leopard Man:

Once again I was lead to the Cat and the Track, but I still absolutely no idea why this might be syncnificant. There seemed to be a pattern, and I was certainly curious, but I didn't have a clue where it was all leading.

The next pieces of the puzzle came in a slightly different manner. I decided to put on my thinking cap to see if I could come up with any other Cat/Train synchronicities via the movies. We've seen the Black Cat, the Yellow Cat and the Alley Cat, so the next one to cross my path turned out to be Blue.

Notice that the Pyramid is formed by the Legs in this Cat Ballou, or Blue Cat, poster:

The Yellow/Blue Cat on the Train Tracks:

We saw all of these same elements (the Yellow CAT, the Pyramid and the Train) combined earlier on in this image:

To top it off I found Lee Marvin, star of Cat Ballou, with a Tin Nose. Here's an image I grabbed off the web:

The Blue Cat is a pointer towards Gnosis, spiritual knowledge of the mystic, and resonates with the Gnostic Christ. I've been excited about the upcoming release of James Camerons (JC - Jesus Christ) latest movie so it's worth mentioning here that the Blue-skinned ET's who star in the movie are actually Blue Cat people.

Check out this awesome trailer for more on the Ballou Cat:

The Blue Cat, enTraining with Water, brought to mind this poster for Cat in the Hat starring (MM/2K/KK) Mike Myers. Notice that the Hat visually connects with the striped rungs of the Train Track. The Cats Eye is observing as we journey into the Age of the Aquarian Water-Bearer:

Actor Alec Baldwin also who stars in The Cat in the Hat.

Alec Baldwin has also played the role of the Train Conductor in Thomas and the Magic Railroad. The Train and the Cat-man:

The Cat syncs with the CATerpillar which syncs with the Train. Above we see that the Blue Thomas (Blue TOM Cat?) is a Blue CATerpillar, or Blue Worm.

Alec Baldwin, the Cat Conductor, is the one who steers the Train to it's desired destination. The Cat is our guide as we journey towards our God-Self/Higher Self/I AM.

A Shephard is someone who steers CATtle to a safe haven. He is the overseer, or watchman, who looks out for the flock. In the movie 'The Good Shephard' we see actors Matt Damon and Alex Baldwin having a chat in a diner. Notice his Hat:

**Note: At the exact moment of writing the word 'Hat' in the sentence above my daughter walked into the bedroom holding a brand new Hat she received only moments ago as a gift from her mum. Conveniently it's a stripey Hat!!! Couldn't resist taking this s-purr of the moment photo:

Getting back to The Good Shephard movie the 'Cat in the Hat' Alec Baldwin leaves the diner as his conversation with Matt Daemon concludes. Baldwin (accidentally on purpose) forgets to take his Hat with him. Damon leans over to take Baldwins Hat. As he turns it over he finds a message, or clue, inside.

It's the number 77 of course!

77 is the number of OZ/PAN, or the Black PANther:

Actor Wesley Snipes was signed to play the role of a new super hero, the Black PANther, until the movie ground to a halt earlier on this year. Despite the fact that the Black Panther movie is no longer in production we still have another instance of the Black Cat walking/running on the Train Track scenario due to Wesley's involvement with the Money Train ^.

Moving swiftly on we find another example via the actor Steve Martin. On one hand we have the (PP) Pink PANther and on the other we have Planes, Trains and Automobiles:

The Cat, the Hat and the Train Track ^

This theme continues via the actress Thora Birch. Here we see the Train flashing past her in 'Homeless in Harvard':

Below we see that Thora Birch has a Train emerging from her shoulder in 'Winter of Frozen Dreams'. To top it off she also stars in a movie simply entitled 'Train':

If you find the Train the Cat won't be far away. In the movie Ghost Town I found Birch donning the mask of the Black Cat:

On the body of the Black Pantheress we see that the white stiching criss-crosses her body like the rungs on a Train Track, or the branches of a Railway Line. It's as if the path is a part of her, woven into the very fabric of her Being:

To wrap this up we see that the DNA Ladder resembles a spiral Train Track:

We have the Track, so what about the Cat?

Well the information in DNA is stored as a code made up of four chemical bases: guanine (G), cytosine (C), adenine (A) and thymine (T). Notice that the letters G, C, A & T contain the word CAT.

If you look carefully at the Train Track of these DNA pairings you might spot the CAT:

When viewed through the lens of synchronicity we can see that the Cat is built into our very Blueprint:

Our inner-CAT helps lift us Up to higher levels of Consciousness:

Finally we find actress Thora Birch, seen earlier wearing the mask of the Black Catwoman, as a passenger of the DNA resonating Blue Car in the movie 'Purple People Eater':

Notice above that musical notes are emanating from the Horn of the Purple People Eater. Check out Strings, Strands & the Sound of Music for more synchronicities involving Musical Notes and the Blue Car.

Purple People Eater happens to be numbered 42 over at IMDB:

I want to take a closer look at the Cat/Jupiter connection in a future post but for the time being check out Jakes brilliant new video entitled Heart City for more on the relationship between the number 42 and the planet Jupiter.

To sum this post up we've seen the Black Cat, the Yellow Cat, the Blue Cat, the Pink Cat/Panther, and finally the Purple People Eater, or Purple Cat:

All of these Cats seem to point towards a journey we're collectively travelling (like passengers in a Train) and they each point to something which is taking place deep within each of us, inside the very Strings, or Loops, which make up the fabric of our reality:

More feline frolicks coming soon.

CATch you later.



Michael said...

The cat is one of mankinds favorite totem animals, and I've always found the synchs around the appearance of the animal to become overwhelming, so nice job staying "on track". ;-)

The pic of the DNA pairings that show a cat, also remind me of the word Gattaca - a sci-fi film about a "brave new world" of DNA manipulation and creation of "perfect" men and women. Seems obvious where the word comes from now.

Cheers, Michael

tommy said...

Amazing post... I noticed "Thora Birch" has 2 Rs in it, and the repeating R theme reminds me of a cat's puRR. Also, in the poster for "Train", the R is mirrored. I'm still wondering what that means, it shows up a lot. Other things in the Train poster are in the upper right corner, puLL/77 and "Emerge"/EEE (which happens to be the brand of computer I'm on right now). The fact that the cats show up in all different colors (and forms) resonates the Rainbow.

Michael - Gattaca backwards is "A Cat Tag" ;P

tommy said...

I found this doing a search for "Lisa Frank" (it's all animals and rainbows): Cats on a rainbow (it's on a weird kaleidoscope/looking glass thing as well

A Few Shots to Shaman said...

My mom called me one day telling me that she had a dream about a Ferris Wheel becoming Train Tracks becoming DNA.... I was going to use some of what you had, but you can only do one post at a time.... I absolutely love the CAT tracks DNA that was beautiful.

JSteveKane said...

wow you never fail to resonate, I've been syncing the blue cat for years now and i touched on it in my "into the deep blue conciousness post" but i never connected it with train before i have however for some years connect trains with trance and higher states onconciousnes courtesy of the klf "23" resonators "last train to trance central" and "Trance europe express" "express 2" "S express" musical releases of the 90's the cover to last train was "very blue"
ive never considered the idea of switching the colours on resonators until the synchromystics started blogging about red and blue eye but your spectrum of cats is quite imppressive. The Jaguar has been my main cat resonator for a number of years which i blogged about in "The Aztek ,the Knights of the Jaguar and strange experiences at the valley of the dawn" i like the way you let the cat lead us to 2012i now need to go and reread your post. - thanks

toure said...

Slick work!

2009... 9 Lives of the Kat... Seven of Nine ref'd in my latest... District 9 just released... The 9th Gate with J Depp...

Also, concerning my recent patterns of cubes, 3 cubed is 9, cubed trinity. Trinity's wardrobe in the first matrix resonates the catwoman catsuit, also worn by 7 of 9

As a Leo, I feel a strong affinity towards cats. I have a recurring stomach ulcer; once at a friends place, i was having some bad stomach cramps and his cat crawled into my lap and began kneading my stomach with its paws.

toure said...

and speaking of black cats and the black star, if you can find the clip, Micheal Jackson (mj-stoned-tiger) transforms into a black panther at the end of the full version of his "Black and White" video

Jake Kotze said...


Having lots of Cheetah syncs over here.

Think Shiva wears a cheetah skin while sitting on the tiger rug.

Wanted to bring up Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and link it up with this stuff but then realized it has some stunning connections to Dunst and I will have to let it rest until there is time for all the groovy context.

Again, superb

Peace In

Anadæ Effro said...

Thanxz, Arrowsmith the Mage, for the 'Avatar' heads-up. Not really one for dogging the halls of fandom, I appreciate the alert. Oh, my whirred veri? It's outtlert. LOL!

It awe-weighs warms my he-art when the cinema cat-ches up with more ancient Tero-You-ths that those of us descended from the Fir Chlis, or der Hulder Volk, and/or other elfin/elven houses have Gnown & own'd for millenia.

I have had the high honour throughout my life of being charged with the nurturence OF our feline cousins for decades. Have you e'er heard of the Scots legend that the Heavenly Father had created them to enhouse the souls of the stillborn & those that died in infancy, so as to (k)NOT(work) miss the experience of being raised in love?

A cat & a dogge, an elbe & a mann,
Anadæ Q. Effro (•8-0}

Arrowsmith said...

Thanks for the great feedback guys. I shall continue down this path and see where it leads.

V. T. ANDERSON said...

I recall reading about that the Tiger is commonly considered the most malicious demon of them all - compare e.g. William Blakes poem "Tiger Tiger"

the cat - perhaps the most occult animal there is. You might benefit from pondering the physical attachment of the cat to witches (also toads), in effect wiccan magic today, and typically satan (think Bulgakov's The Master and the Magerita). OF course we can't view universe as good or bad per se - but interpretations of EXACTLY symbols is supposedly a deciphering of occult means and hints. I highly respect you Richard, but here I wonder if you fail to consider the true nature of the cat metaphor.

I suppose Im writing this because my dogs killed a cat, like crazy, 2 weeks ago and the whole neigbourhood somewhat lightened. I thought hard about why dogs hate cats so much, but dont mind small dogs. A cat doens't have to be possessed by a malicious demon, but often they carry bad spirits into a house. Have to indicate that your pussies are probably fine spirits as it depends often on the owner, but reading your cat-fall out I think they somehow got a hold on you?

I like cats - but I have always been very sceptical considering their individualistic nature and shifting moods. LOLcats are ofcourse funny for exactly that reason

Dennis Igou said...

Speaking of cat moods, my cat Phreak, is going ferral on me. I am still feeding him but he no longer wants human contact. I wonder how the story line of the musical Cats would relate to this post? What amazing syncros this post provides. I have always been a cat person, I dislike the constant barking of my neighbors dogs. If you treat a cat nice in this life, in your next life, the cat will treat you nice. Herding cats cannot be done. Shineforth brave souls. Dennis

Arrowsmith said...

Mr. Anderson, I don't think dogs naturally hate cats. That's like saying all women hate men. A lot of them don't get on with one another, but plenty of them do.

For example, my dog, a large lab, co-exists quite happily in a house with 3 cats and there's rarely ever any friction between them. They get along because I've helped mediate. I've shown them that there's no reason to fear the 'other side'. I think a pets behaviour often reflects that of it's owner, and I find the story of your dog killing a cat 'like crazy' just a little disturbing. Why the anger?

Dennis, love your cats name! I never thought of the syncnificance of the Cats musical. Thanks. It ties in nicely with my previous post about the sound of music so you've got me curious.

I agree that what we give out we receive. If we treat another of Gaia's creations with love and respect then I'm sure MoM returns it to us in one form or another. What goes around comes around.

Anonymous said...

Excellent post Richard, I just watched a show a few nights ago about a woman who died and came back... she said she was on a very long stairway and there was a light at the top, and she saw a bunch of cats and dogs bounding up the stairs into the light, and they would look back at her as if to say, this is the way... so cool!!

My latest sync sightings have been two T's stacked on top of each other... perhaps symbolizing a spine, or ladder. Brings to mind your work on the spinal column/trident/stairway stuff. The train tracks are nice addition to that line, and I just realized the TT in train tracks... nice!

Another TT is Tiger Tail... I-Ching: Hexagram 10... Treading upon the tail of the tiger.
It does not bite the man. Success.

The Tiger also has the lines across its back, like train tracks/i ching yin yang lines.

Thanks for the CATharsis :)

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Fascinating post!

Arrowsmith said...

Paulcap, the Train Tracks do seem to be yet another extension of those previous things I've looked at in the past. Every new avenue I explore seems to lead me back to the same old symbols but and a load of new questions. I've got a good feeling about this recent bout of Cat synchronicities so I'm glad you're enjoying it. More to come.

Also thanks for mentioning the I-Ching. I didn't realize the Tiger was the 10th hexagram. In my latest post I mentioned Apple Mac OS X (10)in relation to the Snow Leopard.

It's interesting that the Tiger and Leopard both have strong connections with the number, and the year 2010 is the Chinese 'Year of the Tiger'. The Cat and the number 10 seem to have a few things in common.

Trish and Rob, thanks for checking this stuff out. Keep up the good work over at your Synchronicity blog and thanks again for letting me contribute.