Wherever we look in culture today there are stories of magic both for kids and grownups. The vast amount of magic today in popular culture strongly correlates with the growth of secularization i believe. In the time between world war 1 and 2 an increasingly interest of spirituality and the occult spread out thru Europe as people left Christianity. Most people are not familiar that the Nazis leadership had a strong belief in the occult . They where aware of symbols and the effects they have upon the psyches of humans.
Symbols represents ideas,unite minds and sets forth movement. As we for example fill an arena with people and show them a familiar sign they will immediately start to associate within their minds. The symbol brings knowledge into awareness thru associations from their subconscious. We all know to a certain extent the power of the free market with its brands, logos and different symbols and the effects they have upon us as we decide to buy a product. The symbol carry a meaning that often in a subliminal manner determinate actions of humans so that they for example will purchase a product.
As the idea or the information related to the sign is known to the subject then its emergence within the mind will be either consciously or subconsciously made. The altering of the subjects interpretation, will and actions to various extents are real and advertisement has been born out of this reality. So i find it interesting that most people in general have so little respect to the influence of this ever growing interest in the occult thru series, media, music, art and so on. Words carry meaning and the signs adhering to it take another path within the psyche thru its activation of different regions in the brain.
So now we must ask ourselves about the reality of beliefs and magic as means to control and change human behavior? Even if it appears to be fiction and fairy tales. Can our brains really separate art,culture and media from altering different levels within the psyche? As someone looks at a movie their brain sends signals to set free hormones and trigger muscular responses altering breathing patterns and pulse. The persons brain can not consciously at certain times during the movie differentiate fiction from reality.
So as we to a certain degree understand and acknowledge the effects of words, signs, pictures and beliefs and their potentiality and power. We must start to question the immense signs and messages from the occult in our everyday lives. And we must seek out the greatest force only to be found in God. And the sign that carries the message of Jesus having defeated sin and the adversaries of God and brought us salvation. The sign that leads us to righteousness and salvation. And is the only hope that conveys forgiveness.
God bless you and i pray that you will understand the reality that Christ has brought all who seek him. And that you will be able to receive the holy spirit to guide you thru life. So it can bring you freedom from sin and give you hope, rest and the power to withstand all that this world
tries to lead you astray with. In the name of the
father the son and the holy spirit amen.