Tag: RAW

Are Corporations Demonic Egregores?

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Like other living organisms, corporations strive to survive. They require energy in the form of money, labor, and other resources in order to sustain themselves. Unless they receive a fresh and constant flow of energy they tend to stagnate, diminish and die off. Of course, they have no material bodies of their own and must still rely on humans to maintain them, to feed them, to be their physical circulatory system and to host them within their minds.

So how does a disincarnate entity like a corporation get humans to feed it with their energy?

Similar to the way an angler fish has evolved a dangling light to attract prey, the corporation has evolved branding to capture the attention and activate the imagination of you, the consumer.

Corporations hack into the human psyche via the basic human operating system: symbols, in the form of brand names, logos, image, and story.

It runs deeper than simple hunting and consuming. A successful corporation is one that can maintain and milk its target. They have evolved a variety of strategies for doing this. By being the only provider filling a “need” (real or manufactured)  when they can, providing the illusion of choice when they can’t, becoming associated with the premium version of a thing, or the affordable alternative to the premium version, and so on.

Modern humans have evolved an unconscious symbiotic relationship with the brands that populate our mental lives, in which they provide for our needs, and we use our life energy to gather and provide them with the resources they need to survive in our meme pool.

So are corporations demonic egregores? They certainly have a unique place in modern human culture.

We’re curious to learn your thoughts.

Stay tuned for the 33rd Parallel podcast All About the Demons, where we figure out once and for all what exactly demons are.

Chaos Magick

Here’s what I’m starting to think some of it might be…” -Jose.

Chaos Magick is a catch-all phrase for modern eclectic occult practice. It is like the punk rock of the occult, in that it is a reaction to the calcified, rigid, rule-based occult systems of the past.

Building on the work of Aleister “The Beast” Crowley, who published previously secret occult teachings, Austin Osman Spare and early NLP , among other influences, it came into prominence in the 1980’s with the work of Philip Hine and Peter Carroll.

The basic tenets of Chaos Magick are:

  1. “Magick is the art and science of creating change in conformity with will.” -Crowley
  2. What you believe is real, is real.
  3. By altering your beliefs, you also alter (your?) reality.

Chaos magickal practice has evolved to center around a few core magickal concepts and practices. These include:

  1. Sigil Craft: Creating and charging a symbol of intent.
  2. Gnosis: An intense altered state of consciousness.
  3. Servitors: An independent entity which is designed by the magician to do their will.
  4. Egregores: An entity existing in the collective mind of a group of people.

Theoretically, Chaos Magick offers a few models of how magick might work.

They include (as of this writing):

  1. The Spirit Model: Magick works because spirits.
  2. The Psychological Model: It’s all in your head.
  3.  The Information Model: The universe is made of information. Magickal practices can alter the structure and flow of the information.
  4.  The Energy Model: Magick moves some kind of energy around, and that makes stuff happen.
  5. The Simulation Model: Similar to the Information Model, it claims that this is a simulation and the magician can tweak the matrix.
  6. The Meta Model: Straight NLP. Whatever works, man.

We make no claims as to the truth of any of this, but offer it as a starting point. We welcome any kind of feedback and are happy to answer whatever questions come up to the best of our ability.

You can hear an audio sigil on our podcast here: