Last year I was looking into the phenomenon of meme magic and how it relates to Pepe the frog and the cult of Kek. If you’re not familiar, Pepe the frog was a sort of unofficial mascot for the Trump candiciacy.
I was initially looking into this because I had to explain to coworkers what Pepe was and how it’s not actually a racist white supremacist secret symbol.
I found a website ranking towards the top of the google results for anything Pepe called “The truth about Pepe.”
It was exactly what I was looking for. The author, A.T.L. Carver, went into great detail about the origins of the Pepe meme and what it’s significance was. Turns out that Pepe is a sort of mass sigil in an unconscious magic ritual.
At the bottom of the article, there was a link to the author’s book on Amazon called “You’re imagining things.”
I was intrigued, so I clicked on over to the book and gave it a look. Turns out that the book is an exceptional book on an explanation of magic, how it applies to your life, and how you can use it to your advantage to do anything you want.
You’re Imagining Things is broken down into two parts.
Part 1 is an explanation of reality, magic, and how you can use magic to change your reality.
Part 2 is showing how the powers that are in control of the world are well aware of magic, how they are using it against you for their own means, and how you can protect yourself from these attacks.
You’re imagining things starts out explaining exactly what reality is. This is done to form a foundation to accept the rest of the book. If you’re unwilling to accept the basic teachings of the book, it won’t have any effect and will go to waste. In order to dissuade anyone from writing off the teachings later on, Carver attempts to explain how all of this is possible in a very easy to understand way.
Carver explains that all magic is, is a way to get ideas embedded into your subconscious so that you can act on them without thinking about it.
Think about magic in popular fiction, it’s usually rituals with circles and candles with people chanting magical words. This is a archaic form of getting ideas past the barrier of your conscious mind into your subconscious. The same effect can be achieved many ways, but the goal is the same. Whether this is through ritual magic, memes as in the case of pepe, or abusing the media, magic is magic.
Meme magic is just the latest manifestation of getting ideas into your subconscious. For some reason, people are able to digest pictures better than words. We read words, and they can be integrated into what we are doing, but a picture tells a thousand words as they say. A good meme is something that speaks to you and conveys exactly what is going on without having to say anything. This is why they are perfect for magic.
Whether you know it or not, you’re taking part in magical rituals every day on the internet. These memes are constantly changing and evolving into newer memes to change the message. Once you start thinking of memes as actual magic, you can’t unthink it.
While reading this book, I couldn’t help but think back to a video I saw on the subject from the mid-2000’s regarding “Chaos Magick”. It seems that meme magic and chaos magic are closely related. Chaos magic is a form of magic that takes whatever works from different disciplines and uses them to create reality.
I learned about chaos magic from a comic book writer named Grant Morrison. He talks about how you can make a sigil using words from a affirmation you make. Take the letters from that affirmation and create a symbol that “looks magical”. The idea was to then get this symbol embedded in your subconscious and let it do it’s “magic”. This is basically the same thing as making a meme and having it go viral.
Part 2 of the book is about how we’re being inundated with magical spells every day, we just don’t realize it. Carver talks about “The Great Hex” of scarcity. He says that most people are being hexed into believing that there isn’t enough out there for you.
He defines a hex as a disempowering belief. This hex makes us believe that everything has already been done. If you want something, you’re going to have to take it from someone else. The market has already been cornered on everything. We’re too late.
This hex is nefarious because it breeds inaction. How many times have you talked about some idea you have, and the response you get is that someone has already done it so there isn’t a point in even trying? Most people don’t want to see you succeed because they are inflicted with the same hex, so they spread it to everyone in order to protect themselves.
Whether this is consciously being done at this point doesn’t really matter, the system is using magic against you every day by limiting your abilities. That’s alright, as all it takes is to realize this and just do a few things to protect yourself against these hexes.
Carver shows that the media is using magic every day to spread the great hex. All we have to do is deprive this hex of oxygen and replacing it with our own magical manifestations. Limiting your exposure to pop culture, social media, and television will help deprive you of the great hex programming. After the hex is broken you can easily focus on your own visions.
Short and to the point
This book isn’t that long, but the message is succinct and to the point. It’s a short read that you’ll be able to tackle in an hour or two. Most books on self improvement are bloated and too wordy. Most books don’t focus on the underlying reasons behind everything either.
The truth behind all of this is very simple. It’s nice to see a short book on this subject that breaks everything down in a easy to digest manner.
This book has a powerful message that is easily implemented. I highly recommend you check it out.