by Dylan Charles
There's a quote floating around the internet, and while
misattributed to Chinese philosopher Confucius it is an important
statement about how your mind is corralled into bondage not by
language but by imagery.
"Signs and symbols
rule the world, not words nor laws."
Confucius, really? Nah.
Given what we all here
know about the occult and esoteric foundations of the political
structures that govern the majority of the world, if you were to
expand upon the above statement it might read something like this…
"Signs and symbols
rule the world, not words or laws, and those who control you
with words and laws know this fact and use it to their advantage
to rule you."
But what does it mean to
'rule the world?' Or to 'rule you,' for that matter?
What is often meant by 'rule the world' is to have control over the
human domain of this world, which is impossible because 'the world'
is really just billions of autonomous humans doing whatever it is
they are compelled to do by their traumatized and broken psyches.
Now, I know that guys
Yuval Noah Harari have a very public
transhumanistic wet dream of using
'science' to convert all
autonomous beings into automatons, but that has yet to come to pass,
so at present we're still free to focus on the here and now.
'Rule the mind' makes a lot more sense, because authoritarian
control is only possible when individuals, consciously or
unconsciously, obediently comply or fearfully acquiesce to whatever
the rules they have in their minds.
And the freedom you experience
in your life is the direct product of the rules you have in your
mind, whether they were created by yourself or by someone outside of
But what's really important here is what they have in your mind.
how it got there.
And what you can do about it, which is to replace
it all with ideas that give you back a slice of power and authority
in your own life.
But the mind has levels, and below the surface, below the parts
you're consciously aware of, is where the signs and symbols have
influence over you, which is what I want to discuss today.
"Just below the level
of the conscious mind lies the mighty world of the subconscious,
where the vast majority of our behaviours, thoughts, actions and
personalities emerge from.
Like the base of an iceberg, the tip
being the conscious mind, the subconscious is the 'driver' of
the vehicle and is a place of shadows and darkness, buried
experiences and embedded patterns, old beliefs and fears and all
sorts of programming that has built up over the years, often at
the hands of external influences like parents, peers, teachers,
religious and political figures and cultural beliefs.
Where the conscious mind makes plans, the subconscious mind
often derails those plans because of old patterns we don't even
know are there.
So, it makes sense
that most of who we believe ourselves to be is not even who we
Most people would like to
believe that their behavior is organic, that they are living
intentional lives, yet most people are locked in cycles of
self-sabotage and self-defeating behavior, perfectly exemplifying
the idea that something other than the conscious mind is driving
And this is the crux, the lynch pin.
We're all under the direction
of the subconscious mind, yet most of us have little to no awareness
of the programs and patterns automatically running down there.
this is also the big, open secret in our world, and it's well-known
by advertisers, propagandists and
They know they
don't have to tell you outright what they want you to do, or not do,
with your life, because they know that they can influence your
subconscious mind with signs and symbols alone.
That is, they
influence you with imagery rather than words and language.
Why? Because the subconscious mind doesn't communicate with words or
It understands feeling and emotion, which are invoked by
imagery. How do you feel when you see a tree vs. when you see a
giant asphalt parking lot.
Does this affect your sense of hope and
"A medium of
communication is not merely a passive conduit for the
transmission of information but rather an active force in
creating new social patterns and new perceptual realities."
The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict
Between Word and Image
It is said that a picture
is worth a thousand words, but there's more to that.
I say a picture
is worth a single feeling, and a single feeling is worth a million
thoughts. Your thoughts compose the stories of your life,
determining what's possible for you. Words are meaningless against
action, and action is what drives your life forward, or not.
action is largely driven by what's below the conscious mind.
Looking even deeper, underneath the subconscious mind is what Carl
Jung referred to as the collective unconscious, where a collection
of imagery and shared knowledge is stored.
Things which all of us
instinctually understand and incorporate into our behavior.
parts of the mind are not linguistic, and does not understand
language as the conscious mind does.
Instead, as researcher Michael Tsarion notes, the below conscious parts of the mind rely on signs
and symbols because words have the shortcoming of introducing
language barriers and interpretation barriers to communication.
When a sign or symbol invokes a feeling, you automatically take your
place amongst its imposed hierarchy, and this is especially evident
in corporate symbols, which dominate our culture, spanning
Tsarion's timeless presentation,
The Use of Sacred
Symbolism in Modern Times, is an excellent and thorough primer on
how signs and symbols serve as the language of the unconscious mind,
are are used ubiquitously in modern society to manipulate, influence
and project authority.
Let me ask you.
As a person operating in the modern world, do you
ever get hungry when you see the Golden Arches as you're driving
down the highway?
Do you find yourself suddenly craving a hot,
steamy cup of coffee when you see that weird siren figurine in
Starbuck's corporate logo?
Well, how do you feel when you drive through your neighborhood and
see cheap yellow and blue Ukrainian flag replicas peppering lawns up
and down the block?
Do you feel the call of duty to be heroic and
join the collective outrage?
The symbols give you a feeling, and if you're unaware of how feeling
shapes the contents of your mind, you'll absent-mindedly create
stories for yourself based on the intended feeling embedded in the
And we see hundreds of symbols each and everyday.
As an example, an emergent symbol of late is the use of the colors
yellow and blue.
This color combo has quickly become a symbol for
how you can be a hero without actually doing anything heroic like
actually resisting the assault on your God-given right to travel,
work, freely associate, and make medical decisions for yourself.
It's a very disempowering proposition.
Instead of doing something
genuinely heroic, the symbolic yellow and blue gives you the feeling
of being heroic.
Fly a Ukranian flag, you're a hero.
Wear a mask,
you're a hero.
Stand six feet apart when you're told to, you're a
Jason Christoff did an excellent presentation breaking down the
significance of the colors yellow and blue suddenly adorning modern
The Psychology of
Podcast #150 - Jason Christoff
The Ukraine Flag Mind
And what about all those celebtards doing photoshoots with one-eye
Do you feel uneasy?
Do you feel inferior?
Do you envy them,
while they entrain you to worship a hidden authority?
talks about how celebrities themselves serve as symbols for some
imaginary story and ideal of what you're supposed to measure your
But it's up to you to fill in the meaning, and if
you're not paying attention you'll give them way to much power and
"Now, we're talking about the trick involving symbols.
basically empty. You fill in the emptiness.
All this becomes more interesting when you realize there are PR
people and propagandists working around the clock to make you impart
particular meaning to symbols.
They're not satisfied to have you
supply your own meaning. No."
the all-seeing eye symbol
in the music
Robert Black adds more…
"Celebrity is another example of the simulacrum, the image or
representation of someone or something. These individuals are made
to seem real but are actually artificially molded by the media and
They are memes in the flesh and cannot be seen
as real but as representing that what is behind them.
experience a celebrity we are experiencing a simulacrum, a walking
simulation or holographic meme created to trigger certain responses
from those they interact with.
In many ways celebrities are
caricatures - they are not people but carefully engineered memeplexes created by publicity companies to manipulate and trigger
specific reactions on an unconscious level."
Esoteric Symbols and Memes: Strategies of Control
This really is a massive subject, but the thing I want you to take
away today is that there is a form of communication in our world
that is ubiquitous yet nearly completely beyond the recognition of
In that void, that place where the symbols take
franchise in your lower mind, exists a world of possibility and
impossibility for you and your precious life.
"The symbols are there to give you something to fear without
explicitly telling you what to fear.
They're there to push a low level of anxiety into your life, so that
your frequency is down-regulated to the lowest possible vibrations
of fear, anxiety, and worry.
They're omnipresent to give you the
creeping sense that danger is also omnipresent, that crisis is the
Occult Symbols, Subconscious
Slavery, and How to Avoid Becoming Food for Demons
If you wish to have a sense of power and authority in your very
unique life, and you should, you must know that signs and symbols
create the foundation of your reality.