A thought came to me about the idea of the memes like “Pepe” and “Kek” floating the Internets. In a practical or even philosophical sense, a meme is a type of thoughtform/godform/egregore/servitor/tulpa. Some of this is addressed in other threads like below so I won’t repeat:
Magic 101: What Are Servitors And Familiars:
Once you think of something, it exists. Just because it does not exist on the physical plane, it exists on the astral/mental plane. Since in a previous thread, that ALL that exists comes from the Void, which I interpret is the Form or Order coming out of Chaos, any idea not given form goes back into the Void or the “Drawing Board” (or Tracing Board for you Masons out there) so to speak.
Several people had the idea for the light bulb. Only Thomas Edison (with Lewis Latimer’s help) made it to the patent office first. How many people came up an idea like YouTube? One guy was able to code it and to raise the venture capital to make it a reality. All of these ideas are on the Astral Plane/Akashic Records for the taking.
Religion is a well-known meme. Whether Moses, Jesus Christ or Mohammed existed does not matter. Over the centuries, countless masses of humanity have put their faith into these religions, giving them power. Does the Abrahamic God exist? Does it matter? It was good enough for my grandmother. It is good enough for a lot of people.
Belief + Intent = Faith. Faith without works is nothing. Faith is the true power. Faith is energy.
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” – Hebrews 11:1 (Yes, the Bible is a LHP book!)
The U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence are old pieces of crumbling parchment sitting in an airtight enclosure at a museum called the National Archives. The concepts they represent have become thoughtforms that have benefited all of humanity. Can you see democracy? Can you see freedom? Can you see independence? No, but they do exist. You can see the effect of these magickal documents in the hearts and minds of people all over the world. These represent hopes and dreams of a better life. This is truly the American Dream. This spell has lasted for about 200 years or so. As long as people feed it with their faith and convictions it may go on forever.
The characters of the “Friends” TV show weren’t real. Or were they? The writers of that show admitted that these characters were based on real people. (Monica was supposed to be the sexy one NOT Rachel!) As the show got popular, the characters got a life of their own. Syndication, DVD sets, and “the cloud” of Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime will keep this show going on forever. So these characters do exist.
By the way, isn’t “the cloud”, the Internet a subset of the Akashic Records in a sense?
An episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” spoofed this concept. Willow unknowingly released a “demon named Moloch/Malcolm” onto the Internet by scanning an ancient grimoire.
Can a meme like Pepe or Kek somehow be conjured like any other entity? While the idea of conjuring Rachel or Monica from “Friends” seems tempting, one must consider the effect on the actual real-life Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox.
Which brings up the AI issue. If a Pepe or Kek AI were created and “got out of control”.
If an AI organizes itself in some way out of the Void of the Internet and becomes a self-conscious entity, then I agree, “we are indeed SO fucked”!
On a sci-fi tangent, the lawyers need to come up with a structure to manage the various trademark and copyright issues for the various AI’s and robots that are going to show up. Monica-bot and Rachel-bot anyone? Don’t forget Phoebe-bot. You read it here first.
Science fiction in many ways has become science fact. You’re reading this on a computer, aren’t you? Your iPad and iPhone came from Captain Kirk. Your Bluetooth earpiece/mic came from Lt. Uhura. Your Flatscreen and Skype came from the bridge of the USS Enterprise. Where are the Transporter, Replicator and Warp drive? They do exist. It just takes those few lucky scientists to bring them into the physical realm.
If Pepe and Kek make it into the physical realm, then that is strong magick indeed. Enough of a “college” lecture from me. Please feel free to add something. Disscussion is needed. That’s what this forum is for.
Now, I have to figure out how to evoke Monica from “Friends”. Or, Lt. Commander Troi from TNG. Yes!