To have people quit being life hindrances, and in aiding ascent, how to get people either out of that mentality, or leaping rather than climbing out of the bucket?
Would spirits related to mind control, or words of power change the minds of others?
Barbatos and Shax came up in a tarot draw (Judgement, Queen of Swords, Nine of Swords), so perhaps look into them.
The crab bucket mentality is such that a bucket of crabs is sitting on sand near the ocean, but they can’t see that until they pass the bucket brim or climb out over others to aid their escape. Rather than have one move past them, the others will pull that one down and it ends in a continual cycle.
This is also equivalent to a person being in a rut.