That someone from the past who was influential, later became (mis-)understood as a god and revered with inappropriately superstitious awe by backwards generations, with the audience (reader/viewer) looking on, and being in on the joke. Found in Red Dwarf, for example, where the wonderfully slobby Lister is revered as a god by the species which evolved into human-like form from his cat.
That people with the remnants of a once-great technological culture will superstitiously revere items of that culture without understanding their true purpose - found in the classic Dr Who ep “The Face Of Evil,” which is live on iPlayer btw for a few more days.
What does this say about us?
I continue to have dreams about that second-hand furniture shop, and recently, as I posted, conceived the idea that pyramids may be part of this - something I postponed and hope to get back into now i have a little more free time.
The phrase “second-hand ascent machines” keeps rattling round my head as well, which is strange.
Does any of this ring any bells with anyone else?
The more magick I do, the more I’m convinced we’re like the primitive who thinks some ancient piece of working machinery is imbued with spiritual power - of course, it IS (in our case), but what else is there? I feel like there’s a pattern, hidden in plain sight, just waiting for someone to hit the correct switches and start some ancient machinery up again.
Or maybe I just watch too much Dr Who…