Meme Magic

What if memes are magic? What if what we call “meme magic” is a natural phenomenon involving mechanics of magic?

It depends on the type of magic. I don’t think anybody here is interested in magic spells in the supernatural form, but more as memes to influence opinions and behavior.

Here’s an Example of How Some Magic Works

I would argue that they may be the same thing, or perhaps a remarkably similar process that uses the same basic concepts. The problem is that many normal people view esotericism as a supernatural concept rather than a psychological and mental work. “Magic is the art of causing changes in consciousness in conformity with the Will”– Dion Fortune. “A magical act may be defined as causing reality to conform to will.” — Phil Hine

“Real magic is not merely an assortment of skills and techniques. It’s more like an open-minded attitude, a blend of interest and dedication, which allows each honest mage to observe, to learn, to adapt, and to invent unique ways of changing identity and reality from within.” — Jan Fries, Visual Magick

“Magic is the Highest, most Absolute, and most Divine Knowledge of Natural Philosophy, advanced in its works and wonderful operations by a right understanding of the inward and occult virtue of things; so that true Agents being applied to proper Patients, strange and admirable effects will thereby be produced. Whence magicians are profound and diligent searchers into Nature; they, because of their skill, know how to anticipate an effect, the which to the vulgar shall seem to be a miracle.” — The Goetia of the Lemegeton of King Solomon.

“Magic is the practice of imposing one’s will upon reality to create change. The changes created by magic can take place in the outside world, but the most potent changes occur inside the self – changing attitudes, expanding abilities, pushing accepted limits – all through the exercise of willpower.” — Michelle Belanger