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Midsommar: A Mass-Ritual Initiation as a Movie

I’ve contended in previous posts that much of what we know as “entertainment” – especially concerts or massive events such as Burning Man – actually serve a dual purpose. These events are actually ceremonies. The participants – the attendees – are actually participants in a ceremony that has a mystical purpose.

I am not saying that the crowd members of a Madonna or Miley Cyrus or Little Wayne or Beyonce or Lady Gaga or Billy Eilish performance have purchased their tickets in order to witness ceremonial magic. In fact, they have purchased their tickets in order to have fun and to see a “star” perform an act. But unknowingly, something else is happening simultaneously with the actions on stage that pose as mere amusement and entertainment.

Can someone be part of something they don’t fully comprehend?

Can words and/or actions have more than one meaning?

Does a person’s lack of awareness of their actions lessen the results?

Is there such a thing as spiritual “energy”?

Is there any validity to the concept of worship?

Have people ever been worshipped? What form(s) does worship take?

Live, in-person events have limited capacity. Even the Pope, when speaking to the devoted crowd in front of St. Peter’s basilica, can only been seen and heard by a limited number of people – no more than a few hundred thousand.

But a televised event, such as a Superbowl halftime show, can reach millions of participants. A ceremony can incorporate millions of worshipers or initiate millions of new acolytes. Which brings me to another question:

Can a person be initiated into a religion without their full knowledge?

And this all brings me to the video by Truthstream Media in which they analyze the movie Midsommar. Midsommar is apparently full of actual magical symbolism – and it could serve as a method of initiation into some level of (formerly) occult mysteries.

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