I’m continuing with my crazy esoteric insights. Last time I was on an aeroplane, this summer, I thought cities viewed from above look like circuit boards. Then I looked at the ground and didn’t think they actually look like that. The idea popped into my head back then, but I didn’t really believe it. Couple of days ago, the same day I wrote the post about demonic technology I got thinking about circuit boards again, and that they sort of look like magical sigils. I also remembered the thought I had on the aeroplane.
Here’s a couple of circuit boards.
These are voodoo Vévés, i.e. magic sigils used in voodoo to contact spirits.
I think there’s slight resemblance between the sigils and circuit board, even though it is not an obvious one. Their function might be similar in the end.
Cities too aren’t that dissimilar.
This circuit board look like a city map, or perhaps a park map, to me.
Enough with visual inspection. Let’s delve into the realm of function. The function of cities and circuit boards is to direct energy in a certain way to lead to desired results. Same probably applies to magic sigils as well, but understanding of magic is not that good. The same goes for my understanding of electronics too, but bear with me. Cities have nodes, such as offices and factories, where energy is directed to. This energy is in the form of electricity, resources and people. The ones controlling these nodes want the nodes to produce the goods, be they material goods, or intellectual or social goods. Roads are used to direct energy in a certain way. Circuit boards too have “roads” in the form of circuits. They direct the electric current, i.e. energy in a certain way to produce certain results. Therefore they are inserted into electronic devices to guide them function in the desired way.
I found this explanation on magical sigils:
“Sigils are monograms of thought, for the government of energy … a mathematical means of symbolising desire and giving it form that has the virtue of preventing any thought and association on that particular desire (at the magical time), escaping the detection of the Ego, so that it does not restrain or attach such desire to its own transitory images, memories and worries, but allows it free passage to the sub-consciousness.”
–A.O.Spare, “The Book Of Pleasure”
“Monograms of thought, for the government of energy”. Their function does not sound to differ too much from cities and circuit boards. All three are used to direct, or govern, energy. That is a very distinct difference between primitive villages and cities. Villages, at least in the past, served as home for human beings. Usually close to the homes were means to harvest food. The difference with cities is they are built to benefit the elite, be they royalty, democratically selected royalty or “scientifically” selected technocrats. We have the ancient saying: “All roads lead to Rome”, meaning all energy is directed to the capital of the empire. The same applies for all empires in history.
Roads are used for the transportation of human energy for the benefit of the elite. You may argue how roads are used for many positive things too, but the fact is every day all over the world countless people have to wake up tired early in the morning, and use a road to go to a workplace they are not too keen on. The roads and methods of transport differ from cars, buses and metro to bicycles. The purpose, however, is the transportation of people to use them as energy for a “greater” entity.
Some cities are built as magical sigils as well; for example the street plans of Washington DC and Paris have all sorts of Masonic iconography integrated into them. The function probably is to make the energy, especially in the form of people, to circulate in a certain way. Geomancy and feng shui are probably based on same principles of using the environment to manipulate energy. However, in those cases ambient energy is used.
I’m not saying these connections I make here are necessarily true, but an interesting thought at least. Something worth considering. Food for thought, as they say.
Voodoo veve: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veve
Magical sigils: http://home.comcast.net/~max555/book/Sigils.html