posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 01:46 PM
By: Jay Dyer
If you've ever seen the clips of Hitler rallies, one cannot deny that the mass demonstrations are certainly moving. I'm not saying moving in a good
way: rather, the pageantry and ritual enchants the attendee, sweeping him up into a frenzy, where emotions and primal drives hold sway. Its not
unlike the shaman and the tribe, who work themselves into a corybantic trance state, where anything the "shaman" says is law. Is this pagan
analysis too arcane and superstitious? Absolutely not. Psychologists, sociologists, intelligence agents and even advertising students know that
public immersion in image, sound and mass group-mind rituals profoundly influence people--this is essentially what liturgy's purpose is.
This week in my home state of Tennessee, a presidential "debate" took place at Belmont University, not too far from where I live. A certain
individual, a likely Alex Jones listener, protested the debate, bellowing in his megaphone, "McCain and Obama were the same."