I'd like to offer a couple of things that might help out those who are serious about researching this topic.
The standard mistakes in dealing with the occult are these:
1.) Assuming that the application of a symbol equals knowing use of that symbol and its meaning
2.) Failure to recognize critical variations between symbols, particularly when subtle
3.) Assuming that a particular spiritual or religious view is accurate to the exclusion of others
4.) Concluding that statements made by entertainers or other faux-subversives amount to a hill of beans
5.) Forgetting the underlying tension in the West between religious faith and atheistic decadence that is founded upon issues of morality
6.) Failing to recognize that promotion of a set of symbols that has already long been known cannot have the purpose of "preparing" a population for
7.) Ignoring the magical principle that subtlety is the purpose of the art: Occult means "secret"
8.) Irrationally concluding that the "secret masters" of the earth need to do anything at all - They are supposed to already be in charge
9.) On the basis of 8 - Ergo: This diffusion of symbols may be a red herring designed to focus the attention of those who might otherwise resist an
agenda of domination instead upon nonsense of no real significance
With special emphasis on #2, please note this difference:
This is the "Eye of Providence" in a format known among occultists as "bounded". It is limited in other words, by the triangle drawn around it.
Symbolically, this means that the providential God is a human creation. The divinity at the top of society's pyramid is a deception. That's an
in-joke of the occult power-brokers sometimes erroneously referred to as the "Illuminati" and misidentified as a monolithic cult with absolute
power. In reality, there are factions, and they have differing agendas.
Some occult orders have good intent - from the standpoint of Classical Western Liberalism, anyway.
This is the older, infinitely different "unbounded Eye of Providence". There is no containing triangle here, and instead, the God is a real divinity
watching over creation. This is the God of Deism
- not an evil cult of Illuminati wizards, but
instead a revolutionary "bare bones" approach to traditional monotheism.
It is thoroughly possibly to consider Deism "theologically wrong" but it is somewhat irrational to regard it and its proponents as "evil", since
the stated intent and the demonstrable activities of many Deists at least seek the good. The creation of the United States with its core values of
freedom of religion and speech and stark limitations of the power of government - including arming civilians in order to remind elites that they face
violent retribution for tyranny - is one example.
Because symbols are used in this way by what Manly P. Hall called "the Orders of the Quest", it is difficult to know whether we are dealing with
"puppets" of dark orders, subversive artists trying to call attention to these symbols and their implications, or clever marketing schemes targeted
upon encouraging decadence and a "party lifestyle".
Note that Moloch or Molech, whence we get terminology like "the belly of the beast" - in reference to sacrificial altars and the like, centered in
the idol - looks like this:
That's not an owl. However, those who assert that the "diabolical brotherhood" secretly running the world utilize the Owl are somewhat correct;
they have done this for the purposes of establishing a "counter-force symbol". This is the occult practice of cancelling your opponent's symbol by
twisting its meaning.
The Owl was sacred to Athena. Athena was Goddess of Athens, one of the West's first classically liberal democracies, if we ignore certain moral
issues and a tendency to utilize slavery - But hey, back then, everybody rolled like that. The point is that Athena was Goddess of that state, and she
was symbolized by the Owl:
This animal means freedom, wisdom, and the stability of the state that embraces the values of open-minded liberalism.
While occult symbols certainly exist in the media, their application is not uniform, and they are not dependent upon a "Satanic" pedigree or
connection. The pagan imagery sometimes stands for classical American ideals.
Before deciding what the media use of symbols means, a thorough training in the Secret Language is required.