Interest in the occult always peaks when times are tough. If people are feeling perfectly content, secure, loved, happy and empowered in their lives they typically have no reason to look beyond that which is in front of their noses. However, it is when they are poor, desperate, disenfranchised, frightened and hopeless and feel they have exhausted every conventional earthly option for improving their lot that the search for answers and solutions pushes beyond tangible reality. Which is why you’d be wise to invest what pennies you’ve got in psychic hotlines, new age book publishers, gurus, and tarot card readers right now.
Another unfortunate trait of stressed cultures is the depersonalization and demonizing of others. People crave someone to blame, an external personification of their misfortune at whom they can direct their anger and frustration. Minorities, dissidents and immigrants are popular targets in times like these.
I don’t mean to be a big downer, my loves. But I would like to ask you to bear these sweeping sociological generalizations in mind as you survey this week’s Picayune.
Have a good week, nibblets!
I love you. Please be good to each other.