America is so deeply steeped in occult influences that sometimes it is hard to recognize. On the other hand, some forms of occultism are blatantly thrown in our faces. Many forms of media in America attempt to corrupt humanity and manufacture the consent of the people to accept these symbols and concepts by consistently propagating them across mass media channels. How do we recognize these messages and prevent them from taking hold of our spirits?
BY TERESA YANAROS, MARCH 1, 2021
This is part two of an article series on occult influences in media. First, make sure to read last week's installment that explained the definition of and reason behind occult traps in media.
ARTICLE ONE: Exposing the Reason Behind Occult Traps in Media
Occult (truth-concealing) influences in American media seed the minds of the people with a litany of false information and destructive ideas that can take root in the mind and ultimately lead to behaviors and habits that destroy the soul. This might sound dark because, well, it is. But just because it's dark doesn't mean it's not true (I know, very unpopular to bring up dark truths, but so be it).
Our society is so perverse that it is perceived as more important to:
allow the lie to flourish
celebrate falsity from the rooftops
deny the existence of evil
However, there are media outlets out there, including this one, that seek to:
acknowledge those who stand for liberty, human rights, and freedom,
inspire humanity to create something that brings life to the world, and
illuminate the darkness by shining upon it the light of truth.
How Media Outlets Work
It is imperative to truly consider the definition and concept of media. Media comprises many different outlets that serve as means to store and communicate information.
Think about it like this. A piece of information exists. It travels through the media outlet. There is a receiver on the other end of that media outlet that takes in that information.
When it comes to mass media, we are talking about pieces of information that are delivered through channels that go into our minds. We are the receiver. The media outlet is the delivery mechanism through which the piece of information travels.
Mass media includes print, broadcast, and online media, and encapsulates basically any way that information is communicated to people on a mass scale. In this world, humans, and groups of humans create, govern, and sustain different mass media channels.
Let's consider the flow of information from its origination point, through the media channel, to the human mind. There are three ways that falsity arises within the media flow.
Information: the data point itself is false
Media Outlet: the people who run the media outlet spread falsity by either misinforming (via accidental falsity) or disinforming (via intentional falsity) through the channel
Receiver: the person receiving the information perceives the information incorrectly
Within each completion of the circuit of the media flow, the potential exists for falsity to arise in a combination of these three ways.
Humanity is Flawed
Humanity is innately flawed, as is this planet. In short, we've got a sin problem. Our human minds distort information and twist it away from the truth into falsity. Additionally and by the same logic, humans that run media outlets have the propensity to twist the information.
The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?
Believing in lies ultimately leads to the destruction of the human soul, because humans that buy into the ruse of the earth, seek destructive paths of greed, power, and glory, which all lead to death.
Then when the illicit desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin has run its course, it gives birth to death.
Moreover from humanity's sin problem, there are evil powers on this planet that fuel the lies to trap humanity into an occult prison that leads to death.
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
The only way we are led into the truth is by following Jesus Christ.
And we [have seen and] know [by personal experience] that the Son of God has [actually] come [to this world], and has given us understanding and insight so that we may [progressively and personally] know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true—in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.
Holding Fast to the Truth
Humans, with our sin problem, well, we were brought forth in iniquity. We need the Spirit of God to breathe truth into this realm and change our hearts and minds so that we can see the truth with deepening degrees of clarity.
At a base level, people have thoughts and ideas that turn into belief systems. These systems inform our values which feed into the creation of the lens through which we perceive the world. We build communities and through civil discourse share our thoughts, values, and beliefs with each other. Through engaging in conversations with our communities, we strengthen our beliefs as we take in new information. We have the capacity to actually tighten our grasp of the truth over time, that is if we are ingesting the truth and not the lie.
There is a ton of information in the Bible that informs us how we can hold fast to the truth in this life. This passage from second Corinthians is my most favorite.
For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons. For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds, [inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
Notice how Paul tells us to refute arguments and theories, and reasonings, and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the true knowledge of God. We are to carry every thought and purpose into the obedience of Christ. It is through the Holy Spirit that our minds are renewed and transformed so that we can focus on the truth, and cast off the lies of this world.
Destruction of Strongholds
One thing you need to know is that when a person accepts a lie, that becomes a foundation upon which other lies are built. Think about each lie as a brick. Lie by lie, and brick by brick, a fortress is built. This fortress of lies is called a stronghold.
These strongholds are prime scaffoldings for demonic entities to come into and attach to, for these are homes built for the Father of Lies to seek out, strengthen, and dwell within. The strongholds of lies that exist in our minds can only be broken down by the truth, and the truth comes from the Word of God.
Mass media is a huge means by which lies are disseminated and therefore an effective means by which strongholds are built in the minds of the people. The weapons of God are literally built for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds. Hold onto this because we will cover this much more in-depth in this series.
Influx of Influence
It's very important to appreciate this one core truth about media: media are influxes of influence. Media are channels through which you receive information. Think about each different media outlet as a doorway. Which doorways are you opening, and then what information is flowing through that doorway into your mind?
In order to keep your personal sovereignty, it's paramount to protect the images and messages that you receive into your mind.
Are you constantly receiving lies into your mind?
Or are you properly feeding upon the truth with consistency and persistence?
It's crucial to manage the doors you open and so too the paths that you tread. The occult functions as an instigator of lies, funneling falsity through these doorways. The occult influences your mind in ways that are deceptively intriguing and seducing. The occult leads you deeper and deeper into falsity and delusion, which traps you into holding patterns of lies that turn into strongholds. These strongholds then become prime targets for demonic influence. All of these factors lead to the destruction of your soul.
In this series, we are going to:
Describe the mechanisms of media control and how these mechanisms are influenced by the occult
Illuminate the different types of media doorways that enable an influx of influence into our minds
Discuss how to analyze, interpret, and overcome occult influence in media
In America, very powerful narratological or agenda-based systems effectively utilize information warfare and media propaganda to perpetuate deception and lies on a daily basis. These systems are empowered by a multitude of perspectives, values, and agendas.
For the purpose of this series, I have categorized these media systems into a typology of eight "Media Doorways."
These eight Media Doorways include:
We will explore how each media doorway opens Americans up to occult influence. The media doorways themselves are neutral, it's the information and agendas that we will analyze, focusing only on how occult influences are present and how they function within each.
We will observe the surface level of information presented through the doorway. Then we will walk through the doorway to discover where it leads. This exercise will take us deeper into the nature of lies and occult influence within each doorway. We will uncover the deception and reflect upon how we can hold fast to the truth.
Occult influence cannot be avoided entirely, but we can master these influences by understanding and monitoring the media we ingest. With vigilance, we can carry each lie captive into the obedience of Christ.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Teresa Yanaros, a degreed journalist with a passion for uncovering the truth, has dedicated her life to investigating images and messages received through media outlets. From a young age, she has researched and presented news media through print and began expanding her reach through multi-media.
After writing a book investigating the phenomenon of modern American online spiritualism, she traveled across America, giving speeches and practical workshops on how to analyze and synthesize information. From archetypal studies to advanced truth-seeking, Teresa has presented research in areas of American pop culture, occultism, conspiracism, supernatural and paranormal studies, theology, and anthropology of online sub-cultures. Due to Teresa's experience with seeing just how deep the rabbit holes of online culture go, she is devoted to understanding the media effects of online subcultures upon their communities.
Teresa is the founder of Truly Free Society.
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