A Facebook group I’m part of shared an article about technowitchery that I found super interesting: I Used Emoji Spellcasting to Prevent a Hangover. So much so, in fact, that it’s something I’ve started trying on my own Twitter feed. I’m generally not much for most forms of technomagick, but I’ll try just about anything at least once.
The premise of the article intrigued me:
But if at its core magic is intention and ideas, and if glyphs are visual representations of those intentions and ideas, maybe any image-based language could hold power, whether it has the weight of history behind it or not. Perhaps a lexicon of quite modern images could be used to cast spells: What about emoji?
What about puppers?
I know you’ve seen them.
They always get comments and likes/upvotes, because who can say no to a pupper? While the creation of these memes isn’t really the same as sigil-crafting (or even emoji magick), the usage and empowerment aren’t that far off. A symbol is a symbol, however you come by it. If a picture’s worth a thousand words, and if an image-based language can hold power, there’s no reason pictures of puppies couldn’t.
Much the same way as the emoji magick in the above article gets boosted by likes and retweets, puppers could by likes and replies. Who couldn’t use a little distinguished doggo of delicious delicacies in their lives?
Are you into technomagick? How do you use the internet to get things done?