ok I get that PC magick includes using figures from pop culture to channel magic thru (ex an Anastasia spell for memory idk)
how does this work when these figures aren’t real? they aren’t gods or anything, just cartoons & movie characters. how does this work?
also, if one were to go about doing a Studio Ghibli-esque alter/worship, how would they do that??
(again not judging just really curious/confused)
Different people have different answers. Some go hard-polytheist, and say that no, the figures are actually real. I think a slightly more common view is that if you feed something attention/energy/magic/devotion, it gains power, and that’s how we got the ‘old gods’ and now we’re just doing it with new thoughts/characters. Others view the pop culture entities as aspects of the psyche (archetypes if you will) which are more convenient to connect to than sterile-sounding psychological concepts (easier to honor Nighmare Moon than it is to sit down, list my flaws, where they come from, and talk about my id).
Basically, maaaaybe they are real, and maaaaaybe they aren’t, and maaaaaaaybe probably it’s something in between.
As for a Studio Ghibli altar, pictures and figures are a good start~