Television…it’s not just Television anymore!

Over the last year or so, I have been noticing a disturbing trend in the television shows I’ve watched – or decided not to watch. Recurring alien/occult/apocalyptic themes are seeking to claim our attentions with ever-increasing frequency & intensity. Series that started out as interesting & entertaining suddenly metamorphosed into something else. Heavy-handed darkness & threat loom. The landscape changes, it changes quickly, and even more concerning to me, was that the same pattern was appearing in several different shows at approximately the same time. Among other things, the concept of a Hidden One, rising up from deep places & intending only horrible suffering, destruction & death for this world, was presented to us.

(In two of these television series, this diabolical entity was shown in similar human form & appearance, with the same basic physical traits & coloring. Just FYI…I thought that was odd.)

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An example of such a program is the relatively new television series Sleepy Hollow, in which the setting for the nightmarish ‘headless horseman’ of childhood lore is resurrected. Only this Sleepy Hollow is a real town that exists in the present day. The thrilling promise of hauntings, however, yet remains, and we are drawn in.

Hollow begins with the actual resurrection of Ichabod Crane, (who as it turns out, had been a lieutenant in George Washington’s army) setting the stage for an intriguing mix of the occult with Revolutionary War events & persons. Crane knew & served with not only General Washington but Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross…it was really interesting. I was hooked in short order! and Sleepy Hollow shot to the top of my favorite shows.

Occult ritual & spells are lightly sprinkled throughout the opening episodes. But that changes. Magic & supernatural events begin to multiply, eventually gaining dominance. Apocalyptic horrors are ever at the doorstep, about to consume all.

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Now…I was not unaware of the theme of occult symbolism, even possible ritual, throughout the seat of our government, Washington DC. Look at our dollar bill – what’s up with that pyramid? and the big eye? Come on, something is odd here!! Once you start noticing & researching things like that, the occult concept presented in Sleepy Hollow might seem vaguely palatable. You think, Hmmmm…and it might not be so bad if this concept didn’t, like a vortex gaining wild & frightening momentum, amp itself up to dismaying proportion. I began to skip watching Hollow, off & on. On the whole, it lost its charm.

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Another theme that repeatedly caught my eye was the introduction of aliens/hybrids to human life & society. Some – like Supergirl & Flash – are benevolent & ‘fit right in’; others, not so much…my point here is, that we are being conditioned to accept aliens into our lives.

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…so what we think of as entertainment, may actually be conditioning. What we thought television-staticwas myth & fantasy, may well be much closer to reality than we ever thought. I used to ignore such suggestions until, as I learned more, they made sense, and provided answers to so much of what goes on in this world.

It is suggested that forces behind the ‘entertainment’ industry have a chokehold on it. They determine what we see. This is done in order to dispel threat. That which is only evil is disguised as quirky (Lucifer, Angel from Hell), even friendly, so that we will begin to see it from a harmless perspective. It is anything but harmless. That which is/may be real is presented as myth or fantasy – for the same basic reasons. If we are conditioned or re-trained to accept dangerous as not dangerous, then, when the actual reality manifests in our world, we will be much less likely to resist. Some may even foolishly welcome these beings/practices. Do not be one of the foolish ones.

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Now, alien/supernatural plot lines in television & movies are nothing new. My Favorite Martian, Mork & Mindy, X-Files, come to mind, to name a few alien theme shows from further back in time. Or ET, that little alien plaintively calling out “Home…”, his ‘vulnerability’ endearing himself to probably millions here on earth! (And of course, who could forget Star Trek and its many offspring…Jean-Luc Picard remains one of my favorite characters ever, to this day!)

But in years past, such plots were given us in measured doses. Now, it seems they are being vomited in our faces – I have to think there is a reason for this.

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…so I think it is good to be aware of possibilities. In a way, like the Old Testament account of Joseph’s brothers selling him into slavery, what some intend for evil, God means for good. Insinuating their devious plots into our down-time activites has revealed an evil hand, and shown us how to mount a defense.

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I do not swear off television. I do sometimes watch less, or different types of programs. Sometimes I really am able to simply be entertained, while other times I catch frequent glimpses of a ‘hidden’ message. I am forewarned & on guard.

And my trust is in God.

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