“The Magician’s Companion: A Practical & Encyclopedic Guide to Magical & Religious
Bill Whitcomb, 1997
XV. Law of Words (Symbols) of Power
There are words (symbols) that are able to change the inner and/or outer realities
of those using/perceiving them. These words (symbols) do not necessarily need to be
consciously understood by those using/perceiving them in order to have their effect.
One view is that these words or symbols have accumulated power through use
(attention) over thousands of years. Others would say that there is an intrinsic
primordial connection (resonance) between these words (symbols) and the forces or
concepts they represent that goes beyond human design. Many people believe this
about Sanskrit, claiming that it is the original root language of humanity.
One example of this for me is the word (symbol) of Ohm. There seems to be some power that is innately endued to this symbol. It strikes a cord with those that do not even know its true meaning. Our cultures are filled with such symbols and works. It is amazing at the power we humans pour into such things that come to life.