The other day I stopped by my local Gamestop to reserve a copy of the new Assassin's Creed game. As a result of making that reservation I got a necklace with the assassin creed symbol. It got me thinking about how people go about finding pop culture artifacts to use in their pop culture magic workings. If you're a pop culture magic practitioner you're not going to necessarily everything you need at your local occult or Pagan shop. You need to go looking elsewhere to get whatever bling you're going to use in your pop magic workings.
In my case, I got the necklace as a result of reserving a game and sometimes with video games you can get other props. The clerk told me I could get a replica sword cane or one of the assassin wrist toys, which could be quite useful as possible items for a pop culture working, if Assassins Creed is a pop culture you want to do magic with. However not all pop culture is video games and even in the case when it is, you won't always get a promotional item for that game. So where else do you go to find pop culture items?
Conventions are one place you can go. A convention that's focused on your favorite pop culture will inevitably have vendors selling items that are relevant to that pop culture. You can buy those items and use them in your workings. But if you can't get to a convention, then you might go to a Target or Walmart and see what they have in the toy section. For that matter you may find clothing as well that has your favorite character on it. Barring that, you can also go online. for example you can find vendors online who make specialty lightsabers, which is perfect if you're integrating Star Wars into a pop culture system of magic.
However you might also opt for the creative route yourself. You could sew a costume of your favorite character to use in pop culture magic workings, or make replicas of particular tools and items. These skills aren't hard to learn and a visit to Youtube will likely help you find someone who is demonstrating how to make something you want to use for your pop culture magic workings. An additional benefit of making it yourself is that the act of creation is, in and of itself, a magical act that can greatly enhance whatever you create.
Pop culture magic tools aren't hard to find. And the most important ingredient to add to those tools is your imagination, which makes those tools come alive as something sacred and significant to the magical work you are doing.
Magical Experiments Podcast
This week I interviewed Bill Duvendack and Erik Roth about the spiritual significance of Astrology and how it can be integrated into magic and Paganism. Next week I'll be interviewing Emily Carlin about shadow magic and pop culture magic.