The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can. ― Paul Kurtz
“A ‘true’ magic circle is the growing of ears to hear the stars and voices to speak the language of the dead. It is building nerve endings that let you caress the spines of demons. It is opening eyes that can see angels dancing between subatomic particles. It is having a portable research lab and postal address in this world and the next. Divination, enchantment, malefica, prayer. These all blur into the right action in the opportune moment.” ― Gordon White, Pieces of Eight: Chaos Magic Essays and Enchantments
This video deeply exposes the hidden symbolism used in this and other movies. Some symbols are blatant, while others are cleverly hidden. You also learn about the different symbol combinations which probably have never been exposed that way. Freemasonry and the Rosicrucian Order use these symbols that are mostly based on Kabbalah. 'The Lovely Bones' include most of the common symbolism used by these secret societies: Sun; Pyramid / Triangle; Phallus / Obelisk; Diamond / Rhombus; Capless Pyramid / Trapezoid; ; Eye; Square; Hexagram; Pentacle / Pentagram; Two Pillars Boaz and Jachin; Royal Arch; Keystone; Pointing Finger; Horned Hand; 33; 666; Owl; Cat; Fish; Heart; Butterfly; Ladder; Checker / Checkerboard; Flame / Fire; Egg; and more. Though these symbols are used to influence the audience, they are definitely not evil. The same thing with language in general: Words can be used to manipulate others. Does it mean that words are evil?