A Symbol Factory is an institutional Mechanism of Compliance within which System Agents create, revive, restore and reproduce a specific Creation Templates support and enable the Accumulating Classes Regime of Accumulation.
List of Symbol Factories
Mechanisms of Control
Karl Marx speaks about the "ruling class's" production of the the "ruling ideas" in the German Ideology, in the section "Ruling Class and Rulin Ideas."
Symbol factories are an essential component of The System, required for its smooth operation. Without the constant reproduction of new templates and their constituent Archetypes, the people would wake up and the guillotines would come out, just like they did during the French Revolution.
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Ruyle provides some early and instructive theorization
Lightning Path Workbook Fourcontains a discussion of archetypes and symbol factories.
See "A Short Sociology of Archetypes" for a more advanced discussion of symbol factories.
See also From Zoroaster to Star Wars, Jesus to Marx: The Art, Science, and Technology of Human Manipulation,” https://www.academia.edu/34504691
- Sosteric, Mike. “From Zoroaster to Star Wars, Jesus to Marx: The Art, Science, and Technology of Human Manipulation,” https://www.academia.edu/34504691.
- Ruyle's article provides inspiration for this term, and the term Symbol Factory. See “Mode of Production and Mode of Exploitation: The Mechanical and the Dialectical.” Dialectical Anthropology 1, no. 1 (1975): 7–23. https://doi.org/10.1007/bf00244565.
- Sosteric, Mike. “A Sociology of Tarot.” Canadian Journal of Sociology 39, no. 3 (2014). https://www.academia.edu/25055505/.
- Sosteric, Mike. “A Short Sociology of Archetypes,” https://www.academia.edu/44254363/A_Short_Sociology_of_Archetypes.