What Is Magic? Part 2

Once again, excellent. I agree with her pretty much completely. Learning the Matrix code, that’s something that Tanya Luhrmann wrote about in her book “Persuasions of the Witch’s Craft.” She called it “interpretive drift,” and that learning the symbolism of the occult was learning a new language of symbols that then begins to inform your relationship with the world around you. Prior to occult study, those connections would not have been made. I agree; but I think that’s the point. It’s a shorthand language of manifestation.

“Taken to an extreme, the idea is that no external magic works, ever. I’m not in that camp, I just tend to believe that the bigger and more physical an external magical working is, the more I’m swimming upstream against physics.”

I agree with this too. Pretty much based on the logic of quantum physics (“What the Bleep?” presents it well). I have seen damn near impossible stuff done (like my husband surviving a near-fatal car accident; odds that statistics later revealed were about 1 in 10000 based on various circumstances and injuries; no word of a lie). But I have seen things that look easy take forever because of inertia. I know exactly what she’s talking about in terms of breaking a spell, too. And the gods help those that help themselves; your odds of magical success certainly increase if you do the real-world work to back it up!

I discuss a lot of this in my new book, actually . . . 😉

Shauna Aura Knight

9181063_xl I think the word magic has different meanings in different contexts. I think across the board, it tends to mean “the hidden.” Or, things that happen in a way I can’t easily see/unravel.

A related definition might be how I see most people use it in terms of spellwork. “Magic is doing a spell and getting what I want without having to do any work.” I think the idea is that you set your intention, light the right colored candle, and the universe brings you what you want if you’re cool enough.

Obviously there are some problems with that concept. But if you haven’t read Part 1, you might want to go to the previous post and check that out so that this one makes a bit more sense.

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~ by Sable Aradia on May 1, 2014.

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