From: namacdon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Feb 05 2002 - 20:24:38 MST
>Magic is useless if you don't understand it. The understanding has to be
suppresed at the
>time of the working, but saying that something happens for some arbitrary
reason like an
>unmeasurable spiritual power is pointless, and usually means that someone
is talking out
>of their ass.
>>You can't strive toward magic; it is in essence indefinable, and thus
>>untargetable. It contains the set of all (or some?) things that we cannot
>>comprehend. By definition, as we come to comprehend them, they cease to be
>>magical, and become part of the toolkit.
>I beg to differ. I may not be able to describe a sigil as a concrete
equation, but i
>understand how it works, and know that it works. Nevertheless, I think most
>would describe making something happen by having sex while thinking about a
>mass of squiggles that once made up a coherent sentance is magic.
Magick is a taboo subject on Extropian lists, typically. I'd quit while
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