What is sympathetic magic?

What is sympathetic magic? Sympathetic magic, according to Sir James George Frazer in The Golden Bough is a type of magic based on imitation and correspondence. Sympathetic magic operates on two principles which dive it into two categroies.  The two subdivisions of this type of magic would be homeopathic magic and contagious magic.   What is the principle of homeopathic magic? […]

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Why do people use Magic?

Why do people use magic? Why do people use magic?  To be clear, I’m not saying you should or shouldn’t use magic.  I’ve heard it said that only the poor and the rich dabble with magic.  Typically the middle class are too busy being lulled to sleep by the island of the lotus that is […]

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How does magic work?

Have you ever wondered how does magic work?  You aren’t alone, most people have likely asked this exact same question at least once in their lives. To answer this questions it’s important that we know what magic is.  In a previous post, what is magic?, I do my best to give you a working defintion for […]

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What is Magic?

What is magic?  For most of the civilized world magic is parlor tricks or the type of fantasy you find in cartoons, tv shows, movies, and novels. Grandiose hyper-realism of those “fantastical ideas” portrayed in various forms of entertainment is the other end of the spectrum.  I prefer a more middle of the road path.  For […]

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