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?
Homeopathic magic operates on the principle that like produces like, or that an effect resembles its cause. On the surface, this may seem flimsy at best to many and I’m not of the mindset of convincing you one way or another. However, if you have any belief in the law of attraction you effectively believe in this basic premise. Any easy way to test the basic functionality of this principle is what I call the jerk test.
Testing homeopathic magic with the jerk test
Have you ever gone for a walk upset and thought, jeez the world is full of jerks? If so I’m sure you weren’t entirely surprised by the sheer amount of jerks that exist in the world. Now, what would happen if you made an effort to change that belief to the world is full of pretty decent people? While you still may get a jerk or two on your walk overall you will more than likely see some pretty decent people.
What is the principle of contagious magic?
Contagious magic operates on the principle that things which have once been in contact with each other continue to act on each other at a distance after the physical contact has been severed. In effect this what quantum physicists call quantum entanglement. Science has already found evidence of the reality of this, case closed.
The real answer to what is sympathetic magic?
Sympathetic magic isn’t some hypothetical belief it’s based in reality. Reality isn’t just stranger than you imagine, it’s stranger than you can imagine.
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