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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

NeoNotes — Define magick

Hmm, complicated.

I think that the ideas of "natural" and "supernatural" arose from the assumption that Man was separate from Nature.

"Supernatural" depends on the definition of "natural."

If you had told me when I was twelve that I would have access to a massive computer network that would put almost the whole of human knowledge at my fingertips, I would have called that supernatural.

And a fantasy besides.

It's a curious conceit that we humans believe that we "know" everything at a given point, and that anything outside mainstream knowledge is supernatural. The fact that we didn't know about radio waves in the 1850s doesn't mean that radio waves didn't exist then, it just means that our worldview didn't include the possibility.

If you pressed me for a definition, that is one way I might define magick. The ability to step outside of a given worldview and return with a practical solution. I think it is the ability to move across borders that gives magick it's power.

NeoNotes are the selected comments that I made on other boards, in email, or in response to articles where I could not respond directly.

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