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High and Low Magic

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.magick,alt.pagan,alt.religion.wicca,alt.pagan.magick
From: (nagasiva yronwode)
Subject: Re: High and Low Magic
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 04:34:24 GMT

50000615 Vom

>> Would you consider the magician to have a role in the working of 
>> the spell, other than simply mixing the ingredients and reading 
>> the words?

the director of the intention of the work, the choreographer
and conductor of the composite of powers.

"Digital Dragon" :
>Of course. Spells can't just come about on their own. 

rituals can. perhaps this is the difference between High and Low
Magic? rituals and spells. spells are deliberate and rituals are
sometimes spontaneous.

>Somebody has to create and work them :) It also takes a certain 
>amount of will power and discipline, and patience.  


>Its no good just reciting the words if you don't mean it. You need to
>believe that the spell is going to have the effect you intend it to.

I'm not sure that this is true.

>You've got to pour your energy into a spell to give it power. Thus the
>chanting of the words. Its a component of spellcasting.

this is one of those common presumptions about the importance
of the spellcaster and the origins of the cause of change. it
is not an universal presupposition, however, as some believe
that the components themselves have a power which may be
guided into resolution by those knowledgeable in the proper
combination, timing, and activation.

blessed beast!
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