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Luck and Magic

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From: nagasiva 
Subject: Luck and Magic (at odds? was Medieval ...)
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 02:35:16 GMT

50020623 VII Happy Kaos day!@

Gnome sri catyananda:
>> Thanks for this informative, on-topic post. Once again you've proven
>> that you are worth more than fifty Tom Schulers to this news group.
>> Cantu and Cosby should hang their heads in shame for helping to clog
>> our bandwidth with all this "skeptic troll" foolishness. Let's get the
>> Magick back into alt.magick.******* (Andralphus):
>Cat is a cool lady; Nagasiva is a very very lucky Satantrist.

you're both very kind and I'm glad of your sentiments. to quote
one of my remaining quasi-heavy-metal CDs on the subject, however

	Is It Luck?

	My socks and shoes always match
	Is it luck?
	There's a foot at the end of each of my legs
	Is it luck?
	I can play my bass for you
	Is it luck?
	Some gals like to kiss my face
	Is it luck? Is it luck? ... Well is it?
	There was food inside your mouth today
	Is it luck?
	Your barber cuts your hair just so
	Is it luck?
	Well you can count to ten and back again
	Is it luck?
	When the taste of sex is on your lips
	Is it luck? Is it luck? ... Well then?
	Cyanide works oh so fast
	Is it luck?
	Polyester makes you sweat
	Is it luck?
	If a graham cracker gets you off
	Is it luck?
	Love. Love?
	Is it luck? Is it luck? ... Well hey?!!

	She said she wanted my body not my mind 
	So I showed her my dictionary
	To show the words that I know 
	How loquacious I can be 
	When I set my mind down to it, 
	But she wasn't impressed.
	Oh no no no no no no no no
	She wasn't impressed at all.

	She whispered in my ear.  
	She said. 
	"Wanna get lucky little boy?" 
	Well I smiled. 
	I smiled and I said: 
	"Is it luck? Is it luck? Is it luck?!"
	"Is It Luck?", Les Claypool, Primus,
	 'Sailing the Seas of Cheese', (c) 1991.

is magic the act of luck-driving? can we tell who is good at
magic by who is successful? or is this just a fallacy? does
it matter whether someone *intended* to get where they are?
being born into riches and power, for example, would seem
to indicate that no intention was involved (unless you would
like to postulate intention into the circumstances of birth,
as some New Agers are wont do).

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