Why Magical Power Should Stay Hidden

Anonymous wrote: …Do you want your understanding of magic to spread?… I wrote: …No. Real magic is much too dangerous for typical humans to possess, so I am content with the powerful stuff not spreading and I am content with people thinking it not real. The stuff I share on my site is general abstractions that are extensions of general engineering concepts and not active magical constructs. Considering it is just a synthesis of what everyone learns in school, it is about as harmful as teaching someone Chemistry. As far as selling things, knowledge has created a class divide that Read More


The Ethics of the Occult Market

I wrote: …In my opinion, if your magic worked in a reliable way such that you can teach others reliably, you can conjure the possibility of more income without needing to charge people. In other words, I’m of the mind that if you’re magic worked, you wouldn’t need to charge people to make a living. I believe deciding who does and doesn’t get access to magic based on money implicitly implies social class because it implicitly means only those that can afford it have access. I don’t believe wealthy people should have magic just because they’re wealthy, so I don’t Read More


Psychic and Magical Teleportation

Spacellama117 wrote: Is teleportation in any form real? If so, resources on it. I Wrote: …It is. To say it very simply, there are harmonics of probability that say you could be somewhere else; however, the probability waves are so spread out you don’t randomly teleport. If you compress those waves, you can make it so the probability of an object being somewhere else is so likely it teleports. Via looking into the future of a thing and manipulating its future, you can teleport it. The mechanics are no different from any other application of magic that shifts future probability… Read More


Dungeons&Dragons, Game Rules, Game Boards, and Magical Fields

SockultLiterature wrote: I am currently in the process of writing my Grimoire, containing spells, rituals, rites, beliefs, truths etc and I want to keep it private. I have been creating languages for years (D&D dungeon master), but recently I have created one specifically for Magick use. It resonates with me and is reserved solely for special uses (i.e not casually banded about). It has power to me and carries my personal touch. All the grammatical rules are there, it is a fully fleshed out language.Question is, will it affect my Grimoire if I write it completely in this language?If so, Read More


Art is Magical

the_f****ing_what wrote: …Even before I practiced magick, my short stories had an uncanny tendency to come true. I wrote a story about a barista whose car broke down. A few hundred people read it, and bam; I get a job at a coffee shop and my car breaks down. I wrote a story about a kid who moves to the city from rural Florida, and we get a new roommate from rural Florida. These weren’t read by many people, and the manifestations were minor but uncanny. Hell, I’ve even experimented with writing journals for future dates, without consciously putting any Read More


The Paradgim I Operate In

This is a snippet from a conversation I had concerning the paradigm I operate in: My constructs are beautiful because they are elegant, though, it is really just an implementation of abelian fields… …The basis of my paradigm is a semantic ontology – domains of knowledge and tacit experience. The networks of the semantic ontology have linear transformations and is a differential of intentionality – I can show how experience and intentional objects change along with their corresponding waves and harmonics because it is orthogonally diagonalizable. It’s an abstraction of how concepts exists in a network and it currently compliments Read More


Western mysticism is closer to Dungeons and Dragons Than You Would Think

I wrote: Fantasy magic and “real” magic are closer than you think. Mathematically speaking, the Kabbalic tree of life is a tree in the same sense as a perk tree in Skyrim where the ontological basis doesn’t necessarily have to describe a vector of reality for prima facie, they are just “empty symbols” where they are given semantic meaning. To say it a different way, you can algorithmically traverse the tree of life whether or not you believe it to be real, so you can deduce that the relations are consistent and formulas derived from those relations are true regardless Read More


Conservation Laws and Magical and Psychic Energy

I wrote: Gaffluence wrote: Does the first law of Thermodynamics apply to magical energies too? The law being that, energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed (simplified version).   The answer is no. Conservation of energy is due a temporal translation invariance as described in Noether’s theorem and the Lagrangian. Energy conservation is a consequence of invariance under time translations. Something more abstract than time would not be beholden to that invariance and thus would not be conserved. Basically, if it is not physical, it would not be temporal, and if it is not temporal, it is not beholden Read More


Magic is Sublime

Snippet from a Reddit conversation: I wrote: LordNyssa wrote: That’s why magick in any true sense, is and will always be personal. Magic is sublime or this is to say it is beyond you. You know how the night sky is sublime and is beyond you. Thinking about the night sky and vastness of space implies that you are very very tiny. My apartment is personal. In respect, the Earth isn’t. So, if there was a tornado or an earthquake, my poor little personal space would be rattled around or outright obliterated. Magic is sublime in that sense. Magic is Read More


Magic is a Game

I wrote: …I don’t have, nor really believe in, a Great Work. I’m working on an article on this, but, from my perspective, magic is a type of game. Trying to come up with a theory of magic is like trying to come up with a theory of art. You run into all sorts of issues with the definition. You end up with what is similar when trying to define a “game” based on the arbitrary rules of that “game”. It’s sort of like trying to say Skyrim’s a game and Dragon Age is not because Dragon Age’s game mechanics Read More


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