Real Magic

Etymologically, magic, magus, has to do with having, or harnessing power, which could be real, except the concept of real is much too recent to be closely associated with an old idea such as magic, which increasingly has fallen out of favor with cultural norms by reality-oriented schemes in which the materialism of science and …

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Story and Fate

You can say the human heart is only make believe And I am only fighting fire with fire But you are still a victim Of the accidents you leave As sure as I'm a victim of desire Billy Joel In his book, Healing Fiction, James Hillman compares the ideas of Jung, Adler and Freud as …

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The Edge of the Universe

"Western reality has no prerogative or supremacy over other brands. It may be the present operating system for modernity on Earth, but its roots are no more rooted, its arising no more fundamental or absolute. No one species’s or planet’s deposition has primogeniture or is endorsed by the universe. The same claims are made implicitly by …

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Wild Child

"Among oral people's, language functions not simply to dialogue with other humans, but also to converse with the more than human cosmos. Words do not speak about the world, they speak to the world, and it is our loss that we have become severed from the vaster life, and have forgotten the expressive depths of language provided by the whole …

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The Next Chapter

To practice the living of one's life as "storied," it may first be necessary to experience the idea as a meaningful one. The beauty of stories, their telling and living is an art coming from more than the deciphering of meanings, moral lessons, endings, or truth - as influential as those things may be. As …

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