On the Nature of Magic

I guess at it’s simplest level, magic is a natural force that we, as witches, influence in order to achieve certain goals. I mean, that’s it in a nutshell, so to speak, right? But I think that this post is supposed to help me delve deeper into the topic at hand. At least, that’s how I’m going to take it.

I was thinking about this the other day (yes, I am weeks behind on this whole project, mostly just for a general lack of, well, trying), and I had a pretty interesting image come to me. Or maybe image isn’t really the right word.

At a base level, everything is frequencies, resonances. It’s a matter of harmonics, or sound manipulation. And if everything has a particular sound associated with it, or sounds, because, well, things are rarely just one thing, then magic, that is, the actual act, is all about sound manipulation. Tweaking the overall harmonics so that the ‘music of the spheres’ (as some would have once referred to it) comes into a new alignment.

That’s not to say that everything is out of whack, that everything is all discord and chaos. Honestly, I would like to believe that most everything is actually quite pure and beautiful. So magic, in that instance, would be about manipulating resonances to further enrich the sound; improve the timbre as it were.

Of course, sound doesn’t work for everyone. Colors might be a great way to look at it too. I mean, the possibilities are really endless; it is whatever you decide works best for you.

The whole thing with resonance, I like it. But I need to almost do more research (that’s my thing, because if there’s something to know, I have to know it, and I have to know it to the best of my ability; or until I lose interest, whichever comes first).


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