On Monday, May 10, 1999 9:34 PM, Psypher wrote:
>...magic is an attempt to transmit information about the world as
>experience, rather than the world as concept. Because of this intent
>[and magic is nothing if not a process of intent] magic MUST rely on
>layers of meaning and symbolic referent to felt reality.
My experience with "magic" is that it is conceptual to roughly the extent that "energy" is conceptual. Actually, my view of "magic" is that it IS energy controlled/directed/etc. I do agree about the process of intent. Intention generally tends to be a more significant factor in most scenarios than does the actual event. Otherwise, I think you may be over-complicating the issue. Either that or I've not yet grasped what you are saying. Are you by any chance an "SF"?!? Just curious.