Dojo Darelir, the School of Xenograg the Sorcerer


Magic is Not Supernatural

Magicians are concerned with forces of Nature, even if they are peculiar, generally unrecognized, or even, to a sceptic’s eye, non-existant forces…. The feats claimed by or attributed to magicians…may be “supernatural” in that they seem to break natural laws, as these laws are understood at any given time. But either the feats are unreal and impossible or, if real, they are within the order of Nature as all reality must be.

But a magician is not a scientist or psychical researcher who has gone off along an odd track. He does theorize about his secret forces but he is much more interested in employing them. Magic is concerned above all else with the acquisition and exercise of power.

Richard Cavendish (editor-in-chief), Man, Myth, and Magic, pp. 1682-83

Emphasis mine.

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