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Readers often ask, “When you notice a connection, how does it feel?” It’s a fair question — they want to know what to look for, how to know if they’re successful, and generally what doing magick is like.
The problem is, it doesn’t feel like anything. But last night, I figured out how to explain it.
Noticing a connection feels like proprioception. It’ll make sense in a second. First, try something for me:
Close your eyes, and raise your right hand. Then stick it out in front of you. Then touch your nose.
Through all that, you knew where your hand was, yes? Even though you couldn’t see it, even though it wasn’t touching everything, you somehow felt where it was. You somehow knew. That’s proprioception.
Proprioception doesn’t feel like anything. It’s like you just know, but in a different way than you know your phone number, or than a psychic knows what will happen tomorrow. The knowing is a second-by-second update of some physical sense, but one you can’t describe.
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