Models

Magickal Structures and Dark Matter

by Mike Sententia on December 10, 2012

I’ve said that magickal structures are “non-physical.” Here’s how a physicist convinced me I’m wrong.

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Solving Simpler Problems

by Mike Sententia on October 15, 2012

The more specific the problem, the easier the solution.

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The (Pervasive) External-Illness Model

by Mike Sententia on September 25, 2012

Sure, illness-as-demon casts illness as something external. But so does normal language.

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Why the Illness-as-Demon Model Needs to Die

by Mike Sententia on September 24, 2012

It confuses two real problems, making it harder to solve both.

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Expressing Confidence (Or Lack Thereof)

by Mike Sententia on September 14, 2012

Realizing I sound too confident when explaining new, experimental techniques.

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Why We Need Unintuitive Magick

by Mike Sententia on August 29, 2012

Some of the best techniques can’t be found through sheer practice. They require conscious design.

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Some Magick Won’t Come Naturally

by Mike Sententia on August 28, 2012

There’s easy magick. There’s magick that takes practice. And then there’s magick that requires conscious design.

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The Many Substeps of Magick

by Mike Sententia on August 25, 2012

No matter your model, there are steps and sub-steps. Magick doesn’t “just happen.”

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What’s a “Road Opener”?

by Mike Sententia on June 26, 2012

In manifesting, Rune Soup talks about “road openers.” What are those, and is the term useful?

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Magick Without Metaphors

by Mike Sententia on April 10, 2012

How metaphors hurt your magick, and what to use instead.

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