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    Quote Originally Posted by nomadthethird View Post
    Holy Church of Sexmagick[, Batman!]
    sounds like one of Robin's more excitable utterances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistersloane View Post
    I hate white magicians, they're fools. All magic is black magic.
    the christian church would agree with this.

    but the problem with black magic and satanism, which i dabbled with in my teenage metal years, is that it just ends up reinforcing the bullshit dualism of christianity.

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    Ask any evangelical Christian why God let the Holocaust happen, and they'll go to great pains to explain how God created free will, and how man must ultimately account for his own actions. Life itself is but a trial, and man must decide which path he chooses - but rest assured, the buck for the horrors of Belsen and Treblinka will stop somewhere, come judgement day. To argue otherwise is to request God to create a species of pre-programmed clones, unable to make decisions for themselves.

    Then, in the next breath, they blame the world's ills on the Devil! Very biased, if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhao View Post
    the christian church would agree with this.

    but the problem with black magic and satanism, which i dabbled with in my teenage metal years, is that it just ends up reinforcing the bullshit dualism of christianity.
    Ah it's less that, it's the fucking "myeh, my magic is only to do things that are positive in the world, I use positive energy' fucking brigade. Oh really, do you? How do you do that exactly? You're that fucking good that you know exactly what's gonna happen, do you?

    Aside from the fact that you have to go through the dark to get to the light anyway. It's such a fucking arrogant position to take. If you put all the witches in all the world in one room, they couldn't boil a kettle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paolo View Post
    I'm a wee bit sceptical as he only showed the numbers he'd picked after the lottery was drawn - surely if he'd got them right he could have shown us just before?
    I like Derren Brown (modern TV sorely lacks brilliant showmen, and he's certainly one of those), but the trick is therefore transformed into not "How the hell did he predict that??" into "How did he get the numbers onto those balls/How did he get those particular balls into place in time?" Which is infinitely more prosaic, and less of a headfuck than the age-old saw/box trick.

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    I like how a thread about magick has got on to Derren Brown. He has written about NLP I think.

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    Check out the Grimoires at http://theoccult.bz/

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    Quote Originally Posted by low band View Post
    Check out the Grimoires at http://theoccult.bz/
    you need to login/password, so no, can't unfortunately

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    One of my favourite weird English language things is the shared etymology of 'glamour', 'grammar' and 'grimoire'. The connection between magic and the power of spoken and written words is deep and very ancient - think about putting a 'spell' on someone, or about what we mean when we call something 'en-chant-ing'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistersloane View Post
    you need to login/password, so no, can't unfortunately
    this is where you need the power of...............

    MAGICK!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baboon2004 View Post
    this is where you need the power of...............

    MAGICK!!!
    Yeah, I was gonna say, can't you just scry it or something?
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    Oh for scrying out loud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by massrock View Post
    Oh for scrying out loud.
    Well that's charming, I must say!
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    Can't you lot conjure up anything else but weak puns?

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    Well it's either this or just aimlessly Pottering about the house...
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