|Study - David Wyatt.|
There is no single, clear-cut definition of magic because it has so many facets. Shrouded in mystery, it is connected to charlatanism, religion, politics, science, and even art. It asks questions about the deepest levels of the human experience: the nature of and reasons for existence, the nature of life and of death; and in so doing, it taps into primeval fears and desires. For the purposes of this post, however, I will define magic as this: the manipulation of occult, hidden connections at a foundational level of being in order to bring about changes in the material realm, including changes within the body or psyche of the magician.