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« Reply #27: October 03, 2007, 06:35:51 pm »

Magick is magick and religion is religion. Forms change, but the meaning is the same. The flaw I perceive is in treating them as separate entities, whatever their form, however they appear in different cultures. Even ceremonial magick, if I understand it correctly, is about the Great Work, union with the divine.


This seems to be assuming that all witchcraft is religious witchcraft and that all magic is powered by the devine.

The thing is, it isn't and it doesn't.  There are plenty of ways to do religion without magic, and to do magic without religion.

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The flaw I perceive is in treating them as separate entities, whatever their form, however they appear in different cultures.

That seems rather dismissive of those different cultures.  'They may perceive what they do as A, but we more enlightened people know it is really B.'  Rather Campbellian, in fact.

Absent - I'll define my own culture, thanks, and magic is not automatically religious in it.
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