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« Reply #2: September 03, 2008, 01:39:42 pm »

I perform magic on a somewhat regular basis.  I assume that it has the power to actually affect change in the world or I wouldn't bother.  So assuming it works (at least some of the time) I have a couple of questions:

Do you feel magic is more effective when coupled with religion, or separated from it?  Do you pray (to anyone/thing) for favors or success?  Do you ask that other entities carry out action on your behalf?  Is this really magic, or is it worship?  If you practice non-religious magic do you believe that the energy comes from within you or without you?
I believe I practice 'non-religious' magic.  I don't feel the need for religious ritual or bowing down and worshipping a god or gods.  I do however practice magic/weave spells when I feel the need.  Let's see, do I believe that the energy comes from within me or without me?  Like drops in an ocean I exist as part of the energetic sea around me, therefore the energy comes both from within me and without me as one and the same thing.

Yes, I do pray -- but not in the way that, say, a Christian would pray.  It's more like just telling the universe/God what I need and then expecting it to happen.  Sometimes I cast spells with these prayers, other times I don't.  I consider sitting in silence in meditation a prayer also.   And certain other activities that raise my energy and help me commune w/ the divine. Grin  It depends on what I feel in my heart at the time. 

I never ask another entity to carry out an action on my behalf, but if I happened to notice one helping me I thank it.  ~SF
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