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« Reply #5: December 12, 2010, 01:12:54 am »

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?
Not more effective, unless your belief in self is low. By this i mean magic is driven by will, and fuelled by energy. To some extent energy thrives on confidence. Whether that confidence is anchored in self or religion, it is important to have certainty in your power and outcome. Im not religious, but im very spiritual. Religion is about authority. Spiritualism in any form is more mystical. If you have limited cofidence in self, the "authority" of religion can help, but its a crutch

However, magic does draw on other energies beyond self, even if you believe these energies are not conscious.. In my opinion, use what gives the most confidence
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