It has been for some time now that I have subscribed to this theory I developed, which I intend to talk about in this post, so that I can get your input. I want to know what you think about it, any adjustments you would make to it, and...any other thoughts you have while reading it.
Many beginners that come to this site ask questions like "What is magic?" or "Can everyone do magic?"
It is in partial response to these questions that I have formed this theory or belief. I'm not sure which one to call it.
So I will just write it.
Magic is the manipulation of energy around us, via the inflection of our will through focus and concentration.
This is what most occultists would define magic as, however, not all. Some would add or subtract some parts. But, this is not the theory I have formed. Simply a prelude.
This statement does not answer why magic is possible though. Simply how some believe it to work.
It is my opinion that magic is possible because of the very nature of humanity. Of all the life forms on earth, and in the universe, that we know of, we have the ability to asses our surroundings. Change our surroundings for better or worse, and know what it is that we do. We have the ability of forethought and afterthought. To predict, in a relative manner, the future and learn from the past. Every single human being is capable of both great destruction and creation. Like a gate through wich all things can come to pass. An elephant cannot climb a tree, and a dog cannot truly fly.
As humans we have to potential accomplish nearly anything. Provided that it is within the laws of physics. So it is my beliefe that magic is,essentially, possible becasue of this potential which we posses and our ability of recognizing this potential.