Magick Words and Wyrd Tales

“To me, all creativity is magic. Ideas start out in the empty void of your head – and they end up as a material thing, like a book you can hold in your hand. That is the magical process. It’s an alchemical thing. Yes, we do get the gold out of it but that’s not the most important thing. It’s the work itself.” — Alan Moore

Storytelling and magick have walked hand in hand since the invention of language, when our forefathers gathered around campfires spinning yarns about the gods who populated the mysterious world around them. I have pursued the art of the tale since I was a child, weaving stories with the aid of plastic knights and dragons and trolls, cowboys, indians, and army men. In the end, it’s all about the unfettered imagination. It’s the essence of the Art. Imagining is the first part of the process, the spark that leads to something real, tangible, and altogether frightening.

“Literature, meanwhile, is so intrinsically involved with magic’s very substance that the two may be effectively considered as the same thing. Spells and spelling, Bardic incantations, grimoires, grammars, magic a “disease of language” as Aleister Crowley so insightfully described it. Odin, Thoth and Hermes, magic-gods and scribe-gods. Magic’s terminology, its symbolism, conjuring and evocation, near-identical to that of poetry. In the beginning was the Word.” — Alan Moore

What is Art, regardless of your medium of choice, but an Act of Magick? Do What Thou Wilt? Indeed… When I sit down to string words together, it is a conscious act of creation, destruction, and all points in between.

Odin hung on a tree for nine days to capture the magic of the runes and through their kenning new stories were told…

“The rules on what is possible and impossible in the arts were made by people who had not tested the bounds of the possible by going beyond them.” ― Neil Gaiman

Cast your spell. Weave some magick. Make it yours and no one else’s. And share it with the world.



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