MakoShark asked this question on 4/28/2000:
My name is Daryl and have an idea for fantasy novel where some of the characters will have magical powers.
Since this is fantasy fiction I can make up anything I want as far as their powers go, but I wanted the magicks to be as real and realistic as possible.
I mean no disrespect for your religion. Were I doing a novel involving Catholics or Buddhists, I would send a similar question so I do not do a disservice to the subject matter.
I would like to know more about your religion. Do you pray? To whom? To what end? Is there an afterlife?
How does magick work? Where does the power come from? Where does it go when you are done with your spell? Do you have to use a spell? Are there different kinds of magicks? Can anyone do magicks with training? Or only a select few? How old must you be to do magicks? How long does it take to learn to do magicks? Are you aware of instances where people are born with the powers and abilities without much training?
I have heard of covens and wicca groups. Is there strength in numbers? Are some people more powerful than others?
As with all things there are good and bad people. My guess is that magick is neither good or bad--black or white but that it conforms to the person using the power. Is this true or are there different types of magick for different types of actions? (e.g. murder, plague, etc. vs. healing, love, etc.)
I know this is a bit long and I am sure more questions will arise from your answers. If you are willing to talk, I appreciate your input.
Thank you Daryl
luise gave this response on 4/28/2000:
Dang, that's a lot to go through. It sounds like you basically want to know just about everything. Here are some really good resources.
http://www.witchvox.com/ The Witches Voice, the best online reference source and pagan networking site on the web.
The Dancing Wu Li Masters : An Overview of the New Physics by Gary Zukav, David Finkelstein The Physics behind why Magick works.
http://www.witchs-brew.com/ A good source for general Magickal things.
Plus you can use these words in search engines (webferret is really good).
Magick wicca witches pagan resources procedures
I hope this gives you a good launching pad for the answers to your questions.
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