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Jono Blythe: Exploring the Concept of Sympathetic Magic

As a former theatre student, I came across the concept of sympathetic magic in my studies. While I personally don't believe in it, I found it to be a fascinating concept worth exploring.

Sympathetic magic is based on the principle that like produces like. This means that by creating a representation of something, you can influence the real thing. There are two main types of sympathetic magic: imitation and contagion.


Imitation magic involves creating a representation of what you want to achieve. For example, if you want to attract wealth, you might create a money talisman or draw a picture of a pile of money. The idea is that by imitating the thing you want, you can attract it into your life.

Contagion magic, on the other hand, involves using something that is already connected to the thing you want to achieve. For example, if you want to attract love, you might use a lock of your lover's hair or a piece of clothing they've worn. The idea is that by using something that is already connected to the thing you want, you can bring it closer to you.


While I personally don't believe in the efficacy of sympathetic magic, many people do find it helpful in achieving their goals. It can be used for a wide range of goals, including attracting love, money, success, and health. It can also be used to protect yourself from harm, or to influence the behaviour of others.


However, it's important to note that sympathetic magic is not a quick fix or a substitute for taking action. It is simply a tool that can help you focus your intentions and energy towards a specific goal.

If you're interested in using sympathetic magic to achieve your goals, here are some tips:

  1. Be clear about your goal: Before you start, be sure you know exactly what you want to achieve. This will help you choose the right representation to use.

  2. Choose your representation carefully: Your representation should be as close to the real thing as possible.

  3. Focus your energy: When performing sympathetic magic, it's important to focus your energy and intentions towards your goal.

  4. Take action: Remember that sympathetic magic is not a substitute for taking action. Use it as a tool to help you achieve your goals, but also take practical steps towards them.

In conclusion, while I personally don't believe in sympathetic magic, it is a powerful tool that many people find helpful in achieving their goals. By using representations that imitate or are connected to the thing you want to achieve, you can focus your energy and intentions towards your goal. Remember to use sympathetic magic as a tool, not a substitute for action, and be clear and intentional in your actions.




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