Monday, December 22, 2008

Quotes: Magic

Magic xvii Basic principle of magic. "In postulating ‘homeopathy’--that is, the principle that ‘like produces like’--as one of the primary bases of magic, Frazer cites in proof the numerous rites in which something desired is simulated in advance, e.g., rainfall by pouring water, or sunlight by kindling fire." Gaster, Editor’s Foreword. Frazer, The New Golden Bough.

Magic 340 "…for it is a familiar tenet of magic that you can produce any desired effect by merely imitating it." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.

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