Re: How prevalent is magic?
- That's a nice way of viewing things. Thanks
- Could you give me some examples of emulation of a god? I don't totally understand this. How do you act like the god of plowing? By going outside and plowing?
> Just a bunch of quick thoughts on this:
> 1) I'd tweak what some others have said. Mythology is the physics of Glorantha. When a toddler asks "Why?" the eventual answer is a myth. ("Why does fire burn?" "Back in the Green Age, it didn't. But once upon a time....."). And this is not just explanations for small children, this is the truth of the world.
> 2) "Magic" is really worship, or emulation of ancient myth. A worshipper of a god does magic by being like his or her god, and hence can use the god's powers in lesser ways. The more they identify with their god--and that means the more they give up of their own identity and free will--the more closely they can emulate their god and the more powerfully they can bring forth those powers--i.e. the flashier the magic they can do. People who deal with spirits instead of gods or who learn the static magic of sorcery have their own versions of this immersion --> power progression.
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