|THE ANCIENT ORIGEN OF THE WAR OF TWO WORLDS (standard:Flash, 6762 words)|
|Author: THELORDOFTHELOVE-CMCC||Added: Sep 07 2004||Views/Reads: 2045/1374||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|This story is about the origen of magic , social classes of magicians and battles for the power between mages and the associations that diffrernts wizards can create with another wizards of different categories.|
THE BEGINNING OF THE WAR OF TWO WORLDS(ANCIENT-TIMES) A STORY ABOUT BATTLES AND SOURCES OF POWER OF WIZARDS HI! Men here I am again trying to explain the continuation and reasons to exist for a war of two worlds. The origin of magic and the battles behind the simple knowledge OF WHAT I HAVE EXPLAINED BEFORE. In this ¿short story I explain the meaning and honor code of a mage, wizard, witch ;etc. I will continue with the war before the war of two worlds in another occasion but by the moment I jus to explain some definitions that will make a better understanding of magic. Witches & Warlocks (wit-chez and wor-locs) A person believed to practice magic, usually black magic. These people are usually mean, ugly and old. They hide in dark places such as caves and cast spells of evil upon their victims. Warlock is a fantasy name most refer to the meaning to wage or lock into battle or war. Witches and warlocks have roamed the earth for thousands of years and still widely exist today, though they are masked as everyday people. They have jobs and families and look like any normal family. But when the night comes they shed their civilian outer layer and become spell casting, evil worshipping fiends. In earlier days, witches and warlocks were persecuted by the public and burnt at the stake. It was believed that if a person could survive after being thrown into a body of water, then that person was a witch or warlock and was to be executed. As any culture, there are good witches and warlocks as well. These good people help society and have even helped law enforcement officials to track down murderers though the use of meditation and crystal balls. Some of them can see the past, present and future and can relay the messages to the proper people. For all the sophistication of our high-tech civilization, we're not that far removed from our ancestors: the nights are still dark, winter is still cold and the future is still unknown. And we still turn to magic to help us make it through. Part of the explanation is historical. Twentieth-century writers such as Gerald Gardner and Aleister Crowley brought about a widespread revival of interest in magic and witchcraft. Gardner's Witchcraft Today described Wicca as an ancient religion based on celebration of the seasons and the lunar cycle ('wicca' is the Old English word for a male witch). Wicca is now a fully-fledged neo-pagan belief system, with hundreds of thousands of adherents worldwide. Crowley revived the word magic, which he used to distinguish authentic magic from the magic of conjuring tricks. In his Magick in Theory and Practice, Crowley wrote: 'The question of Magick is a question of discovering and employing hitherto unknown forces in nature.' Magic could be both a scientific investigation and a way of getting closer to nature. This approach has been hugely influential in the New Age movement, which embodies many of the elements of magic. But these historical and cultural explanations tell only part of the story. Our society is pervaded with magical thinking. Every one of the main features of the magical worldview finds an echo in our culture: From fortune telling to homeopathy, magical thinking is ultimately an expression of our desire to have an effect on the world: 'Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will,' Crowley wrote. A pessimistic view would be that magical thinking expresses our powerlessness in the face of a reality too complex for us to change. But it is surely also the case that magic expresses our hope for better times and our desire for intense, transcendental experience. It also answers some very basic fears. Wizards. Our fascination with the wizards of Hogwarts echoes the faith we all place in therapists, scientists and political analysts. Among users of the Unix computing system, expert programmers are even called wizards. Our ancestors relied on witches, druids and shamans - people who knew the hidden laws of the universe and could say what was around the corner. Maybe we're not that different. Divination. We may not consult witches but we all read our horoscope. Not to mention palm-reading, rune stones, the Tarot and the I Ching. Is Russell Grant a 21st-century wizard? Trance. It used only to be shamans who danced for hours to repetitive beats. It's no accident that 'trance' is now a musical genre. Some clubbers report experiencing a mystical sense of community. Drugs. Some people use chemical substances which help them attain altered states of consciousness. Others take herbal remedies - or drink herb tea. Both are traditions which go back to the secret lore of witches. Ritual. Hundreds of years ago, entire Click here to read the rest of this story (551 more lines)
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