The Life, Times, and Work of Alfred Korzybski with Non-Aristotelian Sightings and Comments on the Passing Scene
Well it depends on how you define magic. The modern Western occult/Pagan communities use a number of definitions. Aleister Crowley spelled it magick to differentiate it from stage illusion. He was a fan of Taoism so you could look at his using the word magick as a substitute for the word Tao. In other parts of the overall community there are those who consider the word the thing itself. For them 'spells' manipulate space-time events by manipulating words. I believe these may be the people you refer to in the article. Of course there are other definitions.
Actually Steve, my statement about the believer in magic, was mainly definitional. I was thinking of the kind of individual ensconced in empty verbalism, not the devotees of "Magick" whom you are talking about, although it's possible that at least some of them are ensconced in empty verbalism too.
LOL! I know some ceremonial magicians. Plenty of empty verbalism. Shame, too, because a LOT of Crowley's work could've come from Korzybski's desk.
Steve, you wrote "... a LOT of Crowley's work could've come from Korzybski's desk." I find that interesting. Would you say more about that?Have some links you could put here?I'm aware of Crowley mainly through the work of Robert Anton Wilson.
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