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Month: October 2017

Small vs. Strong Spells

Small vs. Strong Spells

from Saunders’ The Basics of Magic Over the millennia since Rhiannon discovered how to use magic, humans have learned to effectively direct spells requiring minimal energy. The power for these small spells can be gathered from environmental sources like sunlight, generated by relinquishing some ability or possession, or drawn directly from the user’s spiritual or physical energy. Since small spells have minimal, one-time costs that can be controlled, they have become prevalent throughout society. Even the poor possess some charm…

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What’s in a Name

What’s in a Name

Names are important. They define who we are and how we think of ourselves. When my brother and I were growing up, our parents decided to call us by our proper names and let us pick our nicknames ourselves. However, I never chose one–there was always a Katie, Kathy, or Kat in the class but rarely ever a Katherine. Besides, I was used to Katherine, and now I cannot imagine being called anything other than my proper name. One of…

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