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The force of magic flows in two directions
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“energetic magic
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“ritual magic”
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f sacred power
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, magic evokes mystery at the limit between the ordinary and the extraordinary.
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f magic as mana
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mana refers
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derive from a proto-Oceanic word
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“force of nature”
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metaphor
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g spiritual power that takes different forms
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o Oceanic cultures, mana forms an active transferable magic
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Magic participates in the reality that it alters. It is both symbol and substance, and therefore indefinable.
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. Redemption from the arid air of modern life was there, waiting, awakened by the weird, the uncanny, and the surreal.
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in both ritual and energetic manifestations
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arising from the mind itself.
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drew directly from the energy of the imagination
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energetic and unpredictable
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embraced the pleasure of material substances and the contradictions of the dream state,
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Surrealists used this dormant residue of magic in a new way, merging it with their broad knowledge of non-Western belief systems and images
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s the mind
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. The surrealists uncovered magic as the material embodiment of imagination itself.
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. Surrealism grasped the countervailing tendencies of psychoanalysis, with its investigation of the origins of the mind, and of occultism, magic, and ritual, and employed the principles of sympathetic magic as defined by Sir James Frazer and other mythologists
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excavate the source of creative energy, the origins of love, and the impulse for imagination.
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