The Magic of No

I have seen folks here and there, for as long as I can remember, talk about the importance of avoiding ‘no’ and ‘not’ in magical workings. The reasons for this vary, but most often entail assertion about our psychology and the psychology of spirits that are patently false. While there are plenty of occasions when framing an operation in the affirmative rather than the negative is more functional than the alternative, this observation has turned into something of a cult of yes that corrupts magical practice.

Heck, it corrupts psychological practice, too, but that’s not what this blog is about.

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