Re: virus: Sham(an) again

Tim Rhodes (
Tue, 16 Sep 1997 09:17:07 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 15 Sep 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> Eva wrote:
> > In my view, magic is the use of symbolic and
> >indirect means to achieve physical, practical ends. I realize this
> >includes a lot. It's intended to. It's still less inclusive that
> I'm willing to accept your definition, but then you have to admit
> that magic is not supernatural and therefore comes under the domain
> of science.

Which one(s)?

> I wonder if a lot of the apparent differences on this list results
> from misunderstandings surrounding personal definitions for mystical
> terms (like Brodie's God).

You hit the nail on the head, m'boy! But then, I don't know what to make

> Just out of curiosity, what would you call a (fictional) magician
> that has real magical powers?

Whose definition of "real magical powers" are you using?

-Prof. Tim