There have been many posts recently, that I have come across, these posts tell of mythical creatures we all once believed in or the cartoons. Now, when you’re a child, nothing is impossible. My father once thought he was superman at the age of 5, when my Grandmother bought him a superman outfit. He proceeded to head to the nearest tree, climb it and jump off and “fly”. Only to realize he fell down and not the “up”. But no broken bones!
We all grow up believing in things. This sparks our imagination. Sooner or later we forget it, and then one day we remember the little fire of inspiration that sat on our tiny shoulder. I was one of these children. I was graced with lots of beautiful and wonderful fairytale books and mythical dictionaries. As well as coloring books and beading kits.
I always found it amazing how Peter Rabbit got away almost every time in Mister McGregor’s garden. How Peter Pan stayed a child forever. I believed all these things when I was a child. I believed little glittering fairies strolled in my garden in the dead of night, played and slept in the middle of the flowers. The tooth fairy was real and the Jack climbed the beanstalk with superb flexibility.
I imagined a world where all these creatures and wondrous worlds lived in one.. How the Gnomes helped the animals and aided them when they were sick. And if, just maybe I was quiet enough one night I would see a gnome or a fairy. Now granted this has never come true, but if I didn’t believe these things, how would I have turned out otherwise? How would my creativity have bloomed if not for these stories of the Floppsy bunnies and Missus Tittle-Mouse? How would I have thought if I didn’t think Peter Rabbit would ever get his Blue jacket back? And Jemima Puddle Duck running hastily in the rain as not to get wet with her cap on her head.
What would I have believed in when I ran through gardens and saw the little roses growing and the birds flying to their nests? How the sound of the rivers was a magical event of its own. All these things make up for a life time of imagination. They are the essence of the magic when you are a child. Magic is what makes everything possible, it makes the tooth fairy possible. When you think of it Magic is in its essence your imagination, you make these things possible. Magic is in you when you are little and when you grow up that magic teaches you to find the fun and the glitter in even the rainiest days! If you have left yours behind somewhere it is never lost, it is always with you. The child you were is always in you. He/She comes out every now and again….
But magic always lives on. It lives on in our minds, our imagination. It is what makes everything possible. How else can you explain the eclipses of the moon? Or the lightning? How else do you explain the tooth fairy? Or the note the tooth fairy leaves you? There are logical explanations but really, are you going to believe them? It sounds better to believe that a creäture visits you in the dead of night, a tiny little insignificant fairy and picks your tooth up and leaves you a “reward” for it. Then to believe anything else really…
How else can you explain the princess and the pea? or Ariel? or any other beautiful story – Magic! It is the same magic writers write with, artists paint with, it’s the same magic your children will believe in! My magic is the same as your magic. It can make anything happen, even when you have nothing! How else can you sit and day-dream? You need Magic!
1. “One must find out for oneself, and make sure beyond doubt, who one is, what one is, why one is …Being thus conscious of the proper course to pursue, the next thing is to understand the conditions necessary to following it out. After that, one must eliminate from oneself every element alien or hostile to success, and develop those parts of oneself which are specially needed to control the aforesaid conditions.” (Crowley, Magick, Book 4 p.134)
The faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses: “a vivid imagination”.
The ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful.
fancy – fantasy – phantasy – idea – vision
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