This verse is still, in my mind, the best description of what magic is and how it works.
"For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he says."
Beliefs / Practices
Occultist, Spiritual but not Religious, Pagan, Witch, Mystic, Other Spirituality
"True witchcraft can never exist within the confines of a religion. To attempt to place witchcraft within a particular set of accepted beliefs would in essence be an oxymoron, for it would take away the freedom of exploration and experimentation which is so essential to the true growth of traditional witchcraft." by crick
Hoodoo is also a completely pragmatically paradigm that lacks any of the home-made makeshift morals that plague the Pagan community and that render nearly any magical activity pretty much ineffective due to the extreme amount of watering down whilst still maintaining, in itself, enough flexibility to be detached from any theological links and adapted to -if any exist at all - religious flavour that the practitioner might require.
Holiday blessings to you. I would like to extend a special invitation to you to join me on a journey of a lifetime. A journey toward a new era of consciousness as we approach the dawning of 2012. http://www.paganspace.net/group/2012awareness