Polarity and Diversity

Ian Boggs, Lightning on the Columbia River, CC-BY-SA 2.0

In my experience, magical polarity can be created by any pair of opposites. Inner and outer, up and down, spirit and matter, lover and beloved, dark and light, masculine and feminine, camp and butch, air and earth, water and fire, and so on. And each pair of opposites is unique and cannot be mapped to other pairs of opposites. [Read more...]

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Metaphors can kill

Image adapted from "Hobbit Home" by shes_so_high. Originally posted on Flickr. CC license 2.0

Metaphors are a very powerful thing. They can dictate how we we see the world, and therefore how we behave. They can constrain our expectations of what will happen, and how it will happen. The metaphorical connotations of an idea shape and limit what can be said about it. [Read more...]

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