Post by Little Me
So would hypnotism be considered magick as it bends someone else's will
to the caster's will?
That is an excellent example. I understand, though, that hypnotism is
much more difficult if it goes against the wishes of the 'subject'.
(I don't like using that word, because 'hypnotize' is a transitive verb,
the one doing the hypnosis is grammatically the subject and the one
being hypnotised is the object.)
Hypnosis is very effective, to help someome quick smoking because part
of him wants to do so. In a stage act, the subject has no qualms about
(for example) barking like a dog, because that's what everyone expects,
and no harm is suffered.
But it can be done to make people do what they know is wrong. Hitler was
an excellent hypnotist.
Magick also encompasses various types of divination. Of course, doubters
such as myself will simply posit that these people has developed avenues
of communication between their conscious perception and autonomous