words, symbols and imitation

imitation is a concept behind a lot of magical workings.

In an abstract way, words of power invoke both imitation and sympathy. a word/symbol could be said to imitate/sympathize with the thing it represents through its meaning. by speaking or writing the words/symbol, you are performing an imitative act. 

transference also keys in here. by inscribing the words/symbols onto an object or area or speaking/chanting them over the object, the sympathy can be transferred to that object or area.





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