” I didn’t want to write a book that suggested that magic good/technology bad. “


” I am saying that while popular culture usually portrays practitioners of magic as separate from ordinary people, often biologically different, many people have habits or customs or superstitions that show magic was once a whole lot more democratic. “


” In my research, what I found most interesting was how common and ordinary magic was to people in the past. “


” In the past, people generally believed they could acquire magic in two ways: through learning the craft, either from another practitioner or from books, or through obtaining magic from a powerful being-think Faust or the classic, demonized witch, both of whom get their mojo from Satan. “


” Magic has been around forever, and it’s also been in trouble forever. I’m not suggesting that there was ever a time when the practice of magic was celebrated by those in power. Actually, such practices were routinely demonized by monarchs and organized religions precisely because magic is inherently democratic. “



All 5 David Liss Quotes about Magic in picture


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I am saying that while popular culture usually portrays practitioners of magic as separate from ordinary people, often biologically different, many people have habits or customs or superstitions that show magic was once a whole lot more democratic.
In my research, what I found most interesting was how common and ordinary magic was to people in the past.
In the past, people generally believed they could acquire magic in two ways: through learning the craft, either from another practitioner or from books, or through obtaining magic from a powerful being-think Faust or the classic, demonized witch, both of whom get their mojo from Satan.
Magic has been around forever, and it

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