CL 390F- Lecture 6
Incantation- placing a spell through singing
If magic is just something made up, why do humans keep practicing it?
Words in themselves are magical, which helps us understand why people keep
doing it, even though it doesn’t work
Why do words hurt more then actions?
Only have the texts, don’t have an explanation as to how they were delivered or
how the were supposed to sound
Why bother writing it down?
These kinds of insights helps us understand their mentality
In- in cant- song, Latin
Galdor- original old English word
Process in place to get the wart there, but a process to remove them- incantation,
is there a way to undo what they have done?
Blood Charm- sing and it would stop bleeding
Incantations should not be herd by anyone who does not believe
Secret aspect to it, should not be common currency
Should not be repeated often, the power of it decreases
Container- that which contains of the power, singing releases the power, music is
the container, the magic is in the words
Magic cannot work
Secret and faith
Faith- believing that this person has the ability to heal and understand this idea
People who do not hav