an exercise in miscellany

Retro-chronal Magic

In words & phrases on July 1, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Modern practitioners are experimenting with retro-chronal magic, or changing past events. this is a skill peculiar to chaos magicians, requiring a deep understanding of the nature of memory and belief and is also the proposed mechanism through which all magic works. It requires the practitioner to maintain a careless memory of how things used to be, with a belief that things are in chaotic flux, an expectation that change will occur and the ability to accept the changes as they occur. Terry Pratchett describes the process as the “zipper in the trousers of time”.

via Chaos Magic

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