Causes, conditions, and results

When we perform magic, we’re ultimately trying to accomplish something.  Doesn’t matter what that something is, we’re looking to achieve a result.  Sometimes the result is something that could be normally achieved without magical intervention through some physical action we cannot or will not perform.  Sometimes it’s something we absolutely cannot achieve through conventional means, and we’re resorting to magic because otherwise it is beyond us.  The result, the goal of the spell, is important mainly in that it should be attainable commensurate to our ability to create causes and conditions. Nothing arises spontaneously, and everything requires a cause to begin,…

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