‘I began my apprenticeship in magic when I was twenty-two. I followed various paths, walked along the very edge of the abyss for many years, slipped over and fell, gave up and started all over again. I imagined that, by the age of fifty-nine, I would be close to paradise and the absolute peace I thought I could see in the smiles of Buddhist monks.’*
I am nearer now to where I must begin.
Magic is about seeing things differently to everyone else, and everyone’s magic is different. I included this quote a year ago; it still excites me one year on:
‘The task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen, but to think what no one has yet thought about that which everybody sees.’**
I think my magic is to help you find your magic.
We have this wrong notion that most Humans are Muggles, that only a few are special and talented in magic. The thing which stands between us and our magic is an illusion with teeth:
‘”Grown-ups have no time to dream, struggling from nine to five to support their family …, always bumping up against the thing we all know as harsh reality.’*
There are more schools of magic appearing. No matter our age or background, there’s hope for anyone who will learn to open their minds, their hearts, and their wills.