Wealth be by all very much welcomed;
Each man shall deal it out freely
If he will from the chief get approval.
This marks the beginning of yet another area you'll see on this blog: Sheet music for some of the songs I've written and performed over the years. All songs here are distributable via the terms of Creative Commons 3.0 Non-Commercial Share-Alike: In short, feel free to perform it, or modify it, or share it but if you're going to make money from it we need to talk.
This is the first installment of what is intended as a series on theories (or more strictly speaking, hypotheses) of magic. Theories of magic are of course distinguished from the practice of magic: The goal here is not to describe particular techniques, but rather mechanisms by which magical practices could conceivably work in our present-day industrialized and scientific culture.