From Dadaism to South Park
By Tess Dawson
[Snip] Potential energy, kenetic energy, electricity, vitality, appetite, soul, sexuality, strength, health, ambiance of a location whether good or bad, place memory, object memory, spirits of the dead and ghosts, leadership, divine aid, deities themselves, physical states, mental states, negative energy, positive energy, protons or electrons, gravity, magnetic fields, force, personal magnetism, charisma, beneficence, malevolence, violence or harm, healing or restoring, orderliness, disarray or chaos, temper, humor, mood, universe, existence, non-existence, meditative states, magic, chemistry (either actual or figurative), focus, concentration, discipline, movement, ability, power, impulse, attraction, heat, vibration, light…and even more…
Just look at this amazing list of over fifty ideas!
The word “energy” has become a catch-all. I’ve noticed that in magic and in New Age spirituality, the word has come to imply a type of current, force, or vague natural resource in the universe that one can tap according to one’s will and ability. In this case, a charash, a Canaanite magician, doesn’t even use “energy” at all.