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The Magiculum, by Todd Landman (ed.)

Reviewed by Psyche

Editor Todd Landman decided he’d like to create a magiculum vitae, a sort of magical resume, and became interested what such a thing would look like among those of his friends and associates. Landman invited them to write essays about their experiences, and the only guideline seems to have been three questions: 1) What in your upbringing and formation lead you to magic?, 2) What does magic mean for you?, and 3) In what ways odes magic affect your day-today-living? From there, The Magiculum was born.

Stuart Nolan’s “Birds and Fish” opens with a poem, which leads into a discussion about the idea of playful deceit, suspension of disbelief, and poetic faith. In “Magus: Dangerous kids and the seduction of power,” Daniele Nigris takes these ideas further, and in the process drops the playfulness for something much more sinister. He describes bullying a classmate and taking pride in making her cry, as if this were a sensible pastime. From that seminal moment, his interest in magic seems spurred from a desire to dominate and control.

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