If the initiate cannot free himself from his ego he will never practice true magic, he or she will never attain a true unitary state. Once the magician has become free of such desires a more useful emotion takes their place. It is a feeling described by Tolkien as a ‘feeling of bread rather than jam’, a satisfaction that is based on true accomplishment arising from effort and sacrifice.

(Wayland Skallagrimsson, Scientific Magic)

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