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    Magical Words

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Marcelo, May 12, 2008.

    I need a huge list of words that represent "spiritual energy", "elemental energy" and other magical means.

    Magic
    Quintessence
    Aether (ether)
    Seid
    Mana
    Awen
    Chi
    Chakra
    Ki
     
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    Hmmmm....I am not sure exactly what your looking for, it is such a broad area. I will keep looking...I have couple of sites I go to from time to time. I'll check back here later!

    ~Alchemy
    ~Incantation
     
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    Eh, let's see if I can think of a few (they may be repeats of what you've put down, so sorry if they are).

    - Esper
    - Mana
    - Aeons
    - Energy
    - Magicka
    - Essence
    - Vitae

    Eh, don't know much more than that. Hope that's what you were looking for :/
     
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    Not sure if it's the same, but:

    Spirit
    Thaumaturgy
    Alchemy
     
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    ok, now that the "magical words" list is bigger, let's post about magic systems!

    Mana - A root magical concept in which various fields of magical energy exist along side of the fundamental forces of physics like gravity and electromagnetism. Certain people, or races, or objects (or even technology) are capable of manipulating those fields in a variety of ways to produce a variety of effects. These fields may be elemental in nature (like fire, earth, air, water, life, and death), moral in nature (good or evil), it may just be that thought or consciousness is as fundamental a force as gravity (like the Force in Star Wars). The key is how the characters in your story manipulate them.

    Vocal - Magical forces are manipulated by the spoken word. This can mean that the spoken word is simply a focus for the mind to manipulate the magic (as in the case of a magician that always says "presto" no mater what spell she is trying to cast). Or it could mean that saying a certain string of syllables causes a specific effect. In this case what is important is the words and phrasing (and perhaps the language) of the incantation. Check out "A Wizard of Earthsea" by Ursula LeGuin for an example of a magic system based on a "true language" where things can be controlled by knowing their names in the true language.

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    Also, in the novel I'm working on magic is divided into four types, each represented by an element:

    Fire -Offensive, Destructive
    Water - Healing, Warding
    Earth- ???
    Air - ???

    Help me with it!
     
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    Earth- Defensive, nature-bending
    Air/Wind- Weather, flying, teleportation/transportation

    Just my ideas
     
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    thanks!
     
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    You're welcome. I've thought of a similar system before.
     
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    This is starting to look like the encyclopedia of magic I was trying to make many months ago...
     
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    Tarot deck.

    Summoning spirits to work the magic for you

    Shamanism: being guided through the underworld by guardian entities or spirits

    Psychic powers: latent powers within the mind
     

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