Sympathy for Sydney’s Hallucinations
Chatbots aren’t sentient, aren’t human, and don’t experience the world through a physical body – which we forget at times. There’s a parallel to working with spirits, whether it’s the gods we honor, the familiars we cajole, or the demons we command.
Magic, Religion, and Reality Part 4 – What is Really, Like, Real?
As my old social studies teacher used to say, “My rights end where your nose begins.” Fortunately, there’s plenty of air between different religions and magical practices. It helps to remember that, but remember we’re also not alone with all that space.
Magic, Religion, and Reality Part 3 – What is Religion?
Happily, most people realize the world’s religions are more plural that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. But why should magical practitioners care?
Magic, Religion, and Reality Part 2 – What is Magic?
Magic is a highly plural practice, a global one, historically vast, and any definition addresses not only magic but the practitioner as well. But let’s try to define it anyway.
How Coyote Broke the Internet
The Southeastern coyote is opportunistic and wily. He pricked his ears the minute I decided make a online OC in a pandemic.