I have nothing to ad to these posts but someone should make them required reading. If you only have so much time, blow off this space for the next two weeks and just read these two posts.
RO's post encapsulates my long term objection to thaumaturgy perfectly. Though, I've never articulated it that well. I surrounded it. I was close but he nailed it. Funny, that came after I have actually dabbled in more thaumaturgy. HD has a reputation for a lot of practical magick but when I get close to that topic It is really harsh. I have no idea what that means but I do make note of it.
Reveals an excellent teaching moment.
And now a question...
It has been said that those who know remain silent. Or as someone recently posted in the comments: "It really is a truism that he who talks does not know."
First of all, that means all the bloggers are f---ed! Smile. But more importantly, this has always confused me.
Let me get this right, those that know remain silent, then how do they teach? This is not a flip question as I have a teacher who is annoyingly silent right up to when he hits you over the head with a clue-by-four. I have a few insights into his methods, some of which I agree with and others I look at differently. He isn't the only teacher. So, those of you that have been taught...enlighten me.
Secondly, on silence be wary and look at the whole picture of the whole person not just one trait. I know all of you know that but for some reason I think it needed to be said. If I am wrong, no harm.