Most preternatural entities can be "killed" by being attacked with metal. With shape-shifters and vampires the preferred metal is silver, while with more elementary entities such as fae and dragons iron works best. This is because these beings are normally manifesting on the etheric plane, not the physical one, and are in fact a reflection of human thought and belief. Etheric energy is drastically disrupted by metal.
Now, because these beings reflect human thought and belief their reality may be questioned, but as Aleister Crowley commented:
"In this book it is spoken of the Sephiroth, and the Paths, of Spirits and Conjurations; of Gods, Spheres, Planes, and many other things which may or may not exist. It is immaterial whether they exist or not. By doing certain things certain results follow; students are most earnestly warned against attributing objective reality or philosophical validity to any of them."
Essentially, then, it will never matter if any of this is real or not. The important thing is that our universe acts like it is.( Read more...Collapse )
Basic rundown of abilities
This needs more, because I know there's some stuff that I'm missing here, but I've got most of the basics so far.Psychic Abilities and Magick
Psychic powers operate on the astral plane, while magick operates on the etheric. Magick requires some sort of ritual and use of imaginative visualization, while psychic powers are innate abilities. However, they overlap in many ways. Few can access their psychic powers without at least some ritual and visualization and few can perform magick without at least beginning to develop their own psychic abilities. Therefore, the most powerful magick would incorporate well developed psychic abilities with some form of ritual and would affect both the astral and the etheric plane and thus be more likely to affect the physical plane.( Read more...Collapse )
Rules of the game
Maggie, you'd better absolutely love everything I've written here because you can't even imagine the horrors of sifting through all of these books on mythology, Aleister Crowley, ritual magick, spirit summoning, faith healing, and at least nine major religions to come up with this cosmology.
Why, yes, I am
Also, I'm rather proud of what I've come up with. More coming soon!( Read more...Collapse ) Current Mood: accomplished