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Magic, the hero and the others

For a while it has nagged at the back of my mind that the magical path tends to focus on the needs of the individual rather than wider society.   It was not that most magicians did not care, it is just that no-one really came up with a good reason why they did. Lately though this void of a reason has led some magicians to adopt views which are so individualistic and self-serving that they make Ayn Rand look like Karl Marx. It was often espoused by people who felt that magic groups were evil and you were better off working alone. It was actually a problem for pagan magic and one which Christianity was able to exploit. The central ‘bible’ of