INDO EUROPEANS DEVELOPED MAGIC BECAUSE OF METALWORKING (Magic)

—-“In Indo-European civilizations,” writes Francois-Xavier Dillman, “magic definitely cannot be disassociated from all of the beliefs, representations, religious rites […] on the contrary, it is one of the most prevalent components, one of those that resists the most against Christianization. The same author underlines that runic writing and Germanic magic are often “one and the same.” Patrick Moisson also emphasizes that there is a fine line between magic and religion, but he notes that whereas religion seeks to conciliate divinities with sacrifice and worship, magic “constrains divine powers with appropriate rites,” which assumes the existence of impersonal forces and “means to constrain the supernatural world.”—

SEMITIC CIVILIZATION DEVELOPED MYSTICISM BECAUSE OF THE STARS.


Curt Doolittle
Our oldest myth is the blacksmith and the demon(devil), which we know as “Faust”. Our other oldest mythical figure is the Green Man, which for most of history were elves, but diverged into a whole family of Germanic and Scandinavian versions from fairies to trolls.

Tom McSweeny:
Some nice tales here regarding blacksmiths and their association with magic because of their absolutely astounding roi for the society from round Europe and further
http://www.sacred-texts.com/etc/mhs/mhs10.htm

Liupold Engelwulf :
Adding bones to up the carbon content. Imagine tossing your ancestors bones or your enemies bones into the forge… only to see the output become harder steel.

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