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-Magical techniques can help discern patterns in complex situations and help find relationships that may not have been apparent otherwise. In looking beyond appearances, it’s essential to understand that any insights gained through these techniques are often subjective and context specific. This is not to say they are without importance or significance (Harvey 2015, Barthes 1957, Bennett 2016, Rosen 1991, etc. ((Further reading and related resonances see Federici 2004, Sarnet 2017, Solnit 2016, Scott 1999, Stengers and Pignarre 2012, White 2016 b))) ). They can provide ways to face the unknown. They can be life changing yet disappear like smoke. They can become tools of liberation or of oppression. They can show the way yet also deceive, mislead, and distract. Their effectiveness relies on the work of the practitioner, on situated knowledge, and setting. Not all techniques “work” in all situations. If results are more easily explained by chance or coincidence, what can the coincidences themselves tell us? What can the tools of probability or statistics help illuminate? What can be learned through repetition, testing, or further experimentation? +Magical techniques can help discern patterns in complex situations and help find relationships that may not have been apparent otherwise. In looking beyond appearances, it’s essential to understand that any insights gained through these techniques are often subjective and context specific. This is not to say they are without importance or significance (Harvey 2015, Barthes 1957, Bennett 2016, Rosen 1991, etc.((Further reading and related resonances see Federici 2004, Sarnet 2017, Solnit 2016, Scott 1999, Stengers and Pignarre 2012, White 2016 b)) ). They can provide ways to face the unknown. They can be life changing yet disappear like smoke. They can become tools of liberation or of oppression. They can show the way yet also deceive, mislead, and distract. Their effectiveness relies on the work of the practitioner, on situated knowledge, and setting. Not all techniques “work” in all situations. If results are more easily explained by chance or coincidence, what can the coincidences themselves tell us? What can the tools of probability or statistics help illuminate? What can be learned through repetition, testing, or further experimentation? 
  
 When livelihoods are at stake, you cannot always depend on magic alone. A multifaceted approach can improve the odds. Understand the mysteries of accounting and alchemy of feeding the hungry. There is Art in finding tools appropriate for the Work (Lansing 2007, Stengers 2012). Find where strengths lie, be aware of weak points, learn the limits and edges of the structures that you engage with. Methods can exist in superposition, modes and madness and meaning can coexist. Animist worlds, the enchanted world, Material World™️, and the world created in darkness all continue to exist. Every origin myth is true. Every scientific theory is improved by asking to be disproved. When livelihoods are at stake, you cannot always depend on magic alone. A multifaceted approach can improve the odds. Understand the mysteries of accounting and alchemy of feeding the hungry. There is Art in finding tools appropriate for the Work (Lansing 2007, Stengers 2012). Find where strengths lie, be aware of weak points, learn the limits and edges of the structures that you engage with. Methods can exist in superposition, modes and madness and meaning can coexist. Animist worlds, the enchanted world, Material World™️, and the world created in darkness all continue to exist. Every origin myth is true. Every scientific theory is improved by asking to be disproved.
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