Is magic messy?
Some authors make a lot of noise about how you need to clean up after yourself magically. Magic is some dangerous force that must be properly contained for your safety and sanity – and for those around you.
The result of this kind of hype is less magic practice and more excited talk about “energy bombs” and spirits on the loose. As if every one-page love spell is the climax of Ghostbusters.
Magic is not the toxic waste of the mind. It’s messy, but more the way that painting is messy.
If you’re a painter there are consequences for not preparing beforehand, and not cleaning up afterward. These dire consequences can include wasting a little bit of paint, having a hard time finding tools, and ending up with a canvas that’s different than what you originally envisioned. You might even stain your clothes.
That’s quite different than working in, say, a nuclear reactor. One wrong move won’t spell the end. The uncertainty factor can be frustrating, but not lethal. In the right hands it’s a promise of liberation. Messy, unprepared painting sessions can lead to amazing works of art. The same applies with spells.
If you have a very specific purpose you want to accomplish, plan carefully.
But: get your hands dirty. You won’t poison the neighborhood just because you didn’t cast a circle.
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