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A useful skill for adulting

It’s easy, there’s a trick to it. 心頭を滅却すれば火もまた涼し (Shintou wo mekkyaku sureba hi mo mata suzushi; “When you empty your mind, even fire is cool.”) Definition: The Buddhist teaching than any kind of pain or hardship can be endured with … Continue reading

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Magic Monday – A trick of the light

Fool-The-Eye This pidgin illusion is commonly used by traveling conjurers to avoid being killed by bandits, wild beasts, or other potential wayside troubles. Fool-The-Eye requires that the caster gesture continuously with one hand, presumably while dodging and weaving to evade … Continue reading

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