The only confirmation that magic works is a track record of hits that outnumber misses.
Greater magic does not lend itself to controlled experiment or precisely reproduceable results. Skeptics may regard this as a cop-out, but it is apparant to anyone who examines the variable situations and variable reactions impelling someone to resort to greater magic in the first place. You have to sincerely hate someone to curse them, or sincerely feel lust or compassion towards someone to do an effective lust or compassion ritual. These are unique and complex situations that vary greatly from case to case.
HOW greater magic works is another thing entirely. I have never seen a satisfactory explanation of how magic works, only substitute words for a hypothetical agent of effect, such as "aether" etc.
Saying something works "by some means" or "by some agent" is not an explanation.
Magic is as yet unexplained. Anyone who tries to tell you otherwise is trying to sell you a bridge in Brooklyn.
Live and Let Die.
"If I have to choose between defending the wolf or the dog, I choose the wolf, especially when he is bleeding." -- Jaques Verges
"I may have my faults, but being wrong ain't one of them." -- Jimmy Hoffa
"As for wars, well, there's only been 268 years out of the last 3421 in which there were no wars. So war, too, is in the normal course of events." -- Will Durant.
"Satanism is the worship of life, not a hypocritical, whitewashed vision of life, but life as it really is." -- Anton Szandor LaVey
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