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Water posted 14 April 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtWater by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Quote: "Mahajanga Mordecai":2kyumy6d
Beautifully said Curethan. And I agree with you too EE.

Both your statements work toward my point. The cognitive crafts are limited to the intellect of the user; to the mind. The channlers are limited only by the strength and dept of their souls. It, theoretically, makes them limitless. This is what I meant by the Psuke being more than "mere sorcery." Just my two ensolarri.[/quote:2kyumy6d]

They are both still limited, just by different factors. Look at how limited Moenghus is in most aspects of the Psukhe because he is a Dunyain and is passionless. I can see the "channeling" as a metaphor though, although I don't think that is really what they are doing, it is merely a different approach to Sorcery by "remembering the heart" of the God as opposed to his mind as the Anagogic or Gnostic Sorcerors do.

I think the main point is there are limits and benefits to both and I don't think either is necessarily &quot;more&quot;. Remember that the Psukhe has an advantage in being indistinguishable from the Gods own work (which Kelhus reasoned was because by blinding themselves they can &quot;see&quot; from more angles than the other Sorcerors who similarlily conceptualize the world from more angles than lay people) but it is also considerably cruder in application and use than either the Anagogic or Gnostic Sorceries. Which to me makes sense given it is passion driven. It is hard to &quot;refine&quot; passion if you will. Passion tends to spill put and run like a raging river if you will <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->

Also makes a good analogy for the whole Spilling Water, in that it is the most powerful of the Cishaurim's arts and is like spilling out raw destructive forces. view post


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