"The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear."
"Some 5 billion years from now, after it's burned to a crisp, or even swallowed by the sun, there will be other worlds and stars and galaxies coming into being; and they will know nothing of a place once called Earth."
"The universe is a symphony of strings, and the mind of God that Einstein eloquently wrote about for thirty years would be cosmic music resonating through eleven-dimensional hyper space."
Red mages study the concept of music and vibration through Harmony Magic and Symphonies (Multiversal 2.1st Law coded red by visual pattern recognition; 2.2 thrum by aural; 2.3 fire by temperature; 2.4 aching through tactile; 2.5 choking gas and dust through olfactory; 2.6 flight through time; 2.7 umwelten anxiety/safety).
Fragmented Explanation from Recovered Texts
We crave the authenticity,
the weightlessness; we've carried
so many harmonies at once, identities changing
at the whim of the conductor,
when we've longed to focus on the melody
born within our fragile self.
If we could only reach the Grand Pause
to fill our lungs; if only we break
the glass reflecting stars
from the reverse,
from the rear,
we can repeat the fear within ourselves
and conquer it this time
as the apprentice who spearheads
the monster never relinquishing the throne.
Failure to Thrive
If when the snow globe
crackles into the snowflake beauty
of a whiskey glass, of a shower wall,
you must continue
to resist; you must press
towards the Original Dream,
or you will settle silent
into the quiet masses, as
failed leaders before.
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Theory of MagicRandom
Experimentally drafted, imaginary spellbook for Emergence No. 7's multiverse, inspired by my current research in science, philosophy, and art. In-progress story, to be resumed January 19.