"There are lots of huge, frozen worlds caught beyond Neptune; seek out these other worlds."
"Since, in the long run, every planetary society will be endangered by impacts from space, every surviving civilization is obliged to become space-faring; not because of exploratory or romantic zeal, but for the most practical reason imaginable: staying alive."
"It is a happy talent to know how to play."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Blue mages study the concept of generosity and the purpose of gratitude through Healing Magic and Alchemy (Multiversal 4.1st coded blue by visual pattern recognition; 4.2 explosion by aural; 4.3 heat by temperature; 4.4 suspension or buoyancy through tactile; 4.5 water through olfactory; 4.6 stretch through time; 4.7 umwelten despair/excitement).
Fragments from Recovered Texts
Sun mages listen to the beginning and end;
Red Mages listen to the cosmic dance in-between;
And green mages listen to the rumble, roil, and rage
of structural balances threatened by the strong and weak;
But for balance to even exist,
to even become a thought,
to emerge as an idea worth hearing,
we must listen as a whole:
we must observe
every form most beautiful.
Failure to Thrive
If we turn too far inward
and listen too deep
we will forget the very real danger
of forgetting to explore far and wide;
yet if we explore too quickly,
and expand too thinly,
we'll have nothing left within us
to truly turn towards.
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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.