Quiz: What Kind of Ancient Magic Are You?
What Kind of Ancient Magic Are You?
By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

Magic is as ancient as language, perhaps even older. Magic took many forms, as it evolved within the countless cultures of the world. In some places, magic isn't considered unusual in any way. In others, magic is considered taboo. In still other cultures, magic occupies a specialized, honored place at the center of culture. In Europe, witches were consulted, then excommunicated, then hunted into extinction. In Africa, magic is often seen in aspects of everyday life.

Regardless of cultural origins, the earliest forms of magic took specific shapes. Some magicians were concerned primarily with seeing into the future, or rallying the troops, or conjuring spirits for one reason or another. These needs lead to specific methods, schools of thought, uniform practices, and eventually, styles of magic. Oneiromancy. Pyromancy. Telepathy. Ancient magic isn't "Western" or "Eastern", indigenous or colonial. Ancient magic was an expression of memes in the original sense of the word: common ideas that exist without specific form, traveling the world in an ecosystem of thought.

Which style of ancient magic would speak to you? Which would you practice? Which style of ancient magic lives in your very soul as you read this? Don't fret. We can sort you out. Just take this quiz and you'll know what kind of ancient magic you are!

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What do you like to use to decorate your house?

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What unusual physical site would you be most likely to randomly visit?

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How likely are you to go the extra mile that others recoil at the suggestion of?

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Do you think power rests in places, people, or things?

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What manner of "performance" magic do you like best?

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What do you anthropomorphize - or talk to as if it were living?

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