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5th Dec '17 12:40:35 PM Xtifr
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* Charles Stross's ''Literature/TheMerchantPrincesSeries'' concerns a family with hereditary ability to jump between parallel worlds, triggered by looking at a Celtic Knot-style figure. (The protagonist learns about this the hard way when she examines a locket that belonged to her mother: she traces the twists and ''poof''. As the figure becomes more familiar, it triggers her more quickly.) One member of the family made a flawed version of the figure from memory, and jumped into a different parallel world.
** Later books in the series have the younger and more progressive Clan elements using the computer program Mathematica to determine what the two figures have in common, and what others can be drawn with the same properties.
** ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' by the same author uses computers and highly advanced mathematics for summoning and binding demons for FunctionalMagic. (Okay, they're technically not demons, but they ''are'' creatures from alternate universes that tend to think human souls are crunchy and good with ketchup.)

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* Charles Stross's ''Literature/TheMerchantPrincesSeries'' concerns a family with hereditary ability to jump between parallel worlds, triggered by looking at a Celtic Knot-style figure. (The protagonist learns about this the hard way when she examines a locket that belonged to her mother: she traces the twists and ''poof''. As the figure becomes more familiar, it triggers her more quickly.) One member of the family made a flawed version of the figure from memory, and jumped into a different parallel world.
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world. Later books in the series have the younger and more progressive Clan elements using the computer program Mathematica to determine what the two figures have in common, and what others can be drawn with the same properties.
** ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' by the same author uses computers and highly advanced mathematics for summoning and binding demons for FunctionalMagic. (Okay, they're technically not demons, but they ''are'' creatures from alternate universes that tend to think human souls are crunchy and good with ketchup.)
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5th Dec '17 12:39:48 PM Xtifr
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* Related to the above, in ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' by Creator/CharlesStross, magic is an application of higher mathematics onto reality via dimension-bending "Dho-Na Curves". It's all very complicated, but suffice it to say that most magical rituals require a sort of "summoning grid", a geometric structure paired with some form of computation.
** Technically, an advanced mathematician can simply perform the necessary calculations in their head - but since this tends to summon hungry microscopic demons into one's brain, summoning grids are a lot safer.

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* Related to the above, in ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' In ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' by Creator/CharlesStross, magic is an application of higher mathematics onto reality via dimension-bending "Dho-Na Curves". It's all very complicated, but suffice it to say that most magical rituals require a sort of "summoning grid", a geometric structure paired with some form of computation.
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computation. Technically, an advanced mathematician can simply perform the necessary calculations in their head - but head--but since this tends to summon hungry microscopic demons into one's brain, summoning grids are a lot safer.
28th Nov '17 6:14:55 PM nombretomado
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** The motorway in question is the M25, which encircles {{London|Town}} - anyone who has to make frequent use of it suspects this also to be the case in real life.

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** The motorway in question is the M25, which encircles {{London|Town}} UsefulNotes/{{London}} - anyone who has to make frequent use of it suspects this also to be the case in real life.
21st Nov '17 5:51:21 AM EnricoDandolo
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** A common term in some of the deeper and more esoteric lore also refers to the concept of mythitecture: the way that many major structures -- the Imperial City, the continent of Tamriel, the planets themselves -- mirror and reinforce the metaphysical nature of the universe. Most commonly, as in the case of the Imperial City, that is the visualisation of the Aurbic Wheel, which consists of a hub or axle (White-Gold Tower) surrounded by eight spokes (the eight disticts of the city, counting the Arcane University and Imperial City Prison).
29th Oct '17 11:13:13 PM nero666
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A form of HermeticMagic. Geometric Magic usually sets itself up as a type of FunctionalMagic, frequently paired with RitualMagic. When the magic seems to spawn the shapes rather than the other way around, it's InstantRunes. Instant Runes are generally involved anyway as the activaton of the shape may cause writing to appear.

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A form of HermeticMagic. Geometric Magic usually sets itself up as a type of FunctionalMagic, frequently paired with RitualMagic. When the magic seems to spawn the shapes rather than the other way around, it's InstantRunes. Instant Runes are generally involved anyway as the activaton activation of the shape may cause writing to appear.
28th Oct '17 9:20:11 PM WalkerRiley
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** Almost every magic user in CLAMP's multiverse uses a magic circle with designs unique to them with few exceptions: Watanuki uses Clow Reed's circle or smoke from his pipe to cast spells and Fai D. Flourite doesn't use a circle at all, but some kind of script that flows out in a ribbon from his middle and index fingers.
25th Sep '17 7:29:01 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, the [[TheOrder Order of the Black Worm]] is a secretive MagicalSociety led by infamous/legendary necromancer Mannimarco and dedicated to the study of TheDarkArts. A black pentagram is a common symbol of the Order, representing the "damnation of their souls". Members are forced to get one tattooed onto their bodies.
9th Sep '17 8:50:49 PM sgamer82
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* ''Anime/MahoujinGuruGuru'': Kukuri's Guru Guru magic requires her to trace magic circles along the ground around her to cast spells and summon.

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* ''Anime/MahoujinGuruGuru'': ''Manga/MagicalCircleGuruGuru'': Kukuri's Guru Guru magic requires her to trace magic circles along the ground around her to cast spells and summon.
1st Sep '17 2:20:58 AM PaulA
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* Pops up in the works of Creator/HPLovecraft (there's the infamous Elder Sign, and ''The Dreams in the Witch-House'' goes so far as to say that magic ''is'', in fact, mathematics) and [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos his colleagues and imitators]] (Creator/FrankBelknapLong's "The Hounds of Tindalos").

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* Pops up in the works of Creator/HPLovecraft (there's the infamous Elder Sign, and ''The Dreams in the Witch-House'' goes so far as to say that magic ''is'', in fact, mathematics) and [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos his colleagues and imitators]] (Creator/FrankBelknapLong's "The Hounds of Tindalos")."Literature/TheHoundsOfTindalos").
23rd Jul '17 3:03:03 AM Piterpicher
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* The kanji in TheGrimnoirChronicles books are revealed to be 2D sympathetic representations of [[spoiler: the various aspects that make up the CosmicEntity from whom superpowers/magic spring]].

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* The kanji in TheGrimnoirChronicles ''Literature/TheGrimnoirChronicles'' books are revealed to be 2D sympathetic representations of [[spoiler: the various aspects that make up the CosmicEntity from whom superpowers/magic spring]].
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