Triple Entendre (triple_entendre) wrote,
Triple Entendre

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These are not the druids you're looking for

I think an instance of cold reading and an instance of psychic insight are 'functionally equivalent'. I've written tons about what I mean by that in my LJ. The magic is the same, even if it isn't magic. I think of it as magic because I can use the metaphor to make something happen. The actual details would take too long and the moment could never happen.

Once upon a time, when I gave up on life and things still kept going, I lost a lot of my filters, so I hear and see things others are culturally trained to ignore and immediately forget. Nothing mystical about that, but it sure is magic.

I just went and read a few articles on cold reading. And yeah, that sounds about right. And _exactly_ like psychotherapy. And just talking with someone. And being alive. The only difference seems to be the intent.

crossposted from another thread
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