Here’s Orion Foxwood on the magical path:
One thing I know is that if you came into your body at birth marked for magic, there is no way around it. You must not betray your spirit’s voice and turn away from what I have found to be a life of meaning and miracles.
Magic liberates the seeker from being force-fed a diet of adherence and allows him or her to directly engage, encounter, and exchange with the forces of creation and life from the inside in an aware and co-creative manner.
Orion Foxwood (2012) The Candle and the Crossroads: A Book of Appalachian Conjure and Southern Root Work (San Francisco: Weiser Books).