And that was sheer brilliance.
I, initially was a very stark Atheist
and for the most part still am. In those days I used to say, "magic is for ugly people". I don't use that phrase anymore although it still brings a smile to my face. It was a nod to those whom did not need the "demons" to make them more powerful then they are or a black candle to make themselves more effectual then they may normally be. For them all of the accomplishment they needed was within their own capabilities.