Not a witch?

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Thu Jan 12 07:54:44 PST 2006

Jon_Lincicum at stream.com wrote:

>>There is more than one type of psychic communication. Vlad and Loiosh 
>>can communicate clearly despite the Phoenix Stones' disruption of 
>>psychic/sorcerous energy, due to the familiar/witch bond. Nobody can 
>Yeah, well, I've always seen this as a case of plot convenience, more than 
>anything else, since Brust never explains how a witch/familiar bond is 
>different from normal psychic contact.
We do know of some real differences.   Witchcraft works in the Halls of 
Judgment.  Psychic powers work where sorcery fails.  The Serioli and 
certainly the  Jenoine have other magics.

What is unclear is how much of these differences are innate and how much 
of them are developed.   We know that Orb based sorcery allows for a 
convenient way for Dragaerans to do a lot of magic - while greatly 
reducing the risks of repeating the disasters of the past.    This 
doesn't mean that sorcery has lost the power that it once had - only 
that the convenient tool is designed for other goals.

Can we have Einstein's theory of magic bringing everything together 
without destroying everything?