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Term: Existentialism


The philosophical belief (popularized or originated by Kierkegaard and Nietzche) that focuses on individuals being free, independent, and responsible for determining their futures via acts of will.

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Existentialism and Magick
by Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
"There is more to the affinity between magic and existentialism than the celebration of a common hero (Satan). The very picture of self-discovery which is painted for us in books on Hermetic Philosophy and the Cabalah can also be found in the writings of Heidegger and Sartre. The magus, like the ...