marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

mathematics and magic

One character hasn't been talking much about her interests. I know she likes math and its use in magic, but -- do the readers?

So I realize I have a moment to lard in some characterization when she babbles about architecture.

And what's going to come out of her mouth is that most commonplace and useful architectural structures, like triangles and circles, are of the greatest magical use, because of their significance.

Which is -- logical. Fanciness and ornament are lacking in the easy symbolism of actually useful work.

Hmmm. I think she's going to have to hold forth on how ornament and fanciness are the best, and indeed the only, way to get certain forms of magic into a building, because they do not harmonize well with architectural principles. Fertility on bedchambers, for instance. And any liminal magic that doesn't actually go on, well, thresholds.
Tags: world-building: buildings, world-building: magic (technique)

  • The angel Gabriel from Heaven came

    The angel Gabriel from Heaven came, His wings as drifted snow, his eyes as flame; "All hail," said he, "thou lowly maiden Mary, Most…

  • Let all mortal flesh keep silence

    Let all mortal flesh keep silence, And with fear and trembling stand; Ponder nothing earthly minded, For with blessing in His hand, Christ our God to…

  • I heard the voice of Jesus say

    I heard the voice of Jesus say, "Come unto Me and rest; Lay down, thou weary one, lay down Thy head upon My breast." I came to Jesus as I…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded