I don’t watch Atelier with any expectation of lofty or serious sentiments.
And yet, recently, I was surprised by the depth and emotional resonance of the following incantation.
The Western notion of Neo-Platonic magic includes the notions that the various levels of the world – from mushrooms to men to gods – are connected, and that magicians must obey the cosmic rules in order to manifest cosmic principles in daily life.
I can’t be certain, but it appears that whoever wrote the dialogue for Atelier took such ideas seriously. Perhaps it was a fluke, and the writer was just copying blindly.
Occultism tends to rouse a lot of controversies.