You see so much about will (internal and personal) and WILL (external, sometimes thought to come from Deity or another source)
I came at this whole topic idea from several difference directions in my mind. And have actually rewritten parts of it several times as thought processes veer in new directions and I consider new ideas.
We talk about having will power, usually as a way of expressing a lack. We use it as a way of refusing to take personal
responsibility for actions. “Oh, if I only had more will power I would be able to do X.” A perceived absence of will in others is seen as a sort of moral failing. “He has absolutely no will power.” (usually accompanied by a shaking of the head)
Let’s not forget about the place for Will in magical work. I recall reading years ago that there were 5…
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