I've been trying to catch up on emails. This seems to toch on Stuart Vyse's Believing in Magic. The psychology of superstition. He talks about a baseball player using magic or ritual as it's an uncertain world on the pitch.
I suppose that one can undertake activities in a de-spirited sense but isn't there a hymn (by George Herbert of Bemerton?) that says something like,
'Who sweeps a room in the name divine
Makes that and the action fine'?
But I suppopse that here I'm onflating magic and religion.
In an email dated Thu, 16 2 2006 11:15:04 pm GMT, Amy Hale <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>Absolutely! Or potato peeling, or treadmill jogging, or hedge cutting...If
>dancing, why not racquetball?
>On 2/16/06, Al Billings <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Mark wrote:
>> > If it involves your nervous system, as everything
>> > does, it involves conscioussness.
>> So Volleyball is magic? :-)