Designing The Magical #2: The Automatic Flute Player of the Banû Mûsâ

  You must know, my brother, that the essence of magic and its reality is whatever by which intellects are bewitched, and whatever to which souls surrender through speeches and actions that produce astonishment, submission, attention, hearing, consent, obedience or acceptance. – from the Rasa’il Ikhwan al-Safa’, 10th century CE   In the Southern corner[…]