Re: Power

Karen Kelly (KKelly@CACI.CO.UK)
Wed, 6 Mar 1996 13:50:00 GMT

Other languages split this up into different types of "power." In Danish,
for example, I think there are two words - kraft and macht. Kraft is sort
of the power you might associate with knowing and often seems to have a
spiritual connection. Kraft is in some ways the power that flows through
you because of what you know or are. Macht means more sort of power over or
through the threat of violence. I'm using these two views of power to
inform some work I'm doing on shamanism and sorcery. They seem quite