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Re: Cants

From:Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 17, 2003, 9:46
Staving Mike Ellis:
>Peter Bleackley wrote: > >Sounds a bit like Douglas Adams' "SEP field", which causes the mind to >dismiss something as "Somebody Else's Problem" and edit it out of >perception. > > >M
Yes, I remember the SEP field. It's very likely to be part of the inspiration for the "Hide In Plain Sight" spell. However, both share a common origin in the everyday experience of searching _everywhere_ for something, and then finding it in a place where it was clearly visible all the time. Pete
> >Interesting turn of phrase. "Hide in plain sight" is a very common spell > >used by the wizards of Huna (the contemporary speakers/preservers of > >Khangaþyagon). It makes whatever it is cast on not invisible, but very > >ignorable. Anyone but the caster who looks at it will suffer mind-blindness > >and not notice it, although another wizard may be aware of the presence of > >magical effects. The caster may break the spell by deliberately drawing > >attention to the hidden object, whereupon the person it has been revealed > >to will experience a feeling of "Oh, it was right under my nose."