Like the mystic, the magician is in love with the world of the senses and the world of mysteries, and sees these two worlds as inherently connected with one another. Magical power derives from this special sympathy, expressed most enticingly by Ficino [1433-1499] when he recommends that we paint our horoscope on the ceiling of our bedroom, so when we go out into the world we bring that deep awareness of our essential nature with us.

Thomas Moore, The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life