Did I just say that out loud? Well, yes, I did, when I scheduled the post.
In my magical universe there are many ways I can magically bring things into being. Writing them down is one way to do that - a to-do list is very potent magic for me. But saying something out loud is another.
Ah, the magic of words. Of keeping your word. Of making an announcement to the Universe and inviting the Gods and all your friends and enemies to laugh at you. Powerful stuff!
Add to that the concept in Western Magical Tradition (probably brought over via Theosophy from Asian religions) of VIBRATING things into the universe, especially of vibrating Sacred Names! Power raised several < not iterations. Not decimal places. Logarithmetly? How is that spelled? >
I never 'got' the idea of vibrating things into the universe until the Smithsonian Institution showed me how it's done. Well, the Institution didn't do it ....
What happened was that the Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian, on the Mall in DC, had Tibetan Monks create a huge, elaborate mandala out of colored sand. It took them weeks to do it. And every day before they got to work on it, they would first chant. I don't have a clue what the English version of they were chanting was. But the WAY they chanted - I assume that Siberian Shamanic Throat Music must be similar. It was astonishing. You KNEW that those chanted words were 'being vibrated out into the Universe" in some special way.
You can hear things like it at this reference:
the interesting stuff at about 10 seconds in.