“It is my opinion that a Sorcerer who cannot control his breath is no Sorcerer at all. There is a reason that in many cultures the word for spirit or energy is also the word for breath. In Hebrew the word is Ruach, in Tibetan its Lung, in Sanskrit its Prana, in Greek it is Pneuma, in Arabic it is Ruh. Even the word spirit or spiritus means breath in Latin. The breath is life and is so important that it is treated in some eastern traditions as a mantra in and of itself. Yet, we pay surprisingly little attention to it.”

- Jason Miller
The Sorcerer’s Secrets: Strategies in Practical Magick

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The iconic scene in William Friedkin's The Exorcist where Regan projectile vomits at Father Karras only required one take. The vomit was intended to hit actor Jason Miller (who played Father Karras) on the chest. Instead, the plastic tubing that sprayed the vomit accidentally misfired, hitting him in the face. Miller’s look of shock and disgust while wiping away the vomit is genuine. Miller admitted in an interview that he was very angered by this mistake (x).