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Robert Jordan

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/* The Wheel of Time */
'''Magic in the Wheel of Time'''
The term 'magic' is avoided in the Wheel of Time, and instead the term 'channeling' is used instead. This is to represent the fact that what the people in the book are doing are is channeling the power that the Creator made and that, ''in the context of the books'', the Creator allows to be used. It is up to the individual how that power is used (for good or ill), because the Creator allows free-will in his creation, however mis-use of the this power, or indeed mis-use of any kind of power, causes the user to be cast from the Light. The Creator does not intervene in the working of his creation unless it becomes absolutely necessary, instead preferring to work through the Wheel. However, at the end of Book 1 the Creator is seen to intervene directly: