As noted earlier Heka fields can, and do form patterns complex, and sometime complicated, At times Heka patterns can be found within other patterns, or with other patterns inside them. Then their are times when patterns will combine to form greater patterns. Patterns as complicated as a prokaryotic, or a eukaryotic cell, or even multicellular life. Yet in each case the greater pattern will always have lesser patterns within, which can be separated from the greater.
For the most part Heka patterns are transient. Some are permanent, but those are most often ”embodied” in a material such as wood, rock, or even bone. Here we are talking about patterns that are extraneous to the item. That is, there are not entirely a part of the structure of the object, but rather a pattern that came about thanks to another agency (Think of the laying down of minerals in an ore vein for example).
A rare few are persistent. That is, they last for some time because conditions are just right for persistence, or because the pattern or patterns are able to repair themselves (think of DNA repair in a genome).
Then you have cases where the pattern has developed a metabolism ofsorts, complete with ingestion and excretion. That is, they take in other patterns and process them much as we process our nourishment, and then excrete what they can’t use. As the crude might put it, they eat and shit.
What this comes down to is, Ærth has magickal life.1
And not just magickal life, but advanced magickal life. These we call ”spirits”, and they will be discussed in a later post.
1Insofar as everything in the Ærthiverse is, in a sense, magickal, then all life on Ærth can be called magickal. But don’t confuse present day Electricity with what was present back when conditions only allowed for Heka.