Although some simply dismiss magic as pure superstitious nonsense. however, it is scientifically proven that we as human use less than one percent of our own brains on average. therefore, some scientists believe that if we could potentially untap the rest our brain power, then we would not only be able to communicate telepathically, but we'd be able to move mountains with our own minds. therefore, what if people who used magic were nothing more than people who could tap into a part of their brain that nobody else has figured out how to tap into yet. Then would you believe magic is real?
Oh really? Because it has been scientifically proven otherwise. We use all of our brains. And the myth is actually 10 percent not 1 percent...
Here's something for you to read if you're interested:
When one is so inclined to fabricate stories that are so far-fetched, one has to wonder if they are actually alive and not just in a perpetual dream state of delusion.
Moving mountains with our minds? Indeed.
Magic can be anything we can't really explain in the moment. Magicians have their secrets to mystify audiences and observers. Once the trick is explained, it looses it power of wonderment and awe.
If we could move mountains, the awe and wonder would be removed. If one person managed to do it, we would be in a state of wonderment until someone else did it, and then it becomes common place. No one could surpass the 4 minute mile until somebody did. It was almost magic, and then someone else did and so on.
Magic is still magic. It exists because we don't know how to explain a certain type of event. But once we do, there is no magic.
I saw one TV programme ages ago about these eastern monks/guru type men who channeled energy through their bodies and could actually get paper to start burning, or smouldering
There were very few who could achieve this power though
i think the only real magic in the world is a sweet talker like you.
the word magic isn't well respected in many circles...but it CAN mean the same thing as alchemy, God's laws of love, universal laws, power of consciousness, power of the Christ, etc...the difference comes because of several different reasonings...all based in the use of one's own human power of consiousness out of unity with God's universal laws of love...
evil is a power miscreated (subverted) from the energy that was originally of God's love energy
that is why a Kuan Yin mantra says "evil is not real and its appearance has no power" and that is qualified with: it has no power except what we give it by recognizing it and allowing the evil to manifest without praying for its dissolution and/or responding to it with love
i have thought this, or something very similar, for many years. i think there are many unseen forces out there that some can perceive due to an evolved "PQ" (Psychic Quotient). but not psychic in the sense of 'send me a hundred bucks and i'll find your missing cat'....i am talking about energies, not spiritual or supernatural forces.
anyway, i don't think we could move mountains but i do think we could be telekinetic also, if those abilities evolved in the future, and could move objects like a book or a teacup or something...
Ive wondered that. what if "crazy" people actually just know more?
that may be true, but that still doesn't dismiss what many scientists have uncovered about the human brain.
Magic is very real. It just isn't what most people think it is.
I was just contemplating this question myself, the other day. I mean, if a prenotion (<--not sure of spelling) is just the fact that your subconscious has picked up on clues that your rational brain hasn't, then why couldn't many other things simply be the fuller use of your mind? And if we are all really conected in an emotional sence, like they show with the heat cameras, then why wouldn't we know when something is off, especially with those who are emotionally close to us?
That which is unexplained or unexplainable is often given the label "magic".
In the middle to late 20th century, as rationalism became "in vogue" attempts to quantify paranormal phenomenon into a science lead to serious research into what is often known as parapsychology.
Dr. J.B. Rhine of Duke University gave credibility to areas that were previously considered "superstition" by applying the scientific method to paranormal phenomenon, such as ESP and precognition.
However, science can only measure those things which are measurable by science. That seems like it should be obvious, but the fact is there are facets of our universe that science cannot satisfactorily address and strict rationalists are sometimes hostile to that idea.
I'm often astounded at how much quantum physics sounds like metaphysics.
The point is, that just because something cannot be quantified and explained does not mean it does not exist. "Magic" is just a good a word as any to describe those things.
Magic is real and is in all of us and all around us.
Case in point. I had a calico cat. Her name was Patches. I had been having night terrors for years when I got her, as a kitten. I got her because she was terrified all the time, and my home was quiet.
Soon she was no longer afraid. She would stay up all night and watch me sleep. Whenever i would have a nightmare she would jump n me and wake me up.
I commented to a customer that my cat was always waking me up.. She asked what kind of cat, I said calico. She says, oh you have night terrors, right?
I had never told anyone. Calicoes it seems can tell. So did I choose her, or she choose me. When the problem was addressed and went away, she left. She moved in with neighbors down the street who had a small child.
I would see her, and she would act like she didn't know me. I have been told it was because I didn't need her anymore. The other family did.
My Mom made me leave her when I "moved" out. I guess she needed her more...
she was a great cat.
Interesting. The calico cats we had were always our favorites. One of them would move to a different farm about every 6 -12 months, and everyone claimed her, thought few could get close to her.
Cats are their own, I think. My Tom Binx is his name. He tells me when to go to bed, complains if I don't shut down when he's ready. The others will be alone, but he is at my feet right now. He was my daughter's cat, but she likes to move every two years. He doesn't like to move, and came back home on his own.
Wow, Faybe! I have got to agree cats are very magickal. They have great wisdom and healing power.
Your story reminds me of a tuxedo cat I once had. He was called Putty when we first got him. After awhile, the name Jinx seemed more fitting. He was an amazing cat. Somehow, he was able to sense things before I even could. There was one evening he was acting strangely. I thought he was playing with my cell phone, something he had never done before. He would bat it back and forth on the coffee table for a few minutes, never doing any damage to it. Then he'd pace back and forth a few times. Then he'd crawl onto my lap, look into my eyes, and make this sound that I had always taken to mean he was comforting me. Then he'd begin the process all over. It was as if he was expecting a telephone call.
Soon my cell phone rang. As soon as I answered, Jinx immediately crawled onto my lap, knowing I would need comfort. This was the telephone call where I learned that my uncle had died.
Jinx was also a very good judge of character, something I have never witnessed with cats before. There was a time while he was living with me that my friends were setting me up on a series of blind dates. On four of these dates, Jinx became very upset when they came to pick me up. He actually attacked three of the men and he hissed at the fourth. Two of the men turned out to be on drugs, which Jinx did not like at all. One man ended up telling me two hours' into the date that he was on the sex offender list. I don't know why he hissed at the other man. Perhaps it was just because Jinx knew I wouldn't like him.
Incidentally, Jinx was also the cat who saved my life once. There was a fire in the apartment next door. Smoke was coming in through the vents. Jinx woke me up in the middle of a smoke-filled apartment by pushing his paw into my chest over and over again. I ended up going to the hospital for having inhaled too much smoke.
Jinx ended up leaving on his own and wound up living at a house down the street. I believe he felt that he was more needed there.
Now I have two new cats. And they are equally as magickal, although neither has shown the traits Jinx did.
Pani, I wasn't going to tell anyone this here, one because it is sad, and two, well it's... CRAZY?
I had a Black and White, (Tuxedo and mittens) kitten. My daughter's cat had given birth and this one would always climb in my lap, sniff at my nose, paw and bite my nose. Only me, always my nose.
Of course I kept him. He loved me! So I never had a "pretty" nose. Now I had some sort of a cyst, and it turned out to be cancer. I didn't have the money for surgery. The kitten just wouldn't leave my nose alone, and the neighbor said, "he knows it's cancer, he's trying to get rid of it." This neighbor set me up with the money to have the surgery. We had to pay for everything in advance because I didn't have insurance.
Everyone was worried what the cat would do, when I had bandages and stitches!
I was at work, the Saturday night before the surgery, I got a call at work, the cat had run out of the house and into the path of an on coming car, no reason, he wasn't spooked, he'd never gone outside. He never wanted to, until everything was all set and paid for.
So that's weird. I was destroyed. He lived a few hours but his brain swelled and he died, but he was purring. No one could understand why he was purring.
I found out later, that the cancer was so deep in my nose that six more months (that's how long it would have taken to save up for the surgery) it would have been through to my brain.
I think, he was here for me. To make me find out what the cyst on my nose was. I think he was here to make me lose my pride and let someone else help me. I think he was purring because he had done his job, and he was going home. I think animals do have souls, or maybe they are angels from heaven, guardians of some sort. I don't know. That's just what I think.
Magic is real, it's all around us. You can pick up a small box not more than 4 inches long and with it you can talk to anyone anywhere in the world, you can flip a switch and have light... you can press a button and watch tv shows... you can listen to music as you run down the street....you can sit at your desk and type symbols on a keyboard and get on the internet... you can get on a plane and you can fly...
Man has walked on the moon.... if that's not magic I don't know what is.
LOL, think outside the box for a minute and look beyond the traditional definition of magic... why can't technology just be an instrument of modern day magic much like a spell book... eye of toad, hair of dog, and 2,000 lbs. of jet fuel. Whatever name you apply to it, technology, magic, miracles, the results are magical and we take for granted things in our time that people in the past would surely have considered magic.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic - Arthur C. Clarke
Unexplained things, mysteries are magic to people. Chris angels stuff is magic to people till he gets busted.
I think like Disturbia does. Matches would wow some in the jungle, and they would call it magic, although we know it's sulfur. Technology IS magic, it's just explainable magic.
Although I do think if we could use our entire brain, we would know so much more and then magic would become mundane. If everyone could move mountains, there would be no desert left and all these mountains would be here, then there, then here...
I blieve that magic is very real but another person may not. It all depends on the individual.
Someone told me once that long ago, everyone could do magic. Then the religious authorities made it illegal because it made everyone equal and didn't glorify them as leaders. So with the outlaw of magic came generations that were not taught to use it, and it died out and now we don't even use that part of our brains.
I have trouble with this one because there wouldn't have been any social classes if everyone could do magic and therefore be rich, beautiful, or whatever. But I still do wonder about what we could do if we used our whole brains. I would hate telepathy unless I could turn it off when I didn't want anyone to know what I was thinking lol..
I believed magic was real when I was young. I even had visions and "cursed" others. I stopped believing when I began to believe my curses were coming true. Does that make sense? lol
Anyway, I've always wanted to know more about magic, but didn't know how to learn. It just doesn't make sense to me to learn magic from a book at the library - learning from someone who knows makes more sense to me. I have only known one person during my life who claims to do magic, and she isn't a very nice person. Oh, well.
I have heard that Lucky Charms are magically delicious!
Could this be true???
Given that they made from chemicals with the most terrifying names, and yet they are, indeed, delicious, I would say the answer is, "Yes."
INGREDIENTS: Lucky Charms (Oats, (Whole Grain Oats, Flour), Marshmallows (Sugar, Modified Corn Starch, Corn Syrup, Dextrose, Gelatin, Calcium Carbonate, Yellow 5 & 6, Blue 1, Red 40), Artificial Flavor, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Corn Starch, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Artificial Color, Trisodium Phosphate, Zinc And Iron (Mineral Nutrients), Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbic), A "B" Vitamin (Niacinamide), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B1, Thiamin Mononitrate), Vitamin A, (Palmitate), A B Vitamin (Folic Acid) Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin E (Mixed Tocopherols) Added To Preserve Freshness.)
What's wrong with Thiamin Mononitrate, Mixed Tocopherols and Niacinamide?
Didn't Shakespeare write a play with a witch that used that stuff.
"Thiamin mononitrate, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tocopherol,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Niacinamide, and howlet's wing,--
For a bowl of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble."
Yep, yep, clearly magic.
I think magic is just the term used for not understanding how something works.
Probably but there is actually a real science trying to put order where there is no order. I only recently heard of this when reading Dan Brown's latest book, The Lost Symbol, but its called noetic science. If you are interested in learning more about it then check out http://www.noetic.org/
It centers around the belief that human thought has a measurable energy or mass. They claim proof of this with events that happened around the world on, and the days after, the Sep. 11 attacks.
Harry Houdini said,
"My professional life has been a constant record of disillusion, and many things that seem wonderful to most men are the every-day commonplaces of my business."
Here are a few definitions of Magick:
Magick - The art and science of causing change to occur in conformity with will.
Magick - Making desired change happen.
Magick - Energy tending to change.
Magick - The conscious evolution through directing energy.
Saudi Arabia is the largest Arab country of the Middle East and one of the richest countries in the world.
And evidently they take magic pretty seriously.....
"Amnesty International is calling on Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah to stop the execution of a Lebanese man sentenced to death for "sorcery."
In a statement released Thursday, the international rights group condemned the verdict and demanded the immediate release of Ali Hussain Sibat, former host of a popular call-in show that aired on Sheherazade, a Beirut based satellite TV channel.
According to his lawyer, Sibat, who is 48 and has five children, would predict the future on his show and give out advice to his audience."
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/03/ … tml?hpt=T2
I wonder if his predictions came true?
Then again, he should have seen the arrest coming shouldn't he?
"It has been argued that magic isn't real...or is it?"
Without proof to the contrary, anything is possible.
nothing is magic,looks magic because its occult,but there is allways something operating,everything has an explanation even if we dont understand.if you dominate the elements you can materialize things,if you control the spirits you can bring life to someone death.humans only function with a minimunm of their brain capacity.what could we achieve if we would start the rest of it?but its very difficult cause understanding and knowledge is linked to spiritual advance and not much can be achieve out of only ambition,science without spirituality creates nuclear bombs.GOD RULES
hey, "every little thing she does IS magic..."
that's' why I married her.
sufficiently advanced technology is often called "magic".........
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