It has been argued that magic isn't real...or is it?

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  1. Stevennix2001 profile image88
    Stevennix2001posted 8 years ago

    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?

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      LegendaryHeroposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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:
      http://www.snopes.com/science/stats/10percent.asp

      1. Pandoras Box profile image67
        Pandoras Boxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Good post Hero.

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      (Q)posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image88
        Stevennix2001posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        im sorry, did you say something? im a tad deaf these days.  smile

        1. blondepoet profile image73
          blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          ROFL.

    3. Daniel Carter profile image74
      Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    4. Richieb799 profile image77
      Richieb799posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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 yikes
      There were very few who could achieve this power though

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      Lecieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i think the only real magic in the world is a sweet talker like you. wink

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image88
        Stevennix2001posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        awww thanks lecie.  smile

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          Lecieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          your welcome steve. keep thinking of unusual posts. i think everyone will agree that you're doing a wonderful job. smile

    6. SparklingJewel profile image75
      SparklingJewelposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this



      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...

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    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    Ive wondered that. what if "crazy" people actually just know more?

    1. Jerami profile image70
      Jeramiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You may have something there.
      next ime someone calls me crazy I'll say thank you!

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        Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I always do!!

  3. shazwellyn profile image66
    shazwellynposted 8 years ago

    magick is a state of mind - a form of projection.

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    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    PS Steve, you watch too many movies!!  lol

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image88
      Stevennix2001posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol that may be true, but that still doesn't dismiss what many scientists have uncovered about the human brain.  lol

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        Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Im just kidding!! I really do wonder about all that.

        1. Stevennix2001 profile image88
          Stevennix2001posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          i know you were. lol  don't worry.  tongue

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            Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            hahahaha. I belive in aliens too.

  5. TheGlassSpider profile image69
    TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years ago

    Magic is very real. It just isn't what most people think it is.

    1. Richieb799 profile image77
      Richieb799posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I agree with what spider says

  6. Ivorwen profile image70
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    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?

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      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      premonition

      you KNOW you have them.  wink

      1. Ivorwen profile image70
        Ivorwenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks.  smile

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          Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          smile

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            Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I had to google it...

            1. Ivorwen profile image70
              Ivorwenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              great tool...  smile

  7. BDazzler profile image81
    BDazzlerposted 8 years ago

    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.

  8. Faybe Bay profile image69
    Faybe Bayposted 8 years ago

    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.

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      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      wierd....I had a calico....

      1. Faybe Bay profile image69
        Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Did it help you?

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          Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          My Mom made me leave her when I "moved" out. I guess she needed her more...
          she was a great cat.

          1. Faybe Bay profile image69
            Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            They are great cats, the lady told me they are helpers, and know when something is wrong. She was like that. She would be sleeping at the head of my "bed" which was a couch, when I got home. All rested up for the night ahead. I miss her.

    2. Ivorwen profile image70
      Ivorwenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Faybe Bay profile image69
        Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.

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      Pani Midnyte Odinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Faybe Bay profile image69
        Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.

  9. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is not magic. It's called Technology. hmm

      1. Disturbia profile image61
        Disturbiaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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. wink

      2. Shadesbreath profile image83
        Shadesbreathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic - Arthur C. Clarke

  10. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 8 years ago

    Unexplained things, mysteries are magic to people. Chris angels stuff is magic to people till he gets busted.

  11. SandyMcCollum profile image77
    SandyMcCollumposted 8 years ago

    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...

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    I blieve that magic is very real but another person may not. It all depends on the individual.

  13. SandyMcCollum profile image77
    SandyMcCollumposted 8 years ago

    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..

  14. Rafini profile image86
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    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.  neutral

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    StormRyderposted 8 years ago

    I have heard that Lucky Charms are magically delicious!
    Could this be true??? big_smile smile lol lol

    1. Shadesbreath profile image83
      Shadesbreathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Given that they made from chemicals with the most terrifying names, and yet they are, indeed, delicious, I would say the answer is, "Yes."

      1. BDazzler profile image81
        BDazzlerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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?

        1. Shadesbreath profile image83
          Shadesbreathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. BDazzler profile image81
            BDazzlerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            big_smile lol big_smile LMAO

          2. Disturbia profile image61
            Disturbiaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            And... magically delicious!

            I love a delicious bowl of powerful trouble.

    2. Pandoras Box profile image67
      Pandoras Boxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is true!

  16. marinealways24 profile image61
    marinealways24posted 8 years ago

    I think magic is just the term used for not understanding how something works. big_smile

    1. livewithrichard profile image86
      livewithrichardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  17. srwnson profile image59
    srwnsonposted 8 years ago

    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."

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    Pani Midnyte Odinposted 8 years ago

    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.

  19. sabrebIade profile image58
    sabrebIadeposted 8 years ago

    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?

  20. Mikel G Roberts profile image75
    Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years ago

    "It has been argued that magic isn't real...or is it?"

    Without proof to the contrary, anything is possible.

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      capitan truenoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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

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    Twenty One Daysposted 8 years ago

    hey, "every little thing she does IS magic..."
    that's' why I married her. smile

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    paarsurreyposted 8 years ago

    Magic is not real. yes, it is true

  23. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 8 years ago

    sufficiently advanced technology is often called "magic".........

    1. profile image58
      paarsurreyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      only symbolically; as it works wonders

 
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