Hi there. Guess what? The world hasn’t ended! (23/9/15) (But in all seriousness, C.E.RN’s “testing” is worrying me) yay! take that, evangelical Christians! maybe next year? (I don’t mean you, honest.) Have a look. Get your popcorn. and have some fun.
Have you heard that argument before? it seems to be almost automatic for any kind of materialist/Reductionist to level it any anything they don’t believe exists. or the classic hallucination argument often used against ufology (It was just a weather balloon! totally. Swamp gas, yeah. Who is in denial here?). either one works, really. Or: “It’s all in your head.” So they attribute all of the success of things like homoeopathy, Energy healing, Acupuncture, And Magic to this hand-waved “Placebo”
Personally, I find that hilarious. Because they are right, in a way. Magic is just placebo, or rather placebo is actually exactly what magic is. Basically, I get the impression that the Universe is a mental construct, while they believe it is like some great machine. Take Affirmations, for example. People these days are becoming aware of the fact their thoughts are very powerful. If you think you can, you can, and vice versa. now, that’s all well and good, but take into consideration your thoughts on the external world.
If you take the idea that the world is a mental construct, rather than a physical thing, then your thoughts can reshape it. And that, my friends, is what magic really is. I guess that why people say faith can move mountains. Words have power. Why do you think they are called spells? Eh, Spell-ing? Curse-ive? Sentences? like a jail sentence? The Human Race, like a bunch of horses at the track? I could go on and on, but you get the idea.
It really does require you to believe in it. not just pretend to believe, like most people do. This is why you cannot do any kind of objective test with anything in this area. I suppose to them this is a cop-out as well.
“THE ALL is MIND; The Universe is Mental.”–The Kybalion.
Now, I haven’t just taken anyone’s word for it.
It certainly is easier to cry as well. But Back to the subject at hand. I feel like people have tried to make magic more mundane than it really is. People say they practice Witchcraft, and all sorts of things but they try and paint magic in some kind of modern light, as If it is no more than prayers or affirmations. It reminds me of materialists trying to explain away supernatural happenings in religious texts as merely allegorical or what have you. Having heard many stories of things like levitation, possession, among other things, I can’t really say that I can agree. Seriously, best. Art. teacher ever. 🙂
It is good to speak from personal experience, isn’t it? I wasn’t really sure that there was anything beyond the physical a few years ago. Now I am. Have you ever wondered why children believe in magic? people don’t tell them about it, do they? I get the impression that we only pander to it, the idea is already there.
And the confusion when they are told there are no fairies or imaginary friends is quite telling. Well, why are we so sure we are right? It reminds me of the recent backlash against anything remotely spiritual in the last few centuries. It is not rational or logical.
And to be honest, people that would say it isn’t so never bring any actual facts to the table when dismissing anything. Only their opinions. It seems we are wired to just assume it to be that way. And why is that? I don’t know.
Well, I hope I haven’t said something I shouldn’t. Thanks for reading.