“For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.” — Stuart Chase
This pretty much sums it up, right? Anything that can’t be properly explained or rationalized in good conscience by any sense of logic must certainly be indistinguishable from magic. Therefore an advanced technology that is only understood by an initiated few and unknown to the rest of the world must be viewed as an extraordinary power. It’s for this reason that some would argue that perhaps the first magic trick in the world was fire: at one time only a few knew how to wield it—start it, stop it, and control it—while most did not.
I don’t think this is so much a matter of semantics as it is an understanding of the true nature of the concept of Magic. Many people disregard the notion of Real Magic due to a lack of empirical evidence, yet as John Fisher points out:
“We tend to disregard the fact that our eyes…are very much servants of the brain…we see only what our minds want us to see.”
And so if our minds are trained to disbelieve something, whether Magic, science, religion, politics, or anything else, then our minds are already made up, and to attempt to prove otherwise is an exercise in managing disappointment.
Magic, however, doesn’t work alone or in a vacuum; rather, it works when you work it, and when I work it, and when we all work together towards the common goal of achieving positive results regardless of the surprises that life throws our way.
If you’d like to experience Real Magic for yourself then simply believe that you will see a miracle a new miracle every day, and Bippity Boppity Boo, your reality yo bend to your perception of it.
Jonas Cain, M.Ed. is a storyteller, magician, musician, and facilitator of fascination on a mission to help you experience abiding joy.