Real Magic

Real Magic

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and A Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe

Book - 2018
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The chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) turns a critical eye toward such practices as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition and psychokinesis. Are such powers really possible? Science says yes.

According to noted scientist and bestselling author of The Conscious Universe, Dean Radin, magic is a natural aspect of reality, and each of us can tap into this power with diligent practice.

But wait, aren't things like ESP and telepathy just wishful thinking and flights of the imagination? Not according to the author, who worked on the US government's top secret psychic espionage program known as Stargate. Radin has spent the last forty years conducting controlled experiments that demonstrate that thoughts are things, that we can sense others' emotions and intentions from a distance, that intuition is more powerful than we thought, and that we can tap into the power of intention (think The Secret, only on a more realistic and scientific level). These dormant powers can help us to lead more interesting and fulfilling lives.

Beginning with a brief history of magic over the centuries (what was called magic two thousand years ago is turning out to be scientific fact today), a review of the scientific evidence for magic, a series of simple but effective magical techniques (the key is mental focus, something elite athletes know a lot about), Radin then offers a vision of a scientifically-informed magic and explains why magic will play a key role in frontiers of science.

Baker & Taylor
Presents a brief history of magic; describes the author's experiments on intuition, telepathy, and psychokinesis; and explains the current scientific research being done on the relationship between mental focus and magic.

Publisher: New York :, Harmony Books,, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Description: xi, 258 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9781524758820
1524758825
Branch Call Number: 133.8 Rad

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enjoypolo
May 08, 2018

Dean Radin is the founder and chairman of the NOETIC Institute specialized in PSI research.
His work spanned for decades researching psi phenomenas in laboratory settings, working for the prestigious (and notorious in the black projects field) Stanford Research Institute, PEAR Lab (Princeton) as well involved in the Stargate programs (CIA-Military Project involving the use of remote viewing for military applications).
The only reason I point that out in my caveat, is to show the experience this man has. And Dean Radin does an excellent job at making the case that these phenomenas are real and testable in lab settings. The implications of this however, are way bigger than any of us could imagine, including the author. And that is, that the fabric of the Universe, also called Space-Time, is malleable by our beliefs and intentions. In other words, ever point in the Universe is inter-connected and your thoughts (guided by your beliefs) causes changes.
This is still considered taboo in mainstream academic science for purely dogmatic reasons, and yet more and more people are aware of this. Hence, the Magical world.

I highly recommend this book for anyone, especially the more skeptical minds to really test your assumptions about the world. The increasing trend of meditation and healthy lifestyle is paralleling the resurgence of this new paradigm. Dean Radin's book is filled with fascinating anecdotes of ancient history (Hermetic Philosophy; Gnosis) to meticulous lab-grade research experiments.

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