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Magic: To disappear or not to disappear

07 August 2012, 11:36

MAGIC:  TO DISAPPEAR OR NOT TO DISAPPEAR.

When I was very young I believed in magic. In fact for a 6yr old magic was everywhere and all around and totally believable and I had the opportunity to actually see it make things disappear or just go away. Those were the heady days just before  pennies were instantly mutated to cents and since then lesser people became rich. What was unbelievable too, is that pennies disappeared even when they were in my pocket. That means not more than 3 and the equivalent was called a tickey. My Mother always wanted a certain tickey called 1931.Tickey.      

I had a brother:  He went to a school in Worcester because he could not see very well. His name was Jack; Jack was good with magic because he could really make pennies go away. And often did not come back: that is real magic. And I believed in magic..     Today magic is either associated with the work of the Devil, or it is reduced to conjuring tricks and sleight of hand.  Magic is seen to be separated from religion, But the way that we view magic in the West has been shaped by Christianity, which has branded it evil. Magic is neither good nor evil in itself and it can be used in a variety of ways depending who is practising it. During the seventeenth century magic was increasingly seen to be irrational when compared to science. At this time those who practised the occult arts went underground and many secret societies - such as the Rosicrucian’s and Freemasons - were formed. Magical practices today reflect this history.    

Today most rational people know that magic is a figment of the mind and cannot exhibit the properties endowed upon it: During ancient times magic was used to communicate with Gods and the dead, the resurrection of the dead and the ascension to heaven  of the living . Magic, too, was a fail-safe means of curing the sick and the ill. And those applying this curative form was endowed with magic from some vague heavenly source. As time progressed magic was eventually overpowered by the power of science. 


Acknowledgements:  Magic Witchcraft encyclopedia

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