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Real Magic

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

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Publisher Description

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.

Health, Mind & Body
April 10
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

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Real Magic

When I started, I thought this was a parody of scholarly texts because of the author's tone at the beginning, then came
more texts, each statement with a claim of supporting evidence from a scholarly book, article, or speech. There were so many such "proofs," that at first I figured these were part of the parody, because I'm not
even close to scholarly research
on the subject, and thought the "proofs" were made up because of my idea that this was a parody. Each of these "proofs" diverted my mind from the point the author thought he was making (all the scholarly books I read put these "proofs" in footnotes, probably to keep reader attention on the point, not the sources). Each in-text proof did divert this reader from whatever point the author was probably trying to make. I think his entirely serious point was that magic does exist in modern times, but the author used the doctrine of transubstantiation to prove this?
This book was too stuffy and uncoordinated for me to continue with it.

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