22 May A Scientist Who Believes In Magic
Real Magic by Dean Radin PhD
Dean Radin a Scientist who believes in Magic. Explains all in his latest book called “Real Magic”.
Dean 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. These dormant powers can help us lead more interesting and fulfilling lives.
Numerous experiments to prove telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition and psychokinetic effects have all been independently repeated in laboratories around the world. Both parapsychology and magic refer to the same underlying consciousness related phenomena, both saturate popular entertainment, but not if the phenomena are presented as real.
The Law of Correspondences is a principle underlying many magical practices. Based on the assumption of an interconnected reality, this law proposes that inner and outer experience, or mind and matter, intermingle and interact. What you sustain in your mind is reflected in the world at large. This idea, popularized in one form as The Law of Attraction, has been tested in psi research primarily in mind-matter interaction or psychokinetic experiments.
That parapsychology and magic are two sides of the same coin is not a new idea. There are hundreds of thousands of scholarly books and articles covering magic from every conceivable angle.
Most academic scientists avoid parapsychology as though it is a virulent strain of a Zombie plague.
Many are secretly interested in parapsychology (or psi) but in scientific circles it is a taboo subject and can create a huge amount of ridicule if the subject is broached.
Many scientists believe that if you believe in magic, you are either stupid, you’re nuts or you just can’t help it.
Dean Radin has an open mind and has overcome this ridicule.
There are three conventional approaches to studying consciousness, philosophers analyse the concepts, logic and assumptions used to describe consciousness, and scientists study consciousness from the outside in by performing experiments. Meditators study consciousness from the inside out, by introspection.
Dean Radin studied consciousness by a fourth less conventional approach. He investigated phenomena that challenges commonly held assumptions about brain-mind relationships. This is known as parapsychology.
One of the academic disciplines most entranced by magic is called esotericism, the study of hidden, supressed, secret or occult knowledge (occult means hidden).
While many scientists are quick to dismiss magical thinking as nonsense, the fact is that practically everyone engages in magical thinking all the time, without realising it.
Many people have reported the feeling “of being stared at”. Experiments have been done regarding this phenomena by British biologist Rupert Sheldrake in his book “The Sense of Being Stared At”. I am sure many readers have experienced this for themselves, as the one doing the staring or the one being stared at.
The essence of magic boils down to the application of two ordinary mental skills, attention and intention. The strength of the magical outcome is modulated by four factors, belief, imagination, emotion and clarity. That’s basically it.
The single most important aide to developing magical skills is to learn how to enter the state of consciousness; the safest way to do this is through meditation. The basic practice of meditation is straightforward. First sit in a comfortable position, relax your body, close your eyes, then try to quiet your mind and stop thinking, this is easier said than done and requires a lot of practice.
Know what you want, review what you want and maintain secrecy. Another’s views may inject doubt into your mind.
According to magical lore, one way to manifest a goal through force of will is to affirm that the goal has already been accomplished. This means placing the goal in the future with your imagination and then letting the present time events catch up to the future goal.
Dean Radin experimented with this notion, using a baseball metaphor. What if the pitcher intensely imagined that the ball was curving to the left and the act of intention itself caused the metaphorical equivalent of gravitational attraction.
Using a computer simulation, participants intentionally tried to influence the curve of the baseball to the left. Over 56% of the balls curved to the left, this was later adjusted to 53%, when other factors were taken into account, this is not very high but under normal circumstances the ball would go equally left or right.
As personal consciousness draws closer to universal consciousness, the sense of separateness begins to decrease and incidents of psychic perception, synchronicities and manifested intentions begin to increase.
It appears that our conscious intentions and beliefs affect our reality in either a negative or positive way, it depends how you view the world, the universal consciousness does not favour negative or positive intentions, it can go either way, like the baseball.
If we can steer ourselves ever so slightly to a more positive way of thinking, we can change the world, one small step at a time, when that happens we will have Real Magic.