What is Magic

@winterose (39897)
Canada
November 28, 2008 1:07pm CST
I answered a discussion of a good friend of mine that said that lucid dreams are magic you can actually change your dreams so they can turn out the way you want them too, well that is true only it is science, psychologists will and can help people with these dreams, so in my view if it can be explained scientifically it is not magic. Similarly voodoo priests used to make people appear dead and a few days later they were back to life and scaring everyone. But science now knows that they used a drug called curare that paralyzed the person for days and when the drug wore off (incidentally the drug can kill you it is poison) in a couple of days. So that is again science Now of course you can call anything magic, aim your remote control and your tv turns on can be called magic in the broadest sense of the word, but it is again is not magic, it is science, so my friends how would define magic, please give examples for best response.
6 responses
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
30 Nov 08
I feel that "magic is something that begins or starts from within and grows. Sometimes things we can't explain is considered magic or Magic may refer to: *Magic as in (paranormal) anything that is not explainable by any laws of science. Magical thinking Folk magic, traditional systems of magic Magick, the magical system of Aleister Crowley and Thelema Witchcraft, the use of certain kinds of supernatural or magical powers Magic that is made up of illusions, Street magic, sleight of hand, etc. In fantasy fiction: Magic (fantasy), a general overview of magic in works of fantasy Magic (Discworld), magic in the Discworld series Magic (Middle-earth), magic in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien Magik (comics), a character in Marvel Comics. Magyk, a book by Angie Sage In science and mathematics: Magic (cryptography), the codename for U.S. intelligence obtained from cryptanalysis of Japanese diplomatic transmissions during World War II Magic square, a square of numbers with identical row, column, and diagonal sums MAGIC (telescope), the Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov Telescope R550 Magic, a French-built anti-aircraft missile Multi Agency Geographic Information for the Countryside, a governmental website with a detailed mapping and layers of the United Kingdom
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
1 Dec 08
excellent answer my friend.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
2 Dec 08
Thanks for the best response winterose I appreciate it alot.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
29 Nov 08
only the allutions that a magician does!
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
29 Nov 08
thanks for your answer hon
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
1 Dec 08
your welcome
@jambi462 (4595)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Magic is the unknown, the unexplainable, the occult or whatever you really want to call it. Magic is the admission that there are spiritual and mystical powers out there. Magic is the acceptance that the reality we live in isn't quite what its made up to be. The real meaning of magic takes deep research and study and you yourself must be ready to understand it before you can actually understand it. This planet that we exist on now has a lot of mysteries and unexplained questions that could be classified as magic.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
29 Nov 08
good answer
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
2 Dec 08
thye say if you believe in it will work don,t know how true it is
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
1 Dec 08
I would never consider lucid dreaming as magick....Magick to me personally is basically a mind over matter situation for the most part...its an energy thing....
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
2 Dec 08
yep to me dreaming is not magic it is a biological function and therefore science.
@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
29 Nov 08
I don't really beieve in magic, as most things can be explained scientifically or they are simply trickory or illusion. You can change your dreams but that is the power of the mind, the power of the subconcious and sometimes the concious mind. I believe in the miraculas, but I don't know if I would consider magical and miraculas to be the same things. Perhaps they are.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
29 Nov 08
thanks for your response and adding something new to this discussion
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Nov 08
My thoughts and images of nmagic, is when someone can blatantly make something appear or disappear and make the unreal look real and vice versa. the do this by sorrupting the thoughts of the mind.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
29 Nov 08
good answer