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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Do You Believe In Magic?



Do you believe in magic? Do you think they are real or just sleight of the hand or mass hallucinations? Please explain your answer.

Tags: Magic, Sleight of The Hand, Mass Hallucinations, Supernatural, Arcane Knowledge, Lost Art, School of Magic, Fakirs, ESP, Telekinesis, Occult, Clairvoyance

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Viewpoint/Opinion

12 comments:

Pia said...

"magic" can be evil. and satan can do those things. so yes, i do believe in magic the same i way i believe in witchcraft. but those magic we see to entertain kids are all tricks of course.

mikkie said...

Stage magic, as represented in your photo, is absolutely the art of sleight-of-hand and misdirection. No mysterious, otherworldly powers in play there — just skill and practice, practice, practice.

On the other hand, some of your tags refer to supernatural or metaphysical topics, which have nothing to do with stage magic. I do believe that our physical senses register only a small slice of the world around us. When we experience glimpses of the world outside our normal scope of "reality", we think they're scary or weird, or we explain them away.

I think of our senses being like the visible range of the light spectrum. We see light and dark and the colors of the rainbow, but those are only a fraction of the spectrum. It goes all the way from infra-red to ultra-violet and beyond. Just because we can't see them with our eyes doesn't mean they aren't there.

I think it's the same with the world around us. The physical world we see around us is just a small piece of the continuum of energy. The things we call spirits or ghosts may just be on a higher frequency — one that we don't normally experience. Sometimes the energy levels may cross over into our perceivable range, or there may be someone (we would say they were psychic) who is more sensitive to those vibrations, and can make sense of their energy patterns. Their sensitivities may manifest in some of the other topics you mention — ESP, telekinesis, clairvoyance, etc.

Thanks for the question!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi sis Pia,
Most of the magic show we see on TV are mostly sleight of the hands or just tricks used to impress gullible audience. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Mikkie,
Very profound answer as usual. I agree with you on your explanation. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless.

Joops said...

Hello Mr. Mel,for me magic is not only stuff like tricks.. sometimes its your belief that makes it..

ryliej said...

Meron nga bang magic? Even stage magic di pa ako nakakita eh... Ang nakita kong magic Kuya mel is yung nainlove ang asawa ko sa gaya ko lol... Sorry po ala akong magandang contribution when it comes to magic..

Amrita said...

Professional magicians have etertainment value. But the hocus focus ones are evil as Pis said.

Satan appears to us as an angel of light so we should be very careful

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi John,
I agree with your viewpoint. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Rose,
Ha,ha,ha, you made me laugh. Hindi na kailangan ang magic para mainlove sa yo ang mister mo. You have all the loving qualities that a man could ever ask for a woman and that's what your husband found in you. For him, you are the magic in his life. Thanks for your visit and cute answer. You really made my day,lol. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Amrita,
I agree with you since there are so many occult practices in India and elsewhere bordering in the unknown and are by products of the enemy. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Bluebirdy said...

Stage magic? No. They have an explanation for every trick. Magic like love and beauty? Yes. Evil? Yes. There is opposition in all things...so there are miracles and there are evil forces.
Bless you Mel. I think of you and pray for you.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shiela,
Yes, there are such things as stage magic using tricks and sleight of hands. And there are black magic from the evil one- ESP, telekinesis, levitation, tarot card reading, astral traveling, seances, etc. Thanks for your visit and comforting comments. God bless you always.