Do You Believe In Magic?

I think that Shackman, who has suggested this topic for this week’s 2 on 1 Friday post, asks about the supernatural variety and not the other kinds like illusion, the Indian rope trick etc. I shall therefore restrict my response to this area only.  Please do go over to Shackman’s blog to see what he has to say on the topic.

If I have to write about the supernatural variety of magic, naturally it leads us to Miracles.

My post therefore is a simple short one. The answer is an unqualified “No”.

If that is so, what is the explanation for something like this? I believe in The Theory of Karma and this clearly brings about five lives who come together in this birth to experience the effect of some causes caused by them in either this earlier lives or past lives. I have simply not been able to come across any other explanation for such occurrences that take place with unbelievable frequency. Some with positive outcomes and some with negative ones.

I however believe in this kind of magic.

You sigh, the song begins, you speak and I hear violins, it’s magic
The stars desert the skies and rush to nestle in your eyes, it’s magic
Without a golden wand or mystic charms,
Fantastic things begin when I am in your arms

When we walk hand-in-hand, the world becomes a wonderland, it’s magic
How else can I explain those rainbows when there isn’t rain? It’s magic
Why do I tell me myself these things that happen are all really true
When in my heart I know the magic is my love for you?

12 thoughts on “Do You Believe In Magic?”

  1. I like Rasheed’s response though we would need to define miracle. I don’t believe in the RC version as I think it all cloak and mirrors. I think internal feelings about co-incidence and serendipity can also be misinterpreted.

    Having said all that I do believe in cellular memory which has given me some jolts in my life. I think we need to be more open to the universe and its mysteries.


  2. I intended an all inclusive response much like mine.
    Miracles? If eventually if left alone a room full of monkeys could create shakespears works so if that is true, why not t6he bible or any other religious canon? Then a miracle would simply be something whose random time for creation happened.
    Just for giggles how about magic simply being anything we cannot yet explain? Or as Merriam Webster says – something that seems to cast a spellm – enchantment – which the arts dof or us regularly-

  3. Do I believe?
    I suspect that depends on the occasion…and I do I see it as “truly” magic or some other format…
    I would probably have to do a personalised PhD in the matter to resolve that question and I’m don’t think I have time right now…
    “Skips to her broomstick, grabs hold of the shaft and is spirited away….”
    Catherine de Seton recently posted..A bit of Bling…

    1. Yes, there is plenty of scope to write many theses about magic and miracles. Let me know when you decide to and I shall become your assistant. I can even guide you to some very knowledgeable guides!

  4. Here’s a magical Peggy Lee jazz tune:

    That old black magic has me in its spell,
    That old black magic that you weave so well,
    Those icy fingers up and down my spine
    That same old witchcraft when your eyes meet mine

    I think there are very real differences among the variety of unexplainable feelings, experiences we have, events we know of, which not all of us would characterize as being magical. The term would have to be definitively defined as applying to what, before I could say whether or not I believe in magic. What kind of magic?

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