Praise. “A thought-provoking book. The author makes a convincing case for the reality and significance of magic.” —Brian Josephson, Nobel Laureate in Physics . In his new book, Real Magic (Harmony Books), Radin paves the road to new .. In this new book, he shows that magic is real and that today's bias against belief. REAL MAGIC. Penguin Random House. Available in “A thought-provoking book. The author makes a convincing case Statistical Association. . Real Magic.
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tvnovellas.info: Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe (): Dean Radin PhD: Books. I finished reading, "Real Magic," yesterday, and I recommend this book to everyone. Dean's voice is warm, and witty, and he chronicles the history of Magic and. Real Magic book. Read 76 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) turns a c.
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Dean Radin explores the history and foundations of magic, proposing a worldview uniquely appropriate for the challenges of the 21st century. This book is a brilliantly organized bridge that spans the esoteric traditions, magical lore, parapsychology, and contemporary science. How can a simple system of a thousand neurons outperform humans with billions of neurons and, as many of us believe from inescapable experience, some kind of real soul?
We, too, need to develop our own fullest ability to focus our own minds in order to keep up, to connect with each other better, and to survive and grow as a species. But the truth is that science is very much in its infancy. To advance our understanding requires bold excursions into domains some might consider heretical, including esoteric legends about magic that have persisted for thousands of years. This is what Dean Radin sets out to do with Real Magic. In my judgment, it succeeds in blazing new trails.
Well worth the read. This is the equivalent of blind men refusing the gift of vision. In Real Magic, Dean Radin challenges us to abandon this childish pretense, this taboo, not on the basis of faith but of science itself. As with another of my interests, evidence for reincarnation, the reaction of many people is dismissal. Science is not a body of beliefs, but a method of inquiry that can be applied to any field -- and we need to go with the findings regardless of where they take us.
About my only criticism of this amazing book is overkill in two chapters. Chapter 4 on the history of magic, and chapter 8 on the opinions of contemporary scientists, are full of names, each an appropriate documentation, but too many of them.
There is also the examination of how such things are possible. The conclusion is the same as that of quantum mechanics, and of the study of reincarnation: The Universe is One, and is Consciousness.
The material universe we sense, of matter, energy and time, is a derivative of this Consciousness. And the Universe is indivisible, whole, so your consciousness is part of All, and separation is an illusion. When you can tune into the Universal Consciousness you are, you can do things that make no sense from an isolated, materialist perspective. Every intelligent person, and especially every scientist, should read this book.
Magic is real. Except without the wands and cool spell words you would find in Harry Potter which I knew wasn't going to happen. Real Magic was a fascinating and the first scientific based book about the paranormal that I have ever read. Author Mr. Radin is a scientist and his prose is easy to read and not quite objective, since he is a believer in psi.
But I don't need any more convincing arguments that psi abilities and most of the episodes I saw in The X-Files is real. I've always been a belie Magic is real. I've always been a believer.
Radin offers a historical background about psychic abilities and our government and religious institutions to suppress anything that wrests control or power from them. Some things never change in history.
He supplies psychological experiments that have been replicated by numerous labs and respected scientists that prove the existence of psi abilities inherent in most people, though not Professor X powerful and that's a good thing but is inherent in most of us, but thanks to evolution, has been quashed for survival and adaptation to our modern society.
The author also offers intriguing mini biographies of talented psi individuals from the past, and this chapter was my favorite. I wished he had included most bios of such unique and unknown people. The Kindle version did not provide hyperlinks and graphs boooo!!! Radin offered. This was a good read, humorous and scary e. Oct 16, Mike Luoma rated it it was amazing Shelves: Noted Psi researcher Dr. Dean Radin makes a big leap in this book, as the parapsychologist declares our studies of psi phenomena are actually studying humankind's magical abilities - psi is simply the descriptive term we use now for those human abilities once labeled "magic".
He makes a convincing case!
Radin charts the correspondences between what we now call psi and what we used to call magic. He examines the potential of the human will, and how psi is the modern expression of the working of t Noted Psi researcher Dr. He examines the potential of the human will, and how psi is the modern expression of the working of the human will in reality.
Radin also explores how today's parapsychological studies of Psi have shown scientifically that psi exists, despite some in science's best efforts to dismiss and ignore the scientifically reproducible evidence Radin and his colleagues have bought to the table. A plausible and convincing argument that, not only does magic exist, but we have been studying it scientifically for decades. A realization and reorientation like this paves the way for future scientific examination of faculties we may not realize we possess.
Mar 01, Laura Vincenzi rated it it was amazing. Lo recomiendo ampliamente. Oct 02, Johanna Hilla rated it really liked it. Interesting introduction to the parallels of psi-phenomena and the history of magic. Packed with intriguing stories and scientific experiments, Radin gives a convincing account of his argument. Four stars because by the time I was at the end of the audio I was little daunted by the sheer conviction and the amount of convincing that comes with it.
Personally, I find the argument convincing with the historical facts and scientific findings presented side by side, and therefore I did not see the de Interesting introduction to the parallels of psi-phenomena and the history of magic. Personally, I find the argument convincing with the historical facts and scientific findings presented side by side, and therefore I did not see the degree of stripping and bashing of the materialist worldview as being very necessary.
Radin does have my respect, and I am very grateful for his work and what he is trying to do by bridging the esoteric and scientific paradigms. View 1 comment. Apr 27, Edric Unsane rated it really liked it Shelves: Wondering if magic is real? Then Real Magic by Dean Radin may be for you.
If you are interested in the meat of the book, I highly suggest reading the lengthy chapter 6, which details many of the studies conducted on the subject.
The writing is good, the science isn't bad, and the ideas may open the door to a new worldview in which science and magic come together. I highly recommend Real Magic to both Layman and Academic alike. Apr 27, Peter Stockinger rated it it was amazing. This is a fascinating book as the author manages to seamlessly connect concepts of traditional magic with the results of cutting edge science.
Anybody interested in modern scientific experiments that statistically prove the reality of magic will get a lot out of this enlightening but also highly entertaining book.
Good summary Does a solid job thing together multiple fields of thought and begins to make the case for idealism instead of scientific materialism. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. What is magic, really? Why are we so attracted to the idea of it?
Can it be real? Dean Radin is one of the few who spent enough time and energy looking for answers to these questions. In the last 40 years he conducted countless experiments, got criticized along the way a lot, so he made the conditions of those experiments so strict, that not even a hardcore skeptic could find an error.
Although many of them just simply discard Radin's discoveries as illusions, you will learn from this book, that What is magic, really?
Although many of them just simply discard Radin's discoveries as illusions, you will learn from this book, that for example detecting if someone is watching you, changing your food by blessing it or even sensing the potential future are provably existing phenomena. This book serves a very important role: In this sense, there is no question about it: Nov 07, Morgan Bradham rated it it was amazing Shelves: Radin analyzes magical practice and magical belief through the lens of scientific method and by means of the "holes" in our modern, societal level of scientific literacy.
But Radin's argument is not a statement about what science has not yet proven to be nonsensical; his argument is, in fact, in favor of what he calls "real magic", a catch-all term for multidimensional realities and laws whose existence has already been shown to be scientifically legitimate, such as can be seen in our confirmati Radin analyzes magical practice and magical belief through the lens of scientific method and by means of the "holes" in our modern, societal level of scientific literacy.
But Radin's argument is not a statement about what science has not yet proven to be nonsensical; his argument is, in fact, in favor of what he calls "real magic", a catch-all term for multidimensional realities and laws whose existence has already been shown to be scientifically legitimate, such as can be seen in our confirmation that the conscience survives "death", the human mind can communicate telepathically, intent and prayer can alter physical realities like material objects or events, and time and physical distance are illusions that can be traversed with mind-power alone, without the aid of technology.
The "holes" in our scientific literacy need to be explored, tested, and understood obviously. But how are we supposed to seriously study these information gaps with our culture's preconceived ideas about God, the supernatural, and magic, especially those ideas that seem to paralyze the general population with fear and skepticism? How can we study these phenomenon when much of the scientific community still scoffs, who seem sure these hidden dimensions do not exist, even when evidence and experimentation say otherwise?
Radin calls for a new breed of scientist: I recommend Real Magic equally to scientists, religious practitioners, and spiritualists. This is a great place to start learning if you're fascinated with this new science of consciousness.
Oct 16, D. Underwood rated it it was amazing. Radin is the senior scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences which was founded by astronaut Dr.
Edgar Mitchell as a non-profit to study consciousness. Radin does an excellent job of tracing the history of magic, citing evidence from repeated studies which confirm that there is truly more to our world than a simple mechanistic explanation. The evidence was not created in an isolated laboratory run by individuals who are of questionable mental capacity but by renowned physicists, philosop Dr.
The evidence was not created in an isolated laboratory run by individuals who are of questionable mental capacity but by renowned physicists, philosophers, neuropsychologists, and many others who conduct real scientific approaches to research design, data collection, and analysis. If you have not been privy to these types of studies and findings, this is a fine introduction and overview of the evidence.
It should leave you asking questions about reality, consciousness, and your place in it all. Aug 05, Ashley rated it really liked it Shelves: It is not often that I come across mainstream books dedicated to the scientific exploration of magical concepts.
In general, most books dealing with magic tend to offer up magical events and experiences, and then try to prove their reality by referring to a few studies and quotes from people in the scientific community. While I appreciate those efforts, Dean Radin's book is a lot more direct in his approach. Having studied magic for decades without realizing it for much of that time , he provid It is not often that I come across mainstream books dedicated to the scientific exploration of magical concepts.
Having studied magic for decades without realizing it for much of that time , he provides many actual scientific studies completed by various scientists around the world including his own and discusses their results candidly.
As such, some of it is a little harder to wrap your head around unless you understand the significance of the statistical analyses. Nonetheless, some of them are straightforward enough - and Radin does his best to simplify without over-simplifying - and provide credible evidence to support the existence of certain kinds of psi, including divination, telepathy, and communication with non-physical entities. He also provides a great deal of bibliographic information and scientific peer-reviewed journals to look at as further reading material for those who want to pursue these topics further.
If you're a believer with an interest in science, this book is for you. If you're a non-believer with an interest in science, this book may be for you. If you're on the fence, or simply curious about the possibilities, I recommend picking this one up as a good place to start. Sep 10, Nic Brisbourne rated it it was amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and at times couldn't put it down. Rare for a non-fiction. To my mind Radin makes a compelling case that there are things we might commonly call magic that a happen regularly and b can't be explained by science.
He describes how these things have been observed repeatedly in lab experiments, albeit at low levels. These things are - ability to communicate across space and time virtually certain - ability of the mind to manipulate the physical world - gain informati I thoroughly enjoyed this book and at times couldn't put it down. These things are - ability to communicate across space and time virtually certain - ability of the mind to manipulate the physical world - gain information from non-physical entities The proposed mechanism is a universal consciousness.
Many magicians access this via meditation. Kripal PhD, J. Magic is the ancient source of modern science: It reflects humanity's desire to control its environment and life itself. With clear thought and welcome humor -- a rare commodity in this field -- Dean Radin shows that the study of magic is not only a matter of historical curiosity: It also holds an important key to future knowledge of ourselves and the universe our thoughts create.
Blending history, humor, and plausible hypotheses, Dean Radin illustrates that there is a staggering amount of evidence for a broader view of science that offers hope for the future of humanity. How will this story end? Will 21st Century physicists prove to be more like Galileo, or more like his opponents? How can a simple system of a thousand neurons outperform humans with billions of neurons and, as many of us believe from inescapable experience, some kind of real soul?
Highly recommended! This wholly original work then points toward new understandings of reality that can no longer be ignored. Everybody and everything are always interrelated, interacting, and interconnected, beyond time and space. To better understand this challenging new worldview we need a new paradigm in science. Highly recommended. And magic is about humanness and our spiritual nature, not just spells and love potions Read, enjoy, learn! Radin builds a case, supported by plenty of data as well as by theoretical ideas that are all real and can be studied.
Consciousness is the foundation of everything. This is what makes magic so real—it will be the new science. A very delightful book, highly recommended. In past books regarding cultures and ways of practice that touch on reports of psi phenomena around the world and through history, he made it clear that today's refusal to acknowledge the reality of scientific support for such phenomena is the unscientific view.