Discussions on book: Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe
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Publisher: Harmony
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ISBN-10: 1524758825
ISBN-13: 978-1524758820
Pages: 272
Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe
Numerous apps and devices have emerged to assist meditation, as the author mentioned in his book. One of…
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at 1pm on 10/30/2018

Numerous apps and devices have emerged to assist meditation, as the author mentioned in his book. One of them was mentioned in this news: This headband reads your brain waves to help you meditate — here's what happened when we tried it out. Not sure if I like the idea of such technology assistance in meditation. Such technologies can actually be distracting as it was mentioned in the article:

My only complaint: I personally found the sounds distracting, and I tended to fixate on those at times rather than on my breath.

However this downside may be fixed to some degree over time. What concerns me more is that when you let technologies mingle into your natural spiritual practices, they may weaken and corrupt the power and effect of such practices (comparing with "natural" methods), and also "mechanize" or "automate" them to a level where you may not be able or willing to exercise those practices without assistance of technologies.

Also, some of the technologies may be used to influence brain and mind to expedite effects or even cause exaggerated effects. Like for example in case of Hemi-Sync assisted practices of meditation and out-of-body experience. However, no one knows if this approach has side effects, for example some people listening to Hemi-Sync complained about headache.

I think, the effects from using such technologies must be researched more fully and objectively.

The author provided surprisingly good overview and reference to meditation concepts. It looks like…
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at 7pm on 10/27/2018
Interesting ... there is even a fellowship to study the history of magic in the UK: An enchanting…
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at 6am on 7/31/2018
I liked his description of the historical context of psi, how its research had been suppressed, revived and…
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at 8pm on 6/18/2018

I liked his description of the historical context of psi, how its research had been suppressed, revived and then got disregarded in eyes of broader public. The author mentioned Isaac Newton being passioned about alchemy and that Bruno was executed in particular for claiming that there is an infinity of worlds inhabited with other beings.

 

The author mentions things completely new to me, such as: Emerald Tablet and Hermetica (Corpus Hermeticum)…
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at 6pm on 6/17/2018

The author mentions things completely new to me, such as: Emerald Tablet and Hermetica (Corpus Hermeticum) that together with Kabbalah's mysticism could also be relevant to getting into the true nature of things, what is called the first true religion explaining the depth of our existence. He is also saying that ancient paganism was close to the first true religion.