The Science of the Craft

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Citadel Press, 2005 - 308 pages
Advancements in science have taken us further and further from the intangibles our ancestors used to define and understand their world--the presence of spirits, the healing touch, the "sight," spells, rituals, and prayer. Science has attempted to draw a careful line between what can be proven and what cannot, and to divorce itself from any relationship to magic or faith. But a revolution is at hand, one that is transforming our perception of science and of the way the universe works. William H. Keith, a science writer and a practicing witch, explains how a fresh look at quantum physics supports phenomena that have long been ignored or ridiculed by classical science. With a simple shift in focus, magic can be understood in scientific terms, without losing any of its inherent sense of wonder. In engaging and frank prose, Keith argues that magic is governed by laws similar to those that define any other scientific discipline--laws that can be applied in everyday life. Incorporating exercises that will help readers develop their own magic skills, The Science of the Craft is a stimulating and provocative read for anyone interested in the science of Reiki, energy work, spirit channeling, shamanism, ESP, and Wicca--and a fascinating gateway for all those open to exploring the possibilities of psychic phenomena.
 

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As magickal practitioners, can we explain why "well-intentioned Spells work"? How can Prayer, Spells or Invocations actually manifest into material form? Just what is the "Astral Plane"? Why does it ... Read full review

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Keith attempts to use the chaotic workings of quantum physics to explain the efficacy of magic. His arguments are not completely unconvincing. But by Asimovís definition, we are far from having a ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter
1
Chapter
15
Think Therefore You Are
31
Chapter 4
47
The Worlds of If
75
Creating a Universe
90
Chapter 8
105
Swimming the Quantum Sea
121
Chapter 12
167
Chapter 13
181
Quantum Magic Continued
197
The First Steps
217
Chapter 16
235
Magic Within
251
Chapter 18
267
The Lux Aeterna
282

Healing Magic
136
Miracles Are Us
151

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