Muratus Lecture III: Magic in Modern Days
<Question: so everything changes… even magic?>
Are you playing with words? Magic changes, of course. There is traditional magic and modern magic. People always use it, just that they find different words to name it.
<Question: ok, what’s the difference between them?>
[at Muratus’ request, the transcriptionist split the lecture at this point]
Last things discussed refer to types of magic, and it’s officially another lecture.
Modern-day magic, then.
Note that I will hold another lecture on this soon, so I won’t cover it all now. Want a break, or me [to] move on?
[A break is called]
I will talk about magic in our days, but just a small, small part of this, because the subject is HUGE.
Magic was always combined with illusion for [the] best effect. Just a small bit of true magic could be presented as a huge thing if used right. In these days, magic is used under several “excuses”, people that use it present it as psychological effects, or as autosuggestion, or some celebrities [such] as David Blaine love to still pretend it’s all a trick… Because the church hunted down the very concept of magic, the word now can make a man be considered crazy, delusional, a fraud, or even trigger violent reactions from people. Therefore, the uses of magic have been covered under other things.
Magic is actually no dark secret that you must find inside a mysterious place and learn some ancient language to use it…no way. The hundreds of years of war against magic made it look so. Why this war? Simple: the need of control and power by the church or any other religious power. But that’s not the topic, so back to magic in modern days.
I will show you an example of such magic, but in a modern form; I hope this will make it more clear for you what magic really is, because if you stop thinking about magic as some sort of untouchable technique, you will see it’s everywhere around you. Even a loving hug is magic; it protects you from curses. [smile]