|The Magic Power of Thought
||October 30, 2007
In past newsletters I offered a series of articles on the 'power of consciousness'. (By the way, all previous newsletters are available on the 'newsletter' page at my website - whyislife.com
.) In this issue I'll be presenting the third segment of a series of articles on 'magick'.
My friend, Kyle O'Brien, and I are offering a seminar on the topic of 'Harnessing the Power of Thought' in Kitchener, ON. There's no charge for this event, but seating is limited so please phone to reserve your seat. See the details below.
Peace and love, Dennis.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?
- part 3 -
by Dennis Gaumond
Parts 1 and 2 of this article
suggested that the awareness of magic was much greater in the past. The idea
that human consciousness has an innate power - that our thoughts and intentions
could actually produce concrete results - was much more widely accepted than it
is today. We once understood that anyone could develop the skills to harness
this power and become a very powerful magician.
Over the past two thousand years
this awareness has been increasingly squelched and discouraged, especially in
the west. The Church considered such notions to be blasphemous and heretical.
The academic establishment dismissed it as unscientific nonsense. The current
paradigms - the dominant belief systems of the collective consciousness of
mankind - have not allowed for the concept of 'miracles', and so, far fewer
have taken place. Again, this is especially true of western attitudes, which
place much more value on left-brained logic. In the far east, particularly in
India, the notion of having magical or 'siddhic' powers is not seen as far-fetched.
Many modern holy-men, such as Sai Baba, are credited with amazing
However, western attitudes have been
shifting dramatically over the past few centuries, as more people are looking
past religious dogma to the underlying universal mystical concepts that have
been around for thousands of years. Mystical bodies of knowledge such as the
Tantra, the Qaballa, Taoist and Buddhist philosophies and those of
indigenous/shamanic cultures all say much the same thing. They all testify to
the power of consciousness, whether they refer to it as magic or not.
thought suggests that our physical reality is a product of our collective
consciousness and that the totality of reality is the product of the totality
of all consciousness, which could be regarded as The Source or 'God'. One could
say that reality has been and is being created, from moment to moment, by
consciousness. The total collective of all types or factions of consciousness
is the 'creator'.
advent of Einstein's revolutionary ideas, more and more people began to see
similarities between quantum physics' view of reality and the views of both
ancient and modern mystics. Science began to be more concerned with the
supernatural or the paranormal. Although it gets very little press in the
popular media, there is a growing body of scientific research that is trying to
deal with the idea that consciousness has a creative power.
interesting results came from experiments conducted at Princeton University in
recent years, from something called the 'Global Consciousness Project'. It is
made up of a collective of international scientists led by Roger Nelson. They
share an interest in this subject and have agreed to volunteer their time.
Their work involves the use of a 'random events generator' (REG), a computer
that produces a series of random events, such as flipping coins. These random
events can then be recorded in a graph. Experiments have suggested that these
outcomes can be influenced by human consciousness. Groups of people have
'willed' a different, more ordered set of results from the REG. Also, global
events such as the tsunami and the destruction of the trade towers on 9/11 have
produced measurable effects on REGs. (for more info on the GCP refer to
the April 30th newsletter. click here and go to the 'Newsletter' page - PAST NEWSLETTERS
experiments have demonstrated the power of prayer, which one could view as a
form of focused intent. Studies done recently in Washington DC had a large
number of people praying and meditating over a period of several months with
the intent of reducing the crime rate. It went down significantly. When the
practice was discontinued, the crime rate returned to it's former highs.
research of Dr. Masaru Emoto has shown some remarkable results. He has recorded the way that consciousness
acts on water (ice) crystals, showing that intention can have a direct
influence on the shape and form of the crystals. His work is generating a lot
of excitement and I encourage you to look into it further.
a quantum level have also strongly suggested that consciousness is a creative
force. With declarations like the 'Uncertainty Principal', physicists are
claiming that no experiment is completely objective. The will or the desired
outcome of the person conducting the experiment must be regarded as a factor
affecting the results of the experiment. Respected physicists such as Geoffrey
Chew and David Bohm are lending more credence to the idea of the power of
In many ways science is coming to understand
what mystics have been saying all along. A quote from the Buddhist Dharmaphada
sums up the mystical view, "We are what we think. All that we are arises with
our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world."
(In subsequent newsletters we'll be
presenting more segments of this article. We'll be exploring more info about
magic, including tips on how to become a skilled and effective magician. Stay
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