Momentary Lapse

So my scheduled Sunday review and other posts have been delayed. My wife gave birth to our son and last week and has put a small damper on writting. So Howrah for a my new son, Boo for sleep dep and stay tuned for posts coming up this week

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Scientific Magic?

Lately, I’ve read many posts where people complain that magic doesn’t receive respect from the scientific/scholastic community. In fact it seems to be sore spot among many practitioners. Further more, it’s implied that not only does magic fail to gain respect but there is little or no scholarly work being done in the pursuit of magic.

The odd bit is these sentiments are actually quit far from the truth. There are plenty of scholarly papers and research on magic, its practice and its history. Most of these papers are from a sociological, anthropological, psychological and philosophical point of view and publications in the hard science use other terms then magic.

Starting every Sunday, I’m going to blog about a peer reviewed publications on the topic of magic. I will present the publication, it’s main points and what its conclusions are. I will also try to engage the author of the publication to post comments and allow me to distribute the article via I At The Gates (If I can’t get permission to distribute the article I will reference it;s link and how you can obtain a copy) . It is my hope that the community of magic practitioners will see that there is plenty of research and discussion happening on the subject we love so much.

As well, in my blog roll there are several links to the scholarly pursuit of magic, esoteric traditions and occult philosophies. Please check them out. You might be surprised at how many people are pursuing the same ideas you are in a scholastic and scientific format!

 

Back from the Dead

So I’ve been gone for some time now. I’ve been off playing in the sandbox and didn’t know how to write about what I was doing.

Lately I’ve been experimenting a lot and decided to start blogging about my experiments and their successes/failures.

I just started experimenting with Psi-Wheels. I’ve been extremely interested in magic that creates visible, noticeable and immediate change in our environments.  So far I’m on day two of testing and results are good.

To start I constructed a simple Psi-wheel. The intent was to make the wheel move with my mind.

So my hypothesis is: I can make a Psi-Wheel turn in any direction using psychokinetic abilities. I’m defining turn as the wheel’s ability to complete full revolutions.

The biggest obstetrical is finding an environment that has neutral air patterns. So far the only way to test for that is to monitor the wheel for several minutes and make sure nothing disturbs its resting state.

On day 2 of testing results are interesting. I’ve managed to nudge the wheel in the intended direction about a quarter of a revolution several of times. The interesting bit is the physical sensations I had with the successful attempts. There was a distinct moment when I felt energy surge and release. I guess that’s the best way I can describe it. Also interesting is that I’m suffering from a mild side effect. I seem to have a developed a mild throbbing in the sides of my head. Almost a headache but not quite strong enough to be distracting. After some reading and research, others who have done similar tests have noted that they have suffered the same types of pain and compare it to working out.  It will be interesting to see if the throbbing gets worse or goes away.

I also seem to know when I just can’t proceed with trying to move the wheel anymore. It’s like that metaphorical muscle completely sapped. After a bit of rest I try again and tap out much sooner then when I first started. It almost feels like a workout regiment.

More data to come as collected.