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The Science of the Occult: Magic
A fairly straightforward scientificly based conversation.
The possibily that it exists or does not exist.
What science may prove that it exists?
What science proves it doesnt?
For one it wouldnt work as most magic is assumed to.
Should what is known as "magic" be real it would be based on energy and the exchange and physical representation of it. An example is traditional fire. It uses energy stored in wood, paper, etc, mixes with oxygen, and creates a bright flame. The question is is if it is possible for one harness this energy from their surrondings and focus it into a given point.
Think of creating an orb of light for instance, simply drawing off stored energy nearby or from the creator's body. Is it possible for one to conciously concentrate energy towards such tasks?
This, obviously, if possible is extremely rare. We know this because as far as the scientific community is concernced "magic" is simply an old wives tale. So if some people are able to channel this they either keep it a secret or do not know of their own ability.
Basically my question is is if it possible for the concious mind to channel energy into what we know in fiction as "magic" I would appreciate literate, Scientificly based, open minded, answers.