Episode 081 The Science History & Implications of Real Magic

Episode 81

The Science, history & implications of real magic

An Interview with Dean Radin

April 12, 2018

What is “real” magic? How is magic tied to consciousness? How will magic play a role in the future of science? In this episode, Angie interviews author and Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Dean Radin. Radin discusses his scientific research on mind-matter interaction, consciousness, psychic phenomenon and esoteric magic. He also shares details from his new book, Real Magic, including what scientifically-informed magic actually is and how magic will play a key role in exploring the frontiers of science.


Show Notes

Quotes from this episode:

"How do we create an expansion to our existing scientific worldview that would accommodate these phenomena (telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition and psychokinesis)? I started to work on that problem and after a while I suddenly realized that there were clues about how to do this and the clues all arose from the esoteric traditions and that immediately led to the traditional notion of magic." - Dean Radin

“Magic is not only linked to consciousness, magic is completely dependent on our idea of what we think consciousness is.” - Dean Radin

"The scientific worldview is essentially a reductive materialist philosophy it says, that if you want to understand something you start taking it apart in little pieces and then you see how the pieces fit together and then you understand something, but as we know especially with your interest in complexity theory that when you start looking at complex systems, you can take it apart into little pieces, but those little pieces will not tell you how the whole thing is working and consciousness is like a perfect example of that." - Dean Radin

“When I think in terms of how intention can guide you into being in the right place at the right time, that has happened so often in my career that somebody could say ‘well, that’s like magic’.” - Dean Radin


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