“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
—Arthur C. Clarke
“Magic’s just science that we don’t understand yet.”
—Arthur C. Clarke
“Science is magic that works.”
“Music is the strongest form of magic.”
“Magic is not a practice. It is a living, breathing web of energy that, with our permission, can encase our every action.”
“The occult sciences were simply ancient technologies for making the occult or unseen manifest in the world – whether that was the influence of the stars and planets, the mysterious meanings of lines inscribed in your palm, or forms of action at a distance like magic and spells.”
“In the past, people generally believed they could acquire magic in two ways: through learning the craft, either from another practitioner or from books; or through obtaining magic from a powerful being-think Faust or the classic, demonized witch, both of whom get their mojo from Satan.”
“Indubitably, magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics.”
“What a costume designer does is a cross between magic and camouflage. We create the illusion of changing the actors into what they are not. We ask the public to believe that every time they see a performer on the screen, he’s become a different person.”
“Part of show business is magic. You don’t know how it happens.”
—Sammy Davis Jr.
“I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.”
—Francis Ford Coppola
“I think there’s a huge amount of magic on television, which is slightly vapid: there’s no real meaning or message behind it; it is simply a trick.”
“Royalty is completely different than celebrity. Royalty has a magic all its own.”
“You wind up creating from silence, like painting a picture on a blank canvas that could bring tears to somebody’s eyes. As songwriters, our blank canvas is silence. Then we write a song from an idea that can change somebody’s life. Songwriting is the closest thing to magic that we could ever experience. That’s why I love songwriting.”
“Magic lies in challenging what seems impossible.”
—Carol Moseley Braun
“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.”
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Creativity is an energy. It’s a precious energy, and it’s something to be protected. A lot of people take for granted that they’re a creative person, but I know from experience, feeling it in myself, it is a magic; it is an energy. And it can’t be taken for granted.”
“Magic has always been an element of Witchcraft, but in the Craft its techniques were practiced within a context of community and connection.”
“If you look up “charming” in the dictionary, you’ll see that it not only has references to strong attraction, but to spells and magic. Then again, what are liars if not great magicians?”
“Magic, like technology, is a tool.”
“The genre of fantasy is about magic and occult characters.”
“Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes… just be an illusion.”
“Magic and all that is ascribed to it is a deep presentiment of the powers of science.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
“There IS NO magic. There ARE displays of demonic power.”
—Magic Is Not
“Real magic can never be made by offering someone else’s liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back.”
—Peter S. Beagle
“Magic doesn’t suit everyone. Only those prepared to take full responsibility for themselves should apply.”
—Peter J. Carroll
“I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery.”
“Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.”
“Logic only gives man what he needs… Magic gives him what he wants.”❞
“MAGIC, n. An art of converting superstition into coin. There are other arts serving the same high purpose, but the discreet lexicographer does not name them.”
—Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary (1911).
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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 1-3, 2019.]
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