Neuromagic of Expectation
|Neuromagic of expectation|
How does magic work in regard to psychology? Science does not believe in ambiguity of magic- it must be explainable. Magic, as it may sound to your hear, is as if something awesome or
metaphysical as happened. Yes of course, it does happen this way.
No doubt magic works this way but why does it work and how does it find its way into the human mind?
|Neuroscience of magic|
How would magic just work that way? How is it that it works because it is magic? It is this claim that I want to refute here. One may believe in magic as I do believe it works but nevertheless, I do not submit myself to any dogmatism. I have no idea what people understand about the term 'dogmatism' but to me, it simply means a strong belief held with rigidity almost if not unchanging- static. To this extent, one may be irritated and see magic folks as unintellectual although untrue. They know what they do that makes their magic work. It is logical to accept the fact that magic works because of the unnatural occurrences imposed by its folks day by day. For example, the manipulation of the direction of the wind and rain although this is somehow related to extra sensory perceptions like telepathy and psychokinesis. Well, maybe science still has low capability to investigate this mystery but there is hope that science may one day unravel the natural laws underlying the supernatural forces behind magic. At least there must be something!
Magic in our brain, in our mind
The mind of man fosters the work of magic. That is to say without the mind, magic may be useless or not in effect. In a more physical and research-able sense, the brain which is a substitute to the mind performs many cognitive functions. It thinks and reason on expectations, past experiences, and even future events (feed forward). Of all these, cognitive functioning takes the most striking impact in the art of magic. The Psychology of Magic Really is Expectation.Expectations work in accordance with the belief and having faith in what should be or what ought to be. This most of the time is engineered by the self-fulfilling prophecy making us to manifest of finally attune to what we or others think about us. On the part of the individual, whatever he thinks of himself makes magic work best for him. If you have ever heard it, see it, or experienced in one way or the other that people tear away their problems written down in a letter, you will understand this magic kind of. The gimmicks of this magic practice is that when such written-down problem letters are torn or burnt, the problem will never come back to life. Sounds funny, right? But it works that way. What the individual expect of this is simply the efficacy of the magic through tearing and burning of existing here and now problem. The physical manifestation thus become that the magic eventually disappears psychologically.Furthermore, magic according to the above is a gestalt therapy-integrating the pieces in terms of causes of problem into a whole in a here and now manner to settle intrapersonal conflict with regard to counseling psychology. It is now crystal-clear that magic is not always true of its supposed ambiguity as it is obviously in part a psychological phenomenon and also the extent of the problem solved by this kind of simple magic vary in terms of the magnitude of the problem in question. It is still intriguing that the power of faith and expectations are two sides of the same coin when it comes to magic. Magic work for those who have faith in it- the psychology of magic!
See also: What are Angels?
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