Magic: Ancient, modern, and future

Bright Future


16:15 - 17:00

The esoteric traditions are saturated with tales of magic: mental means of manipulating reality via force of will, seeing the future, and communicating with spirits. In modern times, such tales are considered quaint, pre-scientific fantasies and superstitions, so most educated people today regard magic solely as a form of entertainment. What is less well known is that a branch of science has been investigating magical lore for over 150 years, and some of the underlying ideas are almost certainly valid. I will explore the consequences of “real magic” and how these effects seem destined to become part of future science.
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Dean Radin

Dean Radin is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, a research or...