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The chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) turns a critical eye toward such practices as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis. Are such powers really possible? Science says yes.

According to noted scientist and best-selling author of The Conscious Universe, Dean Radin, magic is a natural aspect of reality, and each of us can tap into this power with diligent practice.

But wait, aren't things like ESP and telepathy just wishful thinking and flights of the imagination? Not according to the author, who worked on the US government's top secret psychic espionage program known as Stargate. Radin has spent the last 40 years conducting controlled experiments that demonstrate that thoughts are things, that we can sense others' emotions and intentions from a distance, that intuition is more powerful than we thought, and that we can tap into the power of intention (think The Secret, only on a more realistic and scientific level). These dormant powers can help us to lead more interesting and fulfilling lives.

Beginning with a brief history of magic over the centuries (what was called magic 2,000 years ago is turning out to be scientific fact today), a review of the scientific evidence for magic, a series of simple but effective magical techniques (the key is mental focus, something elite athletes know a lot about), Radin then offers a vision of a scientifically informed magic and explains why magic will play a key role in frontiers of science.

©2018 Dean Radin (P)2018 Random House Audio

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  • Diana
  • Antelope Valley, CA, United States
  • 04-15-18

History & current changes in Consciousness science

This was an enjoyable listen. Dean Radin has a dry sense of humor that pops up here and there, and I burst out laughing a couple of times.

Many people I had learned about in history were tied together in this book in a most interesting pathway weaving through time and humanity. The book made their lives and work more meaningful to me.

The various science experiments with people were really interesting. The statistical probabilities were too. One thing that stood out was something to do with how there are always exceptional people in a population, and the speculation that there are potentially 7,000 people with exceptional abilities on this planet now reminded me of something that was mentioned in one of Robert Monroe's books, I think, of a similar idea to think about.

There were many fascinating ideas and scientific results throughout, and the author's wry tellings of the past and current scientific barriers to the study or even consideration of Consciousness is interesting too. It is nice to see that change is happening.

This book could have been too scholarly, because there's a lot of information in it, but somehow there is an undercurrent of humor that made it easy listening.

Narrator: Very good.

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Phenomenal!

"im definitely buying the physical copy of this book" allow yourself to open your minds, your hearts and all percepeption to see beyond irrational disbelief, only then will this book show you incontrovertible evidence of "REAL MAGIC" and profound real world implications in which we can set aside our dogmatic systems to learn and grow in our understanding of inherent collective conciousness.

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MAGIC IS REAL <br />

Thats a powerful statement and if you wanna know more listen to this MAGIC audiobook. It teach us how to be a magician (sort of) and its point to several great path to follow in this MAGIC not MAGICK directions.

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perfectly nuanced in every way.

Sprinkled with real science, occult history, personality, humor. Perfect for those of us who are consciously at the edge of reality and about to evolve into who we really are.

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My Favorite Dean Radin Book

Would you consider the audio edition of Real Magic to be better than the print version?

Actually I will probably buy a hard copy too. There is so much interesting information that I will need to take notes and I find that easier to do accurately with a hard copy. I am pretty old school that way.

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Which character – as performed by Mark Bramhall – was your favorite?

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What did you learn from Real Magic that you would use in your daily life?

This book has up to date discussions on NDE, PSI, and consciousness studies. I love the blend of hard science, data, philosophy, and pointing out the cultural and historic records of these subjects. Dean is careful about discussing the latest work and latest arguments, both pro and con, I find that helpful and appreciate the attention to scientific honesty. It allows me to have confidence in the work.

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I believe I have all of Dean Radin's popular books and I find this one really gripping. Yes it is a subject I am very interested in, but progress being made in this field is very encouraging. The data about the 2016 presidential election I found stunning!

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Good Start on Magic

If you could sum up Real Magic in three words, what would they be?

This is a modern and scientific look at magic.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Real Magic?

One and the reason I bought the book was the three kinds of magic.

Have you listened to any of Mark Bramhall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not read or listened to any of Mark Bramhall's works but I'll take a look at his list.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I would have listened to this book if I had the time all together, I have listened to some of it twice because some things I already knew by other sources or other names.

Any additional comments?

This is a really outstanding book, I own both the Kindle and Audible versions and plan to by a printed version also.

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The application of science to consciousness

This books is full of fascinating experiments that prove “magic” or the abilities of developed consciousness is real for all of us. This book is loaded with large vocabulary terms and technical jargon, but such a great read, I finished the entire book.

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essential for the metaphysical life coach

loved it! I am a metaphysical life coach and metal artists who's totally captivated by real Magic

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Good presentation of magic as physical phenomenon

Well argued and well read. If you wish to understand magic without the woo-woo this is a good starting point.

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a new esoteric classic

expertly written and read. a must read for modern mystics. thank you Dean Radin for your work!!

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  • LJLC
  • 05-02-18

No matter what you believe...

Easy to listen to and grasp its implications, this book is a fascinating journey into possibility. Take it ot leave it, believe it or not, it's worth hearing.

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  • Roz
  • 04-23-18

Great read, very humorous and really interesting

if you are interested in the law of attraction this book proves it, it's a bit heavy at the beginning but chapter 5 onwards is greet

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  • Jonathan Marshall
  • 04-24-18

PSI=MAGICK

An enjoyable and fascinating book that provides insight and evidence for magic/psi being more than chance but not much evidence for being able to develop these abilities to perform miracles.

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