The Chief Scientist, Dean Radin, at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) turns a critical eye toward the ancient esoteric practice of magic. Today, we know such practices as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition and psychokinesis. Are such powers really possible? Science says yes.

According to Dean Radin, noted scientist and bestselling author of books including The Conscious Universe, Entangled Minds, and Supernormal, magic is a natural aspect of reality, and each of us can tap into this power with diligent practice.

DEAN RADIN, Ph.D., is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and Associated Distinguished Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies. For over two decades he has been engaged in consciousness research. Before joining the research staff at IONS in 2001, he held appointments at AT&T Bell labs, Princeton University, and several Silicon Valley think tanks, including SRI International, where he worked on a classified program investigating psychic phenomena for the U.S. government.

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 forty 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.

Real Magic begins with a brief history of magic over the centuries (what was called magic two thousand 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.

Real Magic is unique among the vast array of books on magic because it has been endorsed by two Nobel Laureates (physics and chemistry), a president of the American Statistical Association, a program director from the National Science Foundation, a recipient of a National Academy of Sciences astrophysics medal, and mainstream university professors of medicine, neuroscience, neuroanatomy, psychology, physics, and religious studies.

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