Illusion is a stratagem. By distorting incoming perceptions illusionists or magicians as they are commonly called abuse our senses and insult our intelligence, compelling us into creating distorted concepts about the real world,metaphysical truths and our empirical experience in general.
Since ancient times magic and mysticism were closely related.Today’s stage ‘performance’ styled magic or illusion may seem non-superstitious, performed just for ‘fun’ and seem entertainment, but we should never forget were it came from.It is still a mysticial art of confounding the objective mind and destroying reason.In this case we must be vigilant about this hoax and claptrap called illusion as we ought to be, when we are confronted with similar other pseudosciences which are a treat to our reason and mental salubrity.
Pseudosciences take several shape and form,some of them seem like an art of entertainment;some look like a system of worship;some look like therapeutic medical systems but what makes them all identical is their abhorance for truth and reality.Their hatred towards reason and the material world.
Their unwillingness or incapability to be engaged with reality and truth.Their repugnance towards evidence based existence or ebeism.Their irressitable pulse to deceive mankind and maintain their own selfish interests.These individuals are skilled actors they are experts in totalitarian subjugation of the human mind to distortions and lies.They are either naive themselves or perform and promote their pseudosciences,theories, arts of fobbing etc. due to spite.
Magic was mostly associated with rituals and sacrifices in the past before it became some sort of stage art .If I am asked whether magic is an entertainment I would say No.I would further enunciate that I am being abused by magicians rather than being ‘entertained’,because how can we say that somebody is being ‘entertained’ while his awareness and reason is under onslaught from purposely distorted percept and perceptions ?
Reality is more facinating and salubrious to witness than illusion.A walk in a park within nature is more salutary than to seek entertainment from an abusive unhealthy stage art. A real magic is when I see a seed slowly turn into unfledged plant, a black hole in space burping into space after devouring a star; a cell undergoing mitosis; a macrophage engulfing an invading bacteria in our body; copper sulphate solution and zinc undergoing oxidation reaction; a chameleon changing it’s appearance in alignment with it’s surrounding.Now these are the priceless shows of magic of nature.This is were we need to invest our attention on the magnificent shows of natural phenomena without any mystical interpretations with a pure objective and scientific approach.
Mysticism is ofcourse what preceded objective science before the scientific method.It was the begining of science.Mystics,magicians,witches, and sorcerers were primordial scientists with their potions,herbs,rituals,trepanations,exorcisms,sacrifices and so forth.This is how science commenced,with witchcraft and sorcery.In an attempt by mankind to explain nature and provide remedies to his challenges magic,mysticism,and superstition were established to provide answers to metaphysical questions and cures to metaphysical ailments.Resolving the question of ontology by answers like pantheism or monotheism and diagnosing ailments as caused by evil spirits and demons or anger of the Gods etc.
They attempted to influence even control nature for their own interests; for example they wanted to create rainfall in times of drought by prayers,ritual dancing,libations,supplications,sacrifices etc.Magic,mysticism, and superstition, are primordial and precursors of the present objective and evidence based science.Our ancient ancestors attempted to explain the natural world from a mystical and superstitious vantage point.
The science that began with magic,sorcerey and superstition has advanced tremendously into a materialistic objective discipline providing real objective answers and real demonstrable cures. Unfortunately,the mystical philosophy, interpretation and vantage point of ancient times has become toxic to the 21 century rational man and his way of life who dwells in a rapidly advanced objective materialist society.The ancient interpretation of the natural world must leave the throne to the modern objective interpretation of the natural world.
What we are witnessing today is the standoff between primordial science and modern science. The conflict between mysticism and materialism.The conflict between reason and whim.The conflict between ebeism and nebeism.The conflict between commonsense and vagary.The art of ancient mysticism is being held as a form of dogmatic life style by the current 21st century descendents as something not to be discarded and held firm in opposition to the uptodate discoveries and theories of the modern world.
The philosophy of our ancestors should never be a dogma it has to be discarded in place of modern science.So that we can live our lives based on evidence rather than dogma,materialism rather than mysticism,naturalism rather than spiritualism.Many of the theories of our ancestors explaining ailments for example has been proven today as not a ‘demonic’ posession ,but a simple chemical imbalance in or brains; Earth quakes are not anger of the Gods but due to tectonic plates and so on.Therefore,magical,mystical and superstitious beliefs of our primitive ancestors should never be held dogmatically just because they are old.
Old does not mean right.
The reason I have discussed thus far more about superstition and mysticism rather than the art of illusion should not be taken as a digression from the topic of the article I am doing this on purpose because I want to show and stress the point to the reader that the current stage art of illusion as it is called today is still a form of superstition because that is were it came from as is discussed here in this reference material.
Coming back to our title of this article,illusion grew from the soil of superstition and pagan religion.It emanated from magic.Therefore,it is not an objective science which is based on reason,but on trickery and deception of the audience.The illusionist on the 21st century as a mystic is biased by his interest,he aspires for wealth,fame or power.The title illusionist itself should already make clear what this art stands for; it is an art which stands in opposition to realism.
The primary objective of illusion is not the discovery of truth it is either the distortion or the smoothering of truth to the dismay of our consciousness.It’s objective is not to shine light on the truth but to shed the truth away from the light.Illusion short circuits our rational mind with trickery and this cannot be sensibly termed as an act of entertainment or empowerment.Illusion is not healthy for the audience or for anyone who practises it due to it’s antipathy to realism.
So when you watch a magic show you are not being entertained you are being abused and retarded.We all live in the realm of reality any digression or attempt to distort it will result in a disorder and malfunctioning of our natural design.We should also understand that most illusions themselves are plagiary of scientific phenomenon,for example the use of electricity and laughing gas,mirrors,cables,prearranged instruments, hiring actors,installing audience members etc. to perform stage tricks and labeling as ‘magic’.There is nothing ‘supernatural’ about what magicians demonstrate,it is either purely a natural phenomenon borrowed from science or a well contemplated art of deception of our senses.If magicians had supernatural powers why did the most famous of all magicians Harry Houdini die in a magic trick ??? Thus,we must Protect our consciousness from gullibility,delusion and distortionism so that we can stay within the righteous path of reason and naturalism.
Never believe in magic, belief is a dirty word to believe is to sell oneself ! Employ your reason at all times, because you can rest assured that there is nothing beyond nature and it’s natural phenomena.Therefore,whatever manifestations you behold, it can NEVER transcend beyond nature.
Stay a stubborn unbeliever !
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