Magic has been misunderstood by people since the beginning of time, and especially more recently. The creation of Christian based and Monotheistic religions has perpetuated this misunderstanding to no end. Ironically enough, they tend to be just as mystic and ritualistic as other religions, however, they like to keep the magic in control of the priests, and away from the people. After all, how could you make money on baptism, if the people had the power to do it themselves? I personally believe this is just another form of control and taxation. Magic is simply energy, and the act of performing magic is just focus and amplification of these energies; energies which are inherent in everything. Even today scientists are inadvertently proving that magic, and its energies, exist.
For example, people believed for millions of years that crystals focused and rearranged energies. Ask people of an older generation, or of a scientific nature, if this is true and many of them will laugh untill they cry. However, the scientific evidence that this is true is stifling. Open up any radio, TV, watch, or computer and you will find crystals, although they will be encased. Quartz crystals are a main component in many of these items. Why, if they have no special properties, is this true? A quartz crystal, when introduced to an electrical current, energy, vibrates at a known constant frequency. This can be used to measure time as well as other things. And there is the scientific proof that magic is real.
As with the quartz crystal, all of nature’s creations have their own vibration. More proof that this is true can be found in the Periodic Table of Elements. Each element is specific in its make up, level of energy, and vibration. Some of them even give off radiation energy. Case in point, nuclear energy is energy released by the elements. A small amount of uranium can produce enough energy to power a small town; now I ask you, science or magic? Most things that are now considered scientific were originally magical in nature.
Once someone takes something apart and learns how it works, it has been demystified and is therefore considered science. Quartz crystals have been used magically since the dawn of man, yet once a scientist says, I know how it works; it is no longer considered magic, but science. Does that mean if we don’t exactly know how something works, that it didn’t work? Of course not! Do you know exactly how your TV works? If not, does that mean when you plug it in and turn on the switch it doesn’t come on? Of course not. So really science is just people figuring out how magic works. It’s the demystification of magic that makes people believe it’s not real.
Besides, magic, like anything else, is in the eye of the beholder. Take a rainbow for instance; it can be a message of goodwill from the God/s, or a phenomenon that is created by light being refracted through droplets of water in the atmosphere. It is the consensus of science to believe that one cancels out the other, when in fact; it’s a matter of end and means. The greatest power a witch, shaman, or even layman for that matter, has is to recognize perspective. Perspective is the ultimate truth, beyond it there is no truth.
All of creation is perceptive and relative. If you believe in your heart of hearts that something is one way, then for you it is. Just because someone else thinks it is another way doesn’t mean one of you has to be wrong! It is a matter of perspective. Simply stated, if you are standing on the Sun, then the Earth is spinning around you. However, if you are standing here on Earth, doesn’t it seem to be the other way around? Magic is really an everyday thing. Here is a spell that is interesting to me. Take some plastic, some metal, and some quartz crystal, and use various techniques of manipulation and combine them using various tools. Then, violas, you have created a radio, a device that can take air and create music out of it. Wow! That’s magic. So see, in the end science does not cancel out magic, nor does magic cancel out science; they are two sides of the same coin. One is the yin and the other the yang. Not canceling each other but complimenting one another. Try to find the science in magic, and likewise the magic in science; then you will have a better understanding of the world we live in.