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(July 17, 2007 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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Itís fascinating to watch, and some people devote their entire lives to magic. Magicians like David Copperfield and David Blaine are famous for their magic, but is it really magic? For that matter, does magic even exist, or are we all just being stung along by some gifted artists?

Supernatural Powers


For hundreds, even thousands, of years, some people have claimed to possess supernatural or magical powers. They have the ability to make things disappear, fly, or change. For centuries, magicians claimed they were in fact truly magic, but now many of them seem okay with the idea that they are simply performing magic tricks for an audience willing to suspend disbelief.


There are many different skill levels for magicians. The magician who performed at your fifth birthday party is not competing with Houdini or David Blaine for national attention. Speaking of David Blaine, he is the most popular street magician of our time.

He literally walks down the street performing seemingly impossibly tasks in front of random people. Many of the same people who see through basic magic tricks on a stage or television are having a hard time understanding how he can make himself float off the sidewalk at will if heís not magic Ė maybe he really is!


Other Kinds of Magic

So if making a quarter come out of someoneís ear isnít really magic, what is? Some will tell you, even right here on the Doll Palace forums, that nature is full of magic and that the creatures we write off as fantasy Ė fairies, pixies, unicorns and mermaids are all alive and well hidden from those who donít believe in them.

Potions and witchcraft are still around and extremely popular in many circles. Havenít we all wished we could slip a little love potion to a special someone?

Believe it or not, there are still plenty of people who claim to make magic potions, and plenty more who claim they actually work!

In fact, there are many societies around the globe where the most honored person in the village or community is the one who knows a bit of magic. In some cases, their brand of magic is based on the same scientific principles and medicines we use, and in others, it seems based on something else entirely. If something isnít based on any science we know, can it be magic?

So How Real is Magic?

Cheap magic tricks involving fake flowers and a deck of cards are easy to see as simple tricks. Other, more complicated feats such as levitation and disappearances make us stop and think. Even if weíre able to write off that type of street magic, many of us still wonder Ė did magic ever exist? Where did the stories of fairies and unicorns come from if they arenít based on reality? And most interesting of all Ė if you believe in magic the way some people do, does it simply become real?


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Lovegoonie

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 23, 2008
and padawancub, if there really WAS a Lord, why do some people die of starvation and thirst? Why do people feel so much pain? Why does he make erveryybody suffer so much? WHY DID HE KILL MY SISTER WITH A CAR? Princess Diana of England is actually my sister! She got killed by a car! *cry cry cry!*
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Lovegoonie

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 23, 2008
But on the other hand, me and my aunt, Briteny Spears believe in unicorns but my step-mom, Shirley Hughes and my brother don't. One day, when we went out onto the fields of Skegness. We were just walking by the trees, me and Aunt Briteny spotted a number of magical creatures: Five unicorns, three witches, seven wizards, Harry Potter, three ghosts, a sorceress and a sorcerer. Step-mom and brother, Xavier Wilson looked but didn't see anything. So yeah. Maybe you were wrong in most places, right, in just a few!
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Lovegoonie

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: June 3, 2008
ye s*it article.
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Lovegoonie

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: June 3, 2008
So, ha ha. sh*t.
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Lovegoonie

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: June 3, 2008
Magic is NOT real. I met David Blaine once, and he told me his tricks were fake. Such as making things float. He used a puppet. Making things disapear. He keeps stuff in his pockets.
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padawancub

24/Female
Hopkinsville, KY
Posted On: June 2, 2008
I believe in magic. Simple as that. Either one believes or they don't, just like believing in the Lord.

Honestly, I'm not sure there is a God. But that's just me. I mean, He seems to get all the credit for anything magnificent mankind does. . .and that does not make any sense to me. . . .

Anyway, great article!
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CinnamonDragon

20/Female
Madagascar
Posted On: January 1, 2008
I believe in fairy's, mermaids unicorns, and so on. i don't know why, but I think I've seen them before. To hard to explain.. Anyways, because I'm a Christian, I believe witch craft is wrong. So, yeah.. Lol.



~Cin
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Lingushi

19/Female
Canton, NC
Posted On: November 12, 2007
There are just some things that no one can explain, like Magic
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Lingushi

19/Female
Canton, NC
Posted On: November 12, 2007
I also believe in magic, not illusions. Magic IS real I know it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:i con10:
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Lingushi

19/Female
Canton, NC
Posted On: November 12, 2007
This is going to sound really odd, but I believe in vampires! I know, really REALLY weird, but I do!
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Lia3220

23/Female
Japan
Posted On: August 22, 2007
There are two kinds of magic...God's miracles that he performs or the stupid crap demonic magic. Any magic that wasn't created by God is stupid demonic magic-which is bad. Unless it's an illusion, maybe created by science or something...>
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: August 8, 2007
YESU GUYS R SOOOOO RIGHT!! THAT CHRIS ANGEL IS SOOO FCKIN FAKE!!! MY BROTHER WATCHES IT AND HE DOESNT BELIEVE ME WHEN I TELL HIM ITS FAKE.
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: August 8, 2007
DUDE I SOOO DONT BELIEVE IN MAGIC, IVE SEEN ALL THE TRICKS AND STUFF AND ILLUSIONS THEY DO. DUH!!!
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tomoko1

21/Female
FL
Posted On: July 31, 2007
im sycic so i would really say magic is real
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khris13

22/Male
Broken Arrow, OK
Posted On: July 26, 2007
really its not magic that chris angel uses its demons and how do i know that because since i was young i could see demons and angels oh and guys your dead relatives dont come back to watch you ok there is no such thing as spirits just angels and demons i have one angel that appears and everytime it does something that should of killed me doesnt it saves my life but its not my gardian angel its just an angel it always has the same appearance but it changes its age like sometimes the angel is a teenager like me but other times its an elderly person and still yet ive seen it as a person in their mid 20's in case you're wondering why i see these things im phychic i have dreams of what is going to come most the time i just ignore the dreams and let what happens happen though sometimes its weird knowing what is going to happen before it happens
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