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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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virtugirl333

22/Female
Baltimore, MD
Posted On: July 24, 2007
I defntly belve. I think that all you have to do is look insde your self, & you'll find somthng magcl & powrfl. But, due to relgn, most peple are afred to try...
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PoisonFairy

21/Female
Park Row, TX
Posted On: July 21, 2007
I agree with nosie4life...chris angel IS hot! but, magic is real.And I dare to say this why? Because being a Wiccan myself, I have seen magic work. I do belive in mermaids and faeries and pixies and things like that, but that's not what it's about.Magic works with some good concentration,visualization,and a great amount of will-power.
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superhero_1

25/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 21, 2007
U belive in magic, cos Deja Vu is not reality is it?
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never_more

21/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: July 19, 2007
magic is real. humans are proof. whether you beleive in god or science, everything came from somewhere. maybe that's not the kinda magic most beleive in, but no one really knows where everything came from! if there is a god, he/she would have to have come from somewhere, and in science, every scientist knows that things don't just randomly appear, there is always somthing controlling it!!!!!! but alas, i don't really know. i'm not even really thinking this out all the way!
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jcollins

22/Female
Laceys Spring, AL
Posted On: July 19, 2007
but anyway about the dtuff this artical is supposted b about: i think magic is real. it lives in your heart. just reently i went to a magic show acalled Magic Beyond Belief. The magican Teddy Evenswood said at the beginnnig as most of you kno the tricks performed are just illiosions and curtens and lights help make them real. but at the end he said that as he looked out at the audience and in thiers eyes everyone was a child again. he siad when u go to a magic show u forget all ur worries and problems. u become a carefree kida again. ---------------------------------------- ----------------------------magic is real it lives in your hearts. so plz dont ever let magic become an illision. keep it alive forever.
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jcollins

22/Female
Laceys Spring, AL
Posted On: July 19, 2007
I think chris angel is a total fake. let him try doing all that stuff on the street when he is without all the cameras and technolagy. dont yall pple kno thaat technolagy pple can make just about anythng happen on tv he wuldnt b able to do all that stuff with out the camers and computer technolagy and the wires and stuff he is a fake

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french_horn_lu

19/Female
Sappington, MO
Posted On: July 19, 2007
I agree with RKD but i do wish that i could go to hogwarts and play quidditch *sigh*
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SILLYx_LoveSon

19/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 19, 2007
Only a few years ago my neighbours and I would steal our parent's brooms and mops and attempt to learn to play Quidditch and then fly off to Hogwarts. We even had a whole plan of who would be in what house based on their personalities.

One time we even wrote out what we would say to Harry potter when we met him.

We were crazy, but I think there's a little magic in everyone.

Still a great article.

xXxKearaxXx
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yoshie

20/Female
San Jose, CA
Posted On: July 19, 2007
Whwn i was lil. i thought fairies and pixies were real but as i got older i realized it was just somethin 4 amusment

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its_skiz_not_s

19/Female
Germany
Posted On: July 19, 2007
Magic is about as real as the monster under my bed.
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nosie4life

21/Female
Racine, PA
Posted On: July 18, 2007
Chriss Angel is HOT lol =] I
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xxSCENEqueenXX

21/Female
Germany
Posted On: July 18, 2007
I believe in magic because of Criss Angel. Most tricks by other people you can see through right away, but all of his stunts are real, he's awesome! Criss Angel is the best magician ever!! (way better than blaine)
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never_more

21/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: July 18, 2007
i love magic and for the longest time after the first harry potter book came out, i thought someday I'd go to the hogwarts express!!!!!!!1

i still believe, but maybe not that, I'm a little old to be a first-year now! lol!!!!!!! :icon1 4:
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RKD

19/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 18, 2007
magic is as real as u want it to be
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SILLYx_LoveSon

19/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 18, 2007
It does make you think. I've always believed in magic, just because I find it utterly intriging and it makes me wonder about things normally unheard of.

But seriously, Criss Angel is was better than David Blaine. I find David Blaine kind of a pish-posh phony illusionist. Criss Angel is becoming increasingly popular and he has his own reality show on A&E. And not to mention of course the fact that he is super hot!

But agreeing with alambamblonde13, Criss Angel is the most authentic, masterful and famous illusionist of our generation.

Like I always say, out with the old magicians and in with the new!

=]

xXxLilyxXx
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