Yes I agree - as a homeopath, anthropologist and magician I too have
observed changes - magicians need higher potencies and react very quickly to
them. But then this is what we do ... raise vibrations and with someone
who's vibrations are already mobile and finely tuned .... a study would be
fascinating. I've noticed for example how moon phases affect the same women
differently pre and post menopause...emotions pre and mental post...
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Subject: Re: [ACADEMIC-STUDY-MAGIC] magical trips
> > I wondered how you might be aware of these physical
> > changes, how the
> > endocrine system in the mature magical practitioner is
> > differentiated
> > from other people, whether this is supported by published
> > research and
> > if not how you might design an experiment that would garner
> > evidence?>>>>>>>>
> HI Chris,
> no, I am not aware of any official research into this area, but it would
make a fascinating study that would be completely ignored by the medical
community. The only way to do form a study would be to have a group of
doctors involved who were also interested in magic.
> Then the question would be who is the study for? This is one of the most
difficult sticking points in the academic study of magic: jumping the first
hurdle of acceptance in the wider academic field.
> Over the years I have observed a pattern of behavior in the bodies of
serious magical practitioners.The endocrine system does seem to be the
filter through which the power passes and therefore the changes manifest
through endocrine disturbances and immune problems on the negative side, and
tougher reserves of adrenaline on the positive side.( If I remember rightly,
Dion Fortune approached this in her own way)
> I spent some time working with a very interesting doctor who is also
involved in magic while I was living in the States. She also observed
similar reactions in long term practitioners.
> I have many years of observances and also noting reactions to
treatments,( I worked as a homeopath) but to do a proper study would mean
needing to work with a doctor under proper research conditions. If there is
anyone out there is a doctor and is interested...... and someone wants to
> On a personal note Chris, I could outline for you a summary of what I
found, I just don't want to bore the list to hell and have them all head
butting their laptops.
> It might cross over for you into your research into witchcraft, as it
touches on the body and its reaction to cursing.
> so if the list wants a summary of notes, let me know... if not chris, I
can send it to you privately.
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