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You may enjoy this essay of mine about two opposing conceptions of magic:

https://jackshalom.net/2019/10/24/the-spanish-school/
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Bit of a stretch, but an interesting read as always and worth the time if for no other reason than to inspire thought!
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<BR>In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act....George Orwell
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Thanks, Danny. You got it--yes, definitely a bit of a stretch, but I thought people might have fun reading it.
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I alwaya find it interesting to rear other well thought out viewpoints. Even if they disagree with my view.
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<BR>In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act....George Orwell
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I guess a good way to summarize Landmark's thinking might be:

1 A Capitalist Magician declares himself "all powerful" and he alone is responsible for the magic.

2 A Socialist Magician has the magic power but wants to share it

3 A Perverse Magic Magician has no idea where the magic power comes from or its limits.
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Yes, Jerry, thanks for that great summary. Nice to hear from you on this.
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The entertainment appeals to the right imaginative capitalist hemisphere, while the experiment appeals to the left rational socialist, hemisphere, of the brain. It is hoped that the magician can balance these two equal and opposite schools of thought, so the two appear to be one and the other at the same time. What are you doing here: shouldn’t you be in the worker's forum?
If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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Quote:
...worker's forum...



Punny!
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A new ring tone for you
If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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Very interesting essay, though I don't thing is a good idea to use the terms capitalist magician and socialist magician.
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