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Never believe its not so

Natalia Semeraro

on 22 January 2013

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Transcript of MAGIC

Why do we believe in magic? Magical Land What is Magic? This is what we came up with... The Psychology behind it... Real Life Situation Thanks for watching! "The power of apparently influencing the course of events by using mysterious or supernatural forces" (google). Stay tuned for our video...! You see what they want you to see.
Magic seemingly happens too fast for the brain to process so the trick seems magical. Society in general feels the need to believe in fantasy, magical beings, and supernatural powers. The Ellusionist, a professional group of youtube magicians. Bibliography:
http://magic.about.com/od/glossaryofmagicterms/g/magic.htm So, why do we believe in MAGIC? "While 'magic' has lots of meanings to different people, for our purposes here at Magic.about.com, 'magic' refers to the art of illusion or the process of making something appear to be happening that actually isn't" (Kawamoto). Magic is...
breaking the norm
doing something out of the ordinary
something that requires outside unnatural forces UBC did a study of card magic and these were the 5 factors that they measured:
Verbal accessibility
Visual accessibility As a result, people are more likely to choose...
hearts and spades
face cards
aces, 2's, and 3's Is there a societal need for magic? Examples:
Tooth Fairy
The Easter Bunny
Witches and Wizards
Fairy Godmothers
Superheroes Magic is a social construct that inspires creativity in children and presents the need for questioning things. I believe in fairies! http://ancientthoughts.com/magic/theory.htm
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