Magic and the Teleological Argument

Teleological. it’s a daunting word but don’t worry. Before we tackle it, and what it means, we’re going to take a trip. We’re all going to get on the same page so to speak, and go through this together.

We’re going to Magicians, book 1.

A Christian magician refers to magic as “The tools of the maker.” Magic is just a bit of the power used to create us, that we’ve managed to somehow get a hold of – Like a father leaving power tools out, and a child stumbling across them. Magic, in this mans eyes, is an accident. A secret we have let ourselves in on, without the knowledge of anyone ‘Upstairs’ knowing. read more

The power of defintion and logic

“You said the words, and they altered the universe.” – Dean Fogg.

I know Fogg is talking about Magic here, but his words fit with what I’m looking to talk about. Specifically, whether logic and sense are enough reason to believe something. If it fits, is that enough?

I promise this isn’t a religious debate, I’m not pushing an agenda, but the first example I want to use is that of St Anselm. Those of you familiar with various arguements for the existence of God might know of Anselm. He was the Archbishop of Canterbury, England, for a while. His arguement is as follows; read more

BrightstarFOX and Everyday Magics

Hello Free Trader Beowulf.

My name is Ryan, and today, I want to open the floor up to Everyday Magics. As a hopeful sceptic, I’ve always been wary of giving away just how desperately I want magic to be real. A love of science makes me think it can’t be possible, but then something always happens to give me a boost of hope, a little amount of faith. read more

Fibonacci Experience

Magic is the science we don’t have words for yet. Sometimes magic is the science we have words for AND it continues to give us room to dream.

One of my favorite bits of mathematical science magic is the Fibonacci sequence. The sequence is the mathematical language that describes the rabbits making bunnies or trees growing leaves or bees building communities. It is something so simple and yet so thrilling. We have the ability to describe and explain the relationships of naturally occurring phenomenon and it is enchanting. read more

Thought Control

It has been observed in nature that the human consciousness affects the reality around us. Molecules react differently based off human emotions and even subatomic particles have been observed to behave in tandem with human thought.

Science has proven, beyond doubt, that our thoughts are tangible; in my editorial thoughts also indicates that we are indeed connected on an energetic level with the entire universe around us. read more

Initiation Day

Initiation

One of the most important things in life is learning about yourself, body, emotions, and mind.

It is in this respect that I will begin an initiation, if you will, into the guided perfection of such things.

The first thing we will work on is the most important: the mind.

Over the course of the next week it I would like you to take ten minutes out of your day, broken up into two sections of five minute periods; one session in the morning and one session in the evening. read more

Speaking Your Truth

What is truth? This is an age old question that philosophers have been asking for thousands of years.

I’m sure you are all familiar with the story of the old man on the mountain, who sits atop its highest point waiting to give wisdom to those who would hear it.

This metaphor is wonderful because it relates to anything worth knowing. read more

We are More

For thousands of years humanity has struggled to find their place in the universe. Countless wars, conflicts, and general barbaric behavior have been waged all for the purposes of power, a sense of belonging – what ever can fill the vacant hole within the hearts of man.

But what is this hole within us that needs to be filled? What could possibly fill the hole, which at its root I believe is despair. read more

The Magicians Season 3

The Magicians Season 3 is in full swing. We are now two episodes into the magical adventures of Quentin and crew and already the story is beginning to cast its spell on us.

Episode one starts us off where season 2 left off. The fairies have invaded Castle Whitespire and are watching every move our beloved High King Eliot and High Queen Margo make. read more

Introduction of HumbleIcarus

Good Day Everyone,

My name is Matthew and I have been given the privilege of helping to moderate and add content to this website. I hope to get to know all of the members here and hopefully we will gain a few more in the course of time.

I first came across this site while reading The Magicians trilogy, as I presume most of you did. Like a Fillory novel, it turned out to really exist – albeit in not the same form as it is in book series, ha-ha. read more