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The power of magic

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By Vivaan Khanna

Magic has impacted human civilisation in more ways than we can imagine. During my research on the subject, I found a theory that says magic causes the brain’s information-processing capabilities to rapidly re-organise. This, it is believed, started the rapid evolution that led to the emergence of early art, language and technology in Homo Sapiens.

In our day-to-day functioning, magic has given millions of people jobs across sectors and industries. Directors, authors, actors, scriptwriters, and artists rely on its power to inspire, stimulate and charm their audience.

Magic also boosts the creativity of children. While they are growing up, they learn to believe in the power of things that they have not seen or experienced. A famous quote on magic by the renowned British novelist, Roald Dahl is, “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” This quote inspires people to look beyond their lives in search of secrets till today.  

Maybe this is something we all can learn from children since they often love to watch magic shows. To say it in the words of the American writer of comic fantasy, Christopher Moore, “Imagination is the true magic carpet.” No wonder we find adults watching movies, reading books to reinstate their belief in it. 

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