Updated: 16 Sep 18
|Jean-Pierre and me|
Saturday, 8 Sep 18. Good friend Jean-Pierre Julian, assistant professor of physics at Grenoble University in France, met me today for a couple of hours at the local Film Festival Coffee Shop.
Saturday, 15 Sep 18. We met again at the same place before he leaves for home on Monday. This time we discussed a new book I'm reading by Dean Radin, chief scientist for Institute of Noetic Sciences, called "Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe". It was interesting for me to better understand Jean-Pierre's religious experiences (as well as mine!) from the perspective of Radin's use of the term "Real Magic" as differentiated from the typical pejorative use of 'magic' in use in our society today, meaning "illusion, skilled deception, sleight-of-hand", etc. Take the "c" from magic and wonder about its ancient use....