Where our Magic Comes From?

Shilo Shiv Suleman in her Ted Talk laments how magic has been replaced by technology. Yet, as I reflected upon this idea, I began to think about a song by Dar Williams entitled “The Christians and the Pagans.” The question is where does our magic come from? This question is important to how we view the world.

Nature, science, and technology all can be enchanting. The wonder of the trees may be just as magical as flying across the sky in an airplane. We expect technology to be sterile…just a machine. What if technology could be magical?

Steve Jobs seems to create technology infused with magic. I think because he looked how to create the magic he wanted and then use technology to make it so.


About William Blumberg

I engage in religious philosophy within a Pagan context. I serve on the Board of Directors of Cherry Hill Seminary and the Conference on Current Pagan Studies.
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2 Responses to Where our Magic Comes From?

  1. natalie says:

    O.K. fantastic! As a classroom teacher, this is the best thing I have seen for kids on the internet yet! What an inspiration and great tie in to the magical world as we see it now, and through the eyes of the children we once were. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

  2. I’d like to see more about this subject. Has technological developments affected where our magic comes from or has it enhanced our magic?

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