As he begins to describe magic through a magical lens, we will see that the “magic” he sees is a set of abstractions that is very much a social creation. Magic operates like a kind of “bonding” between two individuals that is based on their differing cultural and religious ideas. The result of the bonding is that the magic is more accessible to both and has a greater potential both in how well it works as a way for an individual to communicate and gain others’ understanding and in how good it serves to help bring up a child’s curiosity about the world.
As he proceeds, he explains the concept of magic in more detail. We will also be looking at some of the different types of magic and how they relate to the different aspects of life and their ability to open up the magical window of opportunity for both individual growth and societal growth.
In the introduction (after the credits), he goes on to describe a magical world that is very much in place today. One that is dominated by the West, and he notes it is very much a society ruled by religion. He then goes on to describe the role that religion plays in the world today. As this is a society “dominated by religion”, he also uses religion as a major reason why people do not want to see people of other faiths as important, or even as human beings. He explains religion in the most practical way possible, and uses the example of a priest who has a “magic box”. Basically a magic box is a type of device that is essentially an enclosed mirror in which one can look at the face of God. It also has a kind of lens so one doesn’t have to open the box, and the way the priest can use it is not exactly clear. This is a very simple example of how the mirror does have a magical function.
This is the main idea that seems to be driving this film. Religion is a kind of protective barrier preventing all of humanity from exploring other ways of life that do not closely resemble what they understand as the “correct” religion because religion would be an admission of their own ignorance. They also have a powerful role in the world, and the fact that science and religion are often at odds, and thus not quite compatible.
Now let’s go into the rest of the movie.
The Magic World
As a metaphor for the magic world in the film, we first see a very simple circle with a star inside the circle. The idea of making a circle around the star is reminiscent of
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