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And Just to Prove the Theory, John the Baptist is:

Merlin He’s the ‘wild man’ who inaugurates the legendary hero’s journey, and acts as his guide and mentor.

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There’s a New Advertising “Trick” at the Moment:

Magic! Hey, Presto! All your problems instantly disappear, including boredom… Just keep an eye open for any examples that may appear on your television screen in the next few days.

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Context: Is There a Magic Number for Groups?

The Rule of One Hundred and Fifty From “The Tipping Point”: Humans socialize in the largest groups of all primates because we are the only animals with brains large enough to handle the complexities of that social arrangement. [Robin] Dunbar … Continue reading

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Jesus: How to Turn a Legend on Its Head

The Golden Bough (1963 version) I got given this book yesterday. It’s one I have quoted from in “The Star of Bethlehem” manuscript, but have never read. Now I have something to keep me busy through the long winter days … Continue reading

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Sleight of Hand: Do You Believe in Magic?

An Apport in Reality Sometimes we all doubt our senses. Two days ago, I had my reality challenged by a disappearing piece of paper. Susan had just changed her credit card pin. Thinking that I could help her remember it … Continue reading

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John Dee’s Associate in All Things Mystical

Edward Kelley (Born August 1, 1555) Now, I have a reason for looking at this particular individual: it’s called curiosity. This chart was already on my Kepler 7.0 computer program, so I’m not going to look at a gift horse … Continue reading

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Do You Believe in Magic?

Shin Lim wins AGT: The Champions Well, the magic I believe in is not prestidigitation. Shin Lim is definitely a smoke and mirrors type of magician, one who makes you wonder ‘how did he do that?’ Of all the (worldwide) … Continue reading

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The Wizardry Battle of Good vs Evil

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone I’m coming to the Harry Potter books very late in life. If they’d been around when I was 11 years old, I would have devoured them, too. But when you have almost six decades … Continue reading

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Happily Ever After?

Once Upon A Time – Season 7 Finale All fairy tales start with the words “Once upon a time” and end with “They lived happily ever after”. After seven years, Once Upon A Time came to its series conclusion. Being … Continue reading

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Crossover Stars: UK to USA

Robert Carlyle In the UK, Robert Carlyle is mostly famous for being in a movie called Trainspotting. His youthful looks and slender physique puts me in mind of a drug addict. So you could say that he was playing to … Continue reading

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