David Abram Magic
David Abram talks about the difference of perception in cultures. looking at the wording he uses when talking about
magic. among the westerners he refers to them as slight of hand tricks. where out east he say that local magicians
reconized him as having a rudimentry skill of in altering the common field of perception. the westerners are focused
almost soley on the trick. how is the question the ask. how did he find the card? how did he make the bird disapear?
the focus is all on the trick. the hope is that it will be so subtle that it if only for a moment mystfies them. in the easter
tradtion it is not about the trick but about the magicians control over the perception of his audiance. they understand
magic not as the trick or the colored fire and thier haunting chants but in their ability to control what the audiance
sees and thinks. it is not the trick but the actor that makes you see a ball disapear. this mindset is carried into other
things as well like science. in western culture it is all about how does something work. once we find an answer
we then ask the same questions of the answer. is it possible that through the obession with the intracet dna
structure we miss something anout life. just like the audiance wondering only where the secert compartment is fails
to understand that it is magician not the trick that makes it work.