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When most of us think of magic, we picture a man in a black cape sawing a woman in half, or a sleight-of-hand card trick. But there's another kind of magic — real magic — that can enrich your life. According to Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, real magic means creating miracles in everyday life. Quitting smoking or drinking, achieving new Job success, or finding a happy relationship — these are all miracles because they transcend our perceived limitations.

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Overview

When most of us think of magic, we picture a man in a black cape sawing a woman in half, or a sleight-of-hand card trick. But there's another kind of magic — real magic — that can enrich your life. According to Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, real magic means creating miracles in everyday life. Quitting smoking or drinking, achieving new Job success, or finding a happy relationship — these are all miracles because they transcend our perceived limitations.

In Real Magic, Dyer teaches us how to achieve a higher level of consciousness. He asks us to imagine what would make us happy, then offers specific strategies for attaining these goals. In every aspect of our individual lives — physical health, finances, intimate relationships, and personal identity — there is always room for a miracle or two. And with Dyer's help, each and every one of us can be a miracle, worker!

In every aspect of our individual lives, there is always room for a miracle or two. Dr. Dyer, the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Your Erroneous Zones, asks us to imagine what would make us happy, then offers specific strategies for attaining these goals.

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Editorial Reviews

Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter
* * * * - highly recommended.
Dallas Morning News
All the ingredients of a perfect life are here; just add faith.
Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter
highly recommended.
Washington Post
Refreshing. . . . Honest — and honestly motivating.
Dallas Morning News
All the ingredients of a perfect life are here; just add faith.
Library Journal
Dyer is now a familiar face from many television appearances, but this was the book in which he united an explicit spirituality to his work on self-actualization; successor volumes include Your Sacred Self and There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780061091506
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/1993
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Wayne W. Dyer is one of the most widely read authors today in the field of self-development. He is the author of many books, including such bestsellers as Your Erroneous Zones, You'll See It When You Believe It, and Real Magic.

A psychotherapist, Dyer received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Wayne State University and the University of Michigan, and has taught at many levels of education from high school through graduate study. He is the co-author of three textbooks, contributes to numerous professional journals and lectures extensively in the United States as well as abroad.

He appears regularly on radio and television shows around the country.

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Chapter One



A Transcendent View of
Magic and Miracles



I have been all things unholy; if God can work
through me, he can work through anyone.
-- St. Francis of Assisi


According to the illustrious magician Harry Houdini, magic is achieved through illusion. A simple example is an illusion created by using smoke and mirrors. The illusion is called magic simply because it appears to be unexplainable. Late in his career, though, Houdini alluded to something that he experienced which he called "real magic." He apparently had acquired the ability to produce results that were in fact unexplainable. These magical results could not be accounted for even as the product of illusion.

I chose the title of this book because I became attracted to the paradox inherent in those two words, real magic. You, like most people, are probably convinced that if something is real it cannot be magic, and if it is magic it cannot be real.

However, it is my belief that when we get caught in this paradox we are inhibited from experiencing our magical dimensions. I believe that we experience real magic when we transcend the paradox and that the transcendent view encompasses the experience of real magic as indeed very real, and also magical.

In the past several years my life has undergone a magnificent transformation. I find myself on a path leading to levels of awareness and results that I can only describe as miraculous. They are simply unexplainable in any other terms. I am convinced that there is another realm to experience when we are ready to gobeyond this life to which we have become accustomed. This other realm defies our laws of science and logic. It is a place within each of us that is free of ordinary boundaries, rules and limitations. This is not some wonderland that is available only in imagination. It is magically real and available to each person when he or she is ready.

I cannot explain how or why I have arrived at this place in my life. I am surprised I am talking about it! It simply feels as if experiencing and writing about real magic is my purpose or mission at this time in my life. Regardless of explanations, I find that I am filled with awe and respect for this unexpected part of my life path.

I am intrigued with Leo Tolstoy, in part because of what I see as parallels between his life and mine. He was a famous author during his lifetime and a man who had spent much of his life in hedonistic pursuits, one who had no spiritual bent in his early writings but witnessed in his own life a shift that seemed to be happening to him without his consent. His writing began to reflect a spiritual quality, and he wrote of the journey of the soul and the world of real magic. Yet he was uncertain about why or how this transformation had taken place.

Recently a copy of a handwritten portion of Tolstoy's will, written by him twenty years before his death, was given to me by a woman who is one of the world's leading experts on Russian literature. In this will Tolstoy described how he felt about his life's work, which is precisely how I feet as I contemplate my own:

Furthermore, and in particular, I ask all people near and far not to praise me. (I know they will do so because they have done so in my lifetime in the most unseemly way.) But if they want to study my writings, let them look carefully at those passages in them in which I know the power of God spoke through me, and make use of them for their own lives. There have been times when I felt I was becoming the bearer of God's will. I have often been so impure, so full of personal passions, that the light of this truth has been obscured by my own darkness, but nevertheless this truth has sometimes passed through me, and these have been the happiest moments of my life. God grant that these truths should not have been defiled in passing through me, and that people might feed on them, despite the superficial and impure form which I have given them.


And so too this unexpected turn that my own life has taken has occurred almost without my consent. I had no grand plan. I had no such goals or objectives for my life. What I did have was a willingness, an openness to seeing things another way. Now that I have been a witness to miracles in my own personal life, I feel compelled to share this new magical awareness. Perhaps you have been drawn to this book by the same natural flow of life that has motivated me to write about real magic.

THREE PATHS TOWARD ENLIGHTENMENT



As I look back at the entire tapestry of my life I can see from the perspective of the present moment that every aspect of my life was necessary and perfect. Each step led eventually to a higher place, even though these steps often felt like obstacles or painful experiences. Every successful, truly happy person that I have encountered has confirmed their knowIng that there simply are no accidents. They see the universe as all-purposeful, including the so-called accidents. All agree that every unique happening in our lives leads us to a higher place. As Henry Miller said, "The world is not to be put in order, the world is order incarnate. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order."

Begin right now to reconsider your entire life experience as a beautiful tapestry or journey toward greater awareness. A simple way to do this is to envision your life as a journey with three ascending paths.

1. ENLIGHTENMENT THROUGH SUFFERING On the first path of your journey, you learn through a process I call enlightenment through suffering. At this time of life, which has nothing to do with chronological age, you ask, "Why me?" when something occurs that is painful or...

Real Magic. Copyright © by Wayne Dyer. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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  • Posted November 13, 2008

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    A must-read

    One of the best books I read in my entire life. Bring to your home library this powerful tool of inspiration. For every time you open it you will encounter guidance through a story, a catching phrase or Dyer¿s masterful words to help you see clearly the wizard in you.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2007

    The Power of Thought

    Dyer's theme for this book is self awareness and how to produce miracles with the power of thought. We ourselves are miracles. He reminds us of who we are and covers every aspect of life that affects us including the discovery of our purpose in being here. Dyer has a magic way of awakening the spirit. Trish New, author of The Thrill of Hope, South State Street Journal, and Memory Flatlined.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2001

    Dyer Fest

    I recently picked up my first Dyer material, the audio 'Meditations for Manifestation.' Since that time, I've not been able to get my hands and eyes on enough Dyer material. I'm now on REAL MAGIC, and I am thoroughly enjoying it. I find it very sensible, yet it inspires me to seek a more spiritual walk. While a previous reveiwer sees the section on 'spiritual vs non-spiritual' as 'us vs them,' I read as 'me vs me.' That is to say, I see the physical Me who is often in control, compared to the spiritual me, who I would like to have guiding my life consistently. I believe Dr. Dyer gives excellent suggestion about how to get from the valleys of life to the mountain tops. I can hardly wait to finish this book and start on the next one.

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  • Posted May 16, 2011

    Excellent

    Although there are many typos in the Nook version of Dr Dyers book, if you can get passed those, highlight them, and guess at what the actual word should have been, the reader will be delighted at the content. Dr Dyer is an excellent teacher and Real Magic is probably my favorite of his books to this point.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2002

    Excellent Audio

    I listen to this tape constantly , his voice is very soothing and the message is very spritual without being hokey. I have given it as a gift several times and those who listen to it really enjoy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2001

    Talking the Walk

    This book came to me out of the karmic blue. I read a prior book of Wayne Dyer and found him to be motivational in rethinking the way I think. As I move with purpose into a more spiritual way of living,which is life style choice, this book found me. As a person working through recovery, changing from a mental mind set of scarcity, transforming into abundance in every nook and cranny of my life, I love this book! In the past, I never thought about how my mind affected my life. My accomplishments to-date were more of a outcome of my energies. Real Magic speaks to the process of transformation on a very practical-spiritual level. This is especially important for those of us, myself included, who come from wounded places, where the mental mind set is negative and dour. Of course, it's the application of Dyer's words that make a difference in the long run. Reading this book helps my focus into myself and the difference my mind can make in my life once I can grasp and tap into the power of my magical visioning in manifesting real miracles. Believe it or not, his spiritual principles are grounded in practiced culturally specific alternative religions - a facuet that fits nicely into my newly expanding lifestyle. I respect everyone's right to their own opinion. Personally, I am recommending this book to those that I love/adore!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2001

    Have a real problem with the US and THEM issue.

    I saw Dr. Dyer on PBS and enjoyed him very much so I bought Real Magic. I must say, however, that I was turned off by his list of 'non-spiritual' people, vs the...'spiritual'.' In my limited experience, I recognize 'non-spiritual' types because their bodies start to bloat and stink while their eyes glaze over in an unblinking stare. There is no such thing as a living non-spiritual person, only an unaware one. This division of 'us and them' came across to me as very non-spiritual, if I may be so bold. A person may be having a particularly challenging life. However, next life, they might make us all look pretty stupid. There is no race going on, no ribbons given out for who wins this life or any other. The goal, at least in my opinion, is to start where we are and love ourselves, not be made to feel inferior by the very people who claim to want to help us. I don't think any of us are truely spiritul until we can see the God in everyone, no matter how they speak, what they look like, where they are or what they do. You see, I can be this irreverent because I don't give a rodent's rear how spiritual or nonspiritual others find me. I say Dr. Dyer's spiritual and non-spiritual list is just as prejudical as any other fear-based means of giving people a false sense of security. I thought the book would have been wonderful without the comparisons. If we are what we think then perhaps Dr. Dyer might re-think why he feels compelled to belittle those who have not 'seen the light'. Knowing we are God is a great gift, not a ticket into a elite club.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2000

    Who We Really Are

    Real Magic moves your spirit. Wayne Dyer reminds us who we really are. Each story will inspire you to live your life in soul. This book is healing for those who have forgot their true nature, and it is very supportive to those who are already aware they are on the path of spirit.

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    Posted July 19, 2012

    Picking this on accident

    Ca i delete a book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2005

    It changed my life!!!

    This book opened my eyes and made my life much easier to live day to day. There are miracles everywhere. This book will help you see as well as create miracles in your life.

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