What is magic?

Rupert Sheldrake and I have published the latest in our discussions, on the nature of magic.

We’ve also renamed the conversations from Science Set Free to the Sheldrake-Vernon Dialogues.

What is magic? How does it relate to psi and animism? Is prayer a kind of magic? We explore how people have engaged with the spirited economy of the natural world and ask whether the purposes of magic evolve over time, whether it’s making a comeback in an otherwise secular age, and what its place might be in spiritual life.

Our previous discussions are available in youtube, streamed and on iTunes.