It is obvious from centuries of human nature observation that mankind like to despise what they can’t understand. In other instances, some of them also get drawn towards it and nurture inquisitiveness to find out more about it. A lot of times, such individuals end up facing isolation from other members of tribes. It is the main reason that those who discover the secrets of magic are often made a dissent in the society they exist by folks who adopt a strong disagreement or dissatisfaction towards novel ideas.
But why they see magic as an absurd notion ripping it from its profound link with science?
Magic, according to psychological theories, is a personal phenomenon that intends to suit individual desires, rather than a social phenomenon for a collective goal. It is widely accepted as the employment of supernaturally powerful techniques (such as charms or spells) over natural forces. Most approaches to arcane theory classify all varieties of magic, whether arcane, divine, or from another source, as belonging to one of eight types, or schools. These consist of abjuration, conjuration, divination, enchantment, evocation, illusion, necromancy, and transmutation.
Yet, it is often more than what meets the eyes of spiritually short-sighted human beings.
Although science is rationally explained as a “systematic undertaking that creates and organizes information about the universe in the form of testable explanations and predictions”. Another way to view it which involves the idea of magic is that “it is the revelation of nature and surroundings often out of the grasp of human mind”. The latter expression elaborates how individuals holding pre-conceived notions can disregard what challenges their beliefs; controlling them to see what they want to see only.
One example of this can be how human race is quite certain on what completely constitutes human body. But can they explain how a soul departs the body and where does it go. It is a bleak reminder that people notice only the exterior of things as their distraction often does not allow them to realize things on a deeper level. Magic – on the other hand is an idea which stays ready to traverse the unexpected, and often times what is unacceptable as well.
Magic and science are two sides of same coin yet which are often dealt differently. One other interesting aspect is how the core elements of earth is also what set the basis of magical world. To this date, humans are willing to agree on these fundamental foundations which lay the base of the galaxy. According to Greek philosophy, the universe is made up of four elements: fire, water, earth, and air. In certain ways, the four elements correspond to the four states of matter recognized by modern science: solid (earth), liquid (water), gas (air), and plasma (fire). Quite similar to this, the magical entities rely on concept of air, fire, earth, and water which plays the base of all magic.
Thus, a good question to ask to those who deny and/or defy the correlation of science and magic shall be: is this a truth they close their eyes to?
Code of Rainbow
A Story Treading Upon an Untouched Treaty
The book treads upon the path of a magical world where characters explore themselves as much as they explore the magical world they live in and their true identity. As one excerpt of the story suggests “the magic world was truly miraculous though, and Soarame could not be more eager to level up and become capable of exploring the truth behind it.” The author Weiqi Wang ventured in this series to take the surrealistic qualities of magic and provided it a solid scientific ground using his scholarly knowledge. His story aims to unite the two expansive worlds (science & magic) and unfolds it to make better sense to the readers.