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so I'll be more specific-is nlp or hypnosis practicing magic?
Crowley defined Magick as "the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will." He goes on to elaborate on this, in one postulate, and twenty eight theorems. His first clarification on the matter is that of a postulate, in which he states "ANY required change may be effected by the application of the proper kind and degree of Force in the proper manner, through the proper medium to the proper object." He goes on further to state:
Magick is the Science of understanding oneself and one's conditions. It is the Art of applying that understanding in action.
originally posted by: CynConcepts
No, neither hypnosis or neurolinguistics programming have anything to do with magic. They both work psychologically with your subconscious state of mind. They both are quite natural processes and there is nothing magical nor supernatural about them. Stage hypnotist like to entertain like a magician would, but like a magician on stage, there is no magic, just skill and the art of directing another's attention where you want it to go.
originally posted by: MagnaCarta2015
Yes they are. If you're planting anchors in a person's subconscious or influencing them in any way then technically you're using magic. Like any other tool, the intent behind it determines whether it is 'good' or 'bad'.
If you're using NLP to game chicks using negging etc then this could be considered black magic. If you're using hypnosis to help a person through a traumatic event then this could be considered good magic.