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Do you believe in Magic Potions?

By November 1, 2008 - 11:51am
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Sounds like a silly question but magic potions are a part of many cultures, even today, and are used for medicinal purposes, as well as spiritual or emotional needs.

With Halloween just past, it got me wondering...do you think magic potions work in the same way as the placebo effect? The placebo effect is very powerful; doctors, scientists and researches use it to understand the strong links between the mind and body- and magic potions may work in the same way. Or maybe magic potions have actual power to work?

What do you think?

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Without knowing much about this topic, I think many "magic" potions are just poorly understood alternative medicine. I bet St. John's Wort or other herbal remedies were once thought of as "hocus pocus" and magic potions, until they became mainstream.

November 6, 2008 - 1:43pm
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What a great question. Can I produce a potion to have a man to fall in love with me? A potion to have money grow from trees. Maybe these potions do not work but maybe there are some potions that do.

If you have ever used aromatherapy, there are oils and fragrances that are supposedly
used for psychological and physical well-being. The Vanilla fragrance is supposed to stimulate a man sexually. Clove bud oils are used for arthritis or sprains and strains. Do they really work? Maybe they are used to stimulate the brain in some way, but I will stick to Western Medicine myself.

How about Vodou (Voodoo)? Can it possibly be, that there are secret potions that can control destiny? Vodou is actually a religion and not some sort of black magic.
How about the religion of Christianity? Is Holy Water a magic potion to erase all your sins and create peace and tranquility in a house possessed with demons?


I am not sure of the answer on this one but it certainly stimulates the thought of, “Could there really be?” Most religions use some sort of potion in their practice. Maybe it's a potion of faith. Producing an illusion of faith based on a potion of pure magic...an unspoken and unknown truth. Humm...

November 1, 2008 - 2:57pm
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