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True Magic in Practice

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Last updated on July 17, 2023

Editor’s Note: This article is a part of the Holos Project, a four-way partnership (ENGin, The Los Angeles Times Insider, Published Points of View, The Outspoken) established to empower the voices of Ukrainian students across the world through one-on-one journalism mentorship. This article was written by Olesia Boklah from Ukraine with the mentorship of Kayleen Akopian from the United States. “Holos” is the Ukrainian word for “Voice”. 

Since ancient times, people have been attracted by mysticism and parapsychology. We try and cannot repeat physicians’ exploits such as mentally influencing the actions of a random passerby. What if we desire to get into someone’s head without fully possessing ourselves, for instance, freezing a disease or staying active for more than 24 hours? In contradistinction to magic, coordinating impulses by approaching your own mentality can be explained factually, starting with the statement that a thought is the transmission of bioelectricity in the cerebral cortex and  The Rockefeller University employees’ conclusion that the brain slows us down, not the illness itself. 

According to Mental Health America, neurons can be impacted by endorphins and oxocarbons, which in their turn raise or subside depending on your mood or the environment you are in, or neurogenesis, where sport serves as a driver. More complicated variants exist, too. Self-hypnosis contributes to the evoking of volitional impulses, affects the vegetative processes of the body, and transforms thoughts into equivalents corresponding to the drug or procedure being taken. Their concentration affects the level of glycine, which releases Renshaw cells to cause inhibition of movements and prevent overexcitation. Moreover, having worked for several years as a manager and language learning mentor, I observed a good deal of tricks our memory can produce. Straining your brain is a bad idea, instead, associative connection of any object in the room you are going to take a test in with a new word guarantees your success. Being ruled by the correct psychosomatics, the limbic system switches the sympathetic part of the nervous system responsible for stress into rest mode (pulse and pressure even out as well as digestion improves), and dormant genes are activated, increasing immunity. A meaningful non-secret proof is a mom’s strong immune system protection when she cares for her sick child. At the same time, in my experience, emotional personalities or intellectuals achieve quicker results, optimists have faster “healing” with neurons from the prefrontal cortex of the brain, and gadget addicts should give much more time to treatment. Analyzing consistent patterns for an organism, it is possible to generate the appropriate signals and fight mild illnesses, particularly relieve pain and nausea.

No doubt, to defeat nasty diseases like cancer you need your mental health to be trained to obey you and flexible to adapt to changes quickly. To spend some nights without sleep I shake my body and brain periodically: I switch off and on the light, drink and eat things that didn’t belong to my ordinary nutrition, and listen to rock. New abilities appear almost instantly, but it takes me about 9 days to consolidate them. The attention should also be paid to the nature of the disorder. It is much more difficult to find “the cure” for genetic disadvantages, some that concern bones, not related to muscles, or internal decapitation. Nevertheless, referring to Harvard Medical School, different parts of our body still have chances. To put this as an example, the gut is controlled independently of our main brain within 100 million sheaths of neurons. Dr. Celeste Campbell from Washington, DC Veterans Administration Medical Center believes that: due to neuroplasticity and neurogenesis (abilities of the brain to grow neurons and change existing connections depending on the needs and environment), even after traumatic injuries and strokes people have hopes to return to their routine. Based on my grandfather’s ischemic injury, I suggest mentally simulating the feeling of a post-stroke without physically damaging the cells, to enhance neurogenesis.

“Fight fire with fire”, seems to be a golden proverb. The lack of focus and smell, obsessive thoughts, and increased anxiety belong to the major ailments of at least 8 motor neuron diseases while games similar to the impact of a blindfold on consciousness can compensate for those poor functions. The deepening of sleep is also beneficial, which is explained by the synchronization of neurons with the pulsation of the cerebrospinal fluid. It washes the brain and carries away toxins. The nerve impulse triggers each subsequent wave of fluid. Then, controlling breathing properly allows you to harmonize the vagus nerve. Thus, at the next stage of my experimental chain I am planning to build an accurate imagination of the impulse energy that is delivered within this gap period between convergence and divergence, namely interactions of neurons with the rest of a body.

I don’t purport to be a genius professor, anyhow, coping with a good deal of illnesses is subjected to the masters of their cognition. Additionally, I cannot claim that mental issues have a bigger power on us than physical, but I agree that they are taken less seriously because they look abstract. Due to this I wish the field of neuron and impulse studies will be explored better to present people a clear vision of what they suffer from. In terms of medical ethics, I would recommend using those magic-in-practice methods until they are not developed fully only in cases where risks are acceptable. Notwithstanding, the only factor that makes me doubt the rationality of this research direction is the low probability to predict consequences if the viruses are the creators of humanity.

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