Roger Bacon, who lived at that time, was the first scientific Magician. He did not have or pretend to have supernatural powers, but because he got the effects that the Magicians got, he was looked upon as a Mystic.
He was a Magician — but a Scientific one. He studied the Sciences — particularly, the Science of Optics, which plays an important part in Magic. He developed scientific explanations for the magnifying glass and the telescope. His principles governed the effects that Magicians secured then and that Modern Magicians secure, and consequently this marks the beginning of a scientific basis for Magic.
This fact is, of course, not recognized generally. Magic was not regarded then as a Science, nor is it regarded so now by the public. But I do recognize it as such, and I am bringing it forth for the first time in its history as a Science.
This history of Magic will be continued in Lesson 2.
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