I am always amazed at how magical magic is. The slight of hand a good magician employs is remarkable. How does he do it? Distraction they say, but it is hard to believe I can be so easily hoodwinked. Nevertheless, I am.
The ‘untrained’ observer’s eye will follow where the magician’s hand leads it, subconsciously and involuntarily. How is this different from how biology pulls the wool over our eyes throughout life? It’s not, I say!
That said, I’ve found a way to manage biology’s hoodwinking ways. Just as an apprentice magician can learn to see how a clever trick works, each person can learn to see how their biology tricks them. Of course, one must diligently examine life’s promises to discern which promises life actually fulfills. The difficulty is that biology induces us to take the bait of life’s promises rather than examine it. Mother Nature does not use [the way] to enlighten the people but to hoodwink them, as D.C. Lau translated chapter 65. I’d only add that Her ‘bait and switch’ fools all living creatures, not just people! (photo: hecate, the ancient greek goddess of magic)