Radiantly You! Session 49
{Real Magic with Dean Radin, PhD}

Air Date: 07/11/2018 – 8am Pacific Time
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Show Notes:

Considering that my tagline for Radiantly You Radio includes “creating magic in your life,” I am thrilled and honored to welcome Dean Radin, PhD, as my guest today. In his new book, Real Magic, Dean goes through the looking glass and down the rabbit hole with the clear intention of bringing scientific understanding, measurement and replicabililty to phenomena we label as magic, such as clairvoyance, precognition and psychokinesis. He’s not talking about getting a letter from a magical owl like in Hogwarts or stage magic performed by the likes of Houdini. Dean is talking about real magic – things like telepathy and ESP – which he says is a hidden power that each of us has and is linked to our consciousness.

Dean is the Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) – which was founded by an astronaut, he’s a bestselling author, and a featured scientist in the New York Times Magazine. He has gathered scientific proof that magic is real, and he says science already is on its way to understanding it. He brings four decades of experience to this search for scientific evidence of real magic. He has conducted controlled lab studies for organizations and programs (including formerly classified US government work – think Stargate) and he’s added this knowledge to more than a century of scientific research about magical experiences and abilities. His work demonstrates that thoughts are things, that we can sense other people’s emotions and intentions from a distance, and that intuition is more powerful than we realize.

This book and the evidence Dean shares will make you a believer. If you are on the fence about whether magic is real… you won’t be after hearing Dean talk about it.

Some areas we’ll explore in our conversation:

  • A quick history of magic over time
  • If magic is real, what does that mean for humanity
  • Real magic vs magical thinking
  • Are synchronicities forms of real magic
  • How can you scientifically validate real magic
  • The three types of real magic
  • What do attention and intention have to do with real magic
  • How to create a sigil, or symbol, to help attain a desired goal
  • How to add real magic into your life


Check out the endorsements for Real Magic:

To advance our understanding requires bold excursions into domains some might consider heretical, including esoteric legends about magic that have persisted for thousands of years.  In my judgment, Real Magic succeeds in blazing new trails. – Kary Mullis PhD, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

The open-minded reader will come away richly rewarded. You will not forget this unique book.  – Gerald H. Pollack, PhD, Professor, University of Washington

“Knowing Dean Radin’s scientific work (and appreciating his sense of humor!), I knew I’d like Real Magic, but after the first page I was hooked and read the whole book in a day.  Parapsychologists have too often gotten stuck in abstractions about psychic abilities, but Radin now situates parapsychology where it belongs: it’s about magic.  And magic is about humanness and our spiritual nature, not just spells and love potions. Read, enjoy, learn!” —Charles T. Tart, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of California, Davis; Emeritus Faculty, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA.

“Real Magic will be known as one of the few real paradigm-changing works of science. Radin builds a case, supported by plenty of data as well as by theoretical ideas that are all real and can be studied. Consciousness is the foundation of everything. This is what makes magic so real—it will be the new science. A very delightful book, highly recommended.” —Menas C. Kafatos, co-author of the New York Times bestselling You Are the Universe and Professor of Computational Physics, Chapman University


About Dean Radin:

​Dean Radin, PhD, is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Science (IONS) in California and Associated Distinguished Professor of Integral and Transpersonal Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS).  His original career track as a concert violinist shifted into science after earning a BSEE degree in electrical engineering, magna cum laude and with honors in physics, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and then an MS in electrical engineering and a PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. For a decade he worked on advanced R&D at AT&T Bell Laboratories and GTE Laboratories. For over three decades he has been engaged in research on the frontiers of consciousness. Before joining the research staff at IONS in 2001, he held appointments at Princeton University, SRI International, and other academic and industrial facilities.

He is author or coauthor of hundreds of scientific, technical, and popular articles, four dozen book chapters, and four popular books including the Scientific and Medical Network’s 1997 book award, The Conscious Universe (HarperOne, 1997), Entangled Minds (Simon & Schuster, 2006), a 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award, Supernormal (Random House, 2013), and Real Magic (Penguin Random House, 2018). 

His academic articles have appeared in journals ranging from Foundations of Physics and Physics Essays to Psychological Bulletin, Psychology of Consciousness, andFrontiers in Human Neuroscience. He was featured in a New York Times Magazine article; and he has appeared on dozens of television programs worldwide. He has given over 400 interviews and talks, including presentations at Harvard (medical), Stanford (statistics), Cambridge (England, physics), Princeton (psychology), the Sorbonne (yoga), and the University of Allahabad (in India, neuroscience); for industries including Google, Johnson & Johnson, and Rabobank; and for government organizations including the US Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group, US Army Special Operations Command, the Naval Postgraduate School, DARPA, the Indian Council of Philosophical Research (India), the International Center for Leadership and Governance (Malaysia), and  the Australian Leadership Retreat  (Australia).  In 2017 he was named one of the 100 most inspiring people in the world by the German magazine, OOOM.

Connect with Dean: deanradin.org/



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