Magic is how you believe in something. Anything that we don't understand is sometimes thought to be magic or a miracle. There are some magic and miracles that we do understand, but take for granted; for example, the creation of life is considered a miracle. As science and research continues to expand our knowledge and understanding of the world around us, we are finding that spirituality and science support each other's existence. There is constant research on the workings of the brain of which we use so little. Every day there are new discoveries about herbs and their beneficial enzymes and natural chemicals Athletes use positive thinking before a big event and it has been shown to positively impact their performances. Scientists are finding that herbs used for hundreds of years as home remedies really do in fact have chemical properties that help heal the body. But that alone is not enough for a cure. Medical research has documented better recoveries from patients who were optimistic to recover. The power is in the belief. We have the saying "placebo effect" because the mind can create what we believe to be real. "Research shows that what your brain produces depends in part on your thoughts, feelings, and expectations. If you're sick but you have hope and a positive attitude and you believe that you'll get better, your brain is likely to produce chemicals that will boost your body's healing power." [Rasmussen HN, et al. (2009). Optimism and physical health: A meta-analytic review. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37(3): 239–256]
But how does this make my Wicked Good Witch products magic? Because the power of positive thinking, combined with the natural benefits of organic herbs, is a mixture of magic limited only by your beliefs. If you believe everything is possible, it is.
Here are some links on magic, science, herbs and spirituality:
This NY Times article explains the dearth of scientific research on alternative medicines. Ironically, the end quote talks about funding pharmaceutical R&D to find "the magic pill."