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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Measuring Magic Performance In Dollar & Cents
It is perhaps at the end of my magical journey after some 30
years of involvement. One aspect that still haunts me and many others is how to
measure performance of magic in dollar and cents.
For one thing if a person just reads and perhaps try a
ritual or two without investing considerably amount of money and effort; then I
can almost guarantee that this person shall not have any results for however
long time he/she has been involving in magic. Provided that his/her magic is inherited
or in the family bloodline, then this person is the blessed one as not much
money needs to be invested but only time and effort.
In my case, I have figured out some rough numbers just for
Total investment, Mi = 300,000
Total monetary gain, Mg = 30,000
Total non-monetary gain = K
So, the formula for measuring magic performance is as
Mg = Mi / 10 + K (in 10 years time)
From the formula, it takes 10 years of my lifetime just to
gain $30k from magic plus countless of non-monetary gains: protections,
disaster avoidance, health etc.
It also means that if one invests $1,000 in magic, he/she
can only gain $100 back in dollar and cents; but the non-monetary value is something
that cannot be measured as one disaster could wipe off a person’s life saving
or cause the person to lose his/her family!
It also mean that the return of 10% of money invested is over
a fairly long time, for example 10 years or so. In my case, it was only after
30 years and countless of effort and time involving in performing magical
It would be good if anyone can come out with another better
mathematical model as I am not a mathematician and my research is merely based
on my love of magic. Now, maybe I would rephrase my saying of “magic don’t work”
to “magic can work” if and only if one have enough money and lifespan to spend.
For the rest, religion is perhaps the best choice; and a cheaper one too!