From the Editor’s Desk 5/1/2019

Does the world really need another magazine? Hasn’t humanity said everything it could about every possible topic in every possible way? In other words: been there, done that, got the t-shirt.

As we researched our demographic, the statistics were depressing. There have never been more magazines in publication at one time in the entire course of modern human history. However, circulation is abysmal for many publishing companies. [1] How could we possibly think that our publication would survive the avalanche of magazines available worldwide? And there are heavy-hitters among that list. Time Inc., Hearst Magazines, Conde Nast Publications, Meredith, American Media Inc., Wenner Media, The Reader’s Digest Association…the list is daunting, to be sure.

Growing up in rural Michigan, I was a reader. In spite of the fact that I come from a blue-collar family who barely made ends meet, I read everything I could get my hands on. Cereal boxes, mom’s trashy adult novels with names on their covers like Jackie Collins and Sidney Sheldon, and magazines. We couldn’t afford a subscription to any of them, but they were plentiful in school and in the doctor’s waiting rooms. They were a true marvel to me. TV Guide, True Detective, Life, Look, Reader’s Digest, and not to mention the children’s mags, like Highlights for Children, Jack and Jill, Mad Magazine, Weekly Reader, Boy’s Life, and The American Boy.  Nothing was safe from my curiosity. Add to that an arsenal of comic books, and I was in metaphorical heaven.

Currently, I subscribe to dozens of publications, both print and electronic. Literary magazines, industry specialization publications, news magazines, pretty much anything that piques my interest. My passion, though, is science. In addition to being a self-proclaimed word nerd, I am one of those people who can hold two opposing theories in my mind at one time without discounting one or the other because they cancel each other out. I was born deeply intuitive. I have never been comfortable calling myself “psychic” because of the horrid reputation the word has attained over the decades. “Intuitive” is humbler and doesn’t bring to mind one-eyed gypsies sitting at a velvet-draped table at the local carnival. Intuitive is acceptable. Psychic comes with too much baggage. In spite of the proliferation of paranormal investigators and television psychics, much of the population still views mysticism as a parlor trick being played on naïve rubes who stumble into their lair.

Skeptics, a word that draws much disdain from professionals, claim that since science has not yet been able to measure or even prove that such abilities exist, so they must not be real. That is what’s called “pretzel logic.” If this, then that. Unfortunately, even those claims don’t hold up under scrutiny.

There’s a down side to being overly dependent on science, which we cover in Believe It or Not: Mysticism and Science in the 21st Century (page 00).

Science is based entirely on matter and how we can measure and record such matter to create a proof. Metaphysics – which means “before physics” – looks at currently immeasurable things and how they interact with our world, like spirits, past-lives, mediumship, multiple dimensions, and the like. Metaphysics looks closely at the laws of the natural world, which may not (yet) be composed of matter as we currently define it, or of a type of matter that, to our minds, doesn’t exist. Does the manifestation of a spirit have to be measurable in current scientific ways to be real?

I am one of those people who can hold two opposing theories in my mind at one time without discounting one or the other because they cancel each other out.

There is a relatively short list of magazines that delve into the mysteries of the human mind from a mystic perspective. Supernatural and paranormal are words that we tend to perceive as meaning not real. However, technology has gotten us to a place where paranormal phenomena can be more readily documented. At the same time, it has never been easier to fake such phenomena, either.

There are and always will be charlatans, those who set out to make lots of money through trickery and deception. Our goal here is not to expose the frauds or fakes, but to provide well-researched information to better arm our readers with knowing the difference between fact and fiction, especially where metaphysics is concerned. There’s a surprising amount of information available if one knows where to look for it. In2itive Magazine brings together some of the best scientific ideas and pairs them with modern metaphysics to show where the two overlaps, and how that overlap continues to grow and thrive.

We are at the center of that overlap, kicking ass and taking names.

We cover topics on astrology, tarot, oracles, metaphysics in film and gaming, synchronicity, philosophy, quantum physics, and other areas where our reality and the metaphysical universe come together.  

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