True magic isn't in dusty old books. Magic is a system for dealing with information that's looser and harder to predict than what science can pin down. While both are useful, magic takes a more holistic approach. To put it simply: Magic is a system for creating change. All societies use magic to interact with their own unique deities and belief systems using common techniques like meditation, chanting, ritual, and spell casting. These techniques can be understood in psychological terms as ways to creative changes in consciousness while playing with the subliminal mythology of our own culture.