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[quote] On 2012-04-29 05:03, cirrus wrote: "Tolkien says that, in order for the narrative to work, the reader must believe that what he reads is true within the secondary reality of the fictional world. By focusing on creating an internally consistent fictional world, the author makes secondary belief possible. Tolkien argues that suspension of disbelief is only necessary when the work has failed to create secondary belief. From that point the spell is broken, and the reader ceases to be immersed in the story and must make a conscious effort to suspend disbelief or else give up on it entirely." source wikipedia article: suspension of disbelief the secondary reality in our dilemma is the theatrical context. I claim that a person can watch me talk to the dead or conducting a seancé and belief it is true for the moment, and being not sure what he saw was real when he leaves. While when a medium does the same, they believe it is true. What I do is moral. I never claim to be real, so leave that option open, while mediums mostly perform "real" things, leaving the other option out of the question. (ps: I don't do seances, I just perform magical theater, I don't even talk to the dead). [/quote]
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