I don't believe in magic and I don't believe in the skeptics who spend so much precious energy debunking a magical universe. That seems rooted in fear. So-called magic and paranormal phenomena is simply a problem of perception. In many cases it's an illusion of the mind. In other cases we experience glimpses of things we don't yet understand about the Universe. You don't lose science, you just expand your understanding of it's operating systems.
I do believe in energy. It seems clear that our consciousness comes out of the box wired to perceive and use only a narrow band of all the energy that's available. I have met people who appear to have tapped into mysterious energies that propel them through time and space in special ways that seem to run on a different, adjacent track.
I do believe that all of us are capable of rewiring our system so that we might be able to tap into other energy sources than the sustaining dribble we rely on to get us through the day. Some are born with a capacity for this rewiring, others of us learn how to do it.
One thing I'm sure of is that music plays a role in the process of preparing our bodies and minds for new patterns of energy. Music presents us with a multitude of formulas and templates that can realign our physical and psychic receptors to pick up new wavelengths of the energy spectrum. Music allows us to "shop" for new personal energy.
Therefore, we covet our music outlets as bringers of a kind of (perceived) magic. Is this where the Obamas were going with their WTF?-embarrassing gift
to the Queen? Let's hope so.