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Mind Phantom

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It's gotta be that of the Magician/Shaman/Medicine Man/Healer and what have you.

We all know what the first oldest profession is...ha ha.

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We all know what the first oldest profession is...ha ha.

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Yep. Dinosaur hunting.
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Max Maven once said, "Magic is the third oldest profession. The second is advertising." 

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I think Max could be right!

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Most traditional magicians and healers were not charging money for their services. The healers had a vast knowledge of the herbal medicines but their role was as not seen as a profession. Nowadays there is a commercial shamanism movement, but most often this nothing more than an amalgamation of various traditional ideas repackaged for the new-age market.

Times are changing once again due to the current pandemic. Perhaps we will see a return to a more balanced and harmonious way of living where caring about those in your community is key.

A good magician understands the symbolism of their performances and recognizes that transformation lies at the centre of all that we do.
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In my humble opinion the oldest profession is not "the fist one," but "cheating." So to speak, I get money from you because I cheat you. And maybe that's the origin of magic as entertainment as well.
So, the second oldest profession may be the "first one."
Regarding "magic" as profession I think that it is quite far away from being one of the first ones.

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Storytelling is perhaps the second oldest profession, and I know there is much benefit to understanding the art of story and its application to our magic:

"These old storytellers were the true magicians. They were humanity's truest friends and most reliable guides. Their role was both simple and demanding. They had to go down deep into the seeds of time, into the dreams of their people, into the unconscious, into the uncharted fears, and bring shapes and moods back up into the light. They had to battle with monsters before they told us about them. They had to see clearly." - Ben Okri
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