Magic, founded in 1972 and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) public service organization in 1979, researches, teaches, and demonstrates how people may live better by applying science to questions of value. Magic program participants apply methods and principles of ecology to (1) clarify values, (2) improve health, (3) increase cooperation, and (4) steward the environment.
Central to Magic is an intentional community whose participants shoulder primary responsibility for operating Magic and for conducting its charitable activities. At home and at work they aim to model how ecological analysis and dedication to common interests of humankind are a foundation for living well.
Magic is a vehicle for giving. Each year hundreds of donors contribute attention, advocacy, labor, material, and money. With this generous support, we are able to adjust, and sometimes entirely waive, fees for Magic services to make them more widely available.
We are currently gathering resources for three major initiatives: to expand and diversify our educational services; to improve our physical facilities to better exemplify a scientific approach to value; and to establish an additional research and teaching facility in a setting where opportunities for living closer to nature are more abundant.