Yes, it's real, because it's the manipulation of energy. Calling it "magic" is just a tradition. You know how, if you have a bad day, you can consciously will yourself into a better mood? That's energy manipulation. By and by, with practice, you begin to realize just how much energy you can manipulate----and that's where a lot of the members here are at this point in their practice! It's a skill....not necessarily a talent. But I have noticed, the more open-minded you are, the easier it is to perform magic. Try a simple spell first. Nothing using candles, or tools of any kind. Just one that uses visualization only. (It helps if it's really simple, like perhaps just repeating three times, "Today will be a great day, and I will feel good.") The next day, try another one. Go slowly if you like----it's about the journey, not the destination. Good luck!!! Hope this helps.