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Illusions are Quite the Card

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Illusions are Quite the Card

Telling The Difference Between Magic And Pseudo-Science
A magic trick is a psychological performance that fools the viewer into believing something that does not really happen. This is called an illusion. In almost all cases, an honest magician will admit they have tricked you. In fact, magicians are not manipulated by God or any other supernatural force. However, there are thousands of charlatans out there that proclaim they have divine skills and powers.

The Fine Line Between A Magic Trick And Someone Who Claims To Know More Than They [Read more →]

Illusions Are a Very Handy Hobby

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Illusions Are a Very Handy Hobby

How To Become A Magician
There are a few important steps every up and coming magician has to take in order to become a professional magician. These steps include developing a routine, concentrating on performing and perfecting that routine and finding a niche market for their magic tricks. In this sense, every magician has his or her own niche for performing magic. On the one hand, there are magicians who cater to a [Read more →]

Props and Paraphernalia for Beginning Practitioners

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Magic is one of the things in the world that has universal appeal. There’s something awe-inspiring about watching a good magician perform his craft. It seems as though the objects are seriously floating, disappearing or changing forms. If you feel like you want to start out in the world of magic, there are a few important things you must have before you begin your career as a world-famous illusionist.

The first thing you will need is a realistic sense of the time it will take you to become [Read more →]

How Harry Houdini Changed Magic

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Very few who aspire to be magicians do not know who Harry Houdini is. His tricks and ability to entertain an audience filled packed houses for many years.

The things that made Harry Houdini special were the ways he would challenge his audience. It was common for him to ask local law enforcement agencies to handcuff him so he could escape. He would purposefully stall for certain tricks so his audience would be worked into a frenzy.

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Illustrious Illusions for the Intermediate Illusionist

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When an illusionist reaches more of an intermediate level, his or her illusions will become more illustrious. As this happens the illusionist will be required to upgrade their entire act. This means that the way in which the illusionist does their entire act will change. This piece will be looking at some of these changes.

When intermediate illusions become par for the course an illusionist will often not be working alone anymore. During the beginning, the novice magician uses a partner every once in a while, but most [Read more →]

Ventriloquism for Dummies and Their Magicians

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A lot of magicians like to branch out into Ventriloquism. After all, this is a great thing to add to one’s act. There are also magicians that do nothing outside of Ventriloquism! Either way, starting off is a long and tough process. Ventriloquism is not the type of trade that one can learn in a few easy days, it often takes many months to initially learn and then many years to perfect! Why go through all the trouble then? Because there is no other show quite like what a Ventriloquism puts on. Despite the progression [Read more →]

Magicians From Houdini to Henning

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Magic may just be one of the most ambiguous concepts to cross a profession. While some believe there is a true form of magic, others believe that illusions and tricks are what make up the career of a magician. In reality, the theory of the latter is not incorrect. Magicians like Houdini and Henning have spent their lives attempting and succeeding to perform tricks beyond the average imagination. Some of the most famous and well-known illusions today stem from these two talented magicians.
Harry Houdini began his [Read more →]

Pondering the Perils of Prestidigitation

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Even slight of hand has certain perils that come along with it. Among the most serious of consequences is having to answer to other magicians if a trick is exposed. There are ethical groups that have to be answered to if tricks are exposed. A lot of magicians fear making a mistake because of the embarrassment that could accommodate such a thing.

It’s every beginning illusionist’s worst nightmare. Being up on that stage performing a trick, and then accidentally messing it up. An illusion not working accordingly is one thing, but [Read more →]

The Secrets of Sleight of Hand

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Many people think that sleight of hand functions because your hand is able to move quicker than your eye can observe, this is generally not true. Sleight of hand involves a lot of dexterity, manipulation, and misdirecting of movements. Timing is especially important in the process. When there is a fair amount of time between when another action takes place, events can become twisted in the observer’s mind. Another element that is involved in this process is movement. Generally musicians will use a big movement in order to take attention [Read more →]

You Will Get Carded Doing This

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Anyone making a purchase of alcohol or tobacco products normally expects to be carded. Just as obvious, someone being pulled over by the police instantly reaches for his or her i.d. While these circumstances are commonplace, there are other reasons that one may be carded that may come as a surprise.

A person suffering from a cold may groggily run to the store with a five dollar bill to acquire medicine, but they may be surprised when they are asked to see the i.d. they left at [Read more →]