Archivos del Autor: pipo

OCTOBER 2015 III: ON GETTING LAID WITH THE AID OF YOUR MAGIC ABILITIES

Based on my personal experience my advice would be not to try out an Ace Assembly routine, it just dosen’t work. I’ve done some research and up to date it has not been reported a single magician who got laid after performing any version of the Ace Assembly. Sorry I cannot give further advice on this […]

OCTOBER 2015 II:THOUGHTS ABOUT A DEEPER MESSAGE IN MAGIC

Magic* is a lie that makes us realize the truth. Pablo Picasso  This quote defines art/magic as a metaphor that points to something deeper. However, I think it can be easily misinterpreted, Art is not meant to be a tool to indoctrinate “our truth”. I believe when we try to explicit “our deeper message” through what […]

OCTOBER 2015: PLOTS

The principles of true magic* are not to portray, but to evoke. Jerzy Kosinski Lately I’ve been thinking how inexhaustible, rich and evoking the old Plots in magic are. Like “The general card (Metamorphosis)”, “Everywhere and Nowhere”, “Remember and Forget”, “The Miser’s Dream”, “The Sympathetic Cards”… these titles are in their own truly evoking and […]

SEPTEMBER 2015: OPEN PREDICTION

This will be nothing new to many but it has taken me a while to realize this, I believe the next revolution in card magic technique will come (or is already coming) from cardistry. Just as it happened before with the techniques from the card table. Those damn kids push everyday a little further the […]

AUGUST 2015 EXTRA: FRANCIS CARLYLE

Today I found out that the legendary magician Francis Carlyle, the creator among other things of “The Homing card”, one of the most performed routines ever either by amateurs and professionals, ended his days living in the streets of LA and died of alcoholism in 1975. Another legendary magician, Ricky Jay, found him living in […]

AUGUST 2015: WHAT HISTORICAL PERSONALITIES SAID ABOUT MAGIC

On the magic experience: Magic enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. ― Thomas Merton  The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true magic and true science. ― Albert Einstein – On the positive effects of fine magic: […]

JULY 2015 EXTRA: DON’T MISS YOUR SHOW

Nowdays we interchange information with many people all the time, more than ever in history; but I think we seldom communicate with other people. I mean expressing ourselves sincerely, sharing significant information for us, listening and caring about what the other people is saying… There are great techniques to improve communication; I think sometimes we […]

JULY 2015: HONESTLY, WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU…

ASKED SOMETHING TO A SPECTATOR AND HIS/HER ANSWER ACTUALLY MEANT SOMETHING TO YOU? Like he/she could actually change the magician’s plans at all, like he/she could actually affect the outcome of what was about to happen. Like he/she could actually add something to the experience which was taking place… What is your name?… What was […]