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THE MAGIC OF MEANING

“Thus is one who apparently accomplishes the impossible in an entertainer manner. It naturally follows that the performer who demonstrates a few tricks without playing with the imagination of his audience is not strictly speaking a conjurer at all, but a trickster. … Where the imagination is not stimulated there is no real mystery.” NeoMagic […]

DECEMBER 2017: GOOD MAGICIAN VS BAD MAGICIAN

The good magician first seduces you honestly, without deception, with charisma, with his inner universe, with his vision of the world, with a beautiful idea, with his scenic presence, with the plasticity of his movements … and set your imagination free.  Your mind starts hinting and building, finding and putting meaning… and then the magician […]

DECEMBER 2016: THE ART OF MAGIC

It seems that the art of magic has to do with getting spectators attribute an impossible and fascinating meaning to the ordinary things they are actually witnessing. In order to manipulate the spectator mind, or rather, in order to make the spectator manipulate his own mind, the magician first must know how his own mind […]