Magic – It’s Not in the Trick, it’s in the Emotion!

When a Magician (a good Magician!) performs magic, a very common response is ” Magic is not real” or someone may ask “Is it real or is it trickery?”

Well, I can tell you that it’s all trickery in one way, and it’s real in another. Let me (the magician) explain.

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The Trick

As a magician, I must practice my sleight of hand every day.

On top of this, I have to read books on psychology and apply some of the information to my magic. Here are some of the different things I’m constantly working on to improve my magic and performance.

  • Sleight of hand
  • Psychology
  • Misdirection
  • Audience Management
  • Memory Techniques (by choice)
  • Mathematics (by choice)
  • Presentation
  • Storytelling
  • Confidence

These are the first things that come to mind when I think about how I do the amazing things I do.

As a performer, and this goes to any performing art or sport, it is the artists or athletes responsibility to stimulate people’s minds and hit their emotions. Also to give a fantastic impression of their particular art or sport.

When I am booked to perform, just prior to entering the room I’m booked to perform at, I say to myself, “these people deserve the very best, and I going to give it to them.”

Now, the part that may have surprised some, when I said earlier, that the magic I do is real in a way. Once again, let me explain.

The Magic

The way I make someone feel is real magic. Regardless if what they have just witnessed is genuine magic or a trick. The emotion it brings to them is magic.

The magic is not in the trick, it’s the feeling.

When someone automatically says, “How did you do that?”, they mean that question because the fact that most of them know it’s not real magic makes it more impressive and magical.

My audiences are not fools. They usually know something’s going on, if it was real magic, and we knew it existed, it wouldn’t be half as impressive because it then becomes possible.

However, because most people don’t believe in the kind of magic I do, it then becomes Impossible, but I still do it! They have literally witnessed the impossible, and that’s the real magic!

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