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Please don't pull religion in to this thread. I asked about the ethics of 'real energy/power' versus 'its just a trick' It is not a good idea to fly in the face of a greater power than us; call it what you will 'energy' 'higher power' 'God' whatever. Oswald remember; as a magician you have to be a g...
I think the word 'trick' should only be used by magicians. If you tell people you are doing tricks; they have the sense that you're making a fool of them and try even harder to 'catch' you doing something. I honestly prefer the word 'illusion' It implies that it takes great skill and you're not fool...
- July 6th, 2011, 10:02 am
- Forum: Close-Up Magic
- Topic: Real Power or a Trick?
- Replies: 17
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I've been thinking lately whether or not it's actually good to say that it's real power or energy when you do an effect; especially for metal bending and mentalism. Uri Geller was persecuted by alot of magicians because of his claims but I think he was a "true" magician. Magic is not suppo...
- June 28th, 2011, 4:09 am
- Forum: Close-Up Magic
- Topic: Needle Swallowing Trouble
- Replies: 2
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I'm having trouble with the needle swallowing effect. The thread keeps tangling in my mouth. I dont quite understand the illustration in the Tarbell course; the tome does not go in to detail. The diagram looks as if the thread is zig-zagged. I have had avice on another forum to wind the thread aroun...
Hello my name is Richard Ashburner I'm a south African Magician; I've been doing magi for over fourteen years now. I'm looking for other magicians to chat to as well as share ideas with via e-mail. If you are interested e-mail me at <!-- e --><a href="mailto:email@example.com">ashburnermagic@...
I've been looking for a decent fork or spoon switch that doesn't rely on mis-direction or moving around too much. I've been using a simple switch where I have the 'prepared' spoon in my left trouser pocket. After doing a fulcrum bend I put my left hand in to the pocket and act as if I need to move s...
- June 23rd, 2011, 4:19 am
- Forum: General
- Topic: Reactions to the Blaine article in the Times?
- Replies: 13
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Everybody should just relax. The average layman does not know the skill level of a magician. We can all see little nuances that need fixing but as long as the double stays in register and the cards dont spread the effect in the eyes of the lay person stay the same. Only magicians obsess over tiny de...