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Chad Sanborn
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Magic. Where does magic happen?

In the hands? In the cards? In the mind?



The hands do physical, natural things

which can be seen and touched.

Nothing magical about them.



The cards are physical,

and can be seen and touched.

No magic there either.

(ok... maybe some weird gaffs but no magic)



The mind is NOT physical.

It cannot be touched or seen.

(your brain can, but your MIND can’t!)



It is merely thoughts.

Thoughts are not physical.

If they cannot be seen, touched

or otherwise sensed

using any of the 5 senses

how do we know they exist?



Because we think them.

Therefore, we know they exist.

This is where magic is.

The hands and cards are tools

to create thoughts.



Magic.





Chad

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Peter Marucci
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Well put, Chad.

Thinking that the magic is in the trick is like taking a piano apart to find the music.

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Ah, but there IS music in a piano...well, a good one...just like there is music in a good violin or guitar. It takes a master to find that music, the music of creative, original interaction with the instrument.



Taking it apart will lead you to little.



Some players can subject an instrument to their playing. Most players are subjected by an instrument to its desires. It is the master who shares the creation of music with the instrument, utilizing it to its most full potential.



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Peter Marucci
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Uh . . . that was my point, Tom.

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Tom Cutts
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Yea then Smile



I read your post to mean there is no magic in the trick, only the in the performer. The magic starts with the interaction between trick and performer.



Anyhow, we seem to have the same idea and a huge essay could be written on the subject...but I won't Smile
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Or, maybe we could offer some really abstract, existential theorizing in our posts! OOPS! I see you beat me to that!

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Peter Marucci
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No point in writing a theoretical posting on magic anyway -- 'cause only about four of us would read it!

Or,to quote Tom: Smile



cheers,

Peter Marucci

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Magic happens in the spectator’s sense of observation and logic (which creates an illusion, hence the magic part). Unfortunately for the magician, all magic is eliminated by hisher knowledge of the reality. It’s a bitter pill for us which we must swallow. It stinks that all the cool things that used to amaze me no longer do, because of my knowledge of their secrets (their realities). I miss the days when they did; when my sense of observation and logic created magic to me.



Harry Potter, where are you? Smile



Magically, Jack
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