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A performance of magic consists of Entertainment and Magic.

The nature of the Entertainment is Fiction.

The nature of the Magic is Fact.

For the Entertainment/Fiction, the fairy story, the audience suspends its disbelief: that means the audience willingly suspend their Critical Faculties and believes true for their amusement that which they know isn’t true.

For the Magic/Fact, the audience use their Critical Faculties to logically question and check each step of the magic procedure. It is those factual steps that prove the entertaining fictional fairy story, true.

That is a magic dilemma. Two opposites, a double proposition, etcetera.

The audience demands both entertainment and magic and that is just what they get.

Remember rule 3

Avoid complexity of Procedure, and never tax either the Patience or the memory of an audience. N.M.
If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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Given that the two sides are opposites: can one love one side and hate the other?

Which do you prefer: the matador's cloak or the matador's sword?
If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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