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 Post subject: Keeping the wonder in magic
PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:14 pm 
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So, my interest in magic started at about age 8. That was the time when i bought my first real magic learning resource ( i will not mention the magic kits i owned before, even though they really made me want to learn more magic). We went into a magic shop in Disneyland and i bought the concise version of Mark Wilson's "Complete course in magic". It was pure wonder for me. I could not wait to look up how to vanish a coin, as i have been mystified by a visitor in our home to doing just that. I learned the french drop and have been mystifying people with it ever since.

Learning magic was such an amazing journey for me, the feeling of learning how to work miracles filled me with great excitement! I was intrigued by Mark Wilson's comment on card magic that "the difficult sleights have been omitted from this book". What could these advanced moves possibly be? It gave me a feeling of excitement hard to describe.

Now, i know a lot of these advanced sleights. But at the same time, learning these moves does not fill me with wonder and amazement anymore. I am sure that some of that is connected to my age, some of that is just the fact that i am not new to magic anymore. But I wish that I could keep more of that wonder with me, this feeling that i am learning the secret mechanics of working miracles, seeing the magic we do from an excited spectator's perspective.

What are some of your thoughts on this?


Daniel


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 Post subject: Re: Keeping the wonder in magic
PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:00 pm 
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My wonder is kept through my audience... if they freak out, are amazed, stare in wonder... i feel it with them. although i'm learning advanced moves, i still really enjoy moves like the glide and DL. Simpel, effective and with the right story amazing to all..


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 Post subject: Re: Keeping the wonder in magic
PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:36 am 
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I re-read my post and noticed that I did not describe myself quite correctly. I still enjoy magic very much and I am still excited to learn new tricks! Reading "By forces unseen" was amazing, I had no idea that the sleights were that cool. And i agree, the reactions of the investigators get me going to. I just noticed a change and was wondering what people did to keep that excitement with them.


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 Post subject: Re: Keeping the wonder in magic
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:33 pm 
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I stop for a little while. couple of months. It comes back with vengeance.


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 Post subject: Re: Keeping the wonder in magic
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:09 pm 
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Phrenic hit the nail on the head! Doing magic for others and seeing their reaction gets me excited about it as well. I think after a while, the thing that sustains an interest in magic is the adrenalin rush you get when you do it for other people.


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 Post subject: Re: Keeping the wonder in magic
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:49 pm 
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I think about society and government and religion like a big magic trick. It's amazing how the realizations people don't have about their beleifs lifestyle and quality of life. Also everyonce in a while theres a trick with a good gimmick that's hard to figure out.


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