Magic in Theory: An Introduction to the Theoretical and Psychological Elements of Conjuring
Magic, properly performed, is a complex and skilful art, and is capable of deceiving anyone. One of the reasons why so little information is available to non-magicians interested in the topic is that magicians are understandably relectant to expose conjuring methods. Magic is a secretive business.
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allow Andrus appear approach area of effect area of method audience believes Chapter Cold reading concealed conjuring effects conjuring methods conjuring theory conjuring trick conjuror Corinda Dai Vernon Darwin Ortiz deception deck demonstration is framed directing the spectator's disagreement duplicate elements ESP effects event example experienced magicians false solution false transfer feats Fitzkee fool framed as psychic Gary Kurtz genuine Hugard influence interview involve John Carney Juan Tamariz Lance Burton left hand Mac King magic trick magical effect magician magician may direct Marcello Truzzi Max Maven mentalist methodological strategies moment of magic natural normally observer palmed performance physical misdirection presentation primary interest Project Alpha pseudo-psychic demonstration psychic ability psychological misdirection raising conviction reducing suspicion reinforce relaxed relevant rely right hand ruse secondary interest secret self-conviction simulate situation sleight specific spectator is looking spectator perceives spectator's attention spoon techniques telekinesis theoretical transposition unnatural actions Wiseman