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Sunday, April 25, 2010

The History of Magic

The hand is not really quicker than the eye. The skill of the magician is in getting an audience to focus its attention where he wants it at a specific instant. The success of magic lies in the ability to create illusions that have the appearance of reality.
For thousands of years it was believed that magicians or sorcerers were able, by use of supernatural powers, to gain control over natural forces. Magic was, therefore, closely allied with religion. A king's personal magicians were supposedly able to make it rain, ward off enemies, prevent and cure diseases, cast spells on an invading army, and most significantly gain the favor of the gods.


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David
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Games and NY times Crossword Puzzle

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

CIA used famous magician for his tricks during the Cold War

John Mulholland was paid the then princely sum of $3,000 for tips on slipping a pill into the drink of the unsuspecting, tying shoelaces to give uncover signals and on the "surreptitious removal of objects by women".  To read more of the article by  by Alex Spilliu, click on the link below!!


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/6654205/CIA-used-famous-magician-for-his-tricks-during-the-Cold-War.html

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Living Legend, Patrick Page dies

Patrick Page (March 17, 1929-February 11, 2010)On February 11 Magic lost one of it's living legends. Patrick Page (March 17, 1929-February 11, 2010) was one of the best all-around magicians, creators and magic consultants in the business. We asked one of his best friends, Charles Reynolds, to write a brief tribute about one of the best liked and respected men in magic. (2/22/10: A MagicTimes Photo). To read the tribute click: HERE.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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David Thomas

Monday, April 12, 2010

Check out Oklahoma magician David Thomas, performing in Oklahoma for over 20 years! http://ping.fm/U28J3