Magic is the second oldest profession in the world.
Yet it is new to every generation.
Thousands of years ago, magicians were known as magi. They were the advisers to kings and emperors.
Long before advanced science and medicine, magicians created illusions, influencing the future scientists to turn those illusions into reality.
It has been said that a magician is an actor playing the part of the magician.
The magician has to know and understand and be able to work with wood, metal, plastic, glass, chemicals, so he can create his own illusions.
Of all the art forms, magic is the richest of all.
The musician creates his music from a scale of seven notes. Do re me fa so la tee.
The artist creates all the colors of the rainbow for his paintings by mixing three colors: red, yellow, and blue.
The magician creates all of his magic and illusions, drawing from ten effects:
1. Productions & Appearances
2. Disappearances & Vanishes
7. Levitations & Suspensions
9. Spirit Effects
From the ten effects, the magician is able to do what seems to be humanly impossible, therefore making it the richest art in the world.
The magician, in addition to being a good performer, has to know and understand staging, lighting, costumes, directions, theatrics, and storytelling.
Magicians are not born as magicians. They are taught and trained the secrets of magic. And they have the determination and persistence to practice for years upon years to perfect their craft.
Magic is universal. It knows no borders and requires no language. It is pure mystery. And it brings smiles to children of all ages.