Book Review of How Magicians Think by Joshua Jay

Book Review of How Magicians Think by Joshua Jay

I’d like to talk today about a book about “Magic”.  Now, this is a little bit different type of book. While Magicians will love it and find it very worthwhile, it is not a book that teaches tricks or talks about magic in a way typically found in...
The History of “Pulling a Rabbit Out of a Hat”

The History of “Pulling a Rabbit Out of a Hat”

When you think of a Magician what comes to mind? For many, it is the famous image of a Magician pulling a rabbit out of hat?  As a person who is a lover of animals and has many pets, including two rabbits (who appear in some of my shows), I thought it would be...
Thinking Creatively

Thinking Creatively

As a professional magician, I have had to learn to think creatively. Now, this doesn’t come naturally to me.  I used to say that I didn’t have a creative bone in my body. However, what I have come to understand is that I actually was creative all the time, but my...
Pets and Animals in Magic

Pets and Animals in Magic

There is nothing more associated with Magicians and Animals than the old cliché of a Magician pulling a Rabbit out of Hat.  Nobody really knows where or when this first originated, but this image of a Magician and his/her Magical Rabbit has been around for a long...
A Magician’s Oath

A Magician’s Oath

The performing arts encompasses so many different fields.  Music, Film, Stage Acting, Dance, and yes, magic.  Unlike many of the other performing arts, the performing art of magic values secrets.  For instance, a magic trick is created to amuse and mesmerize an...