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Pierce
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My introduction to magic came with a fascination in sleight-of-hand, particuarly with cards and notes. Although I do occasionally use gimmicks I much prefer to perform clean, both magically and hygienically.

Recently I have become fascinated with Victorian era magic, in particular Spiritualism. I find the ambience and atmosphere created by a creepy 'mediumship' setting much more theatrically pleasing than other styles of performance!

So...Hello! I look forward to joining in with the discussions!


Pierce
Mary Mowder
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Welcome Pierce,

The connection (and disconnect) between Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has always been interesting to me.

What led you to Spiritualism? (And it better not be a G-G-G-Ghost!)

-Mary Mowder
Pierce
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Hi Mary!

I think it was a love for horror that led me to it. Creepy horror films set in the Victorian era always scared me more than those in a modern setting, and I guess mediumship and spiritualism was always the natural way to follow. Derren Browns stage work was a huge eye opener for me aswell, as I had personally always seen stage magic as unnattractive whenever I had seen it presented before. Watching his Enigma show managed to pull me away from the cards and start thinking on a stage level instead.

I guess it is purely the theatricality of it that attracts me. I find it much more 'believable' than traditional presentation.

Pierce
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