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On Nov 17, 2014, Mr. Woolery wrote:
I define magic as the performance art of making the apparently impossible seem real.

I only tried to define it so I could separate mentalism from magic in my own mind.


you can't, of course, because by any reasonable definition mentalism is included.

There may be reasons why you do not choose to be called a magician == that is a different issue,
but why would you not want to be involved with magic?

Whatever "it" is, it occurs in the mind of the spectator only prompted or orchestrated by you,
but all inexplicable things need a label in their mind -- and that is magic.

unless you desire to be thought of as doing the real thing for cash -- which is charlantry or sorcery.

Me -- I really do not have to define it -- just have confidence that a spectator will tuck the warm-fuzzies away somewhere without the need to find a rational cause.

Physically impossible or mentally impossible? Just be more than what others think you can be.
"the more one pretends at magic, the more awe and wonder will be found in real life." Arnold Furst

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Magic by a Magician is pure and simply "Entertaiment" for audiences. We are not the occult, or evil magic portrayed in some books or in television or in the movies. We are entertainers that give joy and laughter through our ART by using tricks to fool people into believing they are witnessing one thing and seeing another.

It is also a Radio station, a Purfume, a Home builder, I can't believe how these businesses use the word magic as the title to their companies. LOL
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Magic is a different way of thinking and imagining. You can see things that others can't and this makes it really cool.
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Simply making the impossible seem possible.
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