Category: It’s a Kind of Magic

The Mysterious World of Magic & Card Tricks

The exact origins of card magic are difficult to pin down, but it’s generally considered that card sleight of hand (aka card magic) were created by gamblers who wanted to greatly improve their chances of winning when playing card games. Playing cards themselves originated from around China and India and were introduced to Europe in […]

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Using Card Tricks to Break Social Barriers

Social barriers are, unfortunately, a ubiquitous part of today’s society. Whether it’s social attitudes to disability, age, a person’s background, language or anything else, these barriers inevitably have a profound effect on people’s lives. Breaking them down and integrating different people from all walks of life will ultimately lead to a better society and an […]

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The Most Famous Magician of All Time

Magic has always been central to the world of entertainment, and those that have mastered the art have made a name for themselves from it.  Robert Houdin became world famous upon transforming modern magic and conjuring in a way never thought imaginable before, while David Blaine exploded the twenty first century notion of mentalism by […]

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The History Of Magic

The ancient art of magic dates as one of the oldest forms of entertainment, and yet it never grows old. Tricks and illusions present a factor of impossibility to human abilities and it is that very trait that keeps its fascinating presence in the performing world. Many classic tricks such as the cup and ball […]

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Svengali Deck – The History Behind the Trick

What is a Svengali Deck? A Svengali Deck is a trick deck of cards. Half of the cards are the same size as a regular deck of cards; the other half, however, are a touch shorter than standard size. These shorter cards all contain the same number and suit on them. This difference allows the […]

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Easy Magic Tricks That Anyone Can Learn

The art of magic is designed to confuse and trick the mind and to evoke amusement, awe and praise for the master of the acts performed. Because such a nature is attached to the act, magic can seem like an impossible feat for many not to be attempted for fear of it “not working out” […]

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5 Easy To Do Card Tricks

Whether you call them magicians, illusionists or performers, there’s no denying that individuals like David Blaine and Criss Angel have made the art of magic very popular to a new generation. But while some of their feats may be spectacular and sometimes rather bizarre, there is a common component that all their shows feature: card […]

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