Book vs. Video…

Book vs. Video…

Why choose books over videos? Why choose at all? Isn’t this just a false dichotomy? When I was four years old, my sister got a magic kit for Christmas. We’d be down in our basement playing and she’d frustrate the living daylights out of me.  She performed amazing...
Looking In at Magic

Looking In at Magic

Outsiders looking in at magic often stand out. After a performance, I enjoy meeting people who have some  interest in magic, especially if they developed that interest during the show.  just And within that group, there’s a subset of hobbyists that really stands out...
Why Is It so Hard to Get Into Magic?

Why Is It so Hard to Get Into Magic?

Hard to get into magic? I can already hear the clamoring chatter of disagreement! Those voices are saying, “But Jafo, it’s easier than EVER to get into magic.” And in a sense, this is true. But if you stick with me, I think I can make a case for why it’s more...
There’s No Cheating in Magic

There’s No Cheating in Magic

“Of course there’s cheating in magic,” I hear you say. “Magic and cheating both have their roots in deception.” Not so fast – it all depends on what your purpose in magic is.  Karl Germain was an American magician who performed...