The Principles of Magic Revealed


February 19, 2010
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How much do you know about magic? It’s time to see through the illusion. Don’t miss Magic! opening Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 at HMNS. In the days leading up to the opening, and throughout the run of the exhibit, check back here for exclusive videos and descriptions of the unique items on display.

The Principles of Magic have been discussed endlessly for centuries. Some magicians say there only five, others claim there are twenty two. Take a look at the  eight principles that follow – and watch them in action in the video – and see if you can remember a single performance of magic that hasn’t used at least one of them.

APPEARANCE

DUPLICATION

VANISH

SUSPENSION

LEVITATION

PENETRATION

RESTORATION

TRANSFORMATION

TRANSPOSITION

Can’t see the video? Watch it here. And – don’t miss Magic!, opening February 26, 2010.

Scott
Authored By Scott Cervine

Scott Cervine, guest curator for Magic: The Science of Wonder, was one of the youngest people ever accepted by the prestigious Magic Castle in Hollywood – at age 15. By the time he was 21, Scott was accepted as a full-fledged member of the Academy of Magical Arts. He is the only magician to ever be named “Magic Entertainer of the Year” two years in a row. Scott has appeared on several new shows, blending his unique style of comedy and magic to dazzle audiences. He has performed in over a dozen countries and made several TV and movie appearances.

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