I have a friend who volunteers at a local community center. She asked me if I would help her teach some kids summer school. Some magic tricks during summer school.
It took me about 10 minutes of research to realize that if I tried to teach these kids any kind of sleight-of-hand magic tricks it would be a disaster. Practicing sleight-of-hand requires a lot of patience and determination and practice and this is not something little kids would expect to be doing during the summer vacation.
I decided to look up several self working card tricks. Self working card tricks are the kinds of tricks for you stack the deck in specific way so that when you deal the cards out you can tell us little story that kind of matches how you’re dealing out the cards. If you can do this correctly it looks pretty impressive.
Self Working Tricks
Because it’s a self working card trick, the deck is already stacked so there’s not very much for error. It’s a perfect set of tricks you can teach a bunch of little kids. We spent the first week practicing these self working card tricks. Practicing how to set up the decks. Practicing how to tell the stories will be dealt the cards.
Any kind of magic that you see on TV or in person or on stage is some kind of misdirection magic where a have you looking one direction were there actually doing something in another direction. Doing any kind of misdirection magic sleight-of-hand magic requires a lot of confidence.
Essentially you have to look out into the crowd and you not only have to say look at me look at what I’m doing you also have to say I want you to think about what I want to think about I want you to look where want to look not where I don’t want to look. That takes a lot of skill a lot of practice a lot of confidence a lot of charisma.
I saw this guy in a bar once practicing magic. He would just walk up to these groups of people. He had a couple of tricks. He had a coin trick he had a couple of card tricks.
He would just walk up to whoever seemed open and he would do these magic tricks. He would do them and they would be impressed. Sometimes they’d buy him drink sometimes they wouldn’t. He’d just move on to the next person. I was kind of wondering why he was doing these tricks. Why he was doing these free magic tricks.
I asked if I could buy him a drink and pick his brain about what he was doing and why he was doing it. He said that he was a professional magician. He does these shows. He does shows in small clubs. He does shows at parties he’s traveled around the world doing magic.
It has paid him a lot of money to have a lot of interesting experiences and an interesting life. I asked him the one question that most people want to ask a real live magician. That is is there such a thing is real magic. Is there any kind of real magic beyond just misdirection which is essentially based on deception.
Real Magic Exists
He said absolutely. There absolutely is real magic. But real magic requires that you absolutely eliminate your ego. It turns out that the ego energy is the opposite of true magic energy. It turns out that ego energy is like the arch villain of magic energy.
It turns out that these two forms of energy have been archrivals since the dawn of time and back before humans were created. These were kind of two opposing forces of the universe and when humans existed as one kind of collective entity before humans were created we decided to become humans. We wanted to create our own brain structure in the biological realm that could not perceive our spiritual energy.
He said in order to get in touch with your real magic self it takes years of meditation. It takes years of self discovery. It takes years of introspection. You have to turn off your ego completely. Once you turn off your ego completely you can do real magic but it takes a lot of time to get there.
If you even have any if you have even the slightest idea that you want to show this magic to other people it will destroy your ability to do real magic. So there’s two kinds of extremely diametrically opposite forms of magic.
Misdirection Is Acceptible Deception
There is the stage magic which is based on misdirection deception ego energy, ego self human energy and there is real magic which is based on absolute absence of self. Absence of ego energy. It gets back to your pure consciousness and that is very very rare. Almost never something that anybody ever does because nobody even believes that it’s even possible.
I watched this guy practice for another couple of hours in this bar. It was entertaining to watch him. It was entertaining to watch the people watching him. Then I realized what he was really doing. He wasn’t really practicing his tricks.
He was practicing his stage presence. When you see a magician you’re really seeing somebody that has an incredible amount of stage presence. You’re coming to watch somebody that has an incredible amount of presence to do something and I think what you come to see him do is not really the main thing we humans like to see.
We like to see someone up on stage that is so confident so present so charismatic that they hold our attention for a long time and that is something that is almost spellbinding.
After the two weeks were spent, or after the first week we spent learning the self working card tricks, the parents came and watch their kids, sons and daughters do these five or six self working card tricks. Telling the stories. Little kids getting up in front of their friends and parents and performing and enjoy performing. A fantastic thing to see.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.