Anatomy of the Illusion- Famous Magic Tricks Explained

No matter how bewilderingly real a magic trick might seem, at the end of the day, it’s a trick more than it is magic. Some conjurers leave you with your mouths and eyes both wide open at the end of their performances. Their perfectly disguised, deceptive props and methods of creating awe-inspiring illusions, make you wonder whether they have supernatural powers. Well, they don’t. While some magicians come up with tricks and secrets of their own, most just use some of the traditional magic tricks like walking on water or pulling a rabbit out of a hat, which are not really hard to master, when you get to know the secret. So, in this article, we examine some of the most common magician tricks and show you how exactly the magicians pulled them off:

Levitating Man – What It is

This is a trick that has been famously performed by street magicians for ages now. As the name indicates, while performing this magic, the magician appears to be floating in the air. Sometimes, to indicate that they are really above the ground, and it’s not just an optic illusion (which really it is but let’s just humor them for now), they hold a stick which shows the watchers that there really is a gap between them and the ground.

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People often stand in disbelief near the performer and wonder whether they have magical powers, or perhaps the person is a holy being? Well, there is always a more straightforward explanation…

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