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What does the Japanese Tea Ceremony have to do with Magic?

Posted by djaspersen on Monday, December 17, 2012, In : Magic and the Magician 

What does the Japanese Tea Ceremony have to do with Magic?

One sunny afternoon in a small rural town in northern Japan, a group of American students and adults were partaking in the Japanese Tea Ceremony. The host, an older Japanese gentlemen, quietly prepared the sweets and tea with a precise choreography that has been refined over years of rehearsal. He explained to his guests the various segments of the ceremony and it’s uses in classical Japanese hospitality. The Americans smi...


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On the Juggler's Mentality

Posted by djaspersen on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, In : Magic and the Magician 

On the Juggler's Mentality

I recently awoke from a pleasant night of sleep with a thought lodged in my noggin. It was one of those concepts that you end up pondering for many hours to come. During the quiet moments in a hectic schedule, you return to the topic.

“There is a fundamental difference in the mentality of a juggler and a magician.”

My mind mulled this idea around for a couple days. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. The thought was triggered by a questio...


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Headline Prediction

Posted by djaspersen on Monday, December 10, 2012, In : Stories from the Trenches 

Pushing Mentalism

More than a simple magic trick. During the month of October, I was a special guest on the local TV Morning Show. They asked me to perform once a week for the entire month. On my first appearance, I handed a large envelope to the host to safe-guard. She locked it in her desk until four weeks later. Sealed in the package was my prediction of the Newspaper headlines for the date of October 29, 2012.

This is one of the most difficult feats in all of mentalis...


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