Daniel Jaspersen Magician@Play

Browsing Archive: March, 2012

Turning Tricks vs Making Magic

Posted by djaspersen on Friday, March 23, 2012,
I run into young or new magicians (or sometimes veterans) who have a hard time wrapping their heads around this. Magic is WAY MORE that just a pile of tricks. A quick Google Search for 'magic' will reveal how many online magic shops are out there, selling new, old and refurbished magic tricks. The descriptions of these tricks read "Simply have the spectator blow on the fork and it visually, magically melts...taught in complete detail in 2 hours of video..." Would-be-Magicians read that thinki...
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Mommy, where does magic come from?

Posted by djaspersen on Tuesday, March 13, 2012,
The following is a semi-true story. 

I didn't get into magic as a kid. When I was 11 years-old I told myself how to juggle. From then on I was a juggler. There is a difference between knowing how to or being able to and being a juggler. I live, breathed, slept and occasionally ate juggling. (So far, its all true)
When I was in college, I was working a store in the Mall of America called Air Traffic. They sell high-end strategy games, stunt kites and juggling gear. I was 20 and a resident juggle...
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