Daniel Jaspersen Magician@Play

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On Inspiration

Posted by djaspersen on Thursday, November 15, 2012, In : Magic and the Magician 
“How do you learn magic?” is one of the most frequently asked questions I get while performing. Many people are genuinely curious about where I get my material from. As with many things, there is a long answer as well as a short one.

The short answer is: Books, DVDs and other resources that are available for purchase through various magic shops.

The longer and more accurate answer involves many factors. It’s true that I have a library of magic books and videos that I reference on a regu...

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Part 1: Magic, more than tricks

Posted by djaspersen on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, In : Magic and the Magician 
The Question before me this evening: Does magic have any importance for the real world?
If so, what?

Magic is an art-form. If we can accept that art is the creative expression of one’s self, than there is no question that magic is a form of art. It’s true that there are those who simply learn to work a pack of cards and can deftly fool you. They are more tricksters, and craftsmen than artists. However, there is also a line where a magician (any artist really) opens his soul to the audienc...

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Ignite Cheyenne 4: The Topic

Posted by djaspersen on Thursday, April 5, 2012,
I'm in the middle of putting together my talk for Ignite Cheyenne 4. The format of the event has forced me to focus my thoughts onto one small area. I only get 5 minutes. In reality, I could carry on about this topic for hours and hours, but I don't know that anyone besides me would find it interesting. Sadly, I won't be performing any pieces of magic for the talk (maybe afterward). 

The topic that I have decided on is very important to me as a performer. I believe that the audience (of any li...
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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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