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The Psychology of Magic

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Very interesting article from a few years ago describing a visit by Simon Singh to The Magic Circle. Although only really revealing what we already know, that magicians use misdirection to achieve some of their effects, it contains some interesting asides. They include the fact that the Magic Circle library includes whole books devoted to one trick – such as 50 ways to make a card inserted into the pack ‘magically’ rise to the top.

[From The Guardian]