History of Magic – Then and Now

Magic—its popularity and intrigue—has been a part of our culture since the earliest moments in recorded history.

It has affected eastern and western cultures, providing us with entertainment, and creating a sense of illusion.

It has influenced generations—from Egypt to Greece and beyond, giving meaning to the earliest instances of actions that move beyond the precipice of human logic.

And has mystified and even intimidated audiences in the past. Thankfully though, the world has moved into a sphere now where the audience and magician have an understanding.

Magic in the Past

Although magic maintains its history, it was only in the 1800s that practitioners started regarding the art as a career choice.

With more people becoming aware of magic as an interesting art, illusionists and conjurers began performing and used their captivated audience to experiment with their own tricks of magic. It was during this time that tricks such as making objects move of their own accord, pulling items out of thin air and even making people disappear onstage became common.

It was also during this time that magicians claimed supernatural powers as the reason behind their proficiency in magic.

The Effects of Magic in the Present

Time and the influence of technology have given many people the chance to understand magic and the techniques that magicians use to achieve their illusions.

As such, audiences now enjoy magic simply for its techniques that use sleight of hand,  misdirection and even secret mechanisms to create an impressive illusion.

This awareness of techniques has also paved the way for many magicians who strive to follow the footsteps of the great. This includes stage magicians, platform magicians and close-up magicians such as yours truly.

Witnessing the Art of Magic

As a classic form of entertainment, magic remains an art that continues to mystify people as time goes on. And to witness it in all its glory, I encourage you to book a magician for your wedding or your party.

Having used the wisdom of some of the best magicians in the world, I strive to provide my audience with some memorable moments and give them the opportunity to see my performance up close. As a professional magician in the UK, I’m not afraid of being original and taking chances to show the world the beauty of magic. If you’re looking for high-class entertainment, contact me and add that perfect pinch of magic to your night’s proceedings.

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