You wonder how this applies to you in learning Magic. In just this way: Tell yourself from the start that you are going to be a Real Magician. Form a picture in your mind of yourself as a Successful Magician on the stage or see yourself as Popular, Well Known, a Social Success through your knowledge of Magic. Form a definite image of what Magic will do for you. The Power of Suggestion will do the rest.
If you are in earnest and have suggested to yourself that you are going to be a Social Success or a Stage Success, you will find that "Day by Day in Every Way You Are Getting Nearer and Nearer Your Goal."
Don't minimize the value of this suggestion. The positive suggestion—YOU CAN--will actually give you greater ability because your mind will be open to learn and will be eager to learn.
Another phase of this wonderful Power over you is the use of it when you are performing before your audience. Enter heart and soul into the part you are playing. Your audience believes you have marvelous powers. Let this Suggestion coming from them exercise its power over your mind and let it make you believe that you have these powers. For instance, your audience really believes that you make the coin disappear somehow in Lesson 1 and that you must be in conspiracy with the spirits in Lesson 2 to make the burning cigarette vanish. Talk yourself into believing that you actually do this. Before long you will have yourself almost believing that you do vanish the coin and the cigarette. At first, this may sound impossible to you. But try it.
You will find that with the suggested belief that you are doing magical things, you will get greater confidence and better presentation of your tricks. This belief will show in your facial expression, which is an important element in putting your tricks across. When the handkerchief is whisked
off the glass and the half dollar is found to be "dissolved," you show a surprised expression just like the audience.
All of this makes for a belief in yourself as a Real Magician. I want you to realize this mighty tool you have in yourself for making yourself what you want to be—this tool of the Power of Suggestion.
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