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If you follow the advice in this course you will become successful in the 'fame game' and/or financially. How that affects those around you is entirely up to you. A good magician is held in high esteem, and your family and friends may not be prepared for the attention that you will receive, or your increased financial status. Also, other magicians in your area who don't have this course will probably become envious of your success. If you are a member of a magic club (or eventually become one), not everyone will be happy for you when you are singled out as an example of what can be achieved. Don't worry about this. Just try to maintain a 'down to earth' manner and continue to treat everyone respectfully.

Interestingly, some of the biggest names in magic are some of the nicest people in the business. I had the opportunity to speak to Lance Burton in Las Vegas recently. He not only shows a genuine interest in all magicians but is also down to earth and very modest. In fact, you will often find him mingling with the audience after the show, in the magic store next to his theatre.

Paul Daniels is another example of a magician who has remained down to earth and approachable despite international fame. Paul always makes time for other people, even though he can rarely escape from the public eye.

Having spent some time with Paul in New York recently, it seemed as though every few moments someone would approach, asking for an autograph or just wanting to talk to him. Paul patiently spoke to each one, never complaining or grumbling.

I happen to know however that Paul does find it irritating, and a bit sad when occasionally a young magician or two approach and boastfully claim to perform a particular effect better than him. I don't blame him for finding that annoying. Even so, Paul still remains kind and tactful; after all, he has nothing to prove!

By contrast, some magicians who think they have 'made it big' can be full of their own self-importance. They are often unwilling to help someone who is sincere in learning magic, and then tend to look down on these people. That is quite wrong, because after all, these same magicians needed support when they were learning too. Again, by contrast, Lance Burton is a fine example with his willingness to support and encourage new magicians.

This point reminds me about when I was recently on a cruise ship around Europe. Like many cruises, one of the evening shows featured a magician with his wife as the assistant. They were very good, they presented some great magic, and the audience clearly appreciated them.

There can be some lovely 'perks' with your new career.

However, what impressed the audience the most was that after every performance they took the trouble to appear by the front of the stage to greet the audience, talk to them, and share in discussing anyone's interest in magic. Be careful to keep your feet firmly on the ground, and you will remove any animosity that may otherwise be created amongst your family and friends. You will also attract and keep lots of adoring fans! Who knows, it might be you performing on the cruise ship next time...

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Fundamentals of Magick

Fundamentals of Magick

Magick is the art and practice of moving natural energies to effect needed or wanted change. Magick is natural, there is absolutely nothing supernatural about it. What is taught here are various techniques of magick for beginners. Magick is natural and simple and the techniques to develop abilities should be simple and natural as well. What is taught on this site is not only the basics of magick, but the basics of many things.

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