The magician of today mystifies the public, plays tricks on them, and fools them; but he does it in the spirit of an entertainer, not as a serious spiritualist. Because of his seemingly miraculous feats and his clever presentation, the public often believes that he has unusual intellectual and mental power and is a master of difficult and unusual situations. The imaginations of the people build this power around him and that is what makes him the "box office attraction."
In the case of Houdini, for instance, in spite of the fact that he lectured against and exposed the fraudulent spiritualists, and in spite of the fact that he stated expressly that he possessed no supernatural power, he could not convince many people that he was not aided by psychic forces in the marvellous experiments which he performed. There are thousands of people also who after seeing Thurston's wonderful spirit cabinet presentation, swear that Thurston must be aided by spirit forms. They cannot account for such peculiar happenings in any other way.
Through the cleverness of the magician, he produces effects which seem to be based on supernatural and psychic power. The important point, however, is that his presentation is such as to make his deception legitimate for it is done merely in the spirit of entertaining the public.
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