Perspectives on Magic by Peter Prevos

By Peter Prevos

whilst humans watch a magician create illusions, the query that's so much urgent on their minds is: how did he do it?. this isn't the one query that may be requested of a magic functionality. A psychologist may well ask why it truly is attainable that the brain should be deceived, occupational therapists have an interest in how appearing magic methods might help individuals with actual disabilities and sociologists study the culture of magicians.

This e-book explores the questions that students from varied fields of technological know-how have requested concerning the performances of magicians. For magicians this publication offers new views on their functionality artwork. for individuals with a passive curiosity in magic, this booklet presents an perception right into a old fashioned functionality paintings that's regularly surrounded in secrecy and clichés.

Table of Contents

  1. Perspectives on Magic: What is magic?
  2. Science and Magic: How does magic relate to science?
  3. The paintings of Magic : Is magic a functionality art?
  4. Magic Networks : What is it prefer to be a magician
  5. The heritage of Magic: What position did magicians play within the past?
  6. The energy of Magic: What is the sensible use of conjuring?
  7. The Magic of training: What will we study from magicians?
  8. The Deception of Magic: How do we be so simply deceived?
  9. The way forward for Magic: Will magic turn into obsolete?
  10. Epilogue: What is the technology of magic?

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