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Who else has witnessed?
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Post # 1
I never completely believed in magic. Until one day in April 2010. I met a man. I watched his moves closely. I was so skeptical I made him empty all of his pockets. Proving there was no trick. No slight of hand. Then he reaches down the back of another viewers pant and pulls put 20 dollars. On a different occasion, while wearing a tanktop, he had no lighter for his cigarette. He then proceeded to place the tip of his cigarette on the palm of his hand. When he pulled away, the cigarette was lit. Never once using a lighter or anything but his own hand blow is this possible?

Re: Who else has witnessed?
By: Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 2
Those are things that any skilled illusionist can do, even if you check their sleeves and pockets. It's not real magic, real magic does not work like that. It is simply illusion, a trick, stage magic.

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Post # 3
Yet, the man was hardly clothed. Standing there hunting a lighter, and when he could not find one, he lit the cigarette with the palm of his hand. Nothing else. I was right in front of him.

Re: Who else has witnessed?
By: Moderator / Adept
Post # 4
This is stage magic, an illusion, chris angel style, no actual magic involved.

Re: Who else has witnessed?
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Post # 5
And Criss angel yanked a woman in half in a park bench. Either which way, I watched it happen right in front of me. No slight of hand. No nothing. I believe he came to a crossroads at some point and made a deal with the wrong person.

Re: Who else has witnessed?
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Post # 6

He could have been using a plant in the audience for the $20, someone he knew would have had money in a specific location. For the lighter, he could have latex appendages concealing a rigging that would emit a spark upon pressure in a certain location. These are easily concealed with fake skin and proper placement.

There's all kinds of ways to do these things now.


Re: Who else has witnessed?
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Post # 7
Anyone who does magic as part of a performance or even just calls themselves a magician is just a master of illusion, I assure you. Stage magicians seek to emulate magic, but the tricks they perform could never work without their skills and props since magic is rarely so physical and predictable to be used in such a fashion. Even if it were, it would still require such a huge amount of effort that the result would hardly be worth it.

On the VERY off chance this man wasn't pulling off an illusion, I suggest avoiding him. Anyone with enough magical skill to light a cigarette in public with so casually is way out of your league and ours too. If you tried to confront him, it's quite unlikely that your meeting would go well even if he decided you were worth his time.

Re: Who else has witnessed?
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Post # 8
How does criss angel go 300 freakin feet in the air

Re: Who else has witnessed?
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Post # 9
Cris Angel does wonderful stage magic/illusions. But it is all set up, with various people he hires and trains. Even the hovering over the hotel that looks like a pyramid was great. But its fake, really. He has many years of training for these things. But its not magick as we are learning and doing. Criss is so talented that he got a 10 year contract with the Luxor hotel to perform his act. But its an act, just illusions.

Re: Who else has witnessed?
By: / Beginner
Post # 10
Sorry to disappoint but that was an illusion. People who are expert in that knows where to hid there items so it won't be discovered easily.

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