Thursday, 1 October, 2009

When secrets drain away...

[Editorial appeared on September 2009 issue of Vismayam Magical News]

It won’t be wrong if one says that man is clever and among them magicians are cleverer. To be clever is a professional need for magical artistes. Many of their tricks are based on aspects of science and technology. And these aspects, ever since their evolution on this planet have been growing year after year. Today, it is such that the technology behind magic tricks gets even hourly advancements.

A good magician needs to be techno savvy. But this qualification should not make him weird and segregate him from artistes of other trades. Artistes of other faculties do not usually embrace the technology to the extent as magicians do.

It has been a common say that magicians fool their audiences. This is for sure, a wrong notion. Fact is different.

In front of a magician, every spectator is wiser. If to lend and a little bend Mahatma’s words that customer is the King; for magicians spectator is their King. Genuine appreciation always comes from the wise and so a magician usually tends to describe his audiences as the wisest.

Today’s world offers trick behind any magic at a single click. Facts behind many illusions are being piped to living rooms even if viewers do not wish so.

In this context, to be successful, a magician should have not only update technology, but also tremendous quantities of enthusiasm.

When secrets are no more secrets, we have these words of the Mahatma to remember: “I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides, and my windows to be closed. Instead, I want the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any”.

Yes. Let us gather synergy to transform big challenges into biggest achievements.

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