Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Growing up my sister and I always had a fascination with magic and the art of escape. I had a huge obsession as a kid with Criss Angel and his TV show, Mindfreak. In my eyes, Criss was simply magical and anyone who thought he lied about his illusions heard my 4th-grade piece of mind. Little did I know, they’re called “illusions” for a reason. A television show called Breaking the Magician’s Code: Magics Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed (1997) was able to change my perspective on the idea of magic and I soon found the art of magic to be more intriguing than magic itself. 

Similar to the youtube video where James Randi exposes Uri Geller from the lecture slides comes this youtube link to one of the illusions exposed on Magics Biggest Secrets. Although James Randi details how small scale illusions such as melting a spoon or duplicating hidden drawings are completed using trickery, this link details how a larger scale illusion using big props and magician’s assistants can be completed and used to shock and stump audiences.


  1. I used to love that show too! As a child magic and magic shows were always so fascinating but after learning the secrets of the tricks the enchantment is kind of lost.

  2. Magic is something I have always found fascinating. Do you think that technological advances and science may have ruined the world of magic and belief?