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By Indirections Find Directions Out

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Here’s a wonderful example of a magician who uses misdirection expertly and repeatedly. Magician James Brown won London’s Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year in 2006 for this routine. 6 more words

Performance

the little genius with teeth, claws and a desirous heart

Coming back to a painting I posted about here, just a little more on what I see it representing now.

 I was always touched by the image, the protectiveness of the demon, the trust of the little child. 248 more words

Magic

Politics and Witchcraft, Practical Intersections: Protest

Magic has been variously described over the years. For our purposes, let’s say it is the raising of energy and directing it toward a goal, to create change in accordance with will.

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Politics

THE GAME OF SATURN: A REVIEW

Let it be said from the beginning: If you like alternative histories, then this is the book you want to read right now: The Game of Saturn… 2,335 more words

Magic

SOMETHING WENT BUMP IN THE NIGHT

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-legged beasties
And things that go bump in the night
Good Lord, deliver us!
– Traditional Scottish Prayer

Never met a ghoul and I have various issues with long-legged beasties, 730 more words

Humor

The Glass Act: Joseph Reohm

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One of the hardest things in magic is to come up with a new plot. I hadn’t heard of Reohm before I came across this clip of him on Penn & Teller’s Fool Us, but I enjoyed this pretty glass-themed magic routine a lot. 6 more words

Performance

Review – Bluelight Comedy Magic, Borjia, Northampton, 27th April 2017

I’ve discovered a new (to me at least) fixture on the local comedy circuit – the Bluelight Comedy Magic show, which has been going for some time but last night had their first outing at the rather swish and showy Borjia bar in Northampton. 759 more words

Chris Sparkle