7 Essential Secrets of Magicians

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It has often been said that a good magician never reveals their secrets, but in WIRED’s video below, illusionist David Kwong, author of the recently published book Spellbound, does just that. He outlines seven important tricks of the trade as he performs a card stunt, showcases the sleight of hand behind feats like making a spoon “bend,” and demonstrates how subtle actions like controlling an audience's center of attention can toy with their perception of reality.