chapter  7
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Performing the Magic

Magic appears to be a mysterious art performed by someone with supernatural abilities. When we watch a magician at work, he or she appears mystically to be making things happen that are not possible. Yet, if we are able to talk honestly with people who perform magic tricks , they will tell you what they are doing is not really mysterious at all. They learn a set of steps required to perform a trick. They learn special "tips" that make it appear mysterious. They try it a few times, usually with a more experienced practitioner, to gain confidence that they can perform the trick. Then, they practice, practice, practice refining their skill and developing confidence. Eventually, they master the trick.