Rules every magician should follow

Being a magician is more than just performing some amazing magic tricks, it’s a responsibility. Especially if you are a respected personality in this field. Being a magician and mentalist I have seen people coming to me asking for a solution to their problems. Sometimes the art of magic is not taken seriously by others, but a good magician will always get the attention he deserves. Below is the list of proven rules in the field of magic. No matter if you are a beginner, amateur or expert magician you should follow this code. All the best magicians in the world follow almost all the below rules.

  1. Never share your secret with layman
  2. Don’t share the secret of your original effect with fellow magicians for some time
  3. Never repeat your trick for the same audience
  4. Perform only in suitable environment
  5. Never challenge the audience to catch your trick
  6. Always carry at least one trick with you
  7. Don’t misuse your magic skills
  8. Be original while performing, have your own style
  9. Talk to other magicians and learn from their experiences.
  10. Try to give credits to the original inventor of the trick
  11. Don’t buy pirated materials. Buy the secrets from authorised entities
  12. Never stop practising and practice to perfection

-Amit Kalantri (Magician and Mentalist)

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11 types of magicians (magic entertainers)

  1. Cardician : Performs only magic tricks which uses playing cards.
  2. Magician (Illusionist) : Performs all kinds of magic tricks which look like the skill of a hand and uses variety of magic props
  3. Mentalist : Performs wide range of tricks which look like the skill of a mind
  4. Escapologist : specializes in freeing himself from the confinement of things such as ropes, handcuffs, and chains.
  5. Clairvoyant : One with ability to gain information about an object, person, location or physical event through extrasensory perception
  6. Psychic Entertainer : One who is a clairvoyant but goes beyond to entertain by speaking to the souls and energies from other world.
  7. Mind reader : An entertainer who can supposedly find out what another person is thinking.
  8. Hypnotist : One who artificially induces trance state on people resembling sleep, heightened susceptibility to suggestion and control them within limits for entertainment.
  9. Bizzarist : One who is a magician but uses storytelling and word play to a much greater degree, and less emphasis is placed on the manual dexterity of the performer or the complexity of his equipment.
  10. Mnemonist : One with the ability to remember and recall unusually long lists of data, such as unfamiliar names, lists of numbers, entries in books
  11. Mathmagician : One who uses mathematics in order to perform otherwise seemingly impossible feats.

– Amit Kalantri (Magician and Mentalist)