I was invited to the Magic Castle in 2005. I asked myself how these magicians were doing all these tricks. If you have been in the Magic Castle http://www.magiccastle.com/ If you have attended a Magic show, the same question would come to your mind: How did he do that? My first contact with the surreal led me to study the steps to perform a trick.
After several years I came back to the Magic Castle in 2009. There I found that magic is an art. Magic as an art is not witchcraft or occultism like some people want to label illusionism. Illusionism is an art and entertainment that requires showmanship. Due to all these doubts, I asked fellow priest and exorcist from Spain Fr. Jose Antonio Fortea his thoughts about magic and illusionism. His response was that it totally allowed. http://www.ncregister.com/blog/astagnaro/why-don-bosco-is-the-patron-saint-of-magicians He mentioned that even St John Bosco practice magic to teach catechism to the youth. http://www.ncregister.com/blog/astagnaro/the-magic-and-spirituality-of-st.-john-bosco
Even though I am an amateur. I had to learn some technique: misdirection, sleight of hand and coordination. In a time when attention span had decreased because all distractions we have in our daily lives, I found that performing magic is something that keeps people engaged. Thanks to a great magician that is also my mentor in the magical arts, I am at an intermediate level. http://magicalconservatory.homestead.com/MayseoTheGreat.html
Young’s People Magic Show is an opportunity to share faith, talent, and treasure. “So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the church”. 1 Cor 14,12. I just want to invite you to an evening full of magic, fun, and entertainment all for the glory of God…
See you on Saturday!