Magic Lessons #25 – Disappearing Sugar Trick
Jean-Eugene Houdin, a famous French Magician from the 19th Century, once said “A magician is an actor playing the part of a magician”. This quote perfectly sums up the disappearing sugar trick.
There have been multiple papers and articles that hypothesize on what Houdin meant. Simply, from the audience’s point of view, it doesn’t matter how great your magic skills are, it only matters that you appear to have exceptional magic skills.
Most of the work done by magicians is done behind the scenes; it does not matter to the audience if the magic trick was completed through years or training and practice or if it was completed with the push of a button.