Which famous magicians inspire you? Who pushes you to develop your magic further and reach for that deck of playing cards?
We all have famous magicians as magic heroes. Famous historical magicians and those that are currently being promoted on TV. Getting inspiration and motivation from a range of famous magicians is an essential part of becoming the best magician you can be.
For some, watching famous magicians perform their acts is the gateway to discovering magic and making that first step to learning themselves. For others, it's a constant source of motivation to practice and develop their own skills. It's possible to learn so much from other magicians.
We asked a bunch of magicians to tell us who inspires them. We wanted to know which famous magicians they respect in magic and regard as their current favourites. The most popular choices tend to be those that have become iconic figures in magic over the years, through TV appearances, but there are some less famous magicians in the list, which we also recommend you seek out and learn from.
The individual answers aren't really that important. It's that they DO have famous magicians that they love to watch and who keep magic alive and fresh for them. As we learn more and more magic secrets, it's very easy to become disengaged with the real meaning of magic, that made us fall in love with it. Watching famous magicians helps give us that feeling of amazement back, that's so easy to lose sight of, once we have stepped behind the curtain of magics secrets.
Here are some of the best responses. For those of us interested in this as a popularity contest (which isn't the point) the most popular famous magicians were Dynamo – Magician Impossible and Paul Daniels.
The real purpose of this question, is to show that everyone needs to be inspired.
Were all your favourite famous magicians mentioned? Tell us who it is, and why, in the comments section at the end of this post.
So I started perfecting it.. And that's how I stated in magic, right up to becoming a professional magician/mentalist/hypnotist, with my own business. So thank you Paul for inspiring me to live my dream to perform and entertain people, n change people's lives n inspire a new generation.
Gary Sumpter Daniel Garcia and Jeff McBride. Why? Because these guys don't rely on tricks or budgets to do what they do, they both have fantastic personalities that shine WAY above the tricks themselves. These guys are an inspiration to me. Its not what you do or how you do it, its how you ARE.
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