How I Started With Magic

Magic origin story time!

When I was about 5 years old I saw a friend of my dad perform some magic. I have probably seen him do magic earlier but, I can only remember as far back as 5 years old.

He performed a Do as I Do for me (an effect where we both take 1 card out of the deck and they are the mate cards, for example, both red aces).

This effect was amazing to me and so he taught me how to do a magic effect where the top card always jumped to the top of the deck, even though it was put in the middle.

Even though I learned this effect from him, I never really learned any more magic. I don’t know why though. It was probably because I was too ignorant to know that it was an option to learn more magic and I had no clue where to learn magic. For some reason, I even didn’t connect the magic box that I got for Christmas to his magic!

Then when I was about 15 years old I saw a street magic special of David Blaine, it was really amazing and it motivated me like crazy to figure out how it was done.

So I took a deck of cards and I found a YouTube video and I learned how to do magic from there or at least so I thought.

The magic that I learned on YouTube was not that good, usually, the magic was low quality and the magician explaining it didn’t really know what he was talking about. Even trough all of this I kept loving magic and I thought I was doing amazing magic (boy how wrong I was).

About 2 years in magic I discovered magic books and everything changed. In these books, I found real hidden gems and truly magical effects, effects that blow people away and make my heart beat a little bit faster.

From that day forward I’ve never looked back and I have enjoyed magic ever since



  • Bart Uriot

    Books changed everything, sounds very familiar to me ;)

  • Anna

    Great story!

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