The Magician's Oath
I promise I will always guard against exposing the secrets of magic, whether through lack of practice before performing, or through explanation to any person not entitled to know the secrets. I make this promise seriously, realizing that in violating it, I am not only violating my word of honor, but I am violating the trust and rights of all other magicians who, by the very nature of their form of entertainment, are entitled to the preservation of the secrets of magic.
Signature: ________________________ Date: ____________
Please Print out, Sign and Date for your Records.
This is Very Important!
Click to Zoom
(This was one of my favorite Magic tricks to perform when I was eight years old and looks very astonishing!)
The Magician's Code
- Practice every trick before you show it to anyone - even your parents! There's an old saying, "A Good Magician Never Reveals The Secrets, and a Bad Magician doesn't have to." Practice, practice, practice.
- Never tell your secrets! Once people know how to do a trick all the mystery is gone. Plus, if they can do the trick too, your talent and skill is no longer special to them.
- Never repeat a trick for the same person. If they ask you to do it again, and they will, they are really looking for an opportunity to catch you the next time.
- Be a good audience member. Now you possess some of magic's coolest secrets, if you see someone performing you MUST treat that person the same way you would want to be treated. In other words, don't let them or the audience know that you know how the tricks are done.
- Most importantly, you should perform Magic to entertain and mystify, not to show you are better than others. Remember, always strive to entertain your audience and treat them with respect. Without an audience, there is no Magic.