History of Magic
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History of Magic

2008, Mystery  -   20 Comments
Ratings: 6.82/10 from 34 users.

History of MagicThis show will trace the development of entertainment magic throughout the world, from its earliest roots in religious ritual and tribal shamanism to today's international stars of Las Vegas and television.

This series will cover all of the mentalism subject from prediction, book test, blindfolded, fortune teller, levitation history, secret tricks, and developments.

This is the story of how the dream of levitation and fantasy of the mysterious east combine to the magic golden age.

On all form of magic, close up is the oldest, the simplest, and the purest. At its heart there is trick that hardly change for thousand of years.

This is the story of how the magician has taken the scientific advantages and use them to conjure up a new ways to make things appear and disappear.

There is one kind of magic that put the magician in danger or appears to. This is the story of how dangerous magic has been defined by one man legacy for more than one hundred years.

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Rick Donovan
5 years ago

3 of Diamonds hahaha you nailed it and it was in rewinding i saw the subtly clues, that is creepy. Nice Nice.

Jacek Walker
8 years ago

There is a lot of magic around in daily life. One only needs to put aside the calculative mind for a moment.
And those cheap tricksters...magic would be the last thing to find in them.

10 years ago

Where's parts 4-6? Too bad, considering there's only half an hour left of a five hour documentary!

11 years ago

wOW tHiS iS gAY

Kyle Parker
11 years ago

stop typing like that. you are not a twelve year old girl.
and if you are, go to bed.

11 years ago

IF YoU Were TO ExPlAiN To Som1 What PenN & TelLEr Do. YoU woUlD JusT HvE To SImPlY SAy ThEY TaKE MaGiC TOo ThE NEXt Lvl.

11 years ago

great doc very entertaining! especially enjoyed the close up stuff, truly magical.

12 years ago

Shazam ! how Fun !

12 years ago

OMG as a magician this is so cool!!
I can't believe someone took the time to capture the magical arts for a doc.

12 years ago

Is it possible to de-materialize and teleport yourself through solid matter?
Is it possible to be in two different dimensions at once?Sure,Houdini did it over a hundred years ago.Marty McFly and the guy in"The Prestige",Mister Spock and Captain Kirk did it.All we have to do is work out the details.Magic doesn't bother with the small stuff.It just shows us that it's possible.
That's what Magic is.The Art of the Possible

12 years ago

I'm only up to Episode 3, 1/6 and so far EP1 6/6 is completely missing and the end of Ep2, 6/6 is cut off at the very end.
Pretty interesting in all though.

Gary V
12 years ago

I watched the first hour then it got blocked by channel 4 here in the UK, I didn't bother with Anchorfree or finding a direct link to it because in the first hour I had not seen anything that I didn't already know. Maybe I will come back to it at a later date & try to watch some of the other 4 hours of it, if I'm really bored & desperate for something to watch. I didn't think that in this day & age that anyone (except the misguided or uneducated) still believed in magic of any description, I thought that we all knew that it was all just illusions & trickery. I watched it several hours ago & was not going to even bother to comment on it until I read gabbledegook's comment & thought that I would add my own to it. As always, watch it yourselves & draw your own conclusions.

12 years ago

I watched it for a bit excellent tricks but no explanations of how they were done and i didnt fancy waiting 4 hours just to be left wandering could be a good one for debate though !