Originally Posted by Jerome
What are your views on (Mutational) Alchemy? (Thanks for the past answers, btw- they were quite good if not too informative, maybe my questions were a bit difficult.) What do you think of the Yi Ching in comparison to the Tai Hsuan Ching, then?
I don't want to be snarky because I love mysticism, especially that of eastern culture - I just happen not to believe in any of it. I find it a rich vein for performers such as myself - and a valuable source of history and cultural context.
I especially like the Yi Ching - I'm working on quite a creepy liitle marvel for my close-up performances involving them.
While I work very hard at my magic - I use solely sleight of hand, misdirection, psychology and hypnosis to accomplish everything you see. I study and perfect things for literally years to make it look exactly like real magic - but none of it is.