May 04

First Recorded History of Magic

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

One of the first recorded magicians in history can be found in the old testament bible that talks about the Pharaoh’s dream of seven full ears of corn and 7 withered ears and 7 full cows and 7 lean cows.  The Pharaoh summoned the magicians of the land to help him understand the dream.   The dream was later interpreted by Joseph as 7 years of plenty and 7 years of famine.  The first magicians in ancient times were called magi and some would attempt to read the language of the stars.  This was the birth of astrology which would later lead to the birth of astronomy.  Mysticism played a big part in the life of ancient people.

The magi were commonly called Sun and Fire worshipers but really were light worshipers.  In the view of the magi, life expressed itself as light and that which was not life or light was considered darkness.  Magic originally meant the “true interpretations of the  laws of life.”   Zoroaster is commonly credited with making a world magi conscious.  Charles Frances Potter wrote that “Zoroaster discovered the devil, and, incidentally, paradise and the last judgment and the resurrection of the dead, is one of the most interesting chapters in the story of religion.”  Mazdaznan is what is considered Zoroastrianism.   Thomas Edison named his brighter light, Mazda.  Mazdaznans stressed the Triangle of Life:  spiritual, mental and physical.  The magi not only stressed the Triangle of Life but the importance of balance as expressed in the five pointed star of life- spiritual, mental, physical, social and financial.  Each one of us should become strong in each department.

It was important for man to grow and expand from within.  The magi believed that just as an acorn expands into a tree so should we expand into greater possibilities as human beings.   The magi believed in service and that what you give is what you get.  According to the magi, when we give out we created a vacuum within and nature abhorring a vacuum, quickly gave back and threw in just a bit more than what we gave out for good measure.

May 01

Traveling in Atlanta

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

My wife and I made a trip up to Atlanta today to talk to a few potential clients.  We both enjoy traveling and as what some old cliches sometimes say “it’s not the destination that matters, but it’s the journey”  ….  yeah, OK, maybe, I have no idea.  But we definitely have a great time traveling.  Anyway, I just wanted to share a few pics of Atlanta.

 

Apr 28

Had A Ball At My Gig and on Twitter

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

I had a blast performing at Wow Cafe and Wingery in Warner Robins GA as usual.  Performed coin tricks, the “magic mind ball,” card tricks and sponge balls.  Also on Twitter, I was amazed at the number of retweets I got on some tweets.  I am getting the hang of using Twitter and it can be fun once you kinda have an idea of what you are doing.  Anyway, folks, it’s Friday and Friday is the time to relax or go out and have a ball.  I am hoping to be able to take a few pictures and post em up here on my blog as well.

Apr 27

Performing at Wow Cafe and Wingery in Warner Robins, GA Tomorrow

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

I am just giving a heads up that I will be performing at Wow Cafe and Wingery in Warner Robins, GA tomorrow.   Wow Cafe has great wings and of course awesome magical entertainment.  I will be there from 6pm to 8pm Friday, April 27th.  I encourage anybody who reads my blog to stop by for great food and entertainment.

 

Today has been a slow day for me.  I have been practicing a new magic trick which I will be performing at Wow Cafe tomorrow.   I am looking forward to seeing the reactions of some of the regular customers.   Besides practicing some new magic tricks, I have been studying comedy at killerstandup.com and tweeting on Twitter.  Follow me on Twitter if you are on Twitter!  Anyway, hope to see some of my readers at Wow Cafe tomorrow!

Apr 25

SEAM 2012 Magic Convention In September

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

While I was tweeting on Twitter I ran across a magic convention that will be held in Atlanta.  The S.E.A.M. 2012 Magic Convention which will be held in Atlanta from September 13-September 15.  I would encourage anybody to attend this convention and support the art of magic.  I plan to attend this convention myself and it will be my first time going!  It looks like they have a big name in magic that I recognize, Doc Eason, scheduled to perform.   It also looks like this convention will have some good lectures too.  Anyway, here is the website to the S.E.A.M. 2012 Magic Convention:  http://gamagicclub.com/SEAM2012/SEAMhome.asp

Apr 24

Hoping To Land a Fine Dining Restaurant Gig

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Well, my main focus right now is to land a fine dining restaurant gig.  I imagine it’s a little different than working your typical restaurant but I am definitely looking forward to eventually landing a fine dining restaurant and entertaining guests there.  I have been told that fine dining establishments are very sophisticated places which require sophisticated entertainment.  I am up to the challenge and the art of magic, sleight of hand magic works in a fine dining establishment.   I’ll probably look to some of the fine dining establishments in the Atlanta area, so it should be fun and interesting.

Apr 24

I Am On Twitter

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Hello folks!  I just wanted to write and tell everybody I am also on Twitter and tweeting away!  Well, maybe not tweeting away too much but tweeting away reasonably enough.   You can send me a tweet @WilliamDavenpo2 and follow me.  While I am on Twitter I don’t hit you with much marketing, but once and awhile I’ll post a bit.ly link that leads to my blog but most of the time I just try to enjoy “the party” on twitter while not crashing “the party” with too many marketing messages.  Recently I followed @SunTzuDaily and @SunTzuSaid as well as @ZENandTAO to get a daily dose of Twitter wisdom.  Anyway, I look forward to some of my blog readers following me on Twitter (right now I am still trying to build up some blog readers)!

Apr 22

One of the Things that the Art of Magic Teaches

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician , Uncategorized

“Knowing that knowing is the unknowable is true perfection.”  -Chuang Tzu.

I think the Taoist Chuang pretty much summed up one of things that the art of magic teaches all of us (that is when the art of magic is well practiced and performed correctly).  Knowing that knowing is unknowable is true perfection.  I am not bragging but making an observation from my past gigs performing; but I have seen some curmudgeons who have lived life a long time, old and crusty, tough, experienced, hard to impress, have seen it all and thought that they could see through just about anything and yet, in the end, they too had learned the same conclusion as Chuang Tzu.  That’s one of the things that I really enjoy about the art of magic is that it fools me all the time and I love it.  Even when I master new tricks and principles in the art of magic, it is always teaching me something new and there are always new tricks that come out that just totally and completely fool me.

Apr 21

Good Times At Wow Cafe and Wingery in Warner Robins, GA

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

I had a good time performing at Wow Cafe and Wingery in Warner Robins GA today.  Wow Cafe and Wingery has a great social atmosphere with awesome food.  If you haven’t been to Wow Cafe and Wingery then you are missing out big time.  The particular Wow that I work has a very laid back atmosphere where people like to sit down and watch sports while also having a brew.  Not to mention I have regulars who like to see what new magic tricks I have come up with to perform.  Anyway, it was a good night for me and I always look forward to performing at Wow Cafe.