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I guess some people might be curious as to why magic is so awesome. For me, the reason the art of magic is awesome because the magician seemingly defies the laws of science and what is impossible and does what the laws of science says nobody can do and what people know to be impossible. A good magician accomplishes this while also entertaining. The good magician entertains and creates unsolvable mystery both.
When people see a good magic trick, it inspires them, leaves them in awe and amazement and it breaks down their world view of reality and makes them realize that the human mind has no limitations and that nothing really is impossible. The only barriers we have as people are the barriers we create and place on ourselves. I think anybody has unlimited potential to do great things and the art of magic helps to illustrate that possibility and potential. The art of magic is also about sharing, which is why I like to involve my audience in the magic tricks I perform. The magician shares a positive, amazing, entertaining moment with the audience he is performing for and part of misdirection for the magician is the redirection of attention off of himself and onto the audience members he is performing for.
So, in my opinion, audience participation and involvement in the magic tricks is essential. I remember one of my fellow magicians once talked about the performance of close up magic that really their are no spectators because the idea of spectators means to be uninvolved and just watching from the sidelines. However, when the audience participates in the magic tricks they become the stars of the show and part of the magic and also have more fun and are inspired and amazed.