What Constitutes "REAL" Magic?----and does Criss Angel possess it?
June 16, 2007 3:09pm CST
Okies, Folks---As an older member I have to admit that I watch a lot of tube and also read extensively. A few of my favorite subjects are the occult and fantasy. I first became fascinated with Criss Angel when I caught one of his season One episodes on A&E. There are certain types of people which you have feelings about, and I mean strong feelings. not just "hey this dude's cool, I like his stuff" type of thing. Criss Angels' presence did that to me the first time I saw him, even through the tube. AS I watched him through the first and then second seasons, I became more and more convinced that here was an individual who was far more than he let on to be. Others, including my son, joked and said that yeah, he must've sacrificed an awful lot of kitty cats to do those stunts!---but in all seriousness, I have told people to watch him, and then tellme what they think. Some of the things Criss does can be typecast as "typical" and can be done by the rank and file---with others, such as his levitations from one building to another, and impromptu levitations of folks on the street, are not explainable, at least not to me, and I've seen quite a few. One of the best and most accurate lines ever was spoken in Clive Barkers' movie, Lord Of Illusions, which I paraphrase here: "......illusionsists make money--real magicians get burned!"What do you think?
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16 Jun 07
I have no idea how Criss does it, I am very tempted to believe that magic really does exist when I see him levitate or disappear under something only to reappear instantaneously several meters away. My dad once talked to a magician and asked him if magic was real or if everything was an illusion. The magician told him, "Most of my tricks are illusions that I learned, based on skill, but some things . . . even I don´t know why they work!" So I guess there might just be a real thing behind all this. Even if it really is an illusion, I love watching Criss Angel to be amazed!
16 Jun 07
My kids and I love to watch mindfreak. Alot of the things he does are way out there. How do you explain the wood chipper show or the one where he split a woman into 2 peices. I think there has got to be more to him than most can see. He definately likes to raise the bar and do things most people would never think of doing. I would love to be at one of his shows and see for myself.