“A suggestion puts an idea into the spectator’s mind as the result of an association of ideas or the awakening of a train of thought.” – Dariel Fitzee, Magic by Misdirection
All magic, at its root, is misdirection. All training, at its root, is redirection.
Magic relies on distraction to achieve its results. For an illusion to succeed, the magician must keep you focused on anything but what is actually occurring. All those assistants dancing around the stage, for example, a