Thursday, January 13, 2011

Antique magic

The Conjurer by Nathaniel Hone
"I'd like to bring magic back to the place it used to be 100 years ago." — David Blane

David Blane is a mundane world magician. But what if he spoke of a world where magic actually existed? What would it mean to be nostalgic for magic of a hundred years ago? How has it changed and why? Is it less appreciated? Do the young treat it without the proper reverence? Perhaps they want quick spells, not the old spells that take time and discipline to master? Is the David Blane of that world right? Or were the traditionalists hampering magical development with antiquated rules?
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