Welcome to the Magic Wiki!


Magic (sometimes referred to as stage magic to distinguish it from paranormal or ritual magic) is a performing art that entertains audiences by staging tricks or creating illusions of seemingly impossible or supernatural feats using natural means. These feats are called magic tricks, effects or illusions. A professional who performs such illusions is called a stage magician or an illusionist. Some performers may also be referred to by names reflecting the type of magical effects they present, such as prestidigitators, conjurors, hypnotists, mentalists, or escapologists.

The Magic Wiki is a free, collaborative encyclopedia that teaches you the best and most powerful magic effects that will amaze and inspire people. Each effect contains a YouTube video demonstrating the same trick in case you are a more visual learner, and it also includes a list of the props needed, the overall effect, a step-by-step tutorial, and a difficulty level. This wiki also contains tutorials on sleights, shuffles, and false shuffles, along with pages on famous magicians.

There are many different types of magic.  Let's discover them together.

"Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen." — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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Did You Know?

  • In 1991, magician Eldon Wigton performed 225 tricks in 2 minutes.
  • At least 15 magicians have died from doing the bullet catch illusion.
  • Harry Houdini and David Copperfield are the only magicians to have stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.