Magicians, have over the centuries, been able to create the most amazing optical illusion magic tricks that have helped these magicians earn fame and fortune. In fact, for long the most common props used in order to create an optical illusion magic trick was the mirror as well as controlling lights. In fact, an optical illusion magic trick that made use of mirrors has for long been successfully performed in order to keep audiences spellbound and asking for more.
In fact, no other optical illusion magic trick has been quite as popular as an optical illusion magic trick that makes use of the mirror. With proper use of mirrors, magicians have been able to befuddle audiences and make them belief through expert optical illusions that heads are not attached to a body and are in fact floating about in a room.
However, there are not so many optical illusion magic tricks around these days though the ones that make use of mirrors are still very popular among magicians. The effect of proper use of mirrors is that the optical illusion created will defy the intellect, please the eye and make the viewer arrive at wrong judgments.
In fact, the very basis of optical illusion magic tricks is to make the viewer make false assumptions and be taken in by words meant to distract their attention and to also, at the same time, accentuate movements that are only superfluous to the real trick; often, even involving pure and simple trickery.
The success of an optical illusion magic trick depends almost entirely on the magician’s glib tongue as well as deft ability to use their fingers; still, many tricks are based on use of mirrors as well as controlling of lights. Typically, an optical illusion magic trick requires use of black colored curtains, assistants that are painted black all over and the correct use of lights that closely controlled.
Still, mirrors have been used to great effect and when properly used will truly astound audiences; more than any other device or aid used in any kind of optical illusion magic trick.
In the beginning, magic was a craft that was practiced in early civilizations in Egypt and in China and the practitioners were known as sorcerers – not magicians. In the beginning, the ability to create these magical illusionary tricks was ascribed to use of supernatural powers that were supposedly known only to the sorcerer and which were also vested in kings and queens – making them invincible. Today, this craft has been used for entertainment purposes and hardly anyone believes that any kind of supernatural powers are involved.