As human beings, we are always curious to make sense of the things happening around us. During magic displays, this natural sense of curiosity is tickled and teased, thereby rendering magicians famous. A professional uses adept performances and movements that make you think that something is occurring, while in the real sense, it is not. In turn, your focus is concentrated on trying to think of alternate scenarios. Most of the professional magician’s reveals are usually unique, unexpected and well-paced so that they can attain the desired effect on the audience. Note that magicians strives at creating surprising and wondrous effects that are hard to recreate.
The secretive nature of magicians makes the practice even more magical. Showing people how the tricks are done spoils the whole fun because magic is only magical if the spectator has no idea of how it’s done. A lot of individuals, including the magicians, therefore, don’t like shows that break the magician’s code. In fact, when an illusionist joins a professional society, they usually take an oath of never revealing the secret of illusion to someone who is not a magician, unless the individual swears to uphold it. A spectator who knows the secret tends to lose interest, and that’s why the magicians wouldn’t want their experience of a trick ruined.
Magic is all about amazement and surprise. The joy of it usually comes at the moment of disclosing the methods since most people have a mentality that certain things are impossible. When a magician reveals something they have done, they leave you to figure out how they were able to trick you. However, most of them won’t publicize the advanced stratagem and hence leaves you to do your research if you are seriously interested. In a nutshell, the conflict between what you see during magic and what your brain perceives enables magic to be entertaining and makes magicians magical in the same breath.