Harness The Power of Dual Reality
The secret magic principle used by consultants
Look, some of these posts reveal principles that consultants utilise often. This is one of those posts, so keep these secrets safe and use them with a smug sense of superiority 👍🏼.
What even is dual reality?
Ok, thank god, we’re enough sentences into the post for the definition to be hidden behind the paywall… Dual reality is a magic principle in which one person/group experiences a different reality to another, usually more important, person/group.
When I watched Kanye West on the Glastonbury Pyramid stage restart his performance mid-song, I was equally bemused but not quite as upset at the thirty thousand people cramped into the muddy field. Kanye prioritised the experience of the millions who were to watch the clipped off performance online over the thousands of live festival-goers.
In a way, that’s dual reality — but dual reality in magic is far less Kanye.
More often than not, it’s simply two groups of people experiencing different tricks, or sometimes the same overall trick with different details. It’s something that’s utilised in everything from card magic to stage and TV magic.
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