The Logic Behind the Magic

Psychological Illusionist Karan Singh talks to Inter-Actions about the insights his practice can give into the human mind. Watch his interview and performance here

Karan Singh’s quest with magic began at a very young age, when he learnt his first few tricks from a magician at a summer camp. His fascination with the art form grew so intense that he started researching and learning various magic tricks by himself. His professional career in magic began with performances at children’s birthday parties, from where he started getting invites to perform at corporate gigs.By the third year of his formal education, he had started getting enough corporate shows to be able to drop out of college and take up magic full-time. Once he entered the field, he realized that there were enough ‘magicians’ performing sleight of hand card tricks and if he truly wanted to make a mark in this profession, he had to do something different. And that is exactly what he did. The 27-year-old performer is today a certified Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner and has infused insights from that discipline and the discipline of psychology to develop his own version of magic, that the mentalist categorises as psychological illusions.

Watch him on Inter-Actions as he talks about the insights his practice has provided to him – such as identifying lies, the psychology of leaders and their followers, influencing peoples thoughts and how magic has helped him become more of a logical thinker – as he performs two mind-blowing tricks!

Video shot by Leap of Faith Productions

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