LIGHTHOUSE [ˈlaɪt.haʊs]
A tall building near the coast or shore with a flashing light at the top to warn ships of rocks and other dangers.
(—Cambridge Dictionary)

  • Three Simple Questions
    Sometimes, I wonder why it is so difficult to battle the monkey brain (I love this concept of the monkey ...
  • My Wacky Old Brain
    I chose this title because I read that the headline is important, as well as to create click baits. So ...
  • Think Cards
    Sometimes, the simplest things are the best. Here is such a thing, a suggestion to effectively fight the monkey brain ...
  • Magic and Short Stories
    Combining a short story with magic is a challenge. You always have to take care that the magic does not ...
  • Working With Ideas
    The most valuable thing we have these days are ideas. Ideas are the means of payment of the post-industrial age ...
  • Sharing Is Not Making A Gift
    Some wonder why I do this blog, and why it is all for free. Well, there are two points that ...
  • The Book Without Words
    There are so many things that are distorted in our magical society. We are on a race to the bottom, ...
  • The Grass is Always Greener There
    If we give new magicians the “inside” addresses on the Internet and the addresses of the important companies, then their ...
  • The Spanish School
    Many things have been told about the mysterious “Spanish Magic School”. The why’s and who’s that make this particular school ...
  • Jay Sankey Rules
    I consider Jay Sankey one of the most creative magicians we have on this planet in this time. No matter ...
  • Stuck in the Middle of Nowhere
    The false-transfer or false-take is a foundation in magic. How many times do we need to place an object from ...
  • Create a Themed Act
    Themed acts have a particular charm to them. The act is held together by the theme, and constructing a show ...
  • Table-hopping Chess
    I don’t table-hop anymore, only very seldom. But when I was doing it more regularly, here is a little strategy ...
  • The 100 Props Challenge
    Another challenge in the wide range of the self-optimisation field, and this is called the “How to Live With 100 ...
  • The Point of No Return
    What makes a professional and an amateur in magic two different beasts? The difference is vast, and sometimes, I wonder ...
  • The Big Chance
    Seeing the stuff the big online magic companies are offering to their (mostly young) audience, triggers some critical thoughts. In the ...
  • The Blank Book Test
    There are more book tests in magic than magicians being prepared to buy. The amount of the various systems and ...
  • The Erdnase Bible
    A strange title for a strange trick. It is another version of the Signed Folded Card plot, but has some ...
  • Linking Pins Finale
    I love to perform the Linking Pins. A miniature version of the Linking Rings, this always registers strong in close-up. ...
  • The No Bullshit Bullet Journal
    Using notebooks for decades, I think I know the one thing or another on how to take notes, and what ...
  • Misconceptions About Presentation
    How many times have you heard this: “It doesn’t matter what you do, but how you do it!” “Presentation is all that ...
  • A Street Table or Not?
    Should we use a ‘street table’ when doing our magic open-air or in the streets? Difficult question, and I don’t ...
  • The Artist
    Very true, and a well-written article about being an artist by David Ackert: ”Musicians, artists, theatre people are among the strongest ...
  • The 80/20 Concept
    The Eighty-Twenty Rule — known as “Pareto’s Principle” — is an interesting thought. The rule says that eighty percent of ...