The word “magic” has many meanings—it is linked to ideas of deception, trickery, and irrationality. But let’s put the negative associations aside and focus on the magic that interests anthropologists and psychical researchers.[i] There is in fact real magic in nature. In each of us there is what we can call a master magician. This “magician” inhabits the secret depths of our minds. Most of us are oblivious to its existence and its strange potentials. The magician within? What else but our own mind, our own soul? Magic is about the elusive powers we inwardly possess to transcend the obstacles of matter, time and space.