What's a Verified Magician?
A Verified Magician is someone who can
PROVE that he or she is a magician.
Why do you need to verify magicians?
Isn't it just enough that I say I am a magician?
We have been verifying our customers as
magicians since day one, but recently, probably because of the
increased use of the Internet and Social Media, etc., we began to
notice an increase in the number of people who were just curious
and wanted to learn magic secrets. Some were violating copyright
laws and re-selling our e-Books to who knows who? So, to protect
our magic secrets from those who had no need for them but who
merely wanted them to re-sell for profits or whatever, we have
been requiring all new customers, recognizable by their e-mail
addresses not being on file, to verify themselves, as well as
doing our usual best to verify them independently.
In the recent past, it was enough for
magicians to mention the names of famous magicians as
"proof" that they were verified magicians - usually
bringing up the name Dai Vernon would do it. So many
non-magicians began by naming modern magicians who appear on
YouTube or on social media. We aren't interested in having you
recite a list of famous magicians; that proves nothing about YOU.
How do you PROVE that you are a magician over the Internet?
We won't give you that information. We
leave verification up to you. Magicians have to PROVE that they
are magicians every time they perform. We don't care if you are
an amateur or a professional, young or old. If you are a magician
you will be able to verify it. If not, we refund any money you
sent, because you can't be a customer of The Magic Nook.
Give me some clues.
PROOF is NOT talking about yourself, or
your history, how long you have been "in" magic, what
clubs you belong to, who you know, who knows you, etc. SHOW me
who and what you are, don't tell me. Convince me you are just as
serious about magic as I am.
Maybe it would help to know the kinds
of answers or information that we do NOT accept because they are
not PROOF, but just a lot of talk.
Here are some things we are NOT INTERESTED in because they DO NOT
verify that you are a magician:
No, I don't care how many years you claim to have been "in
magic" because you have no way to prove that and I have no
interest in it. I have seen Wiz Kids who developed into verified
magicians after a few months, so "years spent" has no
meaning for me. It's how you spend the time you have that makes
you a magician or not.
No, I don't care how many magic books you have in your
"library" because I am not coming to your house to
count them, and I don't know if you read any of them and
understand them all. Not everyone learns from books, and that
No, I don't want to see your "business card." You don't
need a business card to be a magician. If that was all it took,
everyone in the world could claim to be anything without proof.
No, I don't care if you're an amateur or a
"professional". A magician is a magician; whether he
makes money from it or not is between him and the IRS.
No, I do not care that you claim to be a member of a magic club
and I do not have time nor energy nor the will to track down your
claims of membership to see if they are true. The same applies to
magicians you claim to know, or whom you may have met, or who may
"vouch" for you. If you can't vouch for yourself, you
are not a magician.
No, I don't care where you say you have performed in the past. I
have no way to verify that and although you may have proof of
those claims, you did not bother to send any proof, just the
If you feel that you are being insulted by being asked to verify
that you are a magician, we will happily refund any money you
sent back to PayPal and try our best to get along without you as
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