No doubt, psychic surgeons use sleight-of-hand when operating on their patients. And as sleight-of-hand artists, they are mostly top-notch.
I saw one who dared the skeptics by performing before a TV camera. He rolled up his sleeves, showed his hands empty front and back, massaged the patient’s bare midsection, and then pushed one hand into the patient’s abdomen.
It looked like he was parting the skin and muscles to allow his hand to reach inside the stomach and excise whatever diseased internal organs he could find. Slowly and without any cloth covering, blood gushed out from the abdomen. He then pulled what looked like pieces of meat and entrails (which he called cancer, tumor, etc.) from the patient’s stomach.
As a magician, I admire the cleanness of the execution—no sudden movement, no apparent false moves. The operation is one smooth movement.
I suppose many magicians can learn from a skillful psychic surgeon a lesson or two on how to execute a sleight-of-hand that looks natural and smooth.
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