As has been previously discussed, the topic of magic is a tricky one.
(In the interests of full disclosure I admit I have friends in the business and a lifelong appreciation of the art, so I have stronger views on the subject; however, it’s not my views that apply here. I do believe if you want to know how a trick is done you should go learn it yourself.)
On the one hand, some material is copyrighted. It’s often difficult to say what constitutes fair use where a trade secret or a copyright is concerned, it’s a muddy subject.
On the other hand we’re all about sharing information, so it would seem logical to get your questions answered here.
Like a lot of things in life magic tricks are a combination of knowledge and expertise. You can know how a trick is done but that really doesn’t always fully explain or give you the means to perform the trick yourself. The best close up guys in the world can make you believe objects appear and reappear as if by . . .well, you know. But all the natural laws here do apply and the conscious rational part of you understands it’s not really winking in and out of existence, though the showmanship involved could make you believe that, if nnly for a second. It’s the ability to cause that suspension of disbelief, that’s where the real magic lies.
It has been decided by management that disclosure of information is okay (within limits, we don’t want to see diagrams on how to built cabinets and stuff). Whether people will disclose this information to you to your satisfaction, that remains to be seen. Some people actively oppose the posting of such information; they think it spoils the trick. They don’t want to know and they don’t want you to talk about it. Within proper limits they can also express their displeasure. Or not participate at all.
Once upon a time I had a magician for a boyfriend. I touched him on the knee and he turned into a motel.