Friday, March 6, 2009

Silent Magicians

Do silent magicians use magic words?

In Polynesian mythology, Tama is Maui's guardian and silent teacher of magic: "You found the shores of Tama, the silent magician who gave you gifts of the underworld and secrets of the hidden realsm." —James W. Barnes, Sea Songs, 2004

(Here's an Icelandic film, "The Silent Magician." Here's deaf entertainer Morton A. Feldman, The Silent Magician.)

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