i write for inner peace.
The House of Flying Cards is a student-run organization at the University of Florida that seeks to advance magic as an entertainment medium and art form by Samurai-serving three elements:
The Magician: We offer rogue magi everywhere a supportive environment where they can network with other magicians, exchange ideas and learn from one another. Our various gigs offer the magician opportunities to gain experience as a performer and network with clients.
The Art: Through our club's activities, we stimulate increased interest in magic and prevent the few magicians in existence from abandoning their craft. Our apprenticeship program perpetuates the art by training a new generation of magicians, as well as improving the skills of current magicians by offering them the opportunity to teach. As a group of young people, we are in the position to shatter media stereotypes of magic and re-define it as an artistic, modern form of entertainment for the new millennium.
The Community: We extend the entertainment dimensions of our clients' events through our performances. We introduce the public to a 4,000-year-old art, redefine their preconceived notions of modern entertainment, and invite them to realize that they have the power to create realities from their thoughts.
These precepts were the foundation we inscribed exactly ten years ago, when my dojo the House of Flying Cards was built. We were ambitious as signed cards back when, flipping nimbly up and down through the deck in exploration of all possibilities. We sought to essentially conquer the world with our magic. I'm humbled with gratitude at how this club came to be, no matter how underground it stayed or how unseen we were in the end by the masses. I like secrecy, hidden power, moves unseen- this is the essence of magic. The ripple effects of what this club has done for me- and I pray every magician who at some point stepped through its doors- are infinite. I could pretty much say Nali and Agnes would not be here if weren't for the HOFC, re-sparking my devotion to magic and leading me eventually to do that show at the university Agnes was studying in. Thank you to all who have obliged my vision. The House of Flying Cards is invisible, yet there- real as wind, moving my magic to everywhere I've been.
Happy deck-cade HOFC!
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