Ferdinando has been able to bring back the noble profession of magic into the 21st century. As he practices this demanding art, he aims not just to entertain, but to use illusion to provoke reflection on how we see and interpret the world. In other words, he is a philosopher—or psychologist—who shows us concretely the limits of our everyday understanding of reality. And he does so in a way that is both elegant and amusing. One wishes all learning was as enjoyable, and all enjoyment as profound.