He may be an illusionist pure and simple and does not indulge in sleight-of-hand at all.
The imitative or "illusionist" picture pleads its case most plausibly.
That my Brahmin guide was a hypnotist and an illusionist, I have since thought.
The man of sense is the visionary or illusionist, fancying things as permanencies, and thoughts as fleeting phantoms.
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