"As magic stands, the question of 'how' is an embarrassment to the performer." Deren Brown from the book "Absolute magic" "Wondering how is weak mystery - for children. Wondering if is profound mystery for adults." Richard Busch from the book "The Destiny rsponse" I believe, if the answer 'how' isn't taken seriously and given a lot of thought, the performance will be boring and just about the performer's 'ablity' (this creates unhealthy relationship between the performer and an audience by creating a challenge like the audience vs the performer), not the mystery of the performance. I am not implying that we tell our methods but aren't we suppose to amaze and mystify not puzzle and confuse? Does that mean when someone asks us "how did you do/know that?", we have failed?