"I don’t know what happened but it turned out to be perfect!”, “I don’t understand why but it really worked. Wow, what a group!” “I got today a message from a participant from some years ago. Unbelievable!” Those are sentences that you might have read, heard, or even said yourself. Why do “things happen”? How does the ‘magic’ operate and interact with competences? With learning? This is what we will explore, not forgetting the dark and bright sides of the same coin, and looking at the necessary elements that can make magic magical.