Paul Hallas was born in Huddersfield, England in 1956. He is a performer, creator and writer with over 16 books on magic and mentalism produced since 1979. He has released a number of packet effects, perhaps the most well known being "ESPecially Wild" and "Hare Raising Hats" along with several instructional DVD's.
Now resident in Reading, PA, USA, Paul is available to lecture for your club or magical convention.
The sequel to Small But Deadly and a continuing exploration of packet tricks, their creators and the evolution of plots and methods, discussion and analysis of effects plus routines to add to your repertoires. If you loved the first book, then you'll
Here, Chris Wardle explores the use of long and short cards (Svengali Deck style) for mental magic presentations. Whilst initially he gives some background to the Svengali deck and how to make and handle one, some routines use variants on the deck and
26 effects, mostly cards, some coins plus others. Some of the effects previously appeared as magazine contributions, some are in print for the first time, including the 'PHS Control' and 'So Easy Card Stab'.
Alchemy ran for a brief two years and was much loved by its subscribers. Appearing every two months it was also a unique magazine in that it was what is called a "house" magazine put out by not one magic dealer but two, Practical Magic and PH Marketing.
An examination of the classic "Cards Across" effect which discusses and explains many methods and presentations from "thought of" cards traveling to "signed cards" or those with different colored backs. If you've used this effect, want to use it