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R. Shane

He is a performance fantasist who has been involved with magic full-time for almost a decade. Besides performing, R. Shane also has written a series of critically- and popularly-acclaimed books describing his magic (the “Pentalogy” series) as well as other books of his Strange Magic. R. Shane has appeared in a variety of magic periodicals and magazines though his work can be seen regularly at “Online Visions”, a popular magic website he created and edits. R. Shane currently resides in the United States.

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Tractare

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Tractare by R. ShaneIn Tractare (a Latin word that means "to handle") the exploration of unusual effects continues. Tractare features magic that is easy to do, based on a subtlety or simple move, but nothing that really requires sleights or finger flinging. Here you are able to beguile your audiences while making them smile, laugh, engage and become part of your show.

From the preface:

This being a magic book, it's only appropriate to begin with a trick question:

What's a sleight?

Careful; I told you it was a trick question.

Forgetting dictionary definitions for the moment, as magicians we can rattle...

2012 / 1 / 8
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Automata: Beyond Self-Working Magic

R. Shane

Automata: Beyond Self-Working Magic by R. ShaneFrom the preface:
Self-working magic, if you won't hold the pun against me, is a tricky thing.

Some will tell you, as I will, that there is no such thing as truly self-working magic. That is true. Every trick, regardless of method, requires a presentation, a character, a flow of action to become more than a trick, to become an effect. With the proper method, it may become an effect worth doing. But in the beginning, it's just a trick.

And tricks, well, tricks can truly be self-working.

But do we really need another book of self-working tricks? Hasn't all the good stuff been done...

2012 / 1 / 8
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Pentalogy

R. Shane

Pentalogy by R. Shane
"This is the best thing in bizarre magic to have happened to me in years. I am quite taken by the effects, the methods, the props, the presentations and the advice on performing. The results are novel, thoughtful, funny and scary. To be blunt, I wish I had created it all myself."
- Robert Neale, Creator, Author, Life, Death, and Other Card Tricks, Tricks of the Imagination, The Magic Mirror

"Shane is one of the most original and creative writers of practical bizarre material around. Like me you will be enchanted with Shane's imaginative presentations. His stories range from high comedy to subjects...

2012 / 1 / 8
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Five

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Five by R. ShaneThe final volume of weird and wonderful magic!

A lucky coin that becomes as scarred as its owner, a murdered woman kept alive in a photograph, dice that tell the future just for starters, a Chinese magician who gets his revenge in the most horrible of ways, an obscene thing which hides beauty and reveals hypocrisy -- and that's just the beginning of what you'll find in Five, the last volume of the strange magic series!

13 routines of bizarre, touching, weird, scary, and entertaining magic!

  • Demonstrate the transparency of the human personality with the most horrid of tests!
  • Show just...
2008 / 5 / 7
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Four

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Four by R. ShaneMore weird and wonderful magic to amaze and entertain!

A woman who suffers from growing agoraphobia and finds more to fear inside than out, a miser who knows the true value of things, a poor woman brutally murdered in reality and imagination, gods tired of the fickleness of man, science and magic meeting and melding -- all of these and more await you in "Four", the latest volume of strange magic! 13 routines of frightening, weird, and plain enjoyable magic!

  • Consider the separation between genius and insanity as the spectator visibly makes the trip from one to the other!
  • Explain that...
2008 / 5 / 7
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Three

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Three by R. ShaneMore strange magic to engage and entertain!

A man who forgets what it means to be human, a spectator who may be more than she seems, a legendary and quite dead lover seeking an evening's diversion, the real and quite visible essence of nightmares -- all of these and more await the intrepid in "Three", the latest volume of strange magic!

16 routines of frightening, weird, and fun magic!

  • Capture a spectator's nightmare, visibly, and give it to them as a dark reminder of what sleep brings!
  • Allow a quite dead legendary lover prove that, though deceased, a cad is still a cad!
  • Show why...
2008 / 5 / 7
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Two

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Two by R. ShaneThe strange magic continues!
Well, Shane has done it again! His second book, Two, is another must-have winner. Anyone and everyone with a sincere interest in bizarre, storytelling, magic should read this book and I assure you there is something in it for everyone. Shane employs Cups and Balls, Himber Wallets, coins and cards, dice, mirrors, math, scents, liquids, limericks, jokes, wagers, and even scorpions in his routines... The variety will please you. You will laugh, cry, wonder and worry. You will be entertained just reading the pages. In short, this book is for you. Buy it! -- Larry...
2008 / 5 / 7
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One

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One by R. ShaneStrange magic to amuse, frighten and entertain!
"One & Two are simply the most impact-laded and thought-provoking books I've read in ages!" -- Ben Harris, creator, "Exit51", "Cosmosis"

"One absolutely dazzles me. I am quite taken by the effects, the methods, the props, the presentations and the advice on performing. The results are novel, thoughtful, funny and scary. To be blunt, I wish I had created it all myself... This is the best thing in bizarre magic to have happened to me in years." -- Robert Neale, Author, "Life, Death, and Other Card Tricks", "Tricks of the Imagination", "The Magic Mirror"

"...This...

2008 / 5 / 7
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The Classic Cider Swindle

R. Shane

The Classic Cider Swindle by R. ShaneFrom the preface of the ebook:
So there we were, we being the usual collection of magical maffickers, that is to say Robert Neale, Larry White, Ed Solomon, Ron Dayton and your humble narrator, in one of our usual email exchanges but which was quite unusual.

You see, Larry had just sent a video of a really neat card rise to all of us. It looked great and we were all commenting about it and speculating on it. This was most unusual since Larry hates card tricks the way most of us hate mustard on chocolate ice cream with pickle topping. Actually, he hates cards tricks more than that and would probably...

2007 / 5 / 7
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The Sting

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The Sting by R. ShaneThis routine made me dust of my cups after many years of dormancy. Read for yourself from the introduction how this routine came into being and you will understand that this is not your typical cups & balls. (This routine besides a few further comments already appeared in Pentalogy.):
It's funny how things go, sometimes. Back when I started in magic, the Cups and Balls was the one routine I spent hours and hours on, trying to get everything just so. We're not talking some Vernonesque, sleight mad piece of craziness; this was the basic routine I found in The Amateur Magician's Handbook. But there was something about it...
2007 / 1 / 5
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Symbolics

R. Shane

Symbolics by R. ShaneThese are three self-working routines with ESP cards with the general theme 'impossible coincidences', facilitated by a cyclic stack. (Two effects are based on work by Werner Miller from his Ear-Marked book, and one routine is from Shane's book Automata.)

As always with Shane, you don't just get a routine and method, but the reasons why these routines work, what is important and how you can change or alter them to suit your needs and make them your own.

In Search of Synchronicity
A deck of ESP is shown, shuffled, and cut. The spectator cuts the deck several times, finally stopping whenever...
2006 / 6 / 27
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Portents

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Portents by R. ShaneThese are two mentalism/bizarre routines from Shane's book Pentalogy.

The End of the World as We Know It
Is the old "triple prediction" plot, but turned upside down. In this routine, the spectator predicts the exact date and method of the end of the world. Yes, it really is as weird as it sounds.

Bones, Modern and Cold
Combines cold-reading through an easily-learned (and unique) divination system with a classic sleight-of-hand trick to drive home the real purpose of divination and fortune-telling.

1st edition 2006; 20 pages.
2006 / 6 / 27
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Patterns of Magic

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Patterns of Magic by R. ShaneHere you will find two weird little self-working "mathmagic" things. (These tricks have been taken from Shane's book Automata.)

Mutus Nomen Yadda Yadda Yadda
Is Shane's presentation for Judah’s handling of the classic 20-card trick (minus the memorization, plus an outright eerie revelation).

Gods of Chaos Slapped Silly
Is a re-working of a Robert Neale’s "Probability Pack" where one impossibility appears after the other from a shuffled deck.

1st edition 2006; 17 pages

2006 / 6 / 27
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Impossible Matters

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Impossible Matters by R. ShaneThese are two very interesting self-working effects, both based on topological principles. You do not need to learn any math or remember a whole lot to perform these two stunning effects. (These two effects have been taken from Shane's books Automata and Pentalogy.)

Paradoxical Oddities
A packet of cards, the twenty cards making up a royal flush, is given to a spectator to shuffle. The spectator then chooses one of the values (say, for example, Jacks), and the cards mixed so that some are face up and some face down. The packet is further mixed by the spectator, eventually being divided into...

2006 / 6 / 27
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Cut!

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Cut! by R. ShaneA card routine that is murder. This ain’t your usual card trick. Anyone who knows Shane and his work knows he likes to tell stories with my magic. Old stories, new stories, morality tales, dirty jokes...it’s all brain fodder as far as he's concerned. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a shock that “Cut!” is story. But it’s a grisly little tale ending with a bloody murder. Probably not a good routine for restaurant work. But it is a good routine for those moments when you want to entertain and shock your audience a bit, and audience whose sensibilities can handle a little blood flowing...
2006 / 6 / 27
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